Church, this is a CHANGE/update to our earlier announcements….so sorry for any confusion. We have just been made aware of the very special Fields of Faith happening THIS Wednesday, Oct. 20th. We know it is very important for HCOTC to connect and support this outreach/ministry event. So please make plans to join us THIS Wed., at the York Institute Football Field, 6pm to 8pm. This means that ALL HCOTC Wednesday activities are canceled for this week.* We will worship together at the football field! We want to support our youth and our community! Bring on the UNITY!(*We will work on shoe boxes THIS Sun., Oct. 24th, after church rather than this Wed.) Fields of Faith is a student led event. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.
HCOTC FALL FEST, Oct. 30th: We would like to invite everyone out to our 1st Annual, Highlands’ Fall Family Funfest on Saturday, October 30th, from 5-7 pm, at Highlands Church. We will have games, cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs, snow cones, and prizes! Kids, bring your bags and buckets for the candy caravan! Hope to see everyone there! If you have any questions or if you are interested in setting up a table, please contact Larissa Buck at 931-261-0913.WE NEED YOU TO GET INVOLVED AND HELP MAKE THIS EVENT AN AWESOME OUTREACH TO OUR COMMUNITY!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: This is your FINAL opportunity to shop for balls, small games, socks, jump ropes, small toys for boys and girls, pencil sharpeners, pencils, crayons, mini-notebooks, girls’ jewelry, etc.*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th (note the change of date): We need help putting together the shoe boxes. Just a few minutes of your time after service would be great!SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7TH: AFTER SERVICE, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PACK THE BOXES! Put it on your calendar!
HARVESTING PRAISE, Nov. 12 & 13, FBC: This is a special, youth unity weekend event that is hosted by First Baptist Church, Jamestown (306 East Central Ave.) on Friday, Nov. 12 & Saturday, Nov. 13. Registration begins Friday at 4pm (the event ends 8pm). Saturday breakfast begins at 10am, with lots of fun and ministry to follow (ends at approx. 8:30pm)! Highlands will be leading worship Fri. & Sat…Pastor Jason is blessed to be speaking Sat. evening. Pray over this special weekend and let’s get our youth involved!!! And please, INVITE others!
GLOBAL WATER CENTER EVENT (volunteer info): Jeff & Margie MacFarland have invited HCOTC to volunteer in Nashville, TN with their ministry, Global Water Center! This will be an awesome opportunity to serve alongside our dear friends, spread the Gospel, and help provide safe water to those in need! (GWC Volunteer Info)EVENT: Nashville at Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Dr. The exhibit will be open Wednesday, 11/3 – Sunday, 11/7, 10 AM – 5 PM (last registration at 4 PM) and Wednesday, 11/10 – Saturday 11/13 same hours. Last day, Sunday, 11/14, 10 AM – 3 PMWe will be setting up on Sunday 10/31 – Tuesday 11/2 and breaking down Sunday 11/14 (starting at 3) through Tuesday 11/16. We would love to have everyone come out and volunteer during any portion of our visit to Nashville and of course, hope that everyone can come out to tour the exhibit. See globalwatercenter.org to see what it’s all about. – Margie, with love!
CAFE NEEDS YOUR HELP: We can always use loving, serving, smiling helpers in our cafe. Many of our awesome cafe crew are also involved in choir, and cafe prep and choir-practice times conflict. If you would like to be part of this wonderful ministry, please sign up!
HK DEPT. NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Thank you to those that committed to joining the team and helping with HK! We NEED additional hands and hearts to join us in this awesome area…on Sundays and Wednesdays! See Pastor Ami or sign-up at the info table.
COMMUNITY GROUPS: Hey everyone, Community Groups are on the move!Check out the board on the wall (by the cafe) to see the awesome opportunities.
Diana Douglas: God on Mute by Pete Greig; underway NOW, Tuesdays at 6 pm in the Cafe’ at Highlands.
Kim Gove, new ladies group: Effortless Change, by Andrew Wommack; starts October 19th, 9 am, at 504 Mae Dr. Jamestown; contact Kim: 931-704-4544
Marcia Lee, new over 55 singles group: The greatest thing in the world, Walking in Love, By Henry Drummond; Friday nights, 6 pm, in the Cafe’ at Highlands; October 22nd
CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Don’t miss Celebrate Recovery each Sunday, 5 p.m., at Highlands. If you aren’t familiar with this incredible recovery group, please reach out to Billy Webb for additional information.
IMPORTANT RESOURCES: If you are not familiar with Truth & Liberty Coalition, please visit their site and check out the vast, invaluable resources they offer. Their Biblical worldview site features a 24/7 news feed, commentaries, press releases, voting tools, prayer guides, etc. This resource is imperative for believers today. Also, an additional resource that may be very helpful for you is Liberty Counsel, Liberty Counsel.
HIGHLANDS WEAR: If you would like to purchase t-shirts and/or sweatshirts, visit www.highlandschurchtn.org,
TIME OF PRAYER: Join us for prayer in the sanctuary Wednesdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Please respect individuals’ quiet, contemplative time of prayer and reserve conversations for outside the sanctuary. (We will meet at the York Institute Football Field this Wed. 6 p.m., for Fields of Faith. NO HCOTC Wed. activities this week!)
WORSHIP/WORD: Sunday Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. The cafe will be open at 9:15 am. Wednesday, Family Night Live starts at 6:00 p.m. We will have a light meal at 5 p.m. (We will meet at the York Institute Football Field this Wed. at 6 p.m., for Fields of Faith. NO HCOTC Wed. activities this week!)
PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have any prayer requests for the prayer team (ie. death in your family; a testimony; a word; or any other announcements, pending approval), send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prayer request is pertaining to anyone other than yourself, please ensure you have that person’s permission prior to sharing.