What is Happening This Week 09/07- 9/13/15

Hello Church!
This Sunday, September 13, we will have 3 important events:
Celebration of Jason Redick’s Ministry – Following the 11:00 service, we will share refreshments in the Covenant Center and celebrate Jason’s time as Youth Minister. We will take up a love offering for Jason and we will have cards you may fill out to share with him your appreciation of all he has brought to Holy Covenant this past 2 years.
Panel Discussion: Finding Peace in the Torah, Bible and Quran, at 9:45 am in the sanctuary, presented by the Advocates for Justice & Peace. Jeffrey Weiss, the award-winning journalist of religious and education issues for The Dallas Morning News, will serve as moderator with guest panelists representing the Hebrew, Christian and Islamic faith communities. “It is important to educate ourselves and to foster interfaith dialogue,” says Bob Michael, Chair of Advocates, “We are very pleased to have Mr. Weiss serve as our moderator along with our distinguished panelists.
Peace affects us all, and we must strive to set aside any preconceptions we might have to better understand one another. Religious stereotypes often contribute to misunderstandings that can lead to conflict. We hope this discussion will highlight our common philosophies of peace.”
Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving – We will begin our special congregational emphasisthis Sunday. Children, youth and some adult Sunday School classes will begin studying coordinated curriculum as we continue using the devotional guide, Practicing Extravagant Generosity: Daily Readings on the Grace of Giving in our homesWe will turn in our Heart Cards in the narthex. Blank Heart Cards will be available in worship.

Join us!
Pastor Carol

Sign-up NOW for

Job Seekers’ Work Week
Do you need a job or want a better job? Holy Covenant can help!
September 21-25
7-9 pm
Register atwww.hcumc.orgCost is free. Space is limited. Free childcare is available.
Monday, Sept. 21:
How to Find a Job
Tuesday, Sept. 22:
Writing a Resume
Wednesday, Sept. 23:
How to interview
Thursday, Sept. 24:
Mock Interviews
Friday, Sept. 25:
Job Application Assistance

Lend a Hand/Lend a Hammer
Holy Covenant is partnering with the City of Carrollton to assist residents with minor home repair issues. Mark your calendars now forOctober 2-3 and 9-10.  On these two weekends (Fridayand Saturday), Holy Covenant volunteers will gather their hammers,
paintbrushes, and yard tools to help our neighbors. We will gather at the church at 9 am and be assigned work areas. Teams will disperse to their sites, and spend the day completing their tasks. There will be a break for lunch, which will be provided. We are looking for individuals to assist on the worksites, but also need help in the kitchen! Sign up at the Service Station. Children 13 to 18 will be allowed to participate if parents sign a waiver. The sites will be nearby so you can volunteer for a few hours, or a few days.  We need all the help we can get for our neighbors in need.

Weekly Schedule:
Tuesday, 8th
7:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-EB203

7:00 PM Trustees-CC113

Wednesday, 9th
6:30 AM Spiritual Journeymen Breakfast-Mom’s Cafe

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215
6:30 PM Children’s Choir-EB207
6:30 PM Children’s Ministry-EB206

6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
6:30 PM ESL-EB202
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm

Thursday, 10th
6:30 PM Missions Committee: CC113

7:00 PM Finance-CC215

Saturday, 12th
8:00 AM Spiritual Journeymen Mtg & Breakfast-CC113

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
10:00 AM ESL-CC211
10:00 AM Girl Scout Recruitment-CC
5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym

Sunday, 13th 


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

12:15 PM Appreciation of Jason Redick-CC
2:00 PM Joyful Noise Handbells-sanctuary
4:00 PM Youth handbells-sanctuary
4:30 PM Youth Choir-choir room
5:00 PM UMYF: EB201-205
7:00 PM Walk with Intention – Labyrinth


Sunday Highlights:  September 13, Sixteenth Sundayafter Pentecost
Sermon text: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Sermon title: EKG: Ministry Flows from the Heart


8:30    Katie Damm
11:00  Olivia Keith
Lay Readers:
8:30    Helma Gentry
11:00  Mark Roberts
8:30   Pat and Byrne Underhill
11:00 Donna and Mark Roberts 

Next Week’s Highlights  

Breakfast Club We will begin a new 6-week book study of Adam Hamilton’s The Call about the life and message of the Apostle Paul on September 14th. The Breakfast Club meets Monday mornings at 7:00 am in Room 113. Sign up in the narthex.
-Supper Club, Food & Community starting Thursday, September 17th

at 6:30 pm at Peters Colony Learning Center. Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month to share a meal with our neighbors. We will meet for dinner and community alternating locations between PCLC and Holy Covenant. This month food will be provided for us, after that we will sign up for “potluck”. Contact Andrea Allen [email protected] for more information.

Parents’ Night Out, Friday, September 18 from 6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center. Ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required atwww.hcumc.org by noon on Wednesday, September 16th! You may dropoff and pick up children anytime during the designated hours.

$6 per child; $15 max per same family. CROP

CROP Saturday, September 19th in Farmers Branch. You can participate by walking or by making a donation to a walker. 25% of the funds raised are dedicated to the Food Pantry at Metrocrest Social Services with the remaining funds used by Church World Service in their global hunger and poverty fighting programs. See www.hcumc.org for more details or contact Rick Davis mdrdtexas@hotmail.com
Lunch & Learn: Domestic Abuse Join us Sunday, September 20 @12:15 pm in Room 113 for a light lunch and learn about hard truths and hope. Candi Eduardo from Finding Faith Within will address the signs of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse, how to empower people to leave abusive relationships, and how to assist in finding resources for a fresh start. Sign up in the narthex. 

Worship and Music Questions         dchapman@hcumc.org
Youth and Confirmation Questions    jredick@hcumc.org
For more information on the events and activities listed above or for a full church calendar, click here to access our Holy Covenant UMC website www.hcumc.org