This Sunday, Easter & Son-Rise services

It has been weeks in the making, but the Season of Lent is drawing to a close and Easter has arrived!
Without trying to be repetitive, let me remind you that for Good Friday, we are invited to join our brothers and sisters in the inner city for the “Outdoor Way of the Cross”. I look forward to being able to attend this once again. You are on your feet for the whole time, so dress comfortably. It begins at 10 AM at Immigration Hall (100 Street and 105 Ave) and finishes about noon. Further info is available on our website.
Our Easter Son-Rise service will begin at 8:00 AM sharp as we are on a tight schedule. John will be sharing a glimpse of what Easter looks like with his message “The Secret Garden”. Vince Anderson will be joining us and providing the ministry of music. This year a seating plan has been arranged where you will be invited to be at a given table. It is our hope this will accommodate all the different sized groups of people and allow you to be seated together. If you have not paid, this can be done at the service ahead of time or afterwards. If you have any questions, John can be reached at (780) 446-3344. We originally booked for 32, but have reached our maximum capacity of 48. Thanks for your support!
Our Easter Service preparations are coming together and we pray your souls will be lifted with the message of the Resurrection. Traditionally we would be welcomed by the sight of our flower boxes filled with Easter lilies. This year, in keeping with the message of Easter, we have a special surprise for you. We have commissioned a floral artist to create a special Easter centerpiece in memory of Joanne Boyce for our communion table. Surrounding it, in memory of Joan Bensted, will be three brand new communion chalices “out of Ireland”. This bouquet will be celebrated in honor of the Resurrection that Christ shares with us all.
Margaret McMullen will light our Christ Candle to begin our service this Sunday. Steven Fong will be joining Julia in our opening hymn as we lift the roof with our voices of praise. Bell Canto will be ringing more than one selection for us and John will be having a special message for the children called “Keeping it Together”, if he can. John will be preaching this Sunday and has titled his sermon “One Got Out”. During the serving of communion, we have a surprise soloist for you, singing one of the most beautiful pieces I know. We hope this email has piqued your interest and that you will invite someone to come with you to hear the best news on Earth and Beyond: that being, Jesus Christ has won the victory over the power of darkness, and promises us the victory is ours also! Come to the feast of heaven and earth, come to His Table of Plenty. May you have a blessed blessed Easter!!!!

Son-Rise Service

Easter is coming, and with it our annual Easter Son-Rise Service. We have had to forgo some of our annual events due to the fire, but this is one we can continue to look forward to!
Please join us on Sunday, April 21st at 8:00 am sharp in the warmth and beauty of the Highlands Golf Course clubhouse. Following a short, contemporary service, we will be enjoying a continental breakfast with muffins, breads, fruit, juice and coffee, at a cost of $15/adult (children are free).


The 39th annual Outdoor Way of the Cross invites people to think about the relevance and importance of the Gospel message in our world today, around the theme of “Called to follow Jesus.”
This prayer walk takes place Good Friday, April 19. It begins at 10 AM at Immigration Hall (100 Street & 105 Avenue) and finishes about Noon, a block away at Hope Mission.
Each station offers a reflection on an aspect of the overall theme that highlights both a challenge and a source of hope, woven together with music. Historically, the Way of the Cross is a Christian activity, but everyone is welcome at this event. Participants walk from station to station, on a route of two kilometres, on paved streets and lanes, so it should not be difficult for most children or people with mobility challenges. Participants are encouraged to check the weather forecast and dress for conditions. Good footwear is important. Light refreshments are available at the end of the walk, thanks to the hospitality of Hope Mission. Participants are invited to bring toiletries or non-perishable food items. There is free street parking available in the area of the start and finish locations.
There is a public Facebook event page called “Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross” that can be used to invite people to take part (
More information: Linda (780-466-6327) or Jim (780-218-6989).


Our church services are being held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5108 106 Avenue, Sundays at 10:30 am
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.


 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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