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Current Opportunities to Serve

Family Promise

Highland will be hosting guests with Family Promise on January 26 - February 2. This is a great opportunity to offer hospitality to homeless families as they look for new residences. We need folks to be overnight hosts, van drivers, to do set-up and clean-up, and to spend time with the kids in the evenings. How can you help support this important ministry?

Volunteer for Family Promise

Flu Kit Build

Circle 1 will host the General UMW’s annual "Flu Kit Build" on Monday, January 13, at 9:30 AM. Guest speaker Ruthie Wofford, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for Alliance Medical Ministry, will give a brief update of what’s happening at Alliance. We will then assemble flu kits for Alliance. Light refreshments will be provided. All women are invited to join us in the conference room for this fun event.

Clothing Closet
Highland’s clothing closet has been well-used during the holiday season and is running lower on clothes. Cleaning out at the end of the year? We'll happily receive good-condition donations. Contact Vickie Adamson with questions.

Bereavement Leaders Needed
The Bereavement Reception Committee has been a long-standing lay ministry at Highland that has lovingly served this congregation. This ministry has been searching and is still in need of a small team of three individuals or a group to coordinate this effort. Please prayerfully consider serving in this capacity. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz or Rev. Amanda Bunce.

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. We will gather on January 2 & 16 at 10 AM in the Parlor. 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.


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