Even as we are isolated in our homes, it’s exciting to see how our church family is finding ways to connect and encourage each other! With so much of this interaction happening online and via social media, we recognize the great importance of caring for those who may not be as connected online, in particular some of our beloved seniors who are most at risk during this pandemic.

As part of this, members of the staff and elders began to phone senior members (over 60) to check on them. We’ve completed approximately 550 phone calls, sharing that Highlands now has a team of volunteers eager to do grocery shopping and run errands for them as they have need. Then we prayed with them and celebrated with them our great Lord, our Rock and our Fortress (Psalm 91).

The response has been tremendous. Here are some comments from those we contacted:

“Thanks so much for your time, brother. God bless you and our church family.”
“Thank you for your call today. We are doing very well.”
“Thank you for thinking about my mother’s and my well belong.”
“Thank you so much for offering to help during this crisis.”
“Thank you for checking in on us and for your prayers. It’s a tough time fore sure.”
“We appreciate your prayers during this time and trust that God has a plan to do great things .”
“Thank you for checking on us. We’ve become more dependent on God through this uncertain and changing situation.”
“Thanks so much for your call this morning to check in on us and for praying for us. We feel blessed to be part of the body of Highlands Community Church.”

Imagine that! Even though we are physically apart from one another, God continues to bless His church! God is doing amazing things among us!

If you have a need during this time, or want to serve, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can email Dana Englehart at or call us at 425 255-4751.