ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
We have two Adult Sunday School classes: 8:15 am and 9:30 am. Both classes are usually working on a book study that can be anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks long. Please contact the church office for information on the current and/or upcoming study. Newcomers are always welcome in both classes.
Our program aims to nurture, reach out to the community and educate through ministries and worship. The care groups, referred to as "Shepherd Groups" by some churches, are groups of 16 to 18 people who meet at least six times a year for fellowship. Our care groups schedule activities, such as family events, dining out and attending plays, concerts and sporting events. Our purpose is to get to know one another and care for each other. The composition of each group changes every year so we get to know a lot of people in our congregation.
FLEX 'N STRETCH
Each 10 week session meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 am in the Peter classroom. Our Mission is to challenge, encourage and promote better health through physical exercise. You can attend 1 lesson, all 30 lessons, or even somewhere in-between… Whatever works for you! Flex ‘N Stretch is a wellness program of activities which provides a higher quality of life thru responsible movement that is pain free and possible for all participants. This well- organized exercise program teaches all participants how to do the exercises easily and safely, including seniors. Benefits include increased range of motion, coordination, strength, balance and agility, all of which improve the quality of life and lead to longer independent living. Cost is $45.00 for 30 Sessions or $30.00 for 15 Sessions. Come, join the fun and experience the benefits! Contact the church office at 855-2277 to find out when the next class starts. Everyone welcome!
GriefShare is a 13 week grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Please call the church office if you or someone you know has lost a loved one and is interested in attending a GriefShare group. You can learn more about GriefShare by visiting their website: www.griefshare.org.
Our church offers multiple libraries full of wonderful collections of books, audio books and movies. The Library Annex contains Christian devotional materials, non-fiction inspirational books, audio books, DVD movies; including children’s movies, fiction paperbacks, and the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) collection. Meanwhile, another Library room contains hardback fiction and Christian fiction books. Both of these libraries are located in the narthex area of the Sanctuary. See below for more information about the Wesley Resource Center for Spiritual Growth.
Our singles get together for a planned event, usually every 2-3 months. The event often is or includes lunch or dinner somewhere in Northwest Arkansas.
The Stitchers meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join in while the group gets together to stitch, crochet or knit and enjoy some fellowship. Patterns (crochet or knit) are available for the Prayer Shawls and/or the Prayer Squares for any participant that would like to contribute to those ministries.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
Also known as HUMMERS (short for Highlands United Methodist Men). All male members of the church are automatically members. Breakfast meetings are at 7:45 am on the first Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall. The HUMMERS play golf each Monday (weather permitting), volunteer at the Bella Vista Recycling Center and organize blood drives with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks throughout the year.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women (UMW) focuses on missions. All women members of Highlands Church and their guests are welcome. Continental breakfast meetings are at 9:30 am on the second Monday of each month in the church's Fellowship Hall. The UMW offers reading programs, book clubs, golfing leagues and regular outings and events.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN - AFTER HOURS
The Highlands United Methodist Women are hosting an evening retreat of fellowship, spiritual growth, and mission outreach for the women of Bella Vista as well as the women of our church. It's called After Hours and we’ll be getting together from 6:00-7:30 pm on the third Tuesday, September through May. Please plan to join us as we explore how to get more out of your devotional life and prayer time. Invite your friends!