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Missions Month

It's Not Too Late to Donate or Pledge to 2022/23 Missions

Join us as we focus on our mission efforts here at Highland Oaks. September was the beginning of our 2022-2023 Missions campaign. The theme for this year is "Simple: Rediscovering the Beauty of God's Mission." Our goal is $160,000 and we need your support to meet the budget for this year.*

Please see the links below to pledge, give, or find additional information. If you need more information, please talk to Josh Tracy, our Sending and Missions Minister.
*Fiscal year beginning September 1, 2022 and ending on August 31, 2023.

To make your One-Time or Monthly 2022/23 Missions Pledge.
To give to Missions.
To learn more about HOCC Missions.

Sunday, October 2

9am - Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Adult Discipleship Gathering in the Fellowship Hall.  Eddie and Annette Sharp are teaching a "Study of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians: Living to the Praise of God's Glory."  

Babies through Kindergartners will be in the Community Room connected to the Fellowship Hall. Enter through door F.

First through fifth graders will be in the Student Bldg. (labeled HOSM)

6th thru 12th grades remain in the Student Bldg.

During Worship

We welcome kids ages 3 years through 5th graders to join in on this interactive and fun worship in the Student  Building.  For safety, we ask that grown-ups walk your child all the way to the building.  They will be dismissed from the Fellowship Hall and exit through Door F.  Pick your child up from the Student Building promptly at the conclusion of worship.

Loving, Growing, Sending


Sunday Lunch - Chili & Dessert Potluck

Join us for lunch after the assembly as we enjoy all things Chili! Sample several chilis from mild to hot and beef to chicken. Pile a bowl high with cornbread, assemble a delicious Frito chili pie, or even put some on a hotdog! Cheese pizza for the kids.

Please RSVP with how many from your family will be attending.  Your RSVP is needed to determine how many to plan for, so please do it today.  There is no cost to attend, but donations will be gladly accepted anytime online or the day of the meal.  Please RSVP on the app/web by Tuesday, October 11.


Area Wide Praise and Fellowship 

Come and join us October 23 at 5:00pm at Dallas West Church of Christ for an area-wide evening of praise and fellowship with Churches of Christ throughout the Dallas area. We will meet and worship God together, as well as get to know one another. This will be an evening of encouragement, so make sure to mark your calendars for this special Sunday night service.  Dallas West Church of Christ address is 3510 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX  75212.


Trunk or Treat - October Love 1st Challenge 

For our October Love First Challenge, Highland Oaks is partnering with Forerunner Mentoring, Caring & Sharing Food Pantry, Young Men's Service League, and Lake Highlands Chapter of National Charity League for this year's Trunk or Treat event.  Join us for a fun day filled with hotdogs, games, candy, costumes, and decorated trunks!
The event will be held at Highland Oaks on Saturday, October 29, 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 the Trunk or Treat.  Please bring individually wrapped candy and place it in the marked buckets in the Fellowship Hall.  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.  Please sign up below.

D3 - Dessert, Discussion, Discipleship

Join us on Wednesday, October 5 for D3: Dessert, Discussion, and Discipleship. Come enjoy dessert while participating in engaging conversation topics with other HOCC family members. All ages welcome! Must RSVP to attend by the prior Monday. There is no cost. Donations will be accepted.

Let's Help Stock & Prep at CitySquare

City Square invites a crew of HOCC volunteers to help them stock and prep their pantry on Saturday, October 8th. Anyone aged 10 and up are welcome. Spots are limited to 25 due to pantry space, so gather your family, a friend or a member of your life group to join you there.

We will gather in their parking lot (1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. Bldg. 350 through Gate A to the back parking lot) at 8:45am and be given a short tour as well.

Volunteers must create an account online with CitySquare and register for the Oct 8th event to be included.
 Contact Marla Finley at mfinley@hocc.org for more info. 

"celebrate the Children" Dinner & Auction

This year's Celebrate the Children Dinner & Auction to benefit ChristianWorks, is Saturday, October 15 from 6-10pm at the Dallas Arboretum. The silent auction features over 300 items. All attendees will enjoy a private tour of the Gardens prior to the event start time. America's Got Talent finalist, Sons of Serendip is this year's featured guest.  The sounds of their songs under the stars, overlooking the lake in the splendor of the gardens should be a night to remember!

MRN - United Pursuit Dinner

As you step into the Kingdom adventure God has prepared for you, join Mission Resource Network at their United Pursuit Dinner on Friday, October 21. You’ll be encouraged and inspired to hear how God is at work! Dinner begins at 7:00 pm at the DFW Airport Marriott North (8440 Freeport Parkway, Irving). Seating is limited, so reserve your seat soon.

Upcoming Children & Student Events

HOSM fall Calendar 

Check out the HOSM Student Ministry calendar for Truth Groups schedule and upcoming events.

Nov. 6 - Baby Dedication

All babies ages 4 and under who haven’t yet participated in a Baby Dedication are welcome. Your Highland Oaks family wants to join with you in dedicating your child to God. We will set aside a portion of our worship assembly on November 6th, for introducing your child(ren) and saying a prayer of blessing over them. So, mark your calendar, invite your extended family to join you on this special day and RSVP to Marla at mfinley@hocc.org by October 16. Include the baby’s full name, date of birth and 3 photos (newborn, current & family). Horizontal/landscape orientation is best.


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