Highland Presybyterian Church

Ways We Care for Our World

Highland offers many ways for members to participate in God’s activity around the world:

Monthly we collect our 2-cents-a-Meal on the first Sunday.

  • Cents-Ability originated in 1976 as "Two-Cents-A-Meal," a project begun by Presbyterian Women to involve individuals and families in a corporate response to world hunger

Once a year we receive our four PC(USA) offering:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing used to fight hunger, provide housing and for disaster relief; we receive on Easter.

  • Pentecost Offering helps children, youth and young adults at risk; we receive on Pentecost.

  • Peace & Global Witness Offering supports peacemaking initiatives and education programs; we receive on the first Sunday in October, World Communion Sunday. See the 2015 video here.

  • Christmas Joy Offering providing congregations direct ways of supporting retired church workers and racial ethnic schools; we receive on the Sunday before Christmas.

Other world mission projects that Highland supports are:


  • Alternative Gifts International - the global mission of AGI is to send authentic, life-giving gifts to a needy world - gifts that build a partnership with people in crisis and that protect and preserve the earth's endangered environment. 2014: Our 2014 Alternative Christmas Giving provided TWELVE new shallow wells for our sisters and brothers in Malawi. See what Marion Medical Mission accomplished this year with the help of our volunteers and donors here and learn more about the Marian Medical Mission (MMM) here.

  • Blankets + - is a special Church World Mission program providing warm blankets and funds to help people in need around the world, including the United States.

  • CROP Walk is an event for Church World Service which is an international relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency operating in over 80 countries, including the United States. While Church World Service is the primary
    beneficiary of the walk, Crisis Control Ministry and Sunnyside Ministry each receive a portion of the proceeds.

  • Evelyn's Baskets of Love and Life, a project started by Jane Bartel of Highland Presbyterian Church to help babies in Guatemala born with cleft lips and palates (CLP) survive and thrive. The baskets contain specialty bottles, a manual breast pump, and other items. Formula is also provided if needed.

  • Missionary Family Counseling providing pastoral counseling and support to adults, adolescents, and family members with a particular focus on the counseling and support of missionaries, clergy, and their family members of all denominations.


  • Presbyterian Campus Ministry - ministering with and among the students and faculty at our local institutions: North Carolina School for the Arts, Salem College, Wake Forest University and Winston Salem State University.





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