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Current Opportunities to Serve

Rise Against Hunger
Highland is hosting a meal-packing event with Rise Against Hunger on Saturday, April 25. Highland will be raising a little over $12,000 to pack over 38,000 meals in one morning, but we'll need dozens of volunteers to make it happen. Stay tuned for more details about how to give towards our fundraising goal and how to sign up to participate in the packing event. All ages can participate, and we have a lot of fun while we work. Click here to see a quick video recap of the last time Highland hosted Rise Against Hunger in 2018.
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. We gather on the first and third Thursdays of each month 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.

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