Highlands United Presbyterian Church is a place where people can live out God’s call in their lives. In addition to lighting the two Christ candles each Sunday morning, we also light two mission candles. One signifies the responsibility we have to those within our four walls, the other our responsibility to those outside those four walls. Both are taken seriously.
Highlands is Wyoming’s only More Light Presbyterian Church. We are proud of the designation, which is a very public witness to our commitment to welcome gays, lesbians, bi–sexual and transgender people into the life of the church.
At Highlands, church growth is gauged not by the number of people in the pews each Sunday, but rather on that which we can do for the least of these our brothers and sisters. More than 40% of our annual budget is dedicated to mission. We provide financial and volunteer–time support to these missions.
Recover Wyoming is a non–profit organization providing recovery support services for addicts. Highlands provides financial assistance and some of our members serve as volunteers. Highlands provides financial support for Family Promise, a network of churches providing a place to live for homeless families with children. Highlands also partners with First Christian Church to serve families in the program, providing meals and volunteers. Highlands provides thousands of dollars in food, clothing, school supplies, and other items to NEEDS, Inc. to support its work with low–income families. Highlands is a financial sponsor of the Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program, helping low–income families in Laramie County become homeowners. We provide financial support to Meals on Wheels. Highlands is the “coffee partner” to COMEA, donating hundreds of dollars in coffee to the homeless shelter each year as well as gloves, warm hats and other clothing. Highlands makes an annual Christmas donation to Save the Children for its international work to fight Third World Poverty.
Highlands sponsors an interfaith community Bible study called Bibles and Beer. We have met every Monday evening at Uncle Charlie’s Pub for five years. Christians of many denominations join with Jews, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists, skeptics, agnostics and atheists to study books of the Bible.
Highlands is a member of the Wyoming Association of Churches and the Cheyenne Interfaith Council.
Highlands, located at 2390 Pattison Avenue, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year. Our worship service is Sunday morning at 10 AM. Rev. Rodger McDaniel is our pastor.
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