What is Happening This Week 4/18 – 4/24/16



holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

4/18 – 4/24/16


Hello Church,


-Arts and Craft Fair, April 23 from 9 am to 4 pm in the Covenant Center and parking lot Butterfly

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.

You are invited to 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.

If you have a neighborhood newsletter or email group, please let your neighbors know about the craft fair. Go to the Facebook event at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1721559168111699/ and share it, repost it, or invite friends and co-workers to attend. 


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

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

Join us!

Pastor Carol

Sign Up NOW

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.



Blood Drive

Sunday, May 8

from 9 am to 1 pm

in the Covenant Center Please sign up in the narthex for a time to donate.



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 or in the narthex. 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.


Junktique Donations

Do you have something too big to fit in your car to donate to our Junktique on May 21st? Please contact Lee Shore [email protected]

 to arrange pick-up.


Weekly Schedule:

Tuesday, 19th

7:00 PM Ad Council-CC113

Wednesday, 20th

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, 21st

6:30 PM Missions Committee: CC113

7:00 PM CEA-HOW-CC215

Friday, 22nd

Earth Day

9:00 AM ECDP Fun Friday

2:00 PM Julie Feltner Memorial Service-sanctuary

2:00 PM Set up for Craft Fair-CC

Saturday, 23rd

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

9:00 AM Craft Fair-CC

Sunday, 24th


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

12:15 PM Covenant Cafe-CC113

12:45 PM Cherub Choir-Room A

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

2:30 PM Youth Bells-choir room

3:00 PM Covenant Carillons & Combined Bells-sanctuary

4:00 PM Spring Ring-sanctuary

5:00 PM Pastor’s Study Group-CC113

5:30 PM Beginner Spanish-EB201-5

5:30 PM The 5 Love Languages-CC211

Sunday Highlights:  April 24, Fifth Sunday of Easter


Sermon Text:  Acts 11:1-18



8:30 Carly Mayer

11:00 Cole Cascio



8:30 Paul and Pam Duddleston

11:00 Rusty and Jill Yull


Dave Hill and John McLaughlin

Next Week’s Highlights      

-Austin Street brown bag

Holy Covenant is scheduled to feed the homeless at Austin Street Shelter Sunday, May 1 at 5 am. If you can donate, please drop-off the following Saturday, April 30 between 9:00 a.m. and Noon in the Covenant Center kitchen:

-12 sandwiches (of any type, individually wrapped)

-12 pieces of fruit

-12 hard-boiled eggs (still in the shell) 

Donations of juice packs or bottled water are also appreciated.

Please come to the outside kitchen door to drop off items as another group will be meeting in the Covenant Center. Contact Lee Shore [email protected] if you have any questions or need additional information.  

Secure Shredding

Saturday, April 30

10 am to 2 pm

Holy Covenant parking lot 

Sponsored by Holy Covenant’s Green Team. Open to the public. Protect your identity while supporting Holy Covenant. Watch your documents being shredded on-site with the utmost security. $5 per copy paper sized box. Invite your friends and family to bring their sensitive documents to be shredded. Shredding will be done by Secure On Site Shredding Inc.

Visit www.secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company.


-In the Big Inning Children’s Musical

Sunday, May 1 at 9:45 am

in the sanctuary

Fun music from the Bible Hall of Fame (Faith) with such people as Moses, Noah and Abraham.

graduation_cap.jpgGraduate Sunday

May 8 

If you are a graduating high school senior, please contact Bill Mauldin [email protected] to receive recognition during worship on Graduate Sunday.



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