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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.

Update from a Ministry Partner

Christmas greetings from missionaries Kim & Marc Wyatt, long supported by Highland:

Dear Friends of Welcome House,

As the day gives way to evening and the lights of Christmas come on at our house we want to send you a New Year’s Eve high five and missionary salute.

Despite the circumstances that we all experienced in the ministry of Christian hospitality this year you made an amazing difference in the lives of all those God sent our way. Thank you!

The doors of Welcome House did not close. No one was turned away who asked for help or hope. Many now live in their own homes, homes this ministry furnished with things from your homes and those of your friends.

All people despite their situation or circumstance were welcomed in Jesus’ name into our homes, churches and hearts. This ministry experienced unprecedented goodwill, support and blessings from all.

Many that have been learning English thanked us 'in English'! You helped this effort gain non-profit status. Your good work allowed us to welcome Carolyn and Hannah to the Team. We expect God will add more gifted and called missioners very soon! We have an office! When the old pick up died you gave us another one. Together we provided relief to hurting, hungry and afraid families and individuals from across the Triangle, state and even across the US/Mexican border. Together we expanded the network of housing and raised over $20k for grants to start new ones. Nearly 150 Christmas gift bags were donated for refugee and immigrant families so that those who are the WH family might share the full story and meaning of our Lord’s birth. We only asked for 50. That’s a three fold increase! And that’s just one example of how God has smiled on your ministry this year. Praise his holy name!

The future is bright, dear friends. We are eager to ring it in! We look forward to serving alongside you and on your behalf in 2021 and beyond. Prepare yourselves for many new refugee arrivals soon. When they come Welcome House will be ready for them.

With full hearts and great hope,
Marc and Kim Wyatt

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