Highland Presybyterian Church

Frequently Asked Questions

First visit to Highland? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Where are you located?

  • For directions to the church, please click here.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the following areas:

  • In the large lot in front of the Activity Building, across the street from the Sanctuary on Cloverdale Avenue.
  • Limited parking along the two main roads that border the church: Magnolia Street. and Cloverdale Avenue, including several spaces for those with limited mobility
  • In the small lot near the corner of Cloverdale Avenue. and Oakwood Drive.

Where do I go when I get there?
The main entrance to the Sanctuary is through the front doors near the large slate patio. For those with limited mobility, there is a ramp toward the right side of the patio with a right side door entrance. There are greeters and ushers at the doors who are glad to answer any questions you may have once you arrive. There is also a visitors' welcome table in the Narthex (the area inside the front doors) that has information about Highland as well as a free Highland mug for you to take home.

Childcare is available during all worship services and the Christian Education hour. Click here to learn more about childcare at Highland.

Are there rules about Communion?
You don’t have to be Presbyterian to share in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (also known as communion or the Eucharist). We share this sacramental meal on the first Sunday of every month as well as on other special occasions throughout the year. During the 8:30 worship service, Communion is served by intinction, in which worshipers come to the front of the Sanctuary, take a piece of bread, dip it in the juice, eat it, then return to their seats. During the 11:00 worship service, the elements (regular and gluten-free bread pieces and small cups of grape juice) are served in trays while the congregation remains seated. Each person is asked to hold the bread or juice until everyone is served, then eat as a community. There are places to put your empty cups in the racks on the back of the pew in front of you.

Are both services (8:30 and 11:00) the same?
The services are almost identical with the exception of the choir, which usually does not sing during the 8:30 service. Average attendance at the 8:30 service is lighter than at the 11:00 service. During the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we combine services and have one 10:00 worship service, including full nursery and childcare.

Are non-Presbyterians welcome?
Absolutely!  Most of Highland’s members were something other than Presbyterian at some point in their lives.  While membership at Highland is open to anyone who affirms faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, anyone can join us for worship, or for any of our other opportunities for learning and serving together. 

What if I have nursery-aged children?

  • Highland always seeks to provide members and visitors with safe, secure, dependable childcare. There is combined childcare for infants and toddlers during the 8:30 service and the education hour, 9:30–10:30 a.m., in Room 112. This room is on the first floor.  Click here for more information about childcare for infants and toddlers.


  • Childcare during the 11:00 service is as follows: Infants (12 months and younger), Room 216, and Toddlers (younger than three), Room 112; Highland also provides Worship Storytime, for children ages 2-3 in Room 301, and Worship Education, for children ages 4-5 in Room 302, both following the 11:00 worship children’s sermon. Click here for more information about worship education for 2-5 year olds.


  • Children learn to worship by being in worship! At each sanctuary entrance, you may find a bulletin designed especially for young children, along with packs of colored pencils. The games and pictures in the bulletin follow the scripture passages used for that day's sermon. In addition, Worship Activity Bags are available in the Narthex (the area inside the front doors) for children to use during both services. These bags are designed to assist children during the service so they can participate in worship. Please return bags to the Narthex after the service.




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