What is Happening This Week 4/11 – 4/17/16


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

4/11 – 4/17/16


Hello Church,


The Ladies in Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T) will meet this Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 pm at Hefina Glenys’ home. You may contact Hefina at [email protected] with questions. Bring a snack or covered dish to share and enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional.


The Advocates for Justice and Peace will present Who is Our Neighbor? The UMC and LGBTQ Inclusion – Sunday, April 17. In the sanctuary during the Teaching Hour, 9:45 – 10:45 am, Rev. John Thornburg will lead a practical and thorough session which will empower church members to embrace a more inclusive church. Rev. Thornburg will directly address scriptures that have been used to exclude LGBTQ individuals. Following the 11:00 service, Advocates will host a Lunch and Conversation in the Covenant Center. Follow-up table conversations will cover the UMC and LGBTQ inclusion, exploration of how the UMC works, challenges to creating change and possible paths moving forward.

Join us!

Pastor Carol

Sign Up NOW for:

Young Mens Fellowship 2

Men’s Social, Thursday, May 5 from 7-9 pm

All men 21 and over are invited to a Men’s Social at Dante Paa’s home. We hope to make this a quarterly gathering at different locations. Please sign up in the narthex where you will find the street address.



-Moms Demand Action and Advocates for Justice and Peace will present the Be SMART Program and a Frontline video on the Gun Lobby, Thursday, May 12 at 7pm in the youth room (201-205). Please register at www.hcumc.org. Childcare is available.


Metrocrest Services Work Day, May 14 from 9 am – 3 pm

Please join us in helping our neighbors in the community.  

Possible projects will include minor home repairs, landscape work, simple paint jobs, trimming, yard work, etc. at the home of a Carrollton resident, with final details to be sent a later date. We are asking for separate volunteers for work at the project site as well as volunteers for food preparation. Please sign up at the Service Station in the Education Building.



Weekly Schedule:

Tuesday, 12th

6:30 PM Stephen Ministry-CC213

7:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-EB202

7:00 PM Finance-CC113

Wednesday, 13th

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

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215

6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary

6:30 PM ESL-EB202

7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm

Thursday, 14th

6:30 PM Ladies in Fellowship Together-Hefina Glenys’ home

7:00 PM CEA-HOW-CC215

Saturday, 16th

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

Sunday, 17th


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

9:45 AM Who Is Our Neighbor?-sanctuary

12:15 PM Covenant Cafe-CC113

12:30 PM Who Is Our Neighbor? Lunch and Conversation-CC

12:45 PM Children’s Choir-EB207

12:45 PM UMYF: EB201-205

1:30 PM Children’s Chimes-EB202

1:30 PM Joyful Noise Handbells-sanctuary

2:15 PM Youth Bells & Choir-choir room

4:00 PM Beginner Spanish-EB201-5

4:00 PM The 5 Love Languages-CC211

5:00 PM Pastor’s Study Group-CC113

Sunday Highlights:  April 17, Fourth Sunday of Easter


Sermon Text:  John 10:11-18

Sermon Title:  Two-Fold Mission



8:30 Jonathan Mundell

11:00 Anthony Garcia



Bruce Allen and Shawn Jenkins

Next Week’s Highlights      

-Arts and Craft Fair, April 24 from 9 am to 4 pm in the Covenant ButterflyCenter and parking lot

Over 50 vendors will have booths selling everything from homemade table linens, pottery, soaps, garden accessories and photography. There will also be some direct sale vendors like Scentsy and Jamberry. Holy Covenant will be selling lunch items and hosting a bake sale.

We invite you to please come to the craft fair and to invite your friends and neighbors to join you. This is a perfect way to introduce HCUMC to people who have never been here. Invite them to come and look over the booths, and then to enjoy lunch at the Covenant Café. The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, wraps and a few other delicious items made by our own Dave Rathbun and Ed Bayard.

Finally, we would ask you to promote the craft fair. If you have a neighborhood newsletter or e-mail group, please let your neighbors know about the event. Go to our Facebook event at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1721559168111699/ and share it, repost it, or invite friends and co-workers to attend. We look forward to seeing all of our HCUMC family and friends at the event on April 23rd.


bellsRing Praises Handbell Concert, Sunday, April 24 at 4 pm in the sanctuary

Come support our ringers grades 1 – 12 and adults. Mark your calendars!


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