Service Check-Up June 2016

Service Check-Up

Holy Covenant UMC 


May 2016

In This Issue

Sack Summer Hunger

Harvey’s Kids

Metrocrest Work Day


Upcoming Meetings

Advocates      Jun 10    7:00

Missions         Jun 19    7:00

Blood Drive Dates:

July 10th

September 11th

November 13th


Harvey’s Kids Dates:

June 11th

July 9th

August 12th



Check Out Advocates:


Check out the Holy Covenant Website for the new updated description of your Advocates for Justice and Peace.  With fidelity to the DNA of Holy Covenant, we invite all to join us at our regularly scheduled monthly meetings. 


We hope see you there!

Lazy days of summer?  HA!  Not for members of Holy Covenant!  Many missional opportunities await as we practice radical love in our community and nourish our neighbors.

Missions, Advocates for Peace and Justice, and Elijah Connection are all here to help you in that journey.  Find the service area that speaks to your soul and join us!

Meeting dates are found on the sidebar.  Please consider starting the new year right with service to others through one of our committees.

Sack Summer Hunger


The end of school is celebrated by many students.  But for some, it means a time of hunger – being without breakfast and lunch at school.

Holy Covenant responds to this need by participating in the Sack Summer Hunger program.  Families sign up through local schools, and are qualified by Metrocrest Social Services.  Then, beginning on June 11, families may pick up (or will have delivered) food to sustain the children for the week.  Families will receive approximately 15 pounds of food per child, per week.

We need your help in two ways.  First, we ask that you take a lunch bag from the Service Station at church.  Deposit your change in the bag daily, while praying for the program.  Bags may be returned to the box at the Service Station, and new bags are available.  We will collect funds through the end of June.

Second, and more importantly, we are in need of volunteers.  We have increased our numbers served this year, and will be feeding 156 children this summer, through 75 families.  Some families will pick up their food at the church, but many require delivery.  Delivery teams go in pairs with a specific route.  Distribution helpers greet families at the church and distribute that week’s food.  Both types of positions allow you to meet and nourish our neighbors.  Both require about 2 hours of time on Saturday mornings (about 9:30-11:30).  You may volunteer for one Saturday, or every Saturday.

The demand is:


# of Delivery drivers/ passengers needed

# of Distribution people needed

June 11

5 more

3 more

June 18

6 more

3 more

June 25

5 more

3 more

July 2

5 more

4 more

July 9

6 more

6 more

July 16

6 more

6 more

July 23

6 more

5 more

July 30

6 more

5 more

August 6

5 more

6 more

Can’t you find two hours this summer to help a hungry child?  To volunteer,  contact Kimberly Ditty at [email protected].  

Harvey’s Kids Needs YOU!

Missions – Harvey’s Kids

For several years, Holy Covenant has served the needs of an under served population.  Each month, we open the church for special needs children and their siblings to come to Holy Covenant while their parents have a might out.  Few of us know what it is like to raise a special needs child, yet there are many in our community who have a child with special needs. 

There are two ways to support this ministry.  First, and most rewarding, is becoming a volunteer.  Spend the second Saturday of the month with these ambitious children.  You’ll leave exhausted, but delighted and blessed.

Second, provide a meal for the children.  Because of many allergies and special diets, the food served should be healthy.  Menu ideas are available – only the hands and the willingness to serve are required!

To become a part of this meaningful ministry, please contact the Church office and let your voice be heard!  You’ll be contacted about how you might best serve this community.

Metrocrest Services Workday


On May 14th, a crowd of hearty souls made their way to the home of an elderly resident in Carrollton.  We had a total of 13 individuals show up to work, and 7 assisted with food preparation.  Kudos to John Mayer for leading such an awesome project!  Some of the tasks completed were:

  • Removed most sections of the existing fence
  • Pulled 8 broken posts, dug out existing concrete, and reset new posts

Build new gate for the fence and hung with new hardware

  • Put funce back together and replaced 
  • broken or missing pickets
  • Cleaned gutters
  • Removed volunteer trees 
  • Trimmed hedges and trees


Keep watching for our next opportunity to Lend a Hand – or a Hammer to help our community!