What is Happening This Week 9/12 – 9/18/16


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

9/12 – 9/18/16


Dear Church,

Parents’ Night Out is this Friday, September 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Covenant Center for ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by noon on Wednesday, September 14th! Reserve a place for your child at www.hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. $6 per child; $15 max per same family.

There will be a Craft Fair Discussion Sunday, September 18 @12:30 pm Room 113 in the Covenant Center. The Craft Fair Team will meet to discuss the future of the Holy Covenant Craft Fair. If you, or a group you are a part of, are interested in continuing this event, please join us. For more information, please contact Ginger Rathbun [email protected].

A short, informational meeting about SALT will take place this Sunday, September 18 @ 12:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Give a child the gift of reading. Only 20 minutes a week gives a child the boost he or she needs to succeed. We would love for anyone interested to come learn how they can be a part of the community by reading with students for 20 mins per week. For more information, contact Andrea Allen [email protected].

If you would like to follow the progress of my health journey, please go to https://www.caringbridge.org/public/revcarolsparks for updates.


Pastor Carol

This Week! 

CROPCROP Hunger Walk

The annual Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk is Saturday, September 17th. Walkers raise awareness of hunger in our community and around the world, and raise funds to fight hunger. The Walk starts at Mill Valley Fellowship, 13545 Webb Chapel Rd., Farmers Branch (check-in 8am) and consists of a 2-mile route along the Rawhide Creek Park.

You are invited to participate in the Walk itself, or make a donation to one of the walkers who will be seeking sponsors. Online donations may be made here CROP Donation

Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325) if you need more information. 

Take the SNAP Challenge

The Mission Team invites you to take the SNAP Challenge with us. During the week of September 12 -18, you are challenged to spend $4 per person per day on food. We ask that you donate the extra money you would have spent on food to CROP participants. 

Weekly Schedule

Monday, 12th

6:00 PM ReFit-EB201-205

Tuesday, 13th

6:30 PM Stephen Ministry-CC213

7:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-EB202

7:00 PM Finance-CC113

Wednesday, 14th

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

Friday, 16th

6:00 PM Parents Night Out-CC

Saturday, 17th

8:00 AM CROP Walk-Mill Valley Fellowship

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

Sunday, 18th


9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

12:15 PM Covenant Cafe-CC

12:15 PM SALT Training-sanctuary

12:30 PM Craft Fair Discussion-CC113

12:30 PM Holy Covenant Actor’s Group-choir room

12:45 PM Elementary Singers-EB207

12:45 PM Preschool Singers-Sanctuary A

12:45 PM UMYF: EB201-205

1:30 PM Grades 3-5 Chime Choir-EB206

2:15 PM Youth Bells & Choir-choir room

Sunday Highlights:  September 18, Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 

Sermon Title: Identity



8:30 Jonathan Mundell

11:00 Ryan Mauldin


8:30 Linda Blue and Linda Hill

11:00 Connie and Mark McAnally



Bruce Allen and John Mayer


“Creating IMPACT for a Deeply Satisfying Life” sermon series is designed to lead us into prioritizing our goals and use the tools we already have to enjoy a life experience that is deeply satisfying for us while impacting the lives of others.


Through some of the best preachers in the North Texas Conference, we are going to open ourselves to a new way of being in our lives so that each and every one of us has the opportunity to feel satisfied and whole.


Each week we will consider what it means to use the lessons of Christ to direct and order our lives today. We will move beyond hearing and into action!

IDENTITY – Rev. Carol Sparks, September 18

MONEY – Rev. Dr. Larry George, September 25

POWER – Jeff Bouis, October 2

ATTITUDE – Rev. Mike Baughman, October 9

CULTURE – Rev. Becky Hensley, October 16

TIME – Rev. Jodi Smith, October 23


Rev. Carol Sparks        [email protected]

Rev. Debbie Chapman  [email protected]

Rev. 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