Welcome from the pastor


Beloved of God,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 


First Presbyterian Church of Highland strives to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus Christ in the world. That means that we are bearers of light, life, and love to a world broken by violence, division, and hatred. 


We invite you to join us in this challenging but beautiful work. Join us for worship. Join us for service. Join us for fellowship.


You are welcome in the fullness of who you are, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image and likeness of God.


John’s gospel opens with these words:


“In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
The Word was with God in the beginning.
Everything came into being through the Word,
and without the Word
nothing came into being.
What came into being
 through the Word was life,
and the life was the light for all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.”


That Word became flesh and dwelt among us, healing the sick, communing with the outcast, feeding the hungry, challenging the empire, listening to the children, honoring the elders, and loving all. Come and partake of the Word. 


You are most welcome!


In Christ,

Rev. Tyler Orem