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Deep Roots: journey Together

Can you imagine what the disciples witnessed in Jesus’ prayer life that caused them to ask Jesus to teach them to pray in Luke 11?

Last Sunday, Pat walked through this familiar prayer using examples of the stories from Luke's accounts: from the disciples journeying together in pairs, Peter and John going to the temple, Paul and Barnabas traveling around, and finally,  with Stephen's speech.

Not alone. Together.

Watch this video and listen as Chad encourages us to journey together.

sunday, September 26

Sunday Morning Classes 

Sept. 26 - 9am

Adult Discipleship Gatherings currently have offerings in three locations (one on the 1st floor and two on the 2nd floor). Adult Special Needs Class meets in the Kids Wing.

Students meet in the Student Center.

Children and nursery classes are in the Kids' Wing.

Click on the button below for more information.  This information is also available on the app when you click the Sunday graphic from the home page and then Sunday Morning Classes.

Sermon message at 10am 

Sept. 26 - Deep Roots: Embrace Mission

As we conclude our series on deep roots, we unpack the word "mission" as we consider how our neighborhood and world are in need of deeper disciples.

How will the Highland Oaks family pursue mission for our neighborhood and world? Come and see!

Children's activity sheets are available each week inside of Door K.

Kids' Praise during Worship 

Sept. 26

We welcome kids ages 3 years through 5th grade to join in on this interactive and fun worship in Kids’ Town during the sermon.

They will be dismissed from the Worship Center. Please make sure they are wearing a name tag and keep your phone on vibrate when they are in our care.

Pick your child up promptly when worship concludes.

children's Christmas Musical Rehearsals 

Begin Sept. 26

Auditions for our Children’s Christmas Musical have concluded and we have a cast ready to go! Rehearsals begin this Sunday at 5:30pm in Kids’ Town. Click on the link below to sign up for text messages about all things relating to the musical.

Musical Participants, their families, and non-musical participants are welcome. Enter through Kids’ Wing Door I (facing the playground).

You are welcome to invite your kids’ friends to join in on the choir. Contact Marla at mfinley@hocc.org for more information.

Loving, Growing, Sending

(Order May vary Weekly)

September Love First Challenge


For our September Love Challenge, we invite you to reconnect with someone from Highland Oaks who we haven’t seen in a while. They may be virtual only and need to know they are missed. They may be quarantining or sick. They may sit on the other side of the Worship Center, and you haven’t had a chance to chat. We encourage everyone to extend love and rebuild connections.

How can we reach out? It’s up to you. Some ideas could include a phone call, text, email, a greeting card, or a porch visit.

You can reconnect with members in one of two ways. You can choose members yourself; or people can be assigned to you. Either way, sign up on our website or app to let us know how you would like to participate and how many members you would like to encourage.

October Love First Challenge

Lake Highlands Community Trunk or Treat

For our October Love First Challenge, Highland Oaks will be partnering with Arms of Hope Community Outreach Center, Bright Futures for Women and Children (formerly Pamper Lake Highlands), Caring & Sharing Food Pantry, Forerunner Mentoring, and Little Acorns Child Development Center for this year's Trunk or Treat event.

The event will be held at Highland Oaks on Saturday, October 30, from 11am to 1pm, and we have been asked to provide decorated trunks and candy for the event.

Candy - Throughout the month of October we will be collecting candy to pass out at our Trunk or Treat on October 30.  Please bring individually wrapped candy and place it in the marked buckets around the concourse.  In lieu of donating candy, you may also donate candy funds.

Decorated Trunks - Dress up in costume, decorate your trunk, and join us to pass out candy and bless the Lake Highlands community at our Trunk or Treat!   Your whole family can participate.  If you're single, come by yourself, or join with a friend to bring a decorated trunk.

Please sign up and let us know how you would like to connect with our Front Yard.  

D3 - Dessert, Discussion, Discipleship

October 6 - 1st Wednesday

Join us on the 1st Wednesday night each month for D3: Dessert, Discussion, and Discipleship. Come enjoy a different dessert each night while participating in engaging conversation topics with other HOCC family members.

Our next D3 event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6.  Please RSVP  below.

All ages welcome! Age appropriate activities offered for children 3 yrs to 5th grade (must RSVP).  Must RSVP to attend by the prior Monday. There is no cost. Donations will be accepted. 

24 Hour Prayer Vigil

October 8-9

As we lean into our commitment to grow as disciples in 2021, we invite you to sign up now to pray with us during our October 24-hour prayer vigil. For those who signed up, a list of prayer requests will be sent to you Thursday, October 7. The vigil will start on Friday, October 8 at 6pm and will end with the last time slot being Saturday, October 9 at 5pm. The vigil is completely remote.

Celebrate the Children Dinner & Auction 

Saturday, October 9

For 31 years, the Celebrate the Children Auction has been the flagship event for ChristianWorks for Children fundraising. Held in the beautiful Dallas Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel, the evening is filled with a silent auction of over 350 items, a fabulous dinner, a live auction of trips, and one-of-a-kind experiences, features a speaker and ends with the gift of a live concert.

It’s a wonderful Saturday night to invite friends and family, colleagues and neighbors, into the ministries of ChristianWorks—a mix of fundraising, fellowship, friend reunions, and a lot of fun!

Most importantly, this special night allows all that gather to do something amazing for the children of Dallas together that none could do alone.

MRN Missions Benefit Dinner

Friday, October 15

Mission Resource Network invites you to a complimentary dinner and a conversation centered around what God is doing in the world and how He is calling you to join Him.

Seating is limited, so reservations are important. To reserve your seat click on button below.


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