Operation Christmas Child
Each year, Highland participates in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Highland members prepare hundreds of shoe boxes for this special ministry. A shoe box packed with gifts may not seem like much to us, but to a small child living in extreme poverty it is Christmas. Help us brighten a child’s Christmas. For more information, contact Georgeanna English at 485-2147 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fayetteville Urban Ministry needs volunteers to help in the office, food pantry, clothes closet and the literacy program for adults. For more information or to volunteer, contact Urban Ministry
2 Cents A Meal
Giving just 2 cents a meal is a great way to provide for the hungry on local, national and international levels. A ministry of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, it involves members in over one hundred churches. We collect the money each Wednesday evening and every quarter in worship. Highland members are actively involved in this program. To begin the program in your home contact George Crumbley at 485-2147.
Doers of the Word Day
A great tradition at Highland. It begins on a Saturday with many projects in neighborhoods helping those those who are unable. We do carpentry, painting, and yard cleaning. Other projects include assembling cleaning supply buckets, hygiene kits, food bags, and tie-blankets. Please contact Georgeanna English at 485-2147 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Highland Food Pantry is open every Thursday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We assist needy families referred to us by community service agencies. If interested in assisting with the Food Pantry contact Georgeanna English at 485-2147 or e-mail email@example.com
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The Tutoring Program
Tutoring children in grades 2-5 from the Hay/Branson area each week is a joy. We meet each Tuesday afternoon, from 2:45 – 4:00pm throughout the school year. We also meet in the computer lab on Thursdays from 2:45 – 4:00pm.
We are always looking for new tutors. No experience is needed and training is provided. Call 485-2147 if you would be willing to help with this important outreach ministry.
Mission Bible School
Our Mission Bible School is held the fourth week in June every year. Through service projects, our children and adult leaders learn the importance of sharing God’s love in our community. Contact Georgeanna English at 485-2147 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Highland Assistance Fund
Highland regularly provides emergency assistance (utilities, rent, etc.) to people with special needs. These funds are limited and are disbursed on Wednesdays only. Cash funds are also available. Call Sammy Holden, Business Administrator at the church, at 485-2147, for more information or to make a contribution to this fund.
This is a community outreach response to families who have become homeless. We house a maximum of four families (14 people) in our church for a one week period of time. We do this four times a year. The families are in our church from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. We especially need overnight hosts, evening hosts, people to prepare meals, and people to help set-up and clean-up. Please prayerfully consider joining us in this Ministry. This ministry depends strongly on donations of household items, appliances, furniture, etc. If you have something you would like to donate, or want to volunteer your time, call Lenore Johnson at 484-6456.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Our annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for those less fortunate is a great ministry at Highland. Volunteers are needed for cooking, delivering and serving more than 1,700 meals. We look forward to this year’s dinner with great anticipation. If you would like to volunteer, or need more information call 485-2147.
- Interfaith Hospitality Christmas Tree
Each year we adopt families who would otherwise have no Christmas. To help these families enjoy the season, an Angel tree is covered in star orniments that have the wishes and needs of families from Interfaith Hospitality. This tree is placed in the main lobby outside the Fellowship Hall for members to choose a star and be “an angel” by purchasing the gift they select.
For more information call Georgeanna English at 485-2147 or e-mail email@example.com.
Flowers are sent to our shut-ins on Mondays. If you are avaiable on Mondays and interested in arranging flowers and delivering them to homebound members, please volunteer by calling the church at 485-2147.
City Rescue Mission
Shelter for 6 homeless women and 1 emergency bed. They serve 3 meals a day 5 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and give out food boxes for low income families and the homeless Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-3:00. They hand out hygiene kits to the homeless 7 days a week. The City Rescue Mission hands out vouchers every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 to the homeless for them to obtain a North Carolina I.D. This I.D. is necessary for employment and cashing checks. They also give out clothing 4 days a week.
Gladys Thompson is the director of the City Rescue Mission. The Mission serves over 400 meals a day and it costs them around $3,000 a month to operate. The contacts are Steve Hill – 867-7512 and Georgeanna English – 485-2147.
Highland collects under garments to be distributed to Urban Ministry, Cumberland Interfaith, City Rescue Mission and Operation-In-As-Much. Contact is Nash Lindsey – 484-1698.
Highland has several groups of volunteers that serve breakfast to the needy at OIAM. The hours to volunteer are from 7:00am to 9:00am. The work is fulfilling as we are the hands and feet of Christ serving those in need. Contact Highland at 485-2147 to sign up for a specific day to serve.
Highland has a group of wonderful volunteers that feed the needy downtown every Friday afternoon starting at 3:30. Operation Engage also hands out clothing and emergency food supplies to the needy. Contact Highland at 485-2147 to see how you can serve.