Leadership Update

This Sunday, April 21, is a historic day for Highland. It’s the Sunday where we focus on our elders. Our elders agree to serve four-year terms. Every four years they decide to continue serving or retire. This Sunday our current elders will be affirmed, our new elders will be installed, and our retiring elders will be honored.

Affirmation of current elders

We currently have 20 elders. Seventeen of them will continue to serve the next four years. They are: Joey Adkins, Chris Barber, Josh Bostic, Jeff Frizzell, Ken Garner, Bill Ivey, David Jackson, Reggie Lattimore, Sam Leow, Randy McPherson, Barry Mitchell, Sean Prine, David Ralston, Jay Shappley, Wayne Simpson, Steve Taylor, and Ron Wade.

Installation of additional elders

We presented eight new candidates to the church on March 24. They will be installed as additional elders, bringing our total number of elders to 25. The new elders are: Jimmy Adkins, Jay Bethea, Cary Daniel, Charlie Fowler, Jonathan Mooneyham, Rance Reagan, Rod Robinson, and Trent Williamson.

Honoring retiring elders

Three of our current elders will be retiring. They are: Larry Houk, Gerald Jerkins, and Jerry Midyett.

We are thankful for the godly men the Lord has raised up to be our shepherds. We seek your prayers for these men and their wives as they humbly serve Highland.

Life-Giving Sunday

Life Giving Sunday is May 5. We have two Life-Giving Sundays per year. Our annual goal is $534,068 ($428,068 outreach, plus $104,000 weekly). Our May 5th spring outreach goal is $250,000, which goes to support our missionaries and outreach partners. We will raise the balance in the fall during the second Life-Giving Sunday.

HCM Updates

Child Safety

We love our Highland kiddos! We want them to be safe in our care. You may or may not be aware that we have a printed “Child Protection Policy” and we are more than happy to share that with you at any time.

This week I want to share just a few of the things we have in place to make sure our children are safe while in our care.

  1. We have a secured area for our children ages nursery through kindergarten. This area is able to be locked down if necessary and all of the class windows and doors are protected with a bulletproof film.
  2. No one is allowed in the secured area without checking in at the KidCheck check in station.
  3. We have security walking our 1st – 5th grade hall way during class.
  4. We have observation windows in our doors and also have observation windows in our nursery and preschool classrooms.
  5. We have cameras throughout our building and those cameras are monitored during worship and class times.
  6. We have a “2 adult” policy. No adult can be alone with a child at any time.
  7. We do background checks on all of our volunteers.
  8. We provide Child Protection training for all of our volunteers.
  9. We have a waiting period for new members before they can apply to volunteer to work with our children.
  10. We ask that all children 3rd grade and under, be picked up by a parent. We do not allow these children to be dismissed to go meet a parent.

Bottomline, we want all our children to be as safe as possible in our care. We continue to seek training and information to keep up to date on plans to keep these little ones safe.

Camp Highland

JUNE 16–21 2024

Camp Highland is for current 3rd-11th grade students. It is usually held in June. We call it “the best week of the year!” because so many great experiences and memories are made at camp.

Click here to register!

HYG News

REWIRE: Mental Health

HYG has hosted a series on mental health the past few weeks and students have found godly help as they try to navigate these very real struggles. Falon Avery, who worked as a school counselor prior to coming to Highland, helped students think about how God created us for community and how deep community is the tangible hands and feet of Jesus that help us through life challenges. The best part is Falon, who grew up here at Highland and sat in those very same seats in the Youth Mission, is now helping students and adults find that exact kind of community all over our church.


(include summer info from last week)


We want to help our current 5th graders (and their parents) know what Wendesday nights will be like when they join HYG in the fall. That is why you are invited to join us at The RISING THIS WEDNESDAY, April 24 from 6:30-8pm. Everything takes place in the Youth Mission. Here is the plan:

6:30-7pm: hang out, relax, play, eat food; we serve food at cost: Chik-fil-A nuggets ($4), Zaxby’s nibblerz ($2), Pizza ($1.50 a slice), and Milkshakes $1.50)

7-8pm: worship, group game, devo by Emily

If you have any questions, email Emily at Emily.cochran@highlandcc.org


When: May 5th, 9:45-10:30am in the Youth Mission

Who: Current 6th-12th grade parents

Why: FREE prizes, parenting encouragement, and important info about HYG and all things summer; FREE breakfast provided

SNM Updates

Service Tuesday

Service Tuesday is this week! From 10-11:30am our special needs ministry members will engage in a service project to bless our Highland Day School Teachers! If you are interested in volunteering email Hanna at hanna.thrasher@highlandcc.org

Wednesday Night

Wednesday, April 17

Chapel Class - The Not So "Minor" Prophets - Hosea taught by David Jackson: Can you imagine what it would be like if God were married? While the idea is absurd from a spiritual perspective, it is suggested in the book of Hosea. The prophet's marriage reflects God's relationship with his chosen people 700 years before the time of Jesus. The lessons teach us about the seriousness of God's love for sinners who need salvation and redemption. As Paul says, "Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

Men's Class - A Study in Philippians - We will meet in room A-104

Women's Class - Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize when God is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer - This will be a 6-week study. We will meet in room D-101. Click here to order a study book!

Scriptures for 2024

Memorize these passages with us this year!

Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.

Psalm 25:4-7

Gift Cards for Macon-Hall and LaRose Teachers

Highland would like to bless teachers who work at our adopted schools, LaRose and Macon-Hall Elementary, during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th-10th). We would greatly appreciate gift cards of around $20 to such places as Chick Fil A, Panera, Popeyes, Baskin Robbins, Target, Chili's, Olive Garden, or anywhere you think teachers would appreciate. There will be a basket at the Go Center beginning this Sunday, going through the month of April, where you can drop them off. Thank you for the wonderful support you always give to our adopted schools.

If you would like to give money toeard gift cards, please click here.

Becoming One Marriage

Calling all married couples! Join us for the Becoming ONE Marriage Conference hosted by Agape Child & Family Services, Inc.

When: April 26th and 27th

Where: Highland

Time: Friday 4/26 - 9:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday 4/27 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Register HERE

Agape Faith Family Festival

Join us for Agape's Annual Faith Family Festival at Shelby Farms Park!

Imagine a fantastic church picnic atmosphere filled with games, kids’ activities, food, fellowship, and live musical performances from local/national/international Christian artists including our headliner, Andy Mineo! This year, we’ve also added our own children and youth choirs! This FREE event is meant to inspire the Memphis Faith Community to collective action toward a more harmonious and inclusive community.

Prayer Mail

If you have a prayer request to share or would like to subscribe to receive Prayer Mail emails, click HERE.

Join a Small Group!

At Highland, we know that small groups foster deeper relationships within the church. If you are looking for a way to connect with other Highland members, considering joining a small group! Click here to join one!

If you would like to be a small group leader, we'd love to help you do so! Contact Falon Avery, falon.avery@highlandcc.org.

If you have any other small group questions, contact Falon Avery.

Member Directory

Did you know that we have an online directory? Click here to access the online directory.

You can also download the app to our device! Download the "ShelbyNEXT ⎮ Membership" app from the app store.

If logging in with the app, the domain is "highlandcc"

Upload a photo to your profile so we can see your smiling face!

If you need any help logging in, setting up a profile, or have a question, contact Falon Avery at falon.avery@highlandcc.org.


Download the BulletinPlus app for another way to access the Link right from your phone!

Updates from LaRose

Thank you to all of the Highland volunteer reading coaches who helped 2nd graders with their sight words this year. It was another great year with Arise2Read! We have 2 more big events with LaRose. Our annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch will be on May 7th at the school. Then another big annual event is our 5th grade Field Day here at Highland on May 16th. If you’d like more information on how to get involved, let Mendy Breeden know (smbreeden@gmail.com)

Bible Trivia Anyone??

The Women’s Prison Ministry really needs volunteers to help with monthly Bible Trivia for the ladies in Henning Prison. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm. Volunteers can determine which months you are able to go and how many you would like to attend during the year.
If you are interested or think you may be slightly interested, please contact Beverly Lattimore for full details. 901-603-3335

Volunteer Opportunity!

Sign up to volunteer this June with Agape! Agape is hosting their annual Faith Family Festival again June 29 and they need volunteers to make it happen. They have a variety of roles and time slots. Click here to see the opportunities available.

Serve With Us

Serving through church gives us a way to belong and meet new people. We’ve got many openings available to fit your gifts and passions, whether it might be serving the Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, singing on the Praise Team, serving in our Special Needs Ministry, Media Team, and many others.

4 Convenient Ways to Give

1. Online. Go to www.highlandcc.org/give. You can quickly create an account and make recurring or one-time gifts. ACH is preferred because of the lower fee. Debit and credit cards are accepted, but they charge a 2%-3% fee.
2. Text “Give” to 901-352-3200. This will take you to the website.
3. In Person. You can place cash and checks in one of the offering boxes located in the Chapel and Life Center. This is a great option for your children to give a tangible gift.
4. Mail. You can send checks to the church at 400 North Houston Levee Road, Cordova, TN 38018.

April 14

Total Attendance: 1,014

Weekly Contribution: $50,767 | Weekly Budget: $52,000

Actual Year to Date: $777,950 | Budget Year to Date: $780,000

Did You Know?

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. It is not true that the ostrich hides its head in the sand in time of danger. But young birds will conceal themselves by lying down and stretching their necks out along the ground.

Highland Church of Christ
400 N. Houston Levee Road, Cordova, TN 38018

Ph: 901-458-3335
Email: Click Here

Sunday Schedule

8:30AM: Chapel, Life Center (Acapella) and Online
9:40AM: Sunday School
10:40AM: Life Center and Online (Instrumental)
Wednesday Nights
6:30PM: HCM and Adult Classes
7:00PM: HYG Class