Christmas Pageant

Next Sunday, December 16, will be our annual Christmas Pageant. We welcome all the children that God will bless us with.
Our pageant rehearsal will be Sunday, December 9.
We will be singing a good selection of the Christmas hymns as we focus on the true reason for this season. Feel free to bring your cameras!

Family Christmas Eve Service

We have the blessing of being able to host our “Christmas Eve Service” right here at our interim House of Worship, Seventh Day Adventist Church (5108 106 Ave). We will be welcomed with music as we assemble at 7:00pm and the service will begin at 7:30pm.
Our musicians, choir and bell choir will be lifting up praises to God during our service of carols and lessons.
Different Location but the Same Spirit!

The Spirit of Christmas

Embracing others with warmth from “Head to Toe” as we collect and distribute winter apparel! We have traditionally decorated our Sanctuary Christmas tree with toques, scarves, mittens and socks over the last decade. This year, in the same spirit, we will collect these items, but with a bit of a twist: we will have a decorated box up front which, during Advent, we will highlight a suggested donation:
Advent I – toques

Advent II – mitts & gloves

Advent III – socks

Advent IV (to wrap it up) – scarves
You may donate to one or all of these suggestions as you will. We will then see that these gifts make their way to the inner city.

December Worship Services

Highlands United Church will be worshipping at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5108 106 Avenue, for the next several weeks. Service begins at 10:30am. The church is located near Gold Bar IGA.
We hope to see you there.
Blessings to all.


Our temporary office location is at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 11203 68 Street NW.
The office is open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12:30 pm.
Rev. John Burrill can be reached at 780-446-3344.

Fire at Highlands United Church

Dear Members of Highlands United Church and the Highlands Community,

By now we’re sure you’ve heard of the fire that we had the morning of September 14, 2018, likely caused by arson. Our insurance company has been contacted and a fire restoration company has begun the job of making things right again, which will likely take several months. 
Please check in regularly to see where each week’s service will be held.  You can also check out our Facebook page, Edmonton Highlands United Church, or request to be added to our emailing list.

Bell Canto – Handbell Choir

Want to ring, but can’t make a full-time commitment? This fall Bell Canto is trying something a bit different, with five separate sessions. Each session is a stand-alone session. We work up just the pieces for the final date and then play in church. We start fresh for each session. Please note no rehearsal on Oct 9. We will go back to the usual approach after Christmas.

Session 1 – Thanksgiving Sunday (Oct. 7)
4 rehearsals: Sept. 11 – Oct. 2
Need to know by Sept. 6
Beginners welcome for this session.

Session 2 – Anniversary Sunday (Nov. 4)
3 rehearsals: Oct. 16 – 30

Session 3 – Advent 1 (Dec. 2)
4 rehearsals: Nov. 6 – 27

Session 4 – Advent 3 (Dec. 16)
3 rehearsals: Nov. 27 – Dec. 11
Beginners welcome for this session.

Session 5 – Christmas Eve
3 rehearsals: Dec. 4 – 18

Towels for Recovery Acres

This year World Wide Communion Sunday coincides with Thanksgiving. In order to honour both of our Church traditions we are asking you to donate towels for Recovery Acres on October 7th (Thanksgiving Sunday). This act of kindness is based on the biblical example of how Jesus took a towel and basin and washed his disciples’ feet on the night that “The Lord’s Supper” was introduced. The towel has become a symbol of “servanthood”. We are our brother’s keeper and so we partake in this small gesture hopefully in a big way.

Reverse Offerings

Celebrate Thanksgiving (Oct. 7) and World Food Sunday (Oct. 21) by donating food for the Highlands Junior High School lunch program. On October 14th and 21st we will distribute ideas for food items (reverse offerings) so that these non-perishable food items can be brought to the church on October 28th. They will then be delivered to Highlands Junior High School to be used in their lunchtime program. Thank you for your support!


 Highlands Church Memorial Window was featured on CBC’s Edmonton News

Highlands Memorial Window


Come Join Us for Sunday Service. Join God’s Family in the worship in the warmth of our sanctuary.

Highlands United Church

11305 64 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada



Join Us for Our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 am

We are pleased that you have given us this opportunity to share with you a glimpse of our Church Family. We are situated in the historical and charming community of “The Highlands” and we have been blessed with a Sanctuary and facility that is in keeping with the neighbourhood and just lends itself to worship. Thus we have the good fortune of having many inquiries about our services.

Our worship services are spiritual and Christ centered with a good mixture of the traditional and the contemporary. Our ministry of music soothes the soul, with a full complement of exceptional instrumentation from the pipe organ and grand piano to a full range of choirs including the handbells and hand chimes. There is a full Sunday School program and a supervised nursery.

Personally I have had the good fortune of ministering to this congregation now for a number of years. I have found them to be a most accepting and welcoming congregation that has always been on the leading edge of new interesting programs. I pray that you might experience the same.

Come and join us as we worship the Risen Christ!

In His Service

By God’s Grace

Reverend John Burrill


Phone:  (780) 479-1565
Fax:  (780)  479-1765

Office Hours : M-F 9am – 12pm

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