Highpoint Episcopal Community Church Welcomes You

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We are delighted that you have found us. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church ("HECC") is one of Sandy Springs' best 
kept secrets.  Our Church is located at the top of a gently sloping hill in the middle of eight beautiful, largely wooded acres along High Point Road in Sandy Springs. At HECC, we provide a church home to those who want to focus on spirituality, pastoral care, and fellowship in a caring, nurturing environment, where Christian “community” is the focus.  


At HECC, we extend a warm welcome and invitation to you to worship with us this Sunday, whether you're just visiting Atlanta, curious about Christianity, looking for a place to worship, or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are. Come join us Sunday morning as we celebrate God's goodness and grace.  Let God's word challenge you to share His light with the world. 


We cordially invite you to come and see what is so special about Highpoint Episcopal Community Church -- the friendliest little neighborhood church in Sandy Springs.

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Highpoint Episcopal Community Church News


    

 

George’s Upcoming Preaching Schedule at HECC. 


Father George Neequaye will preach at HECC on the following dates:


   February 18
   March 18
   April 8
   May 6


 

Please plan to attend at least one of these services (starts at 10:30 a.m.).


 

Lenten Series.


Starting this week, HECC begins its Lenten series entitled “Becoming the Beloved Community Where You Are” in adult formation.  For Lent 1, Father George Neequaye will be the leadoff teacher for the class and will also preach that day. 

 


Concert Sankofa. 


The following note comes from Catherine Giel, music director for both HECC and HECC-based Capitol City Opera Company: “One of my colleagues has put together a program featuring 14 singers performing works by black composers. The program is called Sankofa . . . and I would like to present it at our church on the evening of February 25th. Sankofa is actually a word from Ghana and I would love if we could find some way to tie it into the Ghana partnership with the Diocese.  The concert would be totally free to the community.”  With Father George now on board, what a coincidence!  George has agreed to assume an advisory role to this group of talented singers.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at HECC.  Adds The Rev. Ruth Pattison: “As we live into our new companion relationship with the Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, we have a rare opportunity to host a group of . . . vocalists, some from the Atlanta Opera Chorus, some from Capital City Opera, some music educators; all who have gathered to offer this concert as a tribute to the music of black composers. The concert will showcase the wonderful art songs and spiritual arrangements that are both forgotten and celebrated. They see it as an opportunity for music and performance, with a message.  The message for this concert comes from a word from the Twi language of Ghana, Sankofa, which means ‘we have to go back to get something in order to go forward.’ Bishop Wright used this same guiding principle for the first diocesan pilgrimage to Ghana.”  Please plan to attend.

 

 

Diocesan Event: Spiritual Pilgrimage to Ghana. 


The Rev. Ruth Pattison and Kathy Broyles have signed-up for the May 18 – 25 trip to Ghana. The deadline for registration was January 31st but Ruth says that if you act quickly, special consideration will be made for any one from HECC, who wants to be included in the group of travelers for this fabulous trip. The approximate cost will be $2,500 per person, including air fare.  If you have an interest, please contact The Rev. Ruth Pattison (ruthpattison1@gmail.com; cell: 706-905-8171) or The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers to sign-up and for more information.

 

 

Diocesan Event: The Go Summit. 


This past Saturday, February 10th, The Rev. Ruth Pattison led a group of HECC faithful and MSG members comprised of Father George Neequaye, Kathy Broyles, and Robin Hickey in attending the Diocesan event: “The Go Summit: Local and Global Mission in the Diocese of Atlanta” at the Diocese offices.  Two keynote sessions were held in the morning; one featuring Bishop Robert C. Wright asking the question: “Why go?”  The second session was with “Toxic Charity author Robert Lupton.  Some of the afternoon break-out sessions featured timely topics such as the Diocese’s "Partnership with Cape Coast, Ghana,”  "Identifying Assets for Racial Healing,"  "Local Ministry Innovations," and “Collaborating with the Community.”  All attendees were excited about the relevancy of this event in today’s world. 

 


They’re Back.


The John Mohr MacKintosh Pipes and Drums, a performance pipe and drum band that performs all over the Southeastern United States, will return to HECC to perform on Palm Sunday, March 25th, thanks to the booking efforts of band drummer and MSG member Lisa Van Tassel, The stirring performance of this exceptional band moves one’s soul and often brings tears to one’s eyes.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend this inspiring performance that you will not want to miss.

 


 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 
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