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Current Opportunities to Serve

Family Promise
Next week Highland is partnering with First Presbyterian (Raleigh) to provide dinners for the Family Promise guests in the apartments.  If a class or group would like to provide meals next Monday (6/7) or Tuesday night (6/8), please contact Hope Dodson at 2hadodson@gmail.com.  Based on past numbers, there will be five to six families for a total of 15 people (mostly children).  I will have the exact numbers, ages & food allergies on Thursday.  The meals may be purchased or prepared.  Hope will be glad to help with ordering or delivering.

Serve with Highland Service Project
HSP this year is partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) to build bunk beds for children in need in our area. We'll be doing the construction work outdoors at Highland July 12 - 16 and need adult volunteers to help with the build. Adults can volunteer in 3-hour shifts (8 - 11, 12 - 2, 2 - 5). No particular expertise required!
Click here to sign-up as an adult volunteer

Support HSP: Sponsor a Bunk Bed
You can change the life of a child in our area through this year's Highland Service Project. The HSP team asks the Highland family of faith to help contribute the funds to build 30 bunk beds for children in need. Each bunk is $400, which includes everything from lumber to mattresses to sheets. You can team up with a Sunday school class, other members of Highland, families, friends; any group can sponsor a bunk bed.
Give online in the Highland Service Project fund or give by check to Highland UMC with "HSP Bed Build" in the memo. Give today!

Oak City Cares Collection!
Our 4th and 5th Grade Wonder Kids group is finishing the year with a service project!   We are collecting items for Oak City Cares to help the homeless in Raleigh. This goal-oriented group hopes to collect:

  • 20 T-Shirts  (unisex, white, sizes L-XXXL)
  • 10 Febreze air freshener
  • 20 (of each) shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
  • $200

Collection boxes will be in Bradley Hall and the narthex through June. Online gifts through highlandumc.org should be designated "Wonder Kids for Oak City Cares."

Highland Community Victory Garden
People of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us in the garden on Saturday mornings. Contact Donna Wolcott for details about participating in our garden. This beautiful garden is maintained entirely by our gardeners (of course) and the donations it receives. If you would like to financially contribute to the garden's work, you can give online through Highland.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Like to knit or crochet? Come join our Prayer Shawl group as we prepare shawls for the ill or bereaved and enjoy a time of fellowship with one another. Though we are not gathering during the pandemic, the knitting continues! Interested? Questions? Contact Nancy Klein.

Celebrating the Garden

Highland's Community Victory Garden has finished its 10th growing season and has donated over 10 tons of fresh produce to the Interfaith Food Shuttle. The NC Conference featured our gardeners and their stories on Everyday Grace TV, a ministry of the Conference. Enjoy their feature of our beloved ministry!

Disaster Response

Highland's Disaster Response Team is a uniquely-equipped group of first-responders who are able to do tree work in areas recovering from severe weather events. Partnering with Avent Ferry UMC and led by Cullen Whitley, this group has helped families all across eastern North Carolina and are often some of the first folks called when disaster strikes. This group was recently featured in a video by our North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

This group's work is on-going, recently including trips to Ocracoke after Hurricane Dorian. Interested in supporting their work or joining their team? Contact team leader Cullen Whitley.

Serving our community and the world in the following ways...

Feed      House    Welcome      Advocate

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

Nurture

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. Amanda Bunce 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