The Branches

The Children's Ministry of Highlands takes its theme from John 15, "I am the Vine; you are the branches." This year, we will focus on the verse, "For apart from Me, you can do nothing," stressing our dependency on Christ.

Highlands strives to give the children a firm foundation in our faith through Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, and Special Events. Currently there are approximately 120 children enrolled in our program with 50 in the nursery and 70 in K-4 through 5th grade. Each week our teachers have the opportunity to touch these young lives for Jesus and to draw them into the kingdom. Our goal is to work alongside you as parents and assist you in training your children in the ways of the Lord.

Our prayer for our children is this — “Lord, grow them up not only physically but spiritually, mentally, and relationally into complete men and women of God, just as Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

For more information, please contact Laurie Nordan, Children's Ministry Director, at 601.853.0636 or by e-mail at For more information on Highlands, visit the church main website at


         Sunday School ~ 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

        Worship (2nd Service) ~ 10:50 to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nights:  August ~November, January ~ April

         Dinner ~ 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

         Free Play ~ 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

         Music ~ 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

         Teaching Time ~ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  2017 Special Events:

        February 9 ~ Valentine's @ The Waterford

                      22 ~ Children's Missions Fest

        April 9 ~ Palm Sunday Processional ~ K-4 thru 4th grades

                23 ~ Mercy Sunday

                29 ~ Mercy Projects Day

        May 3 ~ VBS Orientation

        June 5-9 ~ Vacation Bible School

                11 ~ VBS songs @ 10:50 Worship Service 

                12 ~ VBS songs @ The Waterford

       August 13 ~ Promotion Sunday & Church Picnic

                  23 ~ Midweek @ Highlands begins

       October 24 ~ Costumes & Candy @ The Waterford

                   30 ~ Reformation Celebration

        November 26 ~ A Highlands' Family Christmas

        December 5 ~ Caroling @ The Waterford