We invite anyone interested in joining our church, either by transfer from another church or by profession of faith, to speak with Pastor Shalom to establish a date and plan for any needed preparation.  We welcome people of all backgrounds into our fellowship here at Highline, and several new members have joined us.
Speak with Pastor Jenny if you would like to become a member.  She will work with each person to individualize his/her preparation to respect the religious history of each.  Our church family continues to welcome all people whether members or not.

Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave S.  Burien, WA  98168

Phone: 206-241-5520

Invitation to join

Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors.




Besides our own 10:30 Sunday English service, our UMW, XYZ, choir, committee meetings, and various other church activities, we share our building with the Congregational Church of Jesus in Seattle (CCJS) which meets most Sundays at 1 p.m. for Samoan language worship. The Kenyan Community Interdenominational Church (KCIC) meets each Sunday at 4 p.m. for Kikuyu/Swahili worship. Our Boy Scout troop meets Monday evenings with their parent council meeting on the first Wednesdays of the month. We now have five 12-step program groups: Overeaters Anonymous on Mondays at Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Al-Anon on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous (with childcare - one of the few such groups in the Seattle area) on Fridays at 7 p.m. The newest groups recently approved by the Trustees are a Tongan Men's Kava Fellowship (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6 p.m.) and SEIU #775 Caregivers on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 5 p.m. We have several small churches in the area who occasionally use our fellowship hall for their special events. We are grateful that we can share our facilities and for these user groups' financial contributions to our local church budget.

  3 Grace Faatele Faamatuainu
  4 Luma Afeaki
  6 Peter Wembodinga
  8 Rita Castro
11 David Armstrong
12 Kim Moimoi
24 Dee Umbreit
24 Cyrus Githinji
24 Sefo Moimoi


  5 Sao and Lee Charley
31 Dian and Dick Messner

Boy Scouts of America (Don Anderson)

Boy Scouts of America is an organization for young men to learn leadership, and how to fit in to family, community, and society. Boys begin their trek toward excellence as Cub Scouts then graduate to Boy Scouts. The goal of all these Scouts is to attain the rank of Eagle.

The progress toward Eagle takes the Scout from Tenderfoot through the Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, then on to Eagle.

Three of our young men have achieved the Eagle rank recently. Yasin Ali-Halane was awarded Eagle with Three Palms. To earn Eagle, the Scout must become proficient in twenty-one different skills, attested to by receiving a Merit Badge. Yasin not only completed the twenty-one required badges, but an additional fifteen badges. The additional badges are signified by Palms. Yasin received three Palms along with his Eagle.

In September, there was a unique ceremony held in our Church. Two Scouts were awarded Eagle rank, Zacheray Ivey and Caleb Lundeen. In addition to his Eagle, Zacheray received one Palm.

These young men join the ranks of many of our national civilian and military leaders who also are Eagle Scouts.

Congratulations to these young men and to their leaders who work very hard directing and assisting the Scouts along the way toward Eagle.

Thanks to All Who Serve (Dede Heberling)

I would like to thank the people who work in the church to serve others with care and love. It seems these people receive little thank you for what they do for each of us to have an enjoyable Sunday Service and thoughts for the coming week.

The Greeters who are at the sanctuary door, Mike Terry, Rosaly Fish and Paul Hunting. Giving the Bulletins that Carlee Heit has prepared for Sunday Service.

Isaiah Langi is setting the atmosphere with music getting our minds ready to come and worship with prayer and Thanksgiving.

Rev. Jenny who prepares sermons to prepare us for the week ahead and think about our place in society, also visiting those who not able to be with us.

Have a delicious cup of coffee and other goodies after the service, prepared by Mona Eidem, Jeanne Boyd and all those wonderful servers. Oh so good. There is clean up as well, as Mary Janet Moloney, Paul Hunting, and others prepare for the next congregation.

Our Custodian, Heidi Ayers, sees that our church is presentable for whoever will be attending a service or meeting in our Church, keep is looking good.
If you are looking for any information that would be concerning a monthly activity in our church you need to check with the ByLine, edited by Gene Fish. There it is, all you need to do is turn the pages.
Thank you all for giving yourself each and every Sunday. God Bless.

Saturday, December 16th at 6 pm-Las Posadas , a celebration of the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem looking for shelter. This is a tradition in parts of Mexico where folks parade through the street knocking on doors asking for shelter for the Holy Family. When a house opens its doors to them, there is a great celebration. We will carry our lights and lanterns outside and journey with the Holy Family and end up back at the church for a meal and activities including a piñata. Plan to join us and invite friends and neighbors!

Christmas Eve is on Sunday, December 24th this year. We will celebrate the last Sunday of Advent at our morning 10:30 am service. In the evening, we will have a joint Christmas Eve worship service with the Kenyan Community Church in the sanctuary. The details for that service are being worked out, so stay tuned for the exact time. It will be announced in the Sunday bulletin as soon as we have more information.

For Christmas Eve, we will join with the Kenyan Community Church for a service of Lessons and Carols including candle lighting at 4 p.m. with a light fellowship with Christmas breads and cookies at 5 p.m.
Pastor Jenny