What is Happening This Week 11/30 – 12/7/15


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

11/30 – 12/7/15


Hello Church!


Advent is a busy time for Holy Covenant. Just look at this week’s events:

-Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm, Adult Choir at Community Nativity ExhibitThe choir will sing at the Community Nativity Celebration at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 4000 Nazarene Dr. in Carrollton. They have hundreds of nativity sets to see while listening to sacred Christmas music. Come support our choir and get into the spirit of Christmas! Our own Gary Feltner will also be performing Friday, December 4 at 7 pm and always appreciates seeing friendly HCUMC faces.

-Friday, December 4 at 10 am, Decorate the SanctuaryEveryone is invited to join us as we decorate the church for Advent. We will meet in the sanctuary to put up the Christmas tree and hang wreaths and banners.

-Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm, Adult Choir singing in Downtown CarrolltonThe choir will sing carols in Downtown Carrollton where children can pose for photos with Santa.

-Sunday, December 6 at 9:45 am, Children’s Christmas Program, Star Trip: Our Faith Awakens The Magi were on a quest – following a star to find the child king foretold in prophecy. Along their journey, they encountered both the dark and the light, both good and bad. In the end they met Jesus, the true star of their trip, and light of the world.

Join the children’s choir in the sanctuary as they share this exciting story!

-Sunday, December 6 at 12:15 pm, Children Decorate Chrismons – Following 11:00 worship, come to the Covenant Center to make decorations for our Chrismon tree.


Join us!

Pastor Carol

Angel Tree

  Be an Angel and put a smile on the face of a child on Christmas morning!  Adopt an Angel from the tree in the narthex and be sure to check in at the Angel registration table. Share God’s love during this magical season. Please return your new, unwrapped gifts by Sunday, December 13.


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Weekly Schedule:

Monday, 30th

7:00 AM Breakfast Club

7:00 PM Trustees-CC210

Tuesday, 1st

6:30 PM Children’s Ministry-EB206

7:00 PM Reconciling Team-CC211

Wednesday, 2nd

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 ESL-EB202

7:00 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm

Thursday, 3rd

1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary

7:00 PM Adult Discipleship-CC211

7:00 PM Choirs at Community Nativity Display

Friday, 4th

9:00 AM ECDP Fun Friday

10:00 AM Decorating for Advent-sanctuary

5:00 PM Children’s Choir rehearsal-sanctuary

Saturday, 5th

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

2:00 PM Adult Choir Caroling-Carrollton Square

Sunday, 6th 


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

9:45 AM Children’s Choir Christmas Program-sanctuary

12:15 PM Chrismons Creation-CC

2:00 PM Joyful Noise Handbells-sanctuary

5:00 PM UMYF: EB201-205

Sunday Highlights:  December 6, Second Sunday in Advent


Sermon text: Luke 1:68-70, 76-80; 3:3-6

Sermon title: A Change of the Heart



8:30   Katie Damm

11:00 Cole Cascio



8:30   Spiritual Journeymen

11:00 Lorrie Hammons and Steve Richards

Next Week’s Highlights 

-Ladies In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.) – Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 pm at Joyce McCoy’s home. You can contact Joyce at [email protected] if you have questions. Bring a snack or covered dish to share.  We will enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional. Come join us for this time of fellowship!

-Harvey’s Kids – Saturday, December 12 from 3 to 8 pm in the Covenant Center. Families with special needs children are invited for Christmas snacks and activities while parents have time away to shop, wrap, etc. Extra volunteers are needed! Contact Stacy Phillips at [email protected] for reservations or to volunteer.

-Christmas Cantata – Sunday, December 13 during both worship services. The Wesleyan Choir presents Child of Hope, a Christmas message of hope and peace.


Rev. Carol Sparks         [email protected]

Rev. Debbie Chapman  [email protected]

Bill Mauldin                    [email protected]

Jason Redick                 [email protected]

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