Highland Events

Highland Celebration – Saturday, May 21, 2022

Join us for our largest gathering of the year and enjoy fun, fellowship, and the opportunity to support of our summer staff!

The day will include:

~ A delicious lunch, served from 11:30am to 1pm. Choose angus, salmon, or black bean burgers. Lunch will also include plenty of picnic sides, including watermelon and pie! Please complete the short form below to let us know what burger you would like. Please arrive before 12:30pm if possible; the line will close at 1pm. Lunch is by donation, with all donations supporting Highland’s Summer Ministry.

~ A concert by The Walking Roots Band, beginning at 12:30pm. The Walking Roots Band is a local music group that describes their style as acoustic, Americana, folksy, blue-ishgrassy, roots music. The band will begin with songs that are fun for all ages and transition into an enjoyable afternoon concert.

~ Fun, family-friendly activities all afternoon, including:

  • Informal activities such as corn hole, Spike Ball, giant Connect 4, a slack line, and a giant marble roller.
  • Fundraiser challenges: Dunk a friend at the new dunk seat, or try your luck at riding the backwards-steering bike! All donations will support Highland’s Summer Ministry.
  • Free bicycle-churned ice cream.
  • Special kids’ activities with challenges and prizes.
  • The grand opening of the pool for the first swim of the season at 2pm.

~ A dinner and commissioning service for summer staff and their guests. More info and the chance to RSVP will come to summer staff through Dean.

Please complete the following simple form to let us know you are coming. This will be very helpful to us as we make plans and purchase food for the event, so please submit the form even if you are only mostly sure about your answers. Thank you!

Sign up to let us know you plan to attend the Highland Days Celebration:

    Your name:

    Please indicate how many of each type of burger you and your family/group will most likely require:
    Number of angus burgers
    Number of salmon burgers
    Number of black bean burgers

    Do you and your family/group plan to stick around after lunch to enjoy the afternoon activities?

    Highland Days – Saturdays April 30, May 7, and May 14, 2022

    Come for one or more of these Saturdays to enjoy a variety of activities at Highland! Activities will include birdwatching walks with guides from the Rockingham Bird Club, volunteer projects, and a tasty lunch (free for volunteers). Learn more.

    Highland Annual Meeting – Saturday, October 23, 2021

    Please join us for our fall gathering of the Highland community! This will be an opportunity to hear about how Highland is doing, to eat a delicious lunch, and to spend a Saturday enjoying fun and fellowship at Highland Retreat.

    Annual Meeting – 11am or 1:30pm at the Tabernacle. We request that you let us know in advance which of the two meeting times you plan to attend, so that we can prepare adequate seating for the estimated number of attendees. 

    Lunch – 11:30 to 1:00 at Sassafras Pavilion (the kitchen deck). $10 covers the cost for each lunch, and lunch tickets MUST be purchased or reserved in advance. Online purchase of lunch tickets will close on Monday, October 18. After that, please call the Highland office at 540-705-0554 to inquire about tickets. 

    High 5K run/walk and disc golf tournament – October 1-31, 2021

    A scenic 5K course that starts and ends near Highland’s summer youth office is available for walkers or runners during the month of October, and a special disc golf tournament is set up at Highland’s 9-hole course. Register in advance to participate, and report your results to be entered in a drawing for special prizes!