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The Highlands Community Child Development Center (HCCDC)

     The Highlands Community Child Development Center (HCCDC), formerly the Presbyterian Daycare, opened on February 14th, 2005.  The center provides the only state-licensed, full-year, 5-day per week, 10 hours per day child care program in the Highlands Township.  HCCDC is designated a Four-Star Center by the state of North Carolina based on the quality of its programs and the educational credentials of the staff.  For more information, click here.

Sonshine School

     The Sunshine School Afterschool Program assists parents by providing a safe, Christian, caring environment fir children after school. We strive to create a clean, nurturing atmosphere where a child can grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.  As a Christian center affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church, we will provide a moral and spiritual environment where each child is treated with respect.  

     Children in grades K-4 are eligible to attend our program.  We help parents by assisting students with homework, by providing daily literacy activities, and by engaging students in enrichment activities to balance learning.

     Our operating schedule follows that of Highlands School: we are open on the same days as Highlands School is in session.  This schedule varies occasionally, and we continue to adjust based on COVID-19 mandates.  Currently, the Sonshine School hours of operation are 3:00-5:00PM, Monday through Thursday.  For more information or to enroll your child, please contact the church office.

     Parent Handbook

     Registration Form

     Emergency Medical Information Form

Adult Education

Sunday Morning Adult Class, 10:00am

"Spiritual Formation Opportunity"

     The Sunday Morning Adult Class is continuing to explore the practice of spirituality.  The class is studying the books of Colossians and Galatians in the month of October. This class is now meeting every Sunday morning in the church library, wearing masks and observing social distancing guidelines.

     Please join us!  We have engaging and inspiring conversations regarding our walk of faith.

Mullen Lecture Series

     The annual Mullen Lecture program seeks to bring in acclaimed speakers from diverse theological backgrounds during the summer season.  This year, the Mullen Lecture committee was delighted to host Professor Maxwell Miller as our 2021 presenter.  He spoke during worship at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 12, and he presented again at the church on Monday, September 13.

     Prof. Miller's experience in the Middle East has spanned over 50 years and includes archaeological fieldwork in Jordan, Israel, and Syria.  His most recent book, "Discover the Holy Land," follows numerous other publications on biblical history and archaeology.

     His presentation reviewed how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded during his half-century of research in the Middle East, and he offered his personal observations on the current dilemma.

Children's Ministry