What is Happening This Week 4/10 – 4/16/2017


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

4/10 – 4/16/2017


Dear Church,


Our observation of Holy Week continues as we journey from Palm to Passion. Please join us for these special services of worship:

Maundy Thursday, April 13

-Special worship service at 7:00 pm which will include both a dramatization from the Actors’ group and Holy Communion.

Good Friday, April 14

-Tenebrae Service of Darkness at 7:00 pm

Easter Worship, April 16

-Sunrise Service at 6:30 am (followed by Potluck Breakfast in the Covenant Center)

-8:30 and 11:00 am Service of Resurrection


Pastor Carol


Dear Holy Covenant,

Yesterday’s celebration was glorious and I cannot thank you enough for the love and warmth that I experienced. There were so many faces from my time with you. I want to share with you my home address and email so that we can keep in touch.

4551 Risinghill Dr.

Plano, TX  75024

[email protected]

Blessings to you my friends,



Stock Sales

This summer the youth of Holy Covenant UMC will have an opportunity to go on a mission trip and to church camp at Camp Bridgeport. These experiences can be powerful and formational in the lives of these young people. We are inviting you, our church family, to make an investment in their lives and in the world they create as they learn about, share, and live out the teachings of Jesus. You can purchase “stock” in our youth at a table in the Education Building this Sunday, or by making a donation at Online Donation. Just scroll down to Youth Ministries, enter the amount of your donation and type “stock sales” in the blank to the right. Thank you for your support and prayers.

Weekly Schedule


Tuesday, 11th

7:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-EB202

7:00 PM Finance-CC215

Wednesday, 12th

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, 13th

Maundy Thursday

12:30 PM 4H-EB201-205

6:00 PM ReFit-CC

7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Worship-sanctuary

Friday, 14th

Good Friday

11:00 AM Heather Mincieli Yoga-EB201-5

7:00 PM Good Friday Worship-sanctuary

Saturday, 15th

9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB

Sunday, 16th

Easter Sunday


6:30 AM Sunrise Worship-sanctuary

7:30 AM Potluck Breakfast-CC

(No Sunday School for Children or Youth)

Sunday Highlights:  April 16, Easter Sunday

He is Risen!


8:30 Olivia Patterson

11:00 Ryan Reasonover



8:30 Linda Hill, Linda Blue and Rick Davis

11:00 Mark and Connie McAnally, Lorrie and Tom Hammons


Bruce Allen and TBD


Next Week’s Highlights:

-Ladies In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.) Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm at Rhonda King’s home. Go to 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 come anyway!

Coming Soon:

Secure Document Shredding

Saturday, April 29

10:30 am to 2 pm

Holy Covenant parking lot shredder

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 Sire Shredding Inc. Visit secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company.


Feeding the Homeless

Holy Covenant is scheduled to feed the homeless at Austin Street Shelter Sunday, April 30 at 5 am. If you can donate, please drop-off the following Saturday, April 29 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.

Contact Lee Shore [email protected]

if you have any questions or need additional information.  


The Junktique is coming soon and the Spiritual Journeymen request your new and gently-used treasures for this annual event being held May 6 from 7:30am-3:30pm. Your donated items will be sold from our parking lot and the monies raised will go toward local and global good works. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities before and on the day of the sale. Please sign up in the narthex or see a Journeyman for details on how to get involved.junktique

We will begin accepting donations at the Covenant Center on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5. We are looking for sellable, unbroken items that you may not need, want, or have the space to store any longer: items including furniture and accessories, tools, clothing, kitchen gadgets, knick-knacks, decorations, books, etc.

Items that cannot be accepted include: CRT monitors and TVs (non-flat screen), computers, printers, mattresses/box springs, dirty or stained items, non-working items, hazardous materials/paint, and tires.

If you have items too large to get to the Covenant Center on your own, please contact Lee Shore at [email protected] 214-675-1024 by May 4th and we will send a truck.


Rev. Carol Sparks         [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