In High Point

A Simple Gesture

A SIMPLE GESTURE is a door-to-door food collection program that provides a steady supply of food to local food banks and pantries in order to end hunger in Guilford County.


1. Buy one additional non-perishable item every week when you go shopping.
2. Store it in the green bag that we provide (please contact Pastor Debra if you need one).
3. Our Volunteer Drivers will come to your home, on the date specified on the attached tag on your green bag, collect your bag of food, and leave another green bag for you to use in the next two months. If you would rather, you are welcome to bring your bag to the church and place it in the bin in the foyer of the Education Building prior to the date on the tag.

A Simple Gesture was founded in Greensboro, but has now expanded to High Point. All food collected in High Point stays here to be distributed to the four local food pantries we have supported with our Fill the Bus efforts: Open Door Ministries, Ward St. Mission, West End Ministries, and Burns Hill Neighborhood Association.


Food Delivery

On the last Thursday of each month we deliver food from Open Door Ministry to Sheraton Towers.  Meet at 10:30am at Open Door Ministry to fill the church bus full of food. Contact the church office if interested in participating.


Community Dinner Drivers

Each Thursday evening, FUMC-HP offers a ride to Sheraton Towers residents to Ward Street Community Dinner (5:30-6:30pm). Interested in driving the bus, contact Gart Evans at



Each fall, FUMC-HP walkers join thousands across the country to raise funds to feed the hungry. Walkers raise money by obtaining sponsors from their friends, family and co-workers. One-fourth of all money raised stays in High Point to support Open Door Ministries of High Point. Remaining funds are used by Church World Service to fight hunger across the globe. Contact Rad Moreland at if interested.


Naaman's Recovery Golf Tournament

Each year we have a golf tournament to raise money to support Naaman's Recovery Village. Naaman’s Recovery Village is a Christ-centered residential recovery program, ministering to the mind, body and spirit of men in recovery from addiction. Contact Rick Lewis at for more information.