What is Happening This Week 9/5 – 9/11/16


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

9/5 – 9/11/16


Dear Church,


The monthly L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will be Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm at Hefina Glenys’s home. Go to www.hcumc.org for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. Enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, come anyway! Come join us for this time of fellowship! 

Holy Covenant’s next Blood Drive will be Sunday, September 11, from 9 am to 1 pm in the Covenant Center. Please consider making a donation.

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

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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. Register to walk and pick up a packet in the Education Building Sunday mornings.

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. Sign up at the Service Station in the Education Building to participate.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, 5th

Labor Day

Tuesday, 6th

6:00 PM Children’s Ministry-EB206

7:00 PM Trustees-CC113

7:30 PM Elijah Connection-CC210

Wednesday, 7th

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

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215

6:30 PM Bell Cleaning Party-sanctuary

6:30 PM ESL-EB202

7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm

Thursday, 8th

12:30 PM 4H-EB201-205

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

Friday, 9th

9:00 AM Carrollton ECPTA Meeting- CCGym

Saturday, 10th

8:00 AM Spiritual Journeymen Mtg & Breakfast-CC113

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

10:00 AM GS SU405 Recruitment-CC

5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym

Sunday, 11th


9:00 AM Blood Drive-CC

9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages

12:15 PM Covenant Cafe-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

7:00 PM Walk with Intention – Labyrinth

Sunday Highlights:  September 11, Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost


Sermon Text: Luke 6:20-26

Sermon Title: Living for IMPACT



8:30 Olivia Patterson

11:00 Barrett Mauldin


8:30 Gary and Dorle Herndon

11:00 Donna and Mark Roberts



Sheli Erenberger and Andrea Millaway

Next Week’s Highlights:


Parents’ Night Out Friday, September 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Covenant Center 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.

Craft Fair Discussion Sunday, September 18 @12:30 pm Room 113 in the Covenant Center On Sunday, September 18, 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].

SALT Training 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 will have a quick meeting if you have not participated in SALT in the past. We would love for any interested to come learn how they can be apart of the community by reading with students for 20 mins per week. For more information, contact Andrea Allen  [email protected]


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