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We’re a church that is crossing barriers and building bridges.  We want to be peace-builders. We acknowledge we’ve been in a rough patch, walking a hard road. We’re re-orienting ourselves and our Spiritual Compass points us backward today, back into our faith story, to a time when following Jesus had barely become a thing: not a new religion, just a peculiar group of people who shared all things in common. In Acts Chapter 2 everyone who was in need was cared for: actual needs were being met – food, shelter, a sense of belonging available to everyone.   We are committed to being this kind of community too.

Married, divorced, and single here, its one family that mingles here
Conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here.
Big and small here, there’s room for us all here.
Doubt and believe here, we all can receive here.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, TRANSGENDER, Queer, and straight here, there is no hate here.
Woman and man here, everyone can here.
Whatever your race here, for all of us grace here.
In imitation of the ridiculous love Almighty God has for each of us and all of us, let us live and love without labels.  AMEN!!

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done [through] the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.
Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread [from house to house] and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the [favor] of all the people. And day-by-day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. – Acts 2:42-47 (NRSV)

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2

We devoted ourselves to teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread together and to prayer. Awe came upon everyone who knew of Highlands Church because so much peace-building was being accomplished [through] us. All of us were together and we shared things in common; some of us even sold some of our possessions so we could help to meet other people’s needs.
Day-by-day, as we spent time together in church but also in the world, we ate meals together in each other homes, and we remembered the death and resurrection of Jesus with glad and generous hearts. We were thankful to Christ; we praised God, and we experienced the favor of our neighborhood, our families, and our city. And day-by-day, the Lord added to our number those who were being rescued, those who felt anxious, those who longed for peace. – The Life of Highlands Church through Acts 2:42-47