Christ is born! Let's celebrate!
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
A few times a year Highrock puts on special events for the Quincy community. Whether it's preparing a community meal, hosting a panel on relevant topics, providing a day of fun for kids, or raising money for a local charity through a concert, these events are labors of love. We do all of these things to share the love of Jesus with those around us. If you're in the area for one of these special Sundays, definitely come by and check it out!
Although race and social justice are relevant topics year round, each Sunday before Martin Luther King Day, Highrock's service will address race and reconciliation in America specifically to honor Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. This is a Sunday that we encourage people to bring guests to hear a message that will give a biblical perspective on a complex issue. In 2017, Highrock invited guest speaker Pastor Shaun Marshall, who has been instrumental in leading denominational efforts in racial reconciliation, to give the sermon. Afterwards, a multiethnic panel of local Christian leaders shared their perspectives on matters of race and social justice in the Quincy area. Each year is celebrated differently, but it's definitely a Sunday you don't want to miss!
Easter Sunday celebrates the most important event in church history - the resurrection of Jesus and his triumph over sin and death! Invite your family and friends to celebrate with us at a special service that features a powerful message, believers' baptisms, and even a petting zoo afterwards for the children. We believe this is one Sunday that you cannot celebrate too much! This year's Easter service will also feature an Easter choir of Highrockers who have prepared a special musical offering. Please join us on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 11:00am.
One Sunday a year, each of the congregations in the Highrock Network gather during their normal Sunday morning worship time to do a service project in their local area. At Highrock Quincy we have used this Sunday to do projects such as help clean up and weed at the Germantown Neighborhood Center, perform maintenance on our church grounds, and/or host a barbecue with all the fixings and invite our local homeless neighbors to join us for the meal. We believe that intentionally serving others together can be a form of worship, just as meaningful as a traditional church service. In 2018 we will use our serve day to host a 6k run/walk to raise money for clean water projects through World Vision. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches!
One of the most anticipated events our church puts on is the Highrock Hoedown, happening the last weekend in October. Our congregation goes all out to provide an afternoon of fun and games for the local community. To go along with the country western theme, there is square dancing, hay bales and you can even test your rodeo skills on a mechanical bull! Several local grocery stores, as well as a local highschool, have contributed donations of food or labor to help bring this event together, making it a truly community event. There are lots of kid-friendly costumes, a pie-in-the-face fundraiser for charity, and lots and lots of candy! Bring your kids out to this safe and friendly halloween alternative!
Our biggest effort of the year is our Christmas Benefit Concert. With choir practices starting in September, this concert brings its sold-out audience a level of musical and visual excellence that is on par with for-profit performances. Resonant choir pieces exemplify the joy and anticipation of Christ's birth, and instrumental soloists bring down the house. The best part is that all proceeds benefit a local charity. Most recently, in 2016 and 2017, the money raised was donated to Home with Friends, a program run by Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore that pairs homeless families with a trained support network who will walk with them on the journey out of homelessness. Watch for tickets to go on sale in mid-November - and buy early - the shows do sell out!