The purpose for Safe Sanctuaries procedures is to demonstrate our total and unwavering commitment to the physical, emotional and spiritual safety for all children and youth God has entrusted to our care.

All volunteer and paid staff who work with children and youth are required to:

  1. Fill out the required Safe Sanctuaries paperwork, which is obtained from the church office.

  2. Undergo 2 separate background checks.

  3. Become familiar with and follow the Highlands Church Safe Sanctuary Policy.

Safe Sanctuary Training

Serving God in our congregation, our community and our world is part of who we are.

UMW (United Methodist Women)


It's All About Giving! Our people, and their efforts, make us a strong church. We give because we care. More than $25,000 was raised through various fundraisers, such as the Homes Tour and Cookie Walk. Additionally, private funding and goods were added by members. Where does the money go? It goes toward several worthy projects and organizations, including UMCOR, Golden Cross, Philander Smith College, UM Children's Home, University of Arkansas Wesley Foundation, Gravette School Programs, Alzheimer's Association, Seminary Scholarships, Care & Share Store, NWA Children's Shelter, Biloxi Mission, Youth Bridge, Salvation Army, Camp Aldersgate, Women's Shelter, Operation Gratitude (Iraq), Gravette Family, Angel Tree, Chile Mission, VA Chapel Fund and Buy Me A Book (Gravette Schools).

Perhaps more importantly is the labor donated to help serve our fellow man.  The church offers services at Concordia Nursing Home and Village House, Alzheimer Walkers, Habitat for Humanity Workers, Care & Share Store, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army Kettle, NWA Children's Shelter, Angel Tree, Read To Me School Program, Biloxi Mission Trips and UMW and HUMMER Projects.

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. All women members of Highlands Church and their guests are welcome. Continental breakfast meetings are at 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the church's Fellowship Hall. UMW offers reading programs, book clubs, golfing leagues and regular outings and events.  

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Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others. All male members of the church are automatically members. Breakfast meetings are at 8 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall. The group volunteers at the Bella Vista Recycling Center, hosts community blood drives and offers golf leagues.

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HUMMERS (United Methodist Men)


371 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715

(479) 855-2277​​

A United Methodist Congregation


Highlands Church