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A Heart for Our Communities

Local Outreach is a priority for our church. Our goal is to serve our local communities with compassion and the love of Jesus. We aim to make an impact by helping those in need. From providing food and clothing to supporting the vulnerable, we walk humbly with God, spreading His grace and bringing hope to our community. Join us in making a difference and being agents of transformation! Together, we can reflect God's love and bring light to the lives we touch.


"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me… Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

 Matthew 25:35–40


Partnering with Police

Check out this inspiring story from our Difference Maker campaign featuring two members of law enforcement/police academy from our local community. 

Mothers In Search of Help + Community

Watch this encouraging video from Bethany Carr and her experience with M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Highlands.

Communities In Schools

Hear from Katlyn Bowles, Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands, as she Partners with HF Bristol Campus.



"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Mark 10:45


Upcoming Opportunities


Love Week

Kicks Off July 21

This is a week dedicated to demonstrating the love of Jesus through acts of service with our friends and neighbors. Together, we'll join forces with local organizations to make a difference in the community! ❤️ #HFLoveWeek24

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The Hub

What's Happening at HF


The HUB is the best place to stay connected with what's happening at each of our Highlands locations. Click here to visit The HUB, create an account and choose your campus. Check the HUB via the app often for updates! 


Leadership Team


At HF, we take God’s call to "love one" another, aka our neighbors, seriously. 
It’s the heartbeat of our church as we seek to make a difference in our communities. 

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." -Matthew 22:37–40 

❤️ #HFLoveOne




Food Pantry

22417 Watauga Rd. | Abingdon, VA

The Highlands Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10am– NoonIf you or someone you know is in need of food, we invite you (or them) to stop by once a month to receive free food. The Food Pantry will be closed any 5th Wednesday of the month. The Food Pantry follows the Washington Co., VA school schedule. If the school is closed, the Food Pantry will be closed too. We also accept food pantry donations. Call (276) 628-3297 for more info.

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Thrift Store 

396 Cummings St. | Abingdon, VA

The Thrift Store provides gently used quality products such as clothing, home goods and more to our local community at affordable prices. It also sells discounted health and beauty products donated to us by a ministry partner. We are blessed to have a physical location in the heart of our Abingdon community. The Thrift Store is open every Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 6pm and Saturdays from 10am – 5pm. Help us recycle: Donate, Shop, & Spread the word. Questions? Email or call us (276) 623-0036 for more info.

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Peggy Booher

Food Pantry

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Mike Fuller

Thrift Store



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Celebrate Recovery

Tuesdays at 6pm at HF Bristol Campus

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered discipleship program for those who need help with life's Struggles, including areas like addiction, past hurts, co-dependency, sexual purity, eating disorders, etc. The purpose is to heal and draw people into a close relationship with God, serve others, grow spiritually and become free from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. Click here or call (276) 669-7400 for more info.

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Wraparound Ministry

Foster Family Support

We are a church that believes every child deserves a home and family. We want to see all of God's children put in a position to thrive. Consider connecting with us to learn more about how you can make an impact on a child's life. If you're a foster, kinship care or adoptive family, please let us know so that we can come alongside you on your journey and offer love and support. If you'd like to learn more about our Wraparound Ministry, click here. 

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Johnny Greene

Celebrate Recovery

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Gary Childers

Wraparound Ministry

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M.O.P.S.

Mothers of Preschoolers

HF MOPS, where all mothers are welcome and can find belonging. MOPS exists to provide a Christ-centered, authentic atmosphere where mothers are energized and encouraged to grow and realize their full potential as women, wives, mothers and leaders. We provide a place for busy moms to connect, learn, grow and share. Click here for more info.

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Care + Help

We're Here for You

The Care + Help team is here to enrich, direct and provide a support system for those who are going through adversity, crisis or a major life event. The Care Team also empowers others as they volunteer their time to help others. This team helps with Divorce, Encouragement and Biblical Counseling, Financial, Funeral, Marriage Prep, Minister on Duty, Prayer and more. Click here for more info. 

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Bethany Carr

MOPS

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Care + Help

Highlands Fellowship




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Tyler Vencill

Abingdon Outreach

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Brad McMillion

Bluefield Outreach

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Gary Childers

Bristol Outreach

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Dave Cross

Marion Outreach

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Lesa Morrison

HF Outreach


Helpful Resources + Info

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Grocery Delivery
Food City - foodcitydelivers.com
Walmart - grocery.walmart.com/
Meals on Wheels - Community Center of Abingdon - 276-628-3911
Instacart - Instacart.com

Food Banks:
If you are a family wondering where your next meal will come from, text FOOD to 877877 for feeding sites near you.
Stone Soup Food Pantry (Faith in Action) - 276-628-4813
Feeding America - 276-628-9266
Highlands Fellowship Food Pantry - 276-628-3297
MENTAL HEALTH + VIOLENCE HELP
Domestic Violence:
Abuse Alternatives Inc.
Abingdon - 276-628-9266
Bristol, TN - 423-764-2287
Washington County DSS - 276-645-5000
Bristol City DSS - 276-645-7450

Mental Health:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255
Bristol Crisis Center – 276-466-2218 - crisiscenterinc.org
Bristol Regional Hospital - 423-844-1121
Johnston Memorial Hospital - 276-258-1000
Veterans - 877-285-1299
Invest in the World
Homeless Shelters:
Salvation Army - 423-926-8901
Haven of Rest - 423-968-2011

Government Resources:
If you are out of work and need assistance with unemployment, you may contact the Virginia Employment Commission at www.vec.virginia.gov.

If your small business has taken a hit and you are experiencing financial hardship, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
Tennessee Labor and Workforce: https://www.tn.gov/workforce.html
Dial "211" to connect with all health agencies.

Go to commonhelp.virginia.gov for financial assistance.



Below are photos from past Love Week and outreach projects. 

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