Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, activities for Update Learning have been paused. We will update the information when we can resume our meetings.

Thursday Luncheon - We meet every Thursday at 11:30 for lunch and a program. Lunch is $5. Reservations can be made through the High Street church office. Program varies weekly from speakers to comedians to musicians. Always something different. A community where we pray for and care for each other and enjoy some time together.

Update Learning - Update Learning is a 6 week course of enrichment classes offered in the spring and in the fall. Courses vary from Mahjongg, Bible study, chair yoga, history and even cooking and crafting. 

United Methodist Women - United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

United Methodist Men- High Street United Methodist Men direct their focus on several areas of church life. The group gathers on the third Wednesday of the month for fellowship, devotions, and breakfast. This gathering is used as a forum for making announcements, planning work projects, making prayer requests, and discussing how we can best serve our church and community. All men who participate are encouraged to become active in church affairs and make their walk with Christ more personal and meaningful.

Sunday School groups - We offer several Sunday school classes on Sundays at 10 am. These include: Bethany Class, Seekers and Servers, and the Koinonia Class.  

Grief Group - Periodically we will offer an opportunity to walk together and sort through our grief together. Grief and pain enter everyone’s lives. We are dedicated to providing a safe space to reconcile ourselves with grief. Class sizes are small to facilitate ample time for the development of trust and sharing together. 

Music Ministry

Who: Kids grade 5 through grade 10.

What: Sing and learn musical skills and musical traditions of the church around the world.

When: August through mid-May

    Rehearsal each Wednesday, 6:00-6:50pm

    Sunday mornings about once each month.

Where: Rehearse in the Choir Room.

Why: Ephesians 5:19 states: “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”

Contact: Andrew Crow

Who: Anyone 16 or older

What: Ringing bells in a church has been a signal of worship for centuries.  The current custom of ringing handbells in America came to prominence in the 1940s.  Each person in the ensemble plays a vital role in the final offering. Rudimentary music-reading skills are required.

When:    August through mid-May

    Rehearsal each Wednesday, 5:45-7:00pm

    Sunday mornings approximately once each month, meet at 7:30am to ring in worship at 8:30 and 9:45 (finished before 10:00).

Where: 3rd floor classroom - 303

Why: To share our musical talents with the congregation, each other, and ring praises, because its fun to make music together!

Contact: Ann Hicks

Who: Everyone.

What: Singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

When: Weekly in worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00am.

Where: Sanctuary and Chapel.

Why: Jesus and his disciples worshiped in this manner.  Matthew 26:30

Who: Anyone who plays a wind, string, or percussion instrument and can read music.

What: These musicians bolster the congregational hymns during these two festive seasons.

When: One Sunday in Advent and one at (or around) Easter. Rehearsal is announced, typically for the preceding Saturday. Sunday meeting is 7:45am to play for worship at 8:30am.

Where: Sanctuary.

Why: This beloved High Street tradition elevates our worship during key seasons of the year.

Contact: Andrew Crow

Who: Children in Kindergarten through grade 4.

What: Sing and learn musical skills and musical traditions of the church around the world.

When: August through mid-May

    Rehearsal each Wednesday, 6:00-6:50pm

    Sunday mornings about once each month.

Where: Rehearse in the Choir Room (1st floor).

Why: In Luke 18:16, Jesus said “Let the little children come to me.”  Praise kids aims to lead these children to Christ by learning new songs that honor and glorify God.

Contact: Andrew Crow

Who: Anyone 16 or older.

What: Sing or play in support of worship.

When: Each Sunday of the year.

Rehearsal each Sunday, 9:45-10:30am.

Each Sunday morning, sing and play for worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00am.

Where: Rehearsal in the Choir Room (1st floor); worship in the Sanctuary.

Why: Psalm 150 concludes: “Praise God with trumpet sound, praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!  Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!”

Contact: Clay Arnett

Who: Any singer age 16 or older. Some members of the Sanctuary Choir read music very well and others follow the leading of those singers around them.  No audition is required.

What: Joining the millions of Christians who have raised their voices to the worship of God in this choral method for the past 400 years, we join our voices together to make an offering of musical praise greater than the sum of our individual parts. 

When: August through mid-June

Rehearsal each Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Each Sunday morning, meet at 8:00am to sing in worship at 8:30 (and sometimes at 9:45 also).

Where: Rehearse in the Choir Room.

Why: Psalm 100 begins: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Come into his presence with singing!”

Contact: Andrew Crow

Who: Anyone with a musical gift to share.

What: Contact the Director of Music Ministries for scheduling throughout the year.

When: In any worship service.

Where: Sanctuary or Chapel.

Why: Our congregation has a rich tradition of musical worship, presenting offerings in a variety of settings and styles on a weekly basis.

Contact: Andrew Crow