High Street Happenings

November 17, 2017

“As a people of faith, we seek to better ourselves, our community, and our world through integrity, justice, and hope.”

Pastoral Reflection

“Joy is an act of resistance.”
Toi Derricotte

One of the things I need to be reminded of is that making change includes joy as well as “work.” Savoring as well as saving life is important to the soul. This photo of my sister Charlotte and her daughter Fiona as they go grocery shopping at Kroger reminds me that abundance can be found even in the midst of “work” and how easy it can be to share a smile, spread a little joy in this hard and lonely world.

Rev. Cassandra

Sunday Sermon – November 19 at 11 AM

Thanksgiving Bread Communion Service – Rev. Cassandra Howe

Intergenerational Service, followed by Congregational Meeting ~ Thanksgiving Potluck follows

Join us for our Second—Ever Thanksgiving Bread Communion Service! We will hear stories of abundance, scarcity, family, and loneliness as we share the doughy goodness of bread (gluten free also available!).

Religious Education for Children and Youth

November 12, 2017

Preschool (K3-K)
Teacher: Jennifer Zimmerman
Curriculum: Soul Matters
Lesson:  Abundance and money

Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd)
Teacher: Gaye Martel
Curriculum: Rainbow Connection
Lesson: Being different is ok

Upper Elementary (4th – 6th)
Teacher: Marie Holliday – Keli Underwood
Curriculum: Soul Matters
Lesson: Abundance and money

T(w)eens(7th – 12th)
Teacher: David Hensley
Curriculum: Souls Matters
Lesson:  Finding by giving it away




1. This Sunday, immediately after the service will be a short congregational meeting to vote for next year’s board members and hear a brief report of the work done to make the endowment work better for our congregation. The slate of officers:
– June Bryant for president
– Tom Patrick for president elect
– Bob Hargrove for treasurer
– Gaye Martel for secretary
– “Rusty” Mary George, Vanessa Sullivan, Kimberly Merritt-Kuo, and Roby Kerr for board member
– Laura Moody for endowment trustee

2. “Bread and Stories” Nov. 19th is our Thanksgiving Bread Communion Service! Do you always eat a certain kind of bread at your thanksgiving gatherings? Does that bread have a story, a connection with a certain person or event in your life? Consider bringing both a bread and a short story to our Bread Communion Service. Breads can be store-bought or home-made, flat or risen, sweet or savory, and stories can be sentimental, funny, or anywhere in between! Contact Rev. Cassandra if you have a story to share: highstreetrev@gmail.com.

3. Rev. Cassandra is holding new office hours. They are now Thursdays from 2-4pm. Rev. Cassandra is available throughout the week for phone and in-person pastoral consultations. Email highstreetrev@gmail.com to set something up or just drop by her office hours!

4. Help set up High Street’s Mitten Tree Sunday December 3rd after the service! We’ll have a few decorations and practical pieces that need to be placed. Add your mittens and other clothing to be donated. Stick around for a few carols.

5. Absolutely No-Committee-Meeting Ad Hoc Committee: You’ve heard of High Street’s Absolutely No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant, right? Well, with that in mind, I’m looking to form an Absolutely No-Committee-Meeting Ad Hoc Committee to plan next year’s 30th Anniversary Celebration of purchasing our beautiful building. Some of you have already been contacted about serving, and I would like to extend the offer to anyone who would like to volunteer. I’m looking for people who can do video, archival and historical research, storyboards, host a community open house, and plan the worship service/reception scheduled for April 29th, 2018. We have confirmed Rev. Mary Katherine Morn as our guest speaker. Please contact me, Kim Lynn, at (478) 397-5513 or katzenbooks45@gmail.com if you are interested.

6. Please join Theatre Macon in their support of Daybreak by attending the benefit performance of Beauty and the Beast! Curtains open on Thursday, November 30, at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $25, and checks should be made out to “Depaul USA.” For advance tickets by phone, please contact Daybreak at (478) 216-9119 during the day Monday – Friday and (478) 477-4571 during the evening and on weekends. Online ticket purchasing is also available at by visiting Daybreak’s Facebook page (@depauldaybreak) and clicking on the Beauty and the Beast event and “ticket information.”

8. Adult RE Class Canceled: Heather Carr’s class scheduled for October and November has been canceled. Please stay tuned for future offerings.

9. Coffee Hour. If you would be willing to host a coffee hour after a Sunday service, please contact Craig Rowland at 478-318-1084 to volunteer for a Sunday.

10. Help Others! Please check out the Social Justice webpage for what you can do for others. Specific needs that change often will be placed in this Announcements section

Monthly Calendar

The following calendar is from this month’s newsletter. Please check the Announcements section above for any updates!