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Current Opportunities to Serve

Social Justice Forum - 3rd Tuesdays at Highland 

Join us August 15th at 7 PM in the Conference Room, with guest Robin Kirk, presenting "Torture: Why North Carolina needs a truth commission."

Robin Kirk is one of 11 members of the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture.  She is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), and is a Lecturer in the Duke Department of Cultural Anthropology and the International Comparative Studies program.  An essayist, award winning poet, and human rights advocate, Kirk directs the Belfast program for DukeEngage, in partnership with Healing Through Remembering, an extensive cross-community project dealing with the legacy of past conflict and human rights.  She has published widely on issues as diverse as the Andes, torture, the politics of memory, family life and pop culture. Her essay on Belfast, "City of Walls," is included in the Best American Travel Writing anthology of 2012 (Mariner Books).

School Supply Collection

Through the rest of August, Highland is collecting school supplies for ESL Camp 2018, for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) school kits, and for local elementary schools in need.  Click here for a detailed list of needed supplies: School Supply Collection.

Family Promise Returns to Highland, September 10-17

We need at least 60 volunteers for the total week, most helping for just a few hours on one day or evening. The tasks include:

  • Help with setting-up and taking-down the rooms at the opening and close of the week
  • Preparing and serving evening meals
  • Coordinating and helping with children’s activities
  • Over-night HUMC hosts
  • Driving of the bus/van from HUMC to the Family Promise Center
  • Help in washing linens and towels used by our guests during the week, in preparation for the next FP session.

Sign-up sheets will be located in the Narthex and Connection entry areas during August or you can sign-up to volunteer online. If you have questions, please contact Janine Wood by e-mail or 919-606-7328.

CROP Walk 2017October 22nd

Registration is open!  Click here to join our team.  Highland's goal is to have over 100 walkers this year to help fight hunger locally and around the world.

Provide Lunch to ESL Wednesday Gardeners

Highland members provide a light lunch (pizza or something else easy!) to English as a Second Language (ESL) students who work in the garden on Wednesdays after class from mid-July through mid-November.  The church will reimburse expenses up to $50.  It’s a small group (3-7 students) who enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden and English practice with native speakers.  Please contact Marty Babcock by e-mail, or call 919-787-8335, to learn more and to volunteer.  It’s a great way to get to learn about other cultures and extend hospitality.

Garden with us in the Community Victory Garden

Highland UMC Community Victory Garden is growing strong! Our Saturday workdays begin at 8 a.m. and we finish up by 11 a.m. People come when they can and leave when they must. You are welcome to join us , no matter your level of experience.

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For more information, contact Marty Babcock.

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.  The group meets the second Tuesday of every month and welcomes anyone to attend and propose new mission opportunities.  Contact our team leader, Mary Beth Rehm, for more information.

Congregational Care

The Congregational Care 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