Merry Christmas

Hi there! We're so glad you've found your way here. God has something special planned for you this Christmas season. We hope you'll spend it with us at Highlands as we reflect on the hope, love, joy and peace that Jesus brought to earth on that silent night. 

There's something special for the whole family during the whole month of December. Whether you prefer to gather in person, watch online or on TV, Highlands is "home" and you're always welcome here! We're here for you and would love to get to know you, pray for you and answer any questions you may have. It's our mission to help people experience life with Jesus. Connect with us!

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Christmas Message Series

Emmanuel, God with us. The fulfillment of this prophecy is seen in the birth of Jesus Christ and it's the reason we celebrate this Christmas season. Hope has arrived and even the darkest night cannot conquer the light of Jesus coming to inhabit this world.

The presence of Emmanuel is our source of hope, peace, and joy, reminding us that God understands our struggles and that He is here with us. It's a call to celebrate the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary!

Join us December 3rd, 10th + 17th for our Christmas message series, Emmanuel: God With Us!

Highlands Family Christmas


HFKidz (6-weeks – 5th Grade) is a fun and safe gathering for kids that consists of games, music, age-appropriate messages about Jesus and more! If you have kids, plan their visit and have them join the fun in HFKidz on Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th at one of our four HF locations! 

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Highlands Family Christmas


HFS (Middle + High Schoolers) is a fun-filled experience for students to learn about Jesus, form relationships and show our communities the love of Christ. HFS will have a Christmas party for all locations on Dec. 10th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the HF Bristol Campus!

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Candlelight Gatherings

You're invited to join us for our annual candlelight gatherings on December 23rd + 24th! The Candlelight Gathering is a great way to focus our minds and hearts on the true reason for the Christmas season – the coming of Jesus, the light of the world.

This family-friendly gathering will feature incredible worship music, a special message from Pastor Allen, and a moment to light candles as we celebrate Emmanuel, God with us. This Christmas weekend will be one to remember, so make plans to join us!

Abingdon, VA: Sat., Dec. 23 at 6:30pm  |  Sun., Dec. 24 at 11am
Bluefield, VA:
 Sat., Dec. 23 at 6:30pm  |  Sun., Dec. 24 at 11am
Bristol, VA:
 Sat., Dec. 23 at 6:30pm  |  Sun., Dec. 24 at 11am
Marion, VA: Sat., 
Dec. 23 at 6:30pm  |  Sun., Dec. 24 at 11am

Note: Childcare will be provided for ages 5 + under on Dec. 23rd and 24th. 

Online + TV: Sun., Dec. 24 at 11am

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