Highland Oaks Church of Christ

Highland Oaks Church of Christ

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Listening online from Denver, CO. Thank you for preaching the truth. God will not abandon you. My birthday is circled.
I am looking for a gravesite “look up” in the Western Heights Cemetery in Dallas to confirm if a family member is buried there. Also, I’m looking for details (plot number/name, etc), if any, on two other family members that are buried in same cemetery, according to the”FindAGrave.com” (FaG) site. FaG lists the Trinity Oaks Church of Christ as the organization that maintains said cemetery. However, when I search for a tele # or an email address for Trinity Oaks, I find none. The cemetery is located in the NW corner of Ft. Worth Ave. Exact address 1617 Ft. Worth Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75208. Do you know if Trinity Oaks has changed names or if some other Church of Christ in the area is now maintaining the records, if any. This is the where Clyde (of Bonnie and Clyde fame) is buried, but I’m looking for my 3 King relatives from early 1900s that were not famous. I live in Georgia and would like to visit the cemetery once the pandemic is over.

Any advice will be appreciated.
THANK YOU! Thank you to the Praise Team, the Technical Team and Staff and Ministry Team members who continually bless us with meaningful, uplifting, inspiring worship opportunities. Philippians 1:3 "Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God."
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I was raised at HOCC way back in the day and wanted to share.....

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Thank you for the daily devotional! I’m truly enjoying them!
This was written by a friend of mine from high school (Woodrow Wilson) and posted to his page regarding our beloved Mr. English. Drew Diener is a wonderful writer. I thought this was worthy enough to forward. ❤️ FYI:

"Everyone needs a champion...that person who is unfailingly in your corner, always supporting you, always encouraging you, always believing in you, always rooting for you no matter what. When I began my teaching career at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas 17 years ago, I needed a champion, and I found one in Ward English.

Ward came to Skyline High School as the Dean of Instruction at the beginning of my second year of teaching. He began his career in public education as an English teacher in the 1970's and ultimately moved into administration. But unlike many administrators who seemed to forget their classroom roots, Ward never lost touch with teachers, and was in turn, revered by most of all of us. -Not because he was the always the most pleasant person to deal with, because he was not, but because we knew he deeply cared about us and most of all, about the children we were entrusted to educate.

When I walked into Ward’s office in August 2005 a few days before school started and nervously informed him that I would be leaving at the end of the school year to attend law school, I expected him to tell me not to bother to set up my classroom. But instead he held me in his gaze, a warm smile washing across his bespectacled visage, and gently and sincerely told me: “I’m gonna to miss you Bubba.”

Ward unhesitatingly wrote letters of recommendation and encouraged me throughout the application process. After I moved to Oregon and started law school, I did not think I would ever hear from Ward again. But sure enough, that first winter in the Northwest brought a Christmas card in the mail from Ward. I knew then that I had made a friend for life. There would be no shaking Ward English. Each subsequent Christmas brought another card from Ward, and with it a lengthy, single-spaced letter recapping in sometimes mind-numbing detail just about everything he had done during the previous year. Readers were regaled with tales of the good life he was living now that he had retired -- the Canasta games he played with his closest friends, the Texas Rangers games he attended in the hot summer sun (he was die-hard fan and season-ticket holder), the hearty lunches and dinners at this restaurant or that one with former colleagues (he loved to eat), the Sunday school class he taught at his church (he loved children and was a true Christian), the trips he took here, there and everywhere (he always seemed to be going on or planning his next cruise), the former students, colleagues and otherwise notable people he encountered at the polls each election day (the consummate citizen, he volunteered at polling sites each year), the One-Act Play and Academic Decathlon competitions he judged (he was a staunch supporter of these extra-curricular activities and got me involved as an Academic Decathlon coach when I was at Skyline).

Since I joined Facebook nine years ago, I have used it as a venue for my first love – writing. And my favorite subject to write about has always been my dad, the late Paul Diener, who died October 10, 1984 when I was 10. Ward never tired of my stories about my dad, a man he never knew in person, but came to know and revere through my stories. Ever my champion, Ward unfailingly posted thoughtful and encouraging comments about those stories, emboldening me to continue to share them and to not stop believing in my abilities as a writer and storyteller.

Two days ago, my champion, who had recently beaten cancer, fell and hit his head. Yesterday, October 10, 2018, he died. In reading the posts on Ward’s page today, a realization hit me. Ward English was not just my champion. He was the champion of each and every one of the thousands of students, teachers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, family members, and Rangers fans whose lives he touched.

I'm gonna miss you Bubba, and so is everyone else."

Highland Oaks Church of Christ - Dallas

Operating as usual

09/01/2021

For our September Love First 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 here to let us know how you would like to participate and how many members you would like to encourage.
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/SeptemberLoveFirstChallenge2021

For our September Love First 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 here to let us know how you would like to participate and how many members you would like to encourage.
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/SeptemberLoveFirstChallenge2021

08/30/2021

Yesterday, Pat spoke to us about the need to "Choose Discipline" when it comes to our discipleship. Now many of us, if we grew up in the church, were most likely taught that discipline was something only we could do ourselves. It was personal and only about 'me.' But in 2 Timothy 1:5-7 Paul reminds us that our faith, our discipleship is not our own but done so in community with others. So, when we choose discipline we must do so in the presence of others, around other people who also choose discipline.

Take a moment and watch the video below. Who in your life has chosen discipline and helps you to do the same? Have you had a conversation with them recently? Take time this week to reach out to other disciples who choose discipline, thanking them and sharing with them the ways you too are choosing discipline in order to establish deep roots of discipleship.

08/25/2021

If you adopted a teacher to appreciate, this is your friendly reminder to either mail it this week or bring it to hand deliver on Sunday for the final week of this August Love First challenge. If you’d still like to be assigned a teacher to appreciate, indicate so on this form. Thanks! #hocclove1st https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/AugustLoveFirstChallenge2021

If you adopted a teacher to appreciate, this is your friendly reminder to either mail it this week or bring it to hand deliver on Sunday for the final week of this August Love First challenge. If you’d still like to be assigned a teacher to appreciate, indicate so on this form. Thanks! #hocclove1st https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/AugustLoveFirstChallenge2021

08/23/2021

"Talk is cheap." "I would rather see a good sermon than hear one any day." This past Sunday, Pat invited us to think about the deeper roots of our discipleship, specifically in terms of "loving well." Loving well is easy to say but difficult to do. In the end, disciples—people who follow Jesus and grow in relationship with him—are people who see others and do something.

This week, who will you see and what will you do?

Serving Communion 08/20/2021

Serving Communion

As we continue to gather together at the table for communion, we’re still in need of some folks who are willing to serve. Whether walking trays down the aisle, or passing from the table, please follow this link to sign up and let us know if you’re willing to help.
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/Serving_Communion

Serving Communion

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ's post 08/18/2021

What a special weekend of blessing the new sixth graders as they transitioned from the Children’s Ministry into the Student Ministry. They got a fun tour of the Student Building during Lock in Lite, received a Bible and gift and an anointing of prayer during class and then you witnessed their milestone with a special prayer during worship too. And to top it off one of them chose to be baptized as well!

08/09/2021

Yesterday, Pat Bills invited us to reconsider how we think about our discipleship. What if instead of "performance" we focused on the "process," and stopped aiming for "perfection" but leaned into being "present"? Watch the clip below and consider how rethinking our discipleship can help us grow deeper roots.

08/08/2021

We sincerely appreciate the 40 people of HOCC who teach on Sunday mornings, at our in-house Little Acorns Child Development Center and we appreciate our professional educators throughout the metroplex.
Sign up ⬇️ below to indicate how many teachers you’d like to adopt to appreciate this month for the Love Challenge. Then, you’ll be notified of who you’ve been assigned so you can mail a thank you card. You are more than welcome to include a token of appreciation such as a gift card to Sonic, Starbucks, Amazon or Target, but it’s not necessary to be involved in this important effort.
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/AugustLoveFirstChallenge2021

We sincerely appreciate the 40 people of HOCC who teach on Sunday mornings, at our in-house Little Acorns Child Development Center and we appreciate our professional educators throughout the metroplex.
Sign up ⬇️ below to indicate how many teachers you’d like to adopt to appreciate this month for the Love Challenge. Then, you’ll be notified of who you’ve been assigned so you can mail a thank you card. You are more than welcome to include a token of appreciation such as a gift card to Sonic, Starbucks, Amazon or Target, but it’s not necessary to be involved in this important effort.
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/AugustLoveFirstChallenge2021

24 Hour Prayer Vigil (August 2021) 08/06/2021

24 Hour Prayer Vigil (August 2021)

Have you signed up for our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil next weekend? As we grow deeper in our discipleship, we believe that praying together as a whole church family has the power to transform ourselves, our church, and our community. Follow this link to sign up for a one hour time slot:
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/24HourPrayerVigil_August_2021

24 Hour Prayer Vigil (August 2021)

08/02/2021

This past Sunday we started our "vision check" series, a yearly rhythm where Pat takes us through what it means to love, grow, and send disciples here at Highland Oaks. Check out the video below and take a few moments to think about Pat's call to always focus on Jesus, that discipleship is not about a position but a person.

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ's post 07/28/2021

Forerunner Mentoring is a Christian non-profit dedicated to changing lives through investing in relationships with young men in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas. They are thrilled to now office and run their ministry from the Highland Oaks Church Building.

Forerunner provides one on one mentoring for boys who do not have a present father-figure, as well as group mentoring programs where boys from a variety of backgrounds are unified in the goal of becoming empowered men of God in their community. In addition to serving the young men in their program, they provide community and support for the single mothers and guardians of their Forerunners through their women’s ministry. Learn more and register to be a mentor at: https://www.Forerunnermentoring.com

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ Children's Ministry - Dallas's post 07/21/2021

What a wonderful way to lean into our vision of LOVE by spending the weekend in worship, fun, teaching, meals and silliness! What did YOU enjoy about the weekend?

07/14/2021

James led the design on The BIG Weekend backdrop and his family helped bring it to life. We are so thankful! It’s beautiful when people use their gifts and talents for the benefit of the church body. This weekend will be even more special because of their unique contribution.

James led the design on The BIG Weekend backdrop and his family helped bring it to life. We are so thankful! It’s beautiful when people use their gifts and talents for the benefit of the church body. This weekend will be even more special because of their unique contribution.

07/12/2021

This past Sunday, Josh Tracy, our Sending and Missions Minister, preached on the Secret Door of the Parable of the Great Banquet found in Luke 14:15-24. After speaking to us about the privileged, then the poor, Josh asked us to consider what Jesus, the host, asks of us when it comes to inviting people to his banquet. How do I let go of my privilege and move toward the poor? Jesus tells us the way.

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ's post 06/30/2021

The Colorado backpackers are now off the mountain! “The whole trip was inspiring as we had such a wide range of ages and interests. It was a perfect vision of church community, all out in the wilderness.” They experienced rain, hail, cold and lots of encouragement from one another! Thanks for your prayers for their safe travel home today and tomorrow.

06/29/2021

This past Sunday, Pat unpacked the difficult parable of the Barren Fig Tree in Luke 13. Many of us are used to hearing this parable as a stern warning to "repent or perish!" But, what if Jesus is inviting us to hear this story differently, where we are the owner of the vineyard and Jesus asks us to put down our axe? What if this parable asks us to reconsider our idea of God in light of Jesus, the God of the shovel and not the axe?

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ's post 06/23/2021

This week and last, Highland Oaks Children's Ministry and Student Ministry have been busy at ACU Leadership Camps! Our high school disciples enjoyed a week at Kadesh last week, and this week our elementary disciples are diving into Learning to Lead. They spent time with friends old and new, and we're so excited for what their experiences can bring to our whole Highland Oaks family!

06/16/2021

The BIG Weekend begins one month from today, and we want YOU there. The Friday night session is indoors, Saturday morning is indoors with a break to go home in the afternoon. The SUPER fun Saturday night session is outdoors. Sunday morning with our whole church family is all about The Big Weekend theme with equipping of young kids for participation in worship. We will break for lunch together indoors and the finale is indoors. We will be done by 2 PM on Sunday. Let us know what questions you have and get registered today. https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/TheBigWeekend2021

The BIG Weekend begins one month from today, and we want YOU there. The Friday night session is indoors, Saturday morning is indoors with a break to go home in the afternoon. The SUPER fun Saturday night session is outdoors. Sunday morning with our whole church family is all about The Big Weekend theme with equipping of young kids for participation in worship. We will break for lunch together indoors and the finale is indoors. We will be done by 2 PM on Sunday. Let us know what questions you have and get registered today. https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/TheBigWeekend2021

06/15/2021

All are welcome at tomorrow’s play date hosted by Taylor Westbrook at 10am at Reverchon Park. Let us know you’re going.

All are welcome at tomorrow’s play date hosted by Taylor Westbrook at 10am at Reverchon Park. Let us know you’re going.

06/14/2021

This past Sunday Eddie Sharp talked to us about the parable of The Good Samaritan, asking us to "bring the story home" and tend to one another's wounds after the past year and a half of sadness and pain. But Eddie also had an insightful segment on the lawyer's question to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Watch the short clip below to hear Eddie's powerful reminder that followers of Jesus do not "get to hate" anyone, but are called to love people with mercy and compassion.

06/11/2021

Wednesday nights this summer are all about reconnecting with one another through heartfelt conversation shared over one of life's great unifiers: sugar! We had a great first D3 this past Wednesday, but we missed seeing you there. Click the link to RSVP (it's free!) by Monday, and we'll look forward to seeing you there this week!
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/D3_June_16_2021

Wednesday nights this summer are all about reconnecting with one another through heartfelt conversation shared over one of life's great unifiers: sugar! We had a great first D3 this past Wednesday, but we missed seeing you there. Click the link to RSVP (it's free!) by Monday, and we'll look forward to seeing you there this week!
https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/D3_June_16_2021

Photos from Highland Oaks Church of Christ's post 06/09/2021

Today we feature another way that our church family strives to include and love all people. The deaf church started at Highland Oaks in the 1980’s and currently meeting in the Educational Wing. The deaf church provides an opportunity for our deaf friends to serve in active leadership roles and use their preferred American Sign Language (ASL). In the Worship Center we have several wonderful interpreters who use signed English. They do a beautiful job of interpreting the worship for those who wish to be alongside their hearing family members or have some residual hearing and enjoy the music in the Worship Center. We are so thankful to our volunteers who offer both styles of worship for those who are deaf or have a hearing loss. And thank you so much to Deb Christian who taught us some signs this week to bring a richness to our communion and to remind us to listen.

06/08/2021

Yesterday Chad brought us a word from Luke 8 and the Parable of the Sower. Specifically, he asked us to consider the soil of our hearts, how at times the gardens of our soul need tending, and how we need to not only be receptive to the seed thrown by the sower but to be willing to scatter the seeds of the kingdom of God as well.

Think about the past year. Where is the soil of your heart today? What might you need to do to prepare your soul as we venture into this post-pandemic world?

Yesterday Chad brought us a word from Luke 8 and the Parable of the Sower. Specifically, he asked us to consider the soil of our hearts, how at times the gardens of our soul need tending, and how we need to not only be receptive to the seed thrown by the sower but to be willing to scatter the seeds of the kingdom of God as well.

Think about the past year. Where is the soil of your heart today? What might you need to do to prepare your soul as we venture into this post-pandemic world?

06/04/2021

Have you heard the news? Our Sunday morning Discipleship Gatherings will resume in our building starting this Sunday morning. Check out the picture attached to see what gatherings are being offered to help you decide where you'd like to go. We're looking forward to reconnecting with one another in this way as we continue to love, grow, and be sent as disciples! We hope to see you at 9 on Sunday morning.

Have you heard the news? Our Sunday morning Discipleship Gatherings will resume in our building starting this Sunday morning. Check out the picture attached to see what gatherings are being offered to help you decide where you'd like to go. We're looking forward to reconnecting with one another in this way as we continue to love, grow, and be sent as disciples! We hope to see you at 9 on Sunday morning.

06/02/2021

We’re looking at you... Empty nesters, young professionals, new graduates, retirees AND the parents of participating kids & teens. The sooner you get registered, the bigger this weekend will be! Register today. https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/TheBigWeekend2021

06/01/2021

New Series: Secret Doors

This past Sunday we started a new series called "Secret Doors: Finding the Unexpected Kingdom." Throughout the summer we'll encounter the many parables of Jesus and the ways he invites us into a a kingdom where God sits on the throne. Watch the short clip below where Pat gives us an idea of what parables are meant to do and how they invite us to imagine a different world.

What is your favorite parable and why? Leave a comment below and let us know!

05/28/2021

With the end of the month right around the corner, remember that Sunday is the last day for our Love First Challenge in May. Bring your donations for Caring and Sharing with you to worship on Sunday morning. More info can be found at https://hocc.org/love-first-2021 to see what specific donations are needed.

With the end of the month right around the corner, remember that Sunday is the last day for our Love First Challenge in May. Bring your donations for Caring and Sharing with you to worship on Sunday morning. More info can be found at https://hocc.org/love-first-2021 to see what specific donations are needed.

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New Series: Secret Doors
Gathering for the Spirit Empowered Future of Highland Oaks
Recieving The Gifts of Advent: Love

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10805 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX
75238

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Service Times Bible Class from 9:00am - 10:00am Worship begins at 10:15am

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30am
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30am
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30am
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30am
Sunday 9am - 12pm
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