Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Highland Community Church strives to make an impact in and around the Wausau, Weston,  Marathon, and Merrill communities.  We encourage our staff and our attenders to be active and participate in local events.  See the bottom of the page for ongoing opportunities to serve in our community!

Even during this time of social distancing, there are ways to reach out. May God’s church shine during this time! First and foremost, follow the current guidelines set forth by leadership, government, and the CDC. Please be healthy before serving.

Highland Cares Outreach is a great way for you to share the gospel and bless somebody with a fresh bag of food, all at the same time.  Highland will provide tools for you to bless somebody - what better time than now to share the love of Jesus?  For details, contact your campus pastor by calling the front office, or emailing them directly.  Let's bless the community together!

The Blood Center of North Central Wisconsin is in dire need of blood and platelet donations. Please consider donating. For specific information please contact them at 715-842-0761 or visit their website at https://www.bcnwi.org/.

The Neighbor’s Place needs volunteers for daily food distribution center in Wausau.  If interested, contact Mallory at: 715-845-1966

Choose five people or families a day that you will pray for; consider sending them a card of encouragement to let them know you prayed for them.

Challenge a friend to do a Bible-reading plan, or to do a You Version study, and share how it is helping you both grow as Christians.

Send notes/cards of encouragement to medical staff, EMT/EMS workers, police officers, nursing homes, and others working in the field.

Check out Ruby’s Pantry; they are still serving a monthly food donation program, and volunteers are always needed.

Some stores are not allowing children to enter during this time. If you know a single parent or a family with children, perhaps you could offer to help out by running to the store, or picking up a grocery order for them. Elderly people who unable to leave home. Please check on your neighbors to see what supplies they may need.

There are a number of local food pantries and food outreach programs going on in the area. Reach out to your neighbors or other families that may benefit from these items; offer to pick them up and drop them off at their home if they are unable to get out or leave their home.

Consider providing child care for an essential worker who may have lost their childcare, or whose children are now at home all day.

Send cards of encouragement to Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, EMT's, medical professionals, nursing home workers, and residents, etc.  Many are working long hours, or have had to make drastic changes in their daily work; encourage them to let them know you care.

Share Scripture verses and encouragement on social media instead of scary statistics or stories.

Call friends and family that are around the country—check in often.

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