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Ministries at Highland

These are a few of the ministries that we have here at Highland to serve our community.

We have a benevolence ministry wherein we provide assistance
to those in need.

Celebrate Recovery - C.A.S.A.
Christians Against Substance Abuse. A 12 Step recovery program. Meetings are held every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  

The Highland Church of Christ offers a class we refer to as  "Celebrate Recovery"  C.A.S.A. (Christians Against Substance Abuse) and meetings are held here at the church every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  

Celebrate Recovery is composed of those who are recovering from addictive, compulsive, or codependent behavior patterns.  Although C.A.S.A. implies Christians in Recovery, you do not have to be a Christian to receive benefit. If you do consider yourself a Christian, the benefit to you will increase, as you will likely discover a whole new dimension to your faith, the healing dimension.

C.A.S.A. uses the "12-steps", the same set of principles used by programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Codependents Anonymous.  The root of the 12-steps is in scripture.  These steps aid us in "Giving-up", Cleaning-up", "Making-up", and "Keeping-up". We in C.A.S.A. believe that any dysfunctional relationship in our past, any sin struggle we currently face, or any sin that has overcome us now, can be addressed with the Word of God.  And, that the God of the ancient scripture is the same God that lives today, that loves us, and has the healing power to transform our lives.  All we have to do is be willing and show up.

The "substance abuse" can be much broader than alcohol or other drugs, for example: Cleanliness, Neatness, Credit, Pornography, Exercise, Relationships, Fame, Religion, Food, Sex, Gambling, TV, Hobbies, Work, etc.

Of course, the list can go on and on the relationship category, the "substance" abused is the individual that another person tries to "fix" or control.  It goes much further than legitimate caring or honest concern. Behaviors that follow are not helpful to either party involved.  This is called Co-dependency and the same 12 steps can lead to recovery.

C.A.S.A. is not intended to replace A.A., N.A., or other groups. C.A.S.A. is unique in that it is in the church and designed specifically with struggling Christians in mind.  There is no smoking, cursing or vulgarity in our meetings.  The "Higher Power" is clearly God who revealed himself through scripture.  The Bible is often referred to for teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction in right living. (II Timothy 3:16-17)   If you or someone you love struggles with substance abuse please let us help you.  Contact the church at (606) 789-6433 or e-mail at  

We provide counseling on an indivdual basis, including grief counseling, marital and pre-marital counseling, free of charge.

Disaster Relief
We are positioned to serve as a distribution center in the event of a disaster in our area, in cooperation with Churches of Christ, in Nashville Tennessee.

Highland Community Food Basket
We are open every Tuesday  from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of distributing food to those in need. The Food Basket is located at 813 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville, Kentucky, right next door to the church. Telephone number is 606-264-5904.

Nursing Home Visitation
We have services at the Mountain Manor nursing home on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. and we also go to Riverview Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, one Sunday per month.

Mission Work
We support missions in North Dakota, Mexico and Africa.

Youth Groups
We have youth groups for all ages: Junior Youth Group- Grades 4 thru 8 and Senior Youth Group - Grades 9 thru12.