September 30, 2014


in this issue

:: Youth Ringers and Singers

:: Handbells

:: Community Nativity Celebration

:: Kids Choirs

:: Baby Gift

:: Music Lessons

Good afternoon!

This handsome group had a great time singing at Kessler Park on Saturday.  Andrea Millaway was also there but missed this photo op.  It was a great day with a wonderful director!


Here are special dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled: 


October 5 – World Communion – Youth sing “Bonse Aba” at 11:00 am.  Adult Choir “Hope of

   the World”

October 5 – Youth Choir Workshop  1:30 to 6:00 pm, St. Andrew UMC – we leave after church and head to St. Andrews after lunch.

October 12 – Be the Church Sunday  – One Service at 9:00 am – Youth and Adults Sing

    “Let It Shine”

October 18 – Saturday, Adult Choir Workday 9 to noon at Holy Covenant.

October 19 – Children’s Sabbath, Children and Adults sing “As a Little Child”

October 26 – Trunk or Treat

November 2 – All Saints Sunday: Youth Sing “Aina That Good News”  Adults sing “Nearer

  My God to Thee”

November 9 – Music Appreciation Sunday

December 4 – 7:00 PM, Adult Choir sings at Community Nativity Program

December 14 – Appalachian Winter Christmas Music presented by the Wesleyan Choir

and Orchestra.


My thanks to all of you for what you do! 

Pastor Debbie

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Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants.

Email [email protected] with questions about how to get started!

     The Youth Choral Workshop is Sunday, October 5

Here is the schedule for the day.

10:30 am – Warm up in Choir Room to sing at 11:00 Service.  Wear blue choir shirts!  

After Church, around noon, we’ll head over to 5 Guys Burgers for lunch.  Then go to St. Andrew UMC in Plano for a great singing and learning experience.

    (We’ll be back in time for UMYF)


Chris Crook and Taylor Davis, Clinicians

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Plano, Texas




October 5:  11:00 Service  “Bonse Aba”

     Lunch and Workshop following 11:00 Service

October 12:  Join adults for one service “Let it Shine”

     No Rehearsals on October 12

Regular Rehearsals on October 19 and 26

November 2:  11:00 Service  “Ain’a That Good News”

Regular Rehearsals 2, 9 and 16

November 23:  No Rehearsals

Regular Rehearsal on November 30

December 7:  Sing in Worship 11:00 (no afternoon rehearsal)

December 13:  Rehearse with Orchestra (time tba)

December 14: Sing last song in “Appalachian Winter” Cantata

No rehearsals until January (both services)


Bells will be scheduled soon. 

bellsHandbell Choirs!

If you’d like to ring, contact Debbie Chapman or Joy Lasley. 

[email protected]

[email protected]


Rehearsal for Covenant Carillons

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Joyful Noise begins rehearsing at Sundays at 1:30 pm

Children’s bells (grades 3-5) We are not rehearsing until we have 4 more ringers! 

Email Debbie if you are interested!

Revelation Ringers (grades 6-12)  Sundays at 4:30 pm 

              Community Nativity
nativity exhibit

The Wesleyan Choir will sing again at the community Nativity Celebration at the Latter Day Saints Church in Carrollton on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm


                Kids ChoirsStar Factor Photo

Not too late to join!


Dates to sing:

Sunday, Oct. 19

Sunday Nov. 9

Sunday, December 7 – evening program

Sunday, December 14:  Sing last song in Appalachian Winter” performance.


Children’s Choir (Choir room)

Grades 1-5, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 

Pre-schoolers sing with nursery workers during our services of worship on Sundays.


Children’s handbells will not rehearse until all 8 positions are filled.  Let Debbie know if you are in the 3rd – 5th grade and want to ring.

 Baby Girl Hinton is due in November.


The Wesleyan Choir will be passing around an envelope to accept donations for a gift card for the Hintons.  In Heather’s words, “we need everything!”  If you’d like to contribute to this gift, you can give a dontation to any adult choir member or directly to Debbie! 


Music Lessons! 
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Jonathan Kaan is teaching piano lessons at Holy Covenant.  You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or at 972-505-1833 for more information.

Jonathan’s graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (teaching) and Performance. 


Have a Holy and Blessed Week!  God will work through us to bless our work and bless those that hear us.  I can’t thank you enough for all you do to make the music at Holy Covenant meaningful and unique.  Below is the link to sign up or unsubscribe from any of our email lists.


Thanks again for what you do to minister to Holy Covenant.

God Bless!


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