Highland Presybyterian Church

Ways We Care for Our Community

As a responsive household of faith, we are sent forth to bear witness to God’s reconciling reign in our community and our world. Joining with Christ in his work of love, peace and justice, we seek to overcome the barriers that divide us, particularly the challenges of racism and poverty. Inspired by the Spirit, we share God’s good gifts with generous and energetic commitment.
Highland is committed to increasing our mission giving each year.  We share over $100,000 with community agencies and countless hours of hands-on service.  We hope you will join us!
Our Community Service Committee supports the following community ministries (in alphabetical order):

  • Highland and Temple Emmanuel have joined together to Adopt A Street, a stretch of Cloverdale Avenue, through the Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful department. Anyone age 16 or older who would like to volunteer is welcome. Please contact Debbie Layman.

  • ABC of NC Child Development - dedicated to providing high-quality, evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to people with autism spectrum disorder; ensuring service accessibility to individuals from any economic background; offering support and hope to families; and advocating for inclusion and acceptance. If you'd like to get involved at ABC of NC, click here to visit their volunteer page.

  • Bethesda Center - providing shelter for homeless men and women through a day shelter and an emergency night shelter. If you’d like to volunteer at the Bethesda Center, click here to visit their volunteer page.

  • CareNet Counseling, Inc. - is a non-profit agency, affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health, which provides a full range of counseling services to the public.

  • City With Dwellings  St. Timothy's Overnight Women's Shelter - a low barrier shelter meeting the emergency Overflow Shelter needs of women, staffed December through March. Sign up to volunteer here.

  • Community Care Center - Volunteers providing free or reduced-fee medical and dental care to low-income, uninsured families in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie counties. If you’d like to volunteer at the Community Care Center, click here to visit their volunteer page.

  • Crisis Control Ministry - a Christian-based ministry assisting people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. If you'd like to get involved at Crisis Control, click here to visit their volunteer page.

  • Diaper Bank of NC - addressing a great need in our community, the lack of affordable diapers for children in struggling families: "keeping tiny tushes healthy and happy in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina." See their facebook page here.


  • Family Services Domestic Violence Shelter - assisting women, children and men who are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. Support the Early Head Start Program, a preschool for low income families - find out more on the Family Services website.

  • Forsyth Backpack Program - feeding chronically hungry school children in the local school system so they can grow physically and mentally. Our community as a whole benefits when kids are well nourished and well educated. We are feeding our future, one backpack at a time. Click here to learn how you can help.


  • Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry - providing Christian Ministry, counseling and re-entry guidance to the incarcerated in our area. If you'd like to get involved with the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry, click here to visit their volunteer page.

  • Habitat for Humanity - building quality homes in safe neighborhoods for qualifying families who meet income and work history requirements. Find out how to volunteer here. Click here to view .pdf file from "bettertogether.org" about interracial-interfaith builds. Highland has participated in four interracial-interfaith habitat builds (Unity Builds) - in 2000, honoring Highland's 50th anniversary, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2012. See pictures of the 2002 and 2006 builds here, and here for the 2009 build.

  • Latino Community Services (El Buen Pastor) - strengthening Latino families in the Old Town area and helping them adapt to their new lives in Winston-Salem. If you’d like to discover ways to help at El Buen Pastor, click here.

  • Mental Health Association - a non-profit, non-governmental agency that promotes mental health for all persons in our community through advocacy, outreach, education and support.

  • Presbyterian Interracial Dialogue - offers members of our six Presbyterian churches in Winston-Salem the opportunity to explore our common Christian bonds across racial lines. The purpose is to gain a greater understanding of the impact of racism in our own lives, make good friends across racial lines, and to make a positive witness in our city of the possibilities of reconciliation. To view the .pdf version of the PIRD Mission Statement, click here. If you would like more information, please speak to a pastor or contact the Church Office, 724-6303.

  • Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center - providing quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults. Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being. To find out more about volunteering at RTRC, click here.

  • Samaritan Ministries - providing Christian ministry while serving the hungry, homeless, and people in need through a soup kitchen, men's shelter and residential substance abuse recovery program for men. To find out more about volunteering at Samaritan Ministries, click here.

  • School Food Pantry and Back to School Drive - Highland Presbyterian and Temple Emanuel have joined together to help those in need, opening the first School Food Pantry in Forsyth Country in October, 2013, at Highland. The pantry is available to the children and families of Moore Elementary School in need of food assistance. In 2016, a back-to-school supply drive was added for Moore Elementary School Food Pantry Students. Click here to learn more.

  • Second Harvest Food Bank - reducing hunger and malnutrition in northwest NC by sharing the abundance so no one goes hungry.

  • Senior Services - coordinating and overseeing in-home services, as well as offering direct services for seniors, enabling them to live with dignity and remain at home for as long as possible; serving as an information and referral source for seniors, and providing adult day care services.

    • Contact Reassurance and Sexual Assault Crisis Line - offering free daily personal, outbound phone calls to isolated older adults or other homebound persons in our community who wish to live independently.


  • Shepherd's Center - an interfaith ministry promoting and providing volunteer opportunities, life-long learning and support programs for older adults.

  • Sunnyside Ministry - A Christian based ministry (focused on clients in the 27107 and 27127 zip codes) providing families with emergency assistance for life’s basic needs.

  • Trinity Center - an ecumenical center for counseling, spiritual formation and education, fostering healing and wholeness, and serving a diverse client population that includes men, women, children, adolescents, single people, married couples, professionals and those who are unemployed.

  • Winston Salem Rescue Mission - a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry established as a response to hundreds of homeless men wandering the streets of Winston-Salem.

Click for Highland’s Request for Support Form A and Request for Support Form B




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