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...and serving our church family in Christian love.



Current Opportunities to Serve

Fight Hunger July 8-15 Bring Food Donations

Food drive donations tend to slow down in the summer when at-risk children are out of school and still need three meals a day.  Highland is partnering with Kiwanis of Raleigh and Urban Ministries to reverse this trend.  Grab a grocery bag and fill it with healthy, non-perishable options.  Bring it to worship on July 8 or July 15.  Or to give a financial contribution, log on to urbanmin.org/donate.

Provide Light Wednesday Lunches for ESL Gardeners
Each Wednesday, the Garden Committee provides a light lunch for ESL students at 11:30 after which the students and church volunteers work in the Highland Community Garden.  Numbers of students vary from 3 to 15 depending on the week and they come from all over the world.  It’s a great way to get acquainted with internationals and to help them practice English.  You are welcome to continue visiting in the garden but it is not expected.  Costs are reimbursable up to $50.  Please contact Marty Babcock, 919-787-8335 or martyb6401@gmail.com, for more details and to volunteer.

Working with the MERCI Center
The MERCI Center is a Disaster Relief and Mission Support Center for the North Carolina Annual Conference. They are currently working with Rise Against Hunger to prepare a shipment of health supplies to ministry partners in Liberia. Here’s how to support that effort:
1) Volunteer at the MERCI Center workday on Thursday, June 21.
2) Provide items for birthing kits:

  • Hand towels
  • Razors
  • String
  • Nitrile gloves
  • 3 ml. plastic sheeting
  • Baby receiving blankets

3) Donate used glasses, including reading glasses
4) Donate money; make contributions to HUMC with MERCI Center in the memo line.
A collection box for donations is located outside the church office until June 14. To volunteer on the 21st or if you have questions, contact Diane Racey.

Community Garden

Highland United Methodist Church Community Victory Garden is now open for gardening each Saturday, weather permitting, beginning 9 AM. We will be preparing the soil, and planting cold-hardy vegetables. If you are not on the e-mail contact list for the garden, but would like to help out, send email Donna Wolcott, and she’ll keep you posted. Everybody is welcome, no matter their level of experience. Learn more about our garden here.

Outreach Team

The Outreach Team helps to coordinate and equip all the people of Highland to serve as Christ's hands and feet in the world.   Contact Rev. Charlie Baber for more information.

Congregational Care

The Care Ministries team works to ensure members of the Highland community are cared for in times of need.  You can become part of the regular visitation team or be added to a call list to help when you can.  Contact Candi Scott to volunteer, or to share a request for prayer or visitation