What To Expect

Attending a church for the first time can sometimes be uncomfortable and a little bit scary. At Highland Park we don’t want you to be nervous, but instead we want you to come and experience joy, being excited by what God is doing in and through our church. We seek to nurture everyone on their Christian journey, and while we cherish our traditions, we seek most of all to provide a place for all.

What should I wear?

Whatever! We dress casual and enjoy the worship experience together. You will feel right at home in jeans! Wear what you want. Honestly, we’re simply not concerned about such things as what you wear.

Can I take Communion?

At Highland Park, we celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. United Methodists practice open Communion, which means the Communion table is opened to all, even to those who are not professing Christians. As far back as John Wesley, Methodists have believed that Holy Communion is a means of God’s grace, and that God can and does work through the sacrament regardless of the spiritual state of the participant.

What about the offering?

As a guest who is just checking us out, you will never be put on the spot or asked to give money. Our members know that it is their Biblical responsibility to support the work of the church through the faithful giving of their tithes and offerings.

What is the worship gathering like?

Our worship gathering is traditional in style, but casual in atmosphere. Most of all, we seek to lift up Jesus in our worship, so that we don’t just sing about Jesus, we sing to Jesus. So, we strive for worship to be always centered on the reading and preaching of God’s Word.

How long are the worship services?

Our services last approximately 60 minutes.

What about childcare?

Free, competent and caring childcare is offered for babies and toddlers during the worship gathering in our Nursery, which is located near the sanctuary. Just turn left from main entrance of the sanctuary to locate the child-care area.

Our children’s ministry, HP Kids, has a worship and small-group time called Konnect every Sunday at 10:45 AM. Konnect is designed to help kids learn about God in the context of a small group—so they are connecting to God and connecting to others! Just bring your elementary-age children to the children’s area just outside the sanctuary!

1619 S. Park Ave., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 792-8870