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Community Celebrations

As a family of faith, we celebrate together the many ways that we are blessed and seek to bless others.

Clothing Closet

Our Clothing Closet served approximately 25 families, including ESL students, when it opened on January 11, as well as providing additional donations for Love Wins Ministries.  Thanks to everyone who has donated clothes, all the volunteers who helped distribute clothes that day, and to the Missions Team for helping provide new shelving and storage for the Clothing Closet!

Circle 1 show love to Veterans

Circle 1 met on January 8th to make Valentine Cards for the veterans at the Durham VA hospital. Eight ladies enjoyed snacks, conversation and laughter, and released their inner child to make 58 cards.

Sacred Threads Art Exhibit

The exhibit will run from January 8 - February 22 at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, located at 27 Horne St. near NCSU.  Parking available on the street in the church lot at the corner of Horne & Vanderbilt Street or on the street. (www.wrpc.org, 919-828-5468)

Sacred Threads is a national biennial exhibition of more than 300 quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace-community, grief and healing.  It was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.  The objective is to create an exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels, for all those who view it.  We are grateful to all 36 of the artists in the touring exhibition for sharing their art with us!

Voice of the Spirit Gallery, Opening Reception Saturday, January 13  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - The Opening Reception will include delicious refreshments and live music.

Making Space for God: Campaign Celebrations

A large portion of the Highland family gathered on Sunday, November 19 to celebrate all that God is doing through our Making Space for God renovation campaign.  Almost $2 million has been pledged and the Building Committee presented how that money will help enable the first phase of our master plan, including Sanctuary upgrades, a new roof for the Narthex, expanded parking, and a stage expansion for Bradley Hall.  We give thanks to the ways God is preparing us and our facilities for years of future ministries!

Highland's Elizabeth Beam receiving 2017 Excellence in Philanthropy Award

Elizabeth will be recognized for her generosity on at the November 16, 2017 meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter as part of National Philanthropy Day.  Click here to read about Elizabeth's generous work and the stories of other givers in our community.

With Gratitude

Thank you for all the cards and prayers during my husband’s hospital stay and subsequent passing. I now have another definition for heartfelt. There were times when my sadness was suddenly lifted away, and I am certain this was when one of you was praying on my behalf. My "heart felt" your prayer because God sent it to me.
With gratitude and love,
Janet Mahoney

CROP Walk 2017

We are so grateful for everyone who supported and participated in the 2017 Greater Triangle Area Crop Hunger Walk!  Seventy (70) Highland members and friends came out on Sunday afternoon to join in this joyful community event.  Together we have raised over $9000!

State Fair Winners

The Highland Community Victory Garden has won 15 ribbons at the 2017 NC State Fair!  They won ribbons for everything from our Cobra Squash (pictured), the "Most Unusual Shaped Vegetable" (not a sweet potato); to "Most Unusual Edible Vegetable (Mushroom Plant), and bitter melon.  We celebrate with everyone who contributed to another great year in the garden.

Autumn Rhapsody - A Fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew Victims

Come here the Three Triangle Tenors (George Deaton, Wade Henderson, & Timothy Sparks) at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church at 3 PM on October 29th.  There's no admission for the concert, but an offering will be taken to benefit the continuing rebuilding work after Hurricane Matthew. (Concert information at 919-451-4478)

Crabtree Valley Baptist Church, 4408 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC

Bake Sale is a Huge Success for Backpack Buddies

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped support the UMW Bake Sale on October 6th!  Whether you baked, volunteered, or bought baked goods, you helped raise over $4,100 to support our Backpack Buddies ministries.  Thanks also to the faithful team of women who made it possible: Effie Ann Clayton, Toni Downey, Joyce Faucette, Jill Mills, Ann Morgan, and Carol Thomas.

Hospice Fundraiser at Highland - A Great Success!

A square dance in the Bradley Center sponsored by the Star Twirlers on Sunday, September 24, 2017, raised $4518.00 for the Hospices in Wake County and the neighboring counties of Orange, Durham and Franklin.  About 75% of this amount was designated for Hospice of Wake County, now Transitions LifeCare.

Elizabeth Beam recognized for contributions to Meredith College

Highland member and distinguished alumna from Meredith College, Elizabeth Beam, has been recognized for her numerous contributions to the school by the dedication of a prominent fountain on campus, now the Elizabeth Triplett Beam Fountain Plaza.  Congratulations, Elizabeth!  Click here to read more details.