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Current Opportunities to Serve

Family Promise - Oct. 4 - 10
Next week is our last "host" week for Family Promise for this year. This session we will be working with St. Andrews UMC to furnish meals Monday through Friday.  Mary Fisher, the Family Promise Coordinator at SAUMC, has arranged with Rocky Top Catering to provide an entrée & two sides that she will deliver daily.  To complete the meals, she asked that HUMC bring a dessert & bread Monday through Friday.  If you would like to furnish bread or a dessert any night, please email Hope Dodson.
The items will need to be divided by apartments. - Hope will find out food allergy info and the numbers & ages of people in each apartment by Thursday.  She will be glad to pick up your donation or meet you in the church parking lot (by 4:30).
Thank you for your continued & generous support for Family Promise!!
CROP Walk 2020

Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Greater Triangle Area Crop Walk will be 100% "virtual" – either walking alone, with immediate family or in small groups walking a safe distance apart. The work of CWS and our local hunger agencies continues, and with the possibility of a global famine on the horizon, raising money for vulnerable people is more needed than ever. Please join us – virtually - as we continue our shared commitment to stand up for the poor, the forgotten, those left behind.

Whether you walk with your families or in a small group, all team members are encouraged to complete their walk by October 25th. Typically, our walk route is about 3.1 miles, the distance that people in developing countries must walk to get clean water. Whether you walk less, or more is up to you.

Click here to sign up to join our 2020 Highland UMC team.

Click here to donate to our team (select Highland UMC) or a team member

Helen Wright Center
Highland is looking for groups that would be interested in preparing meals in 2021 for the Helen Wright Center. We have typically served between 7-8 meals a year and are looking for groups (classes, small groups, friends etc) that would be willing to prepare a meal. There is some reimbursement available if needed. Under the current circumstances, groups are asked to prepare the meals for around 38 people and drop them off at the center. If you would be interested in serving our local community in this way in the coming year, or have any questions, please contact Barbara Knight.
Prison Outreach

Circle 7 invites you to join with us collecting much needed writing material for the approximately 1,000 men and women incarcerated at Wake County Detention Center on Hammond Road.  We are collecting note cards, stationery, birthday cards, get well cards and holiday greeting cards.  Those greeting cards you receive from organizations will be very welcome here! If your notecards are loose, please put them in their envelopes to prevent them from getting separated. A labeled collection bin is located on the bench at the front entrance to the Narthex. Cards will be collected through October 5.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation to help purchase additional materials, you may send a check to the church made out to HUMC and include on the memo line "Circle 7 Prison Cards". You may donate online by going to the Highland website and choosing online giving, then from the drop-   down menu choose Circle 7 Donations. On the optional memo line write "Prison Cards". 

Thank you for your generosity in helping the people at Wake Detention Center keep in touch with their loved ones.

Community Garden

Our 2020 growing season begins on February 15! Folks of all ages and abilities are invited to join us on Saturday mornings at 9 AM as we prepare soil and begin planting for our 11th growing season. Vested gardeners share in the harvest and the remainder is contributed to Interfaith Food Shuttle. Come grow with us! Questions? Contact Donna Wolcott.

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