Serve Our Community
Part of our vision is to serve our community. We want to be a church of believers that goes out of the church and serves those around us sharing the love of Christ by providing for the needs of others. Check out all of the community serving opportunities below.
Highlands Care Team
The Highlands Care Team serves the elderly, widows, disabled and others in our very own church family and extends throughout the northeast Valley. Our volunteers give assistance using their skills and abilities. These are some of the services our volunteers are able to provide assistance with:
- Prayer (via phone calls or visits)
- Visitations (Home / Hospital)
- Stephen Ministry
- Yard Work
- Computers / Cell Phones
- Small Household Repairs
Would you like to be part of the Highlands Care Team? Sign up today and join us in serving others!
Christian Family Care
Christian Family Care strengthens families and serves at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ through adoption, foster care, respite care for foster parents. Serving opportunities include volunteering to help with day to day office duties, foster child mentoring or helping at the CFC Thrift store located at 3121 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032.
To learn more about foster care or becoming a foster parent in Arizona, check out these orientation videos by the State of Arizona about the foster care process.
Serve at Christian Family Care Thrift Store
Join us for a service day at the Christian Family Care Thrift Store off of Greenway and the 51. Tasks include dusting, vacuuming, clothes sorting, pricing, check-out counter, and organizing. Questions? Contact George Mahoney at .
Next serving opportunity: Saturday, October 9th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: 3121 E Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
reigning grace ranch
Reigning Grace Ranch utilizes dozens of rescued and rehabilitated horses to empower children and teens who may be struggling with life issues such as divorce, low self-esteem, eating disorders, high functioning autism and MMR in a loving, safe environment. It is a unique place of tranquility, hope and refuge located on 15-acres near Rio Verde. Their mission of "Redemption, Strength, and Discovery" is fully realized through their volunteer mentorship programs.
Next serving opportunity: Saturday, October 23rd, 8:00-11:00am
Join us in serving as we clean up the ranch, take a tour, and meet the horses!
HOUSE OF REFUGE SUNNYSLOPE
House of Refuge Sunnyslope (including House of Hope and House of Promise) provides a safe and sober transitional living environment while individuals are restored through God’s presence in their life, full-time work, and fellowship with others. Serving opportunities include volunteering as a mentor or bible study facilitator, provide childcare help or kitchen help, or assist with maintenance/cleaning.
Next serving opportunity: Connection Night, November 9th at 5:00pm
Join us for a night of worship and celebration of changed lives through the power of Jesus Christ! Highlands members can join in serving as prayer team for the evening as well as to tour the House of Refuge facility to learn about other serving opportunities.
Harvest Compassion Center
Harvest Compassion Center's mission is to provide food and clothing in a hope-filled environment to the underserved in the greater Phoenix area. Their center in North Phoenix provides opportunities to serve in stocking shelves, greeting guests, helping them shop, and keeping the store clean and tidy.
Next serving opportunity: Saturday, October 2nd, 8:30-12:00pm
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Phoenix Rescue Mission provides hope, healing, and new beginnings for those in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. Join us as we staff the farmers market for low-income families, serve lunch (cafeteria style) to 250 people in need, attend a worship service hosted by the Highlands worship team or ride out on the streets of inner-city Phoenix to deliver sack lunches.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God's children who are hungry in body and spirit. Highlands hosts a huge annual community food packing event right on our campus. Volunteers hand-pack meals formulated for malnourished children which are sent to partners around the world where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs.
Highlands is hosting a FMSC MobilePack event September 24-25!
CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTERS (CPC)
Choices Pregnancy Centers have served women and men in the Greater Phoenix area for over 35 years offering compassionate and confidential care to those facing unplanned pregnancies. Compelled by the love of Jesus, CPC offers life-affirming choices that are consistent with biblical values and do not provide or refer for abortion. Medical services and education are funded entirely by generous donor gifts, and there are serving opportunities available for volunteers.
FOOTHILLS FOOD BANK
The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provide food, referral information, and financial assistance to over 600 families and individuals. Located in Cave Creek AZ, the food bank boundaries have expanded to cover Black Canyon City to the north, I-17 to the west, Pinnacle Peak Road to the south, and Rio Verde to the east. Serving opportunities include volunteering to help sort and pack food when it is delivered. Assisting individuals in the food pick-up area.
Serving Opportunity: Foothills Food Bank is currently seeking volunteer drivers who can assist in food pick-ups and drop-offs at various locations. Morning and afternoon driving shifts are available. If you would like to drive, please contact George Mahoney at .
Make an impact on lives around the world, by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ through a one-on-one online chat forum. Serve from the convenience of your own home, with flexible 24X7 hours. Become a coach and let the Lord grow and stretch you in ways you never imagined!
Website: GroundWire.net/coaching and JesusCares.com.
Donate food and dry goods at Highlands Church to help those who can't put food on their table during this time. See a list of current needs. Items donated to the church will go to serve our community and local ministry partners. Drop off donated non-perishable food and care items at the Highlands Church Office Mon-Thurs from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Help save a life in our community! Blood donations provide relief for those battling life-threatening diseases. You can make a difference by donating blood at the Vitalant Blood Bank. Sign up to donate blood at bloodhero.com.
Blessings Bags are filled with everyday necessities and prayed for by our own Special Needs Ministry. These bags are for you to keep in your car to hand out to anyone that you see who is in need. You can pick up a Blessings Bag on most Sundays at Info Central in the lobby.