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...and serving our church family in Christian love.



Current Opportunities to Serve

Community Outreach & Advocacy Calendar

CROP Walk 2017October 22nd

Over 60 folks from Highland walked in the Greater Triangle Area CROP Hunger Walk.  We are still taking donations to support our team's efforts to end hunger!  And we have an anonymous donor willing to match whatever fundraising individuals do!  Click here to join our team or to donate. 

Clothing Closet

Our Clothing Closet upcoming fall distribution helps provide clothes to refugees, ESL students, and local community members in need.  You can help with the distribution days by signing up online for Saturday, November 4th (with set up on the 3rd).

Family Promise - November 19 - 26 (Thanksgiving Week)

Our next Family Promise hosting will be during Thanksgiving week, November 19 - November 26, and this is an excellent time to share the spirit of Thanksgiving!  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 here to volunteer and help welcome these families.  If you have questions, please contact Janine Wood.

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