Hurting? Hopeless? In need of help?

We all go through crisies and difficult seasons of life. Highlands Community Church is committed to help you at your point of need. It’s all part of our mission to bring the hope and healing of the gospel to our broken world!

Serving in Care Ministries

Meeting people’s needs involves far more than the capacity of our pastors and staff. It’s our goal to put your time and talents to good use by equipping and training you. We develop leaders to oversee our various care ministries and work to strengthen connections with those in small groups, adult ministries, and our community. These ministries work together to provide support for people in times of crisis, whether it be social, spiritual or health-related. Caring for others in this way creates Christ-like patterns in all of us that bring wholeness and health to our church family. To learn more about serving in Care Ministries, contact Alicia Fiess.

Personal Needs

Single & Parenting

Wednesdays beginning March 2 | 7-8:30 pm | Register
Take the guesswork out of parenting alone. If you are a single parent in need of a little encouragement, friendship, and parenting insights, we are here for you. Join us Wednesday nights for a parenting workshop where we'll look at ways to encourage your kids in obedience, developing strong relational bonds, and practical advice on being a working parent and managing debt. You'll also develop meaningful friendships with other single parents.

Visit Single & Parenting for more information on this ministry.

Grief Share

GriefShare is a 13-week series that is led by people who understand what you are experiencing and offer encouragement during this difficult time.   Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief recovery, followed by a group discussion where you will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences, and share your own.
Next Series: October 6-December 29 | 6-8 PM | Via Zoom | Cost: $20

Register here.
Visit GriefShare for more information on this ministry.

Stephen Ministries
Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. Have you lost your job? Lost someone close to you? Have you recently moved and just don’t feel good about the situation? Maybe you just need someone to help you sort things out. Stephen Ministers are here to help you find God’s answers.
Click here to Request a Stephen Minister
For more information, contact Barry Brenden at



Highlands pastors provide counseling for individuals and couples, offering biblically based solutions, encouragement and prayer.   Highlands also provides referrals to Christian counselors who have been prescreened in accordance with biblical standards.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at

Divorce Care

Experiencing separation or divorce? Maybe you've been divorced but still struggle with the after effects? Give DivorceCare a try. It is led by others who have walked this path and can help guide you through the healing process towards wholeness. The 14-week program is lead by video, discussion, and includes a guidebook. Divorce is painful but it does not need to define who you are or your future. This session is for men only, and will meet via Zoom. In the fall, our in-person, coed group will meet again.
Next Series: February 6-May 8, 2023 |  7-9 PM  |  Via Zoom
Cost: $20  | DivorceCare Registration

For more information, contact Cheryl Jones at
Visit DivorceCare for more information on this ministry.

Lay Premarital counseling

Members of Highlands are trained to provide premarital counseling and guidance.   They meet with engaged couples and work through a number of relationship skills including communication, conflict resolution, growth areas and goal setting.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight Christ- centered recovery principles.  By working and applying these Biblical principles, you will grow spiritually and find freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Fridays  |  7-9 PM  | Fellowship Hall  in person and via Zoom 

For more information, visit our Celebrate Recovery page or contact Darla Lorbeski or Mike Loos


The purpose of Cheerleaders and Champions is to encourage and strengthen those who are dealing with cancer. This Christ-centered group offers friendship for life through sharing, listening, laughing, learning, opening God's Word and praying. It welcomes both women and men, those with cancer, and those who can lend a supporting hand.

For more information, please contact Ernie or Norene Antin at



Highlands' Visitation Team is composed of Highlands members who have received training to visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement home, and other places where the need exists.   Team members reach out with love and listening to those in need, and work alongside the pastoral staff to shepherd people in crisis.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at


Highlands understands how difficult this time of grief can be.   We are ready to help you with pastoral care, funeral and memorial service planning,  and receptions that will meet your needs.

For more information, contact Cathy Joss at

Practical Needs

From time to time, people in our church family may need help with meals, a temporary place to stay, auto or home repair or maintenance, transportation, or vocational services. If you would like to volunteer to help with these needs, or if you are currently experiencing one of them, please submit the form below.