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Current Ways to Serve

Habitat for Humanity  - Please refer to our Habitat page

Highland Community Victory Garden

Join us on Saturday mornings at 9 AM beginning February 19 as we plant and begin our work for the growing season. All are welcome! All ages, all abilities, no gardening expertise required. Contact garden co-coordinator Donna Wolcott to learn more.

Welcoming Refugees - A Circle of Friends
Highland UMC is organizing groups of 3-5 people to serve as a "Circle of Friends" for a refugee family (in partnership with Welcome House Ministry - Marc and Kim Wyatt). This is a six-month commitment to interact with a family, forming friendships, having them over for a meal or an outing, and giving them emotional and spiritual support as they adjust to big changes in their lives. Email Jo Anne Swartz for more information or to volunteer for this ministry of hospitality and welcome to a displaced family seeking to find a new home here.

Helen Wright Center

Highland members provide monthly dinners for the women at the Helen Wright shelter in downtown Raleigh Interested in helping? Contact Highland's coordinator Barbara Knight.

Celebrating the Garden

Highland's Community Victory Garden has finished its 11th 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 featured in a video by our North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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