Highland Lakes United Methodist Church has been recognized by United Methodist Communications (UMCom) as an official “Welcoming Congregation.”
“Welcoming Congregations” are a select group of United Methodist congregations nationwide that meets criteria including embracing newcomers and providing opportunities in discipleship. The recognition program is part of a larger effort launched in late 2000 by UMCom, the denominations communication agency, to use modern technology and the common language of television to spread the Good News of Christ to a world in need.
“Open Hearts, open minds, open doors” is the theme of the denominational effort, the centerpiece of which is a series of national cable TV advertising, supplemented by regional and local church participation. The overall aim of the effort is to invite people, particularly those between 25 and 54 years old, to enter into connection with the Christian community as they seek meaning and purpose in their lives.
"Our mission is to worship and serve God with open hearts, open minds and open arms"