Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Highland Community Church strives to make an impact in and around the Wausau, Weston, and Marathon communities.  We encourage our staff and our attenders to be active and participate in local events.  

Here are some upcoming opportunities for you to Connect, Grow, and Go into our community:

Make a Difference Day held October 28, 2017 is the largest raking project in the area, helping give elderly and disabled residents peace of mind and increasing their independence.  To learn more click here .  

Here is a list of opportunities we have recently participated in.  Watch for updates on each as we approach the month listed:

October:  Operation Christmas Child gives you the opportunity to pack shoe box gifts for children in need from all around the world.  Many parents use this as an opportunity to teach their children about giving.  Click here to visit Operation Christmas Child's website.  For details specific to collection here at Highland Community Church, visit the Highland Happenings and  watch for bulletin announcements.

November - December:  Collection of winter clothing items for local school children.  Watch for more details regarding items needed by local schools in the Wausau, Weston, and Marathon Communities.

January - February:  Blessings in a Backpack food collection for over 600 local school children to take a backpack of food home for the weekend when they don't receive a school lunch.  To learn more about how to bless children with a backpack of food, visit their website.  

May:   Highland's FREE SALES which are hosted at our Wausau Campus on a Friday in early May and at our Marathon Campus on a Saturday in early August every year. Our intent for the FREE SALE is simply to show the love of Christ as Highland attenders share the gracious gifts God has provided to them with the community.  It is all free.  Check the calendar page for exact dates of each event.

June:  Feed My Starving Children is a protein base food packing event that takes place each year.  Thousands of children from third and fourth world countries receive necessary nutrition through this life-saving food packing event.  To learn more about this incredible opportunity click here.

July and August:  As we gear up for school each year, Highland supports the Stuff the Bus school supply collection program.  School supplies are brought to Highland and are donated to the Fill a Backpack Fill a Need Program which provides necessary school supplies for over 6000 children throughout Marathon County.  Click here to learn more about this great program and how you can help in 2018!  

Other Community Service Opportunities we have participated in:

  • Monthly meals provided to the local organizations that serve our community such as Police and Fire Departments and the Women's Community
  • Law Enforcement appreciation event
  • Preparing and serving a meal for the homeless
  • Children and Youth Ministries volunteering at The Neighbors Place
  • Youth Ministries yearly spring clean-up efforts at local camps
  • Nursing Home visits to play games, carol, and fellowship

Questions about opportunities to make an impact in our community?  Contact Janna Janke at