What is Happening This Week 11/28 – 12/4/16


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

11/28 – 12/4/16


Dear Church,


The Holy Covenant Adult Choir will perform this Thursday, December 1st at the Community Nativity Display at 7:30 pm.Come and enjoy the many nativities and support your Holy Covenant musicians at:  

The Community Nativity

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

4000 Nazarene Dr.

Carrollton, TX  75010

thecommunitynativity.com for more information and directions.

Holy Covenant will host an extended Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, December 

3rd from


to 9:00 pm in the Covenant Center

 for ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by noon on Wednesday, November 30th! Reserve a place for your child at www.hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. $10 per child; $25 max per same family.

This Sunday is the deadline for the Coat Drive. Be sure to bring your coats and jackets and place them in the box in the narthex by Sunday, December 4th. 


There are free Advent Devotional Guides available in the narthex titled, Small, Dancing Light. Be sure to pick up a copy of these daily devotionals for your family. The Wesleyan Choir will present the choral complement to this guide this Sunday, December 4th during both the 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services.

If you have not yet turned in your Estimate of Giving card or your Opportunities to Serve card, please mail or bring them to the church. This will give us an indication of where we stand for 2017 in terms of setting our budget as well as the strength of our ministries. There are blank cards in the narthex.


Pastor Carol

Coat Drive


It’s time to clean out your closet of unused coats and jackets to contribute to the HCUMC Coat Drive. We have provided warm coats and jackets to Metrocrest Social Services for distribution at their Holiday Store in the past and will continue that tradition again this year. The drive concludes December 4. There is a box in the narthex for collection. We need coats and Jackets for all ages. If a coat is machine washable, please wash before contributing it.

Contact Colleen Evans 214-457-3571 with any questions.

Angel Tre 

Put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning! Pick an angel from the tree in the narthex and be sure to put your name and phone number beside the child’s name on the Angel tree list. Pick out gifts and bring to the church by Sunday, December 11! Everyone smiles! 

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Weekly Schedule

Monday, 28th

6:00 PM ReFit-EB201-205

Wednesday, 30th 

6:30 AM Spiritual Journeymen Breakfast-Mom’s Cafe

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215

6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary

7:00 PM Adult Choir -sanctuary

Thursday, 1st

7:30 PM Adult Choir at Community Nativity Display

Friday, 2nd


9:00 AM ECDP Fun Friday


Saturday, 3rd

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

11:00 AM Cantata rehearsal-sanctuary

4:00 PM Parents Night Out-CC

Sunday, 4th


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

12:15 PM Covenant Cafe-CC

12:45 PM Elementary Singers-EB207

12:45 PM Preschool Singers-Sanctuary A

12:45 PM UMYF: EB201-205

2:15 PM Youth Bells & Choir-choir room

4:00 PM The Remnant-EB201-5

Sunday Highlights:  December 4, Second Sunday in Advent


SMALL, Dancing LIGHT  Christmas Cantata at 8:30 and 11:00 am


8:30 Olivia Patterson

11:00 Kambria Carter



8:30 Spiritual Journeymen

11:00 Michele Carter and Nikki Holmes

Next Week’s Highlights:


LIFT (Ladies In Fellowship Together)- Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm at the home of Julie Fuller. Go to www.hcumc.org for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. We will enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please join us anyway – we want you with us! Come join us for this time of fellowship!  


Angel Tree- Be sure to return your Angel Tree gifts to Holy Covenant by Sunday, December 11!


Rev. Carol Sparks         [email protected]

Rev. Debbie Chapman  [email protected]

Rev. Bill Mauldin            [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