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 bless a friend or neighbor in need.  Highland will help you provide a bag of fresh food items, along with items to help you share the love of Jesus with them.  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

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.

Consider inviting friends and neighbors to read through Philippians with you; share what you are learning with 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.

Local elementary schools are giving away food bags daily. Reach out to your neighbors or other families that may benefit from these bags; 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 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 we care.

Consider volunteering for Faith in Action—making phone calls to the elderly to ensure they have food and necessary medicines. Contact Ruth Hebbe at .

“Virtually” tutor or mentor children who are now receiving an education at home. Parents may be struggling with online schooling, or they may have to work full time, leaving kids to navigate on their own.

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