HIGHROCK SMALL GROUPS
Looking to connect with other Highrockers and grow in your faith? Highrock small groups are a place of intentional communities where people gather to share their lives and learn to become disciples of Christ who make disciples of Christ. Groups meet from Fall through Spring and cover many topics. Many groups also use the the sermon discussion questions produced by Highrock to dive further into Sunday’s topics. We invite you to join a group or consider starting a new one.
CONTACT: Abby ( ) if you would like to lead a group or are interested in joining one.
MyRock is our online community for members and regulars of Highrock. Find access to sermon discussions, ministry groups, community and housing boards, small group resources, announcements, church news, and more. Join MyRock at highrock.org
THE MILL WORSHIP SERVICE
Sundays at 10:45am; The Mill Street Building (14 Mill St.)
The Mill is another place for worship just around the corner with the best parts of our services in a venue that's smaller and more casual. Highrockers are invited to gather at The Mill knowing that this will also make more room at our 735 Massachusetts Avenue location for newcomers who are seeking a place where they can make those essential connections to God, His people, and His purposes.
Friday January 27th (Cancelled)
Our next events are March 17th and May 12th; 8-10 pm; The Mill Street Building (14 Mill St.)
A casual evening meant to strengthen existing friendships and inspire new connections among the men of Highrock. A short, inspiring TedTalk style message about being Christ centered men will inspire meaningful conversations while we're enjoying great food and beverages. $10 at the door and a cash bar is available.
CONTACT: RSVP to Chris ( )
Saturday February 18th and May 6th; 7-10:30 pm; The Mill Street Building (14 Mill St.)
We hold quarterly events to encourage couples in four core habits: having serious fun, loving God first, practicing your promise, and loving and respecting one another. These events include appetizers, desserts, games, interactions with other couples and inspiring teaching on growing in your marriage.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY (WOMEN’S WEEKEND)
March 3rd - 5th at Pilgrim Pines in Swanzey, NH
Join us for the All-Highrock Women’s Weekend as we explore our theme “Known, The God Who Sees Me.” Speakers from across the Highrock network will share from the story of Hagar as well as their own personal stories. Worship, teaching, and a variety of fun workshops will also be available. Need time to yourself? Take advantage of our silent retreat option or simply steal away at any time to enjoy the beauty of the lake and mountains. Save the date and invite a friend.
CONTACT: RSVP to Abby ( ) or if you have questions.
Milestones Parenting Classes; location and time to be determined
These classes focus on helping you to disciple your children through each of the phases of development from birth through high school. The Winter and Spring classes include: “The Disciple” for pre-school parents, “The Bible” for parents of 2nd Graders, and “The Story” which is our confirmation/baptism class for 9th graders and their parents. These classes are typically announced through Kidsrock or Youth Group.
CONTACT: Brian ( ) or visit www.highrock.org/milestones to learn more.
Sundays, January 8th - June 25th; during the 9am and 10:45am services; Children’s Wing and Ministry Center
Join us for an engaging program where kids, ages 2 through 5th grade, learn God’s Big Story through interactive lessons, songs, and activities. Nursery is available for infants and toddlers.
KIDSROCK EVENING YOUTH GROUP
Wednesdays, January-May; 6-7:30 pm; Basement of the church
For kids in Kindergarten-5th grade. It is a chance to connect with other Highrock kids and their friends through games, serving opportunities, crafts, and meaningful discussions about how God is at work around us. Join us anytime, no RSVP needed.
CONTACT: Michelle (michelleswaim@highrock)
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
Sundays, January 15th- May 7th; 5-7:15 pm; Basement of the church
If you are in High School, then join us and others your age for a time where you will be encouraged and challenged to grow in your faith, character, and relationships.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
Fridays, January 20th - May 5th; 6:30- 9pm; Basement of the church
Middle school students can enjoy games, snacks, worship, teaching and small groups. Our desire is to create a safe space for students to build relationships with peers and adults who want to encourage them in honoring God and one another.
Wednesdays, through May 17th; 9:15-11:15am; Basement of the church
MomsRock is a place for moms of all ages to connect, grow in their faith, and pursue marriage and parenting with God's purposes in mind. Three new curricula will have us dispelling the common myths we believe about motherhood, diving into scripture to learn from some great women before us, and embracing the realities of intentional parenting. We will also have speakers join us throughout the year to address topics related to our faith, parenting and marriage. Each week is full of teaching, small group time, refreshments, and nurturing child-care for those who need it. Our small group experiences also offer Japanese and Chinese speaking groups, a group focused on the needs of moms of older children, and a book group looking for further scripture study. Additional questions?
CONTACT: Michelle ( )
MEET PASTOR DAVE
Sunday, January 29th, March 19th, and April 30th; 12:45-2:15pm, The Mill Street Building Lounge (14 Mill St.)
Whether you are new to Highrock or have been coming here for a while and just haven't attended one of these events; we wanted you to join us for an informal meet and greet with our lead Pastor Dave and members of the Highrock staff. Dave will share about the story of Highrock, answer any questions you may have about the church, and discuss ways to get connected to community here.
CONTACT: RSVP to Edwin (edwin@highrock) if you plan on attending.
Sunday, February 26th for 7 weeks; Arlington: 9am in The Mill Street Building Lounge (14 Mill St); Cambridge: 3pm at 72 Norfolk Street in Central Square
An introduction to the essentials of Christianity, including its historic teachings, beliefs, and practices, so as to inform the mind’s thought, transform the heart’s belief, and form the hand’s actions. The objective of this course is to help us become fully devoted followers of Jesus. This class also serves as one of the prerequisites for adult baptism or confirmation at Highrock. RSVP will be available on our homepage (highrock.org) closer to the event.
CONTACT: Walt ( )
COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE
Friday, March 3rd for 8 weeks
Everyone in America talks about what the Bible says, but few people have actually read it. Even if you wanted to, where would you start, and if you had questions, whom could you ask? It feels daunting to do it by yourself. But now you don’t have to! During Lent, our entire congregation, along with our family, friends and neighbors, are invited to read the New Testament together, which includes the whole story of Jesus and some of the most transformational parts of the Bible. The readings are organized into daily chunks, with brief video introductions to help us understand what we’re reading.
We’re also encouraging people to form “book clubs” to meet each of the 8 weeks to discuss what we’re learning, what we’re liking, and what we’re wondering about. Invite other Highrockers, or anyone you know who would like to get to know the Bible a little better.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Fridays beginning January 20th; 7:30 PM; The Mill Street Building (14 Mill St.)
Join us on Fridays for small group discussions and large group fellowship.
March 25th, Location and time to be determined
A speed dating event geared towards professionals in their twenties and thirties. This is a fun way to network and meet other like minded Christians. Participants must be at least 23 years old.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY SPRING RETREAT
April 7th-9th at Pilgrim Pines Retreat Center in Swanzey, NH
Come join us for a weekend of spiritual connection and renewal. Early registration deadline: March 24th.
Saturday, February 11th; 9:15am- 12:15pm; Basement of the church
Are you ready to officially join the Highrock family or are you simply interested in learning more about Highrock? Join Pastor Dave and other Highrockers for our interactive membership class. Childcare is available with RSVP for children ages one and older. This class is only offered a few times each year. The registration form is available HERE.
HIGHROCK INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
Interested in reaching out to our Japanese neighbors in Boston? Join us for fellowship through small groups (every Sunday) and a dinner event (Saturday, February 4th). We will build relationships by sharing meals and stories. No knowledge of the Japanese language or culture are necessary.
CONTACT: Kohei ( )
International Bible Study
Saturdays beginning January 15th; 9-10:30am; The Mill Street Building (14 Mill St.)
Highrock International Ministry is offering a special Bible study for internationals starting in January. The objective of this class is to help internationals learn the essentials of the Bible and the Christian faith through discussions in conversational English. Any international interested in the Bible is welcome. We are also looking for volunteers who can help facilitate discussions when we meet.
CONTACT: Kohei ( )
Conversational English For Internationals
Arlington: Thursdays 7-8:30pm in the basement of the church; Cambridge: Fridays 9:30-11am at 72 Norfolk St. in Central Square; Bible Study and Christian Essentials Class starting in January.
Highrock International Ministry offers conversational English for international students, scholars, and their families. Through teaching conversational English, teachers help students improve their English, understand American culture, and even have opportunities to share the good news of Christ with them. Small group Bible studies and a new Christian essentials class will be offered for students and scholars interested in exploring more about the Christian faith. We are looking for more English conversational partners for both the Arlington and Cambridge classes.
HIGHROCK BRIDGES JAPANESE ESL PAYGROUP
Fridays, March 3rd -May 26th (except April 14th and 21st); 9:30am - 11am, Children’s Wing and Ministry Center
Bring your kids and join our playgroup on Friday mornings as we serve the Japanese moms in our community. We start with free play and circle time before dismissing the Japanese moms to their ESL class while we play with their children. We are looking for moms or young adults who can interact with the Japanese moms and their kids and provide childcare when the Japanese moms go to class. Kids are welcome. We are also looking for teachers for the ESL classes. We typically offer two classes, a language basics class, and a discussion class. No ESL training or Japanese language required to volunteer.
INTERESTED IN CONNECTING THROUGH SPORTS?
Just email the following person:
Rock Climbing: Richard Tang ( ) or Alex Nesbeda ( )
Basketball: Nathan Yuen ( )
Hiking: John Mury ( )