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Sunday, December 4

9am - Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Adult Discipleship Gathering is in the Fellowship Hall.  

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

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

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

10am - Kids Praise

Kids' Praise resumes this Sunday in the Student Building.

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 from the Student Building promptly at the conclusion of worship.

10am - (not so) Silent Love

This Sunday morning, we welcome a voice of love into our midst. Listening to our dear Friend Annette Sharp, we discover the pursuit of a God who does not let us go and chooses to enter into the world "so that all may be saved through him." 

Christmas 2022

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Dec. 18 - Christmas Brunch

Please join us on Sunday, December 18 at 8:30am for Christmas Brunch in the Fellowship Hall. The menu will be quiche, monkey bread, waffles, kolaches, biscuits & sausage gravy, yogurt parfaits, donuts, fruit, and cereal for the kids. There will be no Bible classes that day.  Brunch will conclude before the Children’s Musical at 9:45am.

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 the day of the brunch. Please RSVP on the app/web by Tuesday, December 13.

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Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Virtual Service

Join us on December 24th for a virtual Christmas Eve service as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ – A Light In The Darkness.

This special service will be led by our very own Eddie and Annette Sharp, as they guide us through a time of reflection on “the night of our dear Savior’s birth.”

The service will be available all day on December 24th via app, hocc.org, or YouTube.

Vespers for Advent

Looking for a way to reconnect with God during the Advent season? Look no further! Join us daily for the 28 days of Advent as we meditate, pray and reflect on the greatest gift ever given. Look for your push notification daily at 5pm with a link to that day's Vespers for Advent video.

Available on the hocc App, YouTube, and hocc.org.

Christmas Musical - The Story of Christmas

Mark your calendar to join us on Sunday morning, December 18, at 9:45am  for "The Story of Christmas", a Highland Oaks Children's Ministry Musical.  

Our kids will sing, dance and tell the story of Jesus’ birth in this simple musical before we begin worship on this last Sunday of Advent. They will conclude with an invitation to sing-a-long to familiar songs. So plan to come early and cheer them on.

This musical is free to all, and there is no need for tickets. Worship service will begin at the conclusion of the musical.

Loving, Growing, Sending

Merry Mail Challenge - December Love 1st

Christmas is a time of sharing joy! Please join us as we bring back the Merry Mail Challenge this holiday season. We are offering 2 ways to participate this year. You may choose someone from Highland Oaks of your own choosing, or if you prefer, we can assign someone to you. Either way, please register on our app or at hocc.org. Registration will be open through Monday, December 12, and you will receive your recipients on Thursday, December 15 to allow time for deliveries to be made the week of December 18. Thank you for participating in this wonderful opportunity to live out our discipleship practice of “loving” this Christmas season!

December Prayer Vigil

The story of Advent is one made for the senses. Angels announcing the birth of Jesus, singing in the night sky, the savior of the world born in a manger, and wise men arriving with gold and perfumes, among many others. It was a time and a world rich with different sights, smells, sounds, and textures. Join us this month as we imagine what this season may have been like for the people in the story of Scripture who lived it, and what God may be saying to us as we enter this sensory story.

Upcoming Children & Student Events

HOSM fall Calendar 

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


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