What is Happening This Week 7/17 – 7/23/2017


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

7/17 – 7/23/2017


Dear Church,


Holy Covenant’s next Blood Drive is this Sunday, July 23 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Covenant Center. Please consider making a donation.


Pastor Carol

Weekly Schedule

Tuesday, 18th

6:30 PM  Stephen Ministry-CC213

7:00 PM SPPR-CC211

7:00 PM Finance-CC215 

Wednesday, 19th

6:30 AM Spiritual Journeymen-Mom’s Cafe

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215  

Saturday, 22nd

9:00 AM C.O.DA.-202E 

9:30 AM Sack Summer Hunger 

Sunday, 23rd

8:30 & 11:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICES  

9:00 AM Blood Drive-CC   

9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages  

4:00 PM The Remnant-EB201-5

Sunday Highlights:  July 23, Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon Title: Who do you say you are?



8:30 Jonathan Mundell

11:00 Joshua McMurray


8:30 Paul and Pam Duddleston

11:00 Rusty and Jill Yull



Andrea Millaway and Rodney Stewart


 Next Week’s Highlights

-Austin Street

Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 5:00 am on Sunday JULY 30, 2017. We will be providing breakfast for 400 men, women and children at the homeless shelter.  We will provide assorted individually packaged sandwiches (in sandwich baggies), fruit (apples, oranges, pears), boiled eggs in shell in the carton, case bottles

water/ juice boxes and snacks/granola bars. We will receive all donations on Saturday morning, July 29 from 9am-noon at the HCUMC kitchen.


12 sandwiches(In Sandwich Baggies)

12 pieces fruit

12 boiled eggs in shell in carton

case bottles water/ juice box

snack/granola bars


All are welcome to travel with us to Austin Street Sunday Morning at 4:15 am from the HCUMC Kitchen.  We will drive to Austin Street, set up and serve breakfast. We will also collect retail plastic bags for the residents to carry their food because all residents must leave the shelter at 6:00 am. 

Contact Lee Shore [email protected] if you have any questions or need additional information. 


-Enneagram Workshop

Would you like to deeper understanding of yourself and others? Would you like to understand what it is that drives you to many of your successes and what plays a significant role in many of your failures. The Enneagram is a resource that can help you. It is more than a just personality test like the Myers Briggs, it is a tool that can help you in the process of discovering your true self With this better knowledge of self you are better equipped to engage with others and even yourself. Holy Convent UMC will have a workshop on the Ennegram on Sunday July 30th from 1-4pm in the Covenant Center. We will have a lunch and child care available if you are interested. There is no charge, but we will take a collection to thank our presenter. Invite a friend, offer them this wonderful opportunity for self discovery and knowledge. Please sign up in the Narthex. 

HCUMC SPPR Hiring Process Timeline

Music Minister Part Item Position


July 11     

Introduction Interviews


-To introduce our unique theological, sociological and demographical diverse community to candidates

-To confirm July 18th for second interview

-To introduce ministry setting and planning process and work styles

-SPPRC Meeting following Interview (30 Minutes)

-Cull interview questions and create a comprehensive list as it relates to the job description

-Review Hiring Process and Timeline

-Compose of list of lay members from congregation to attend feedback sessions

-Assign recruiting duties of lay members

Handouts: Job Description, Resume for each candidate, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Repertoire list

July 12th             

Follow up Email

Recorded video performances

Comprehensive List of Questions


July 18th             

Second Interviews


-To review and assess the skills and mastery of candidate as they relate to the job description and worship leadership expectation.

-To determine and set dates for candidates to rehearse choir and lead worship(Rehearsal/Worship/Feedback Evaluations July 26th/30th/30th after church August 1st/6th/6th after church)

-To assign worship services attendance to members

-To assign communication to choirs to attend rehearsals, worship and feedback evaluation

Handouts: Comprehensive List of Questions

July 19th             

Follow up Email

To Candidates: confirm rehearsal and worship dates

To team: Dates each candidate will rehearse choir and lead worship (Rehearsal/Worship July 26th/30th; August 1st/6th), Lists of worship attendance and tasks to be completed


July 26th             

Choir Rehearsal


July 30th             

Worship Attendance

Feedback Evaluation


August 1st          

Choir Rehearsal


August 6th         

Worship Attendance

Feedback Evaluation


August 15th       

SPPRC Meeting


-To consolidate and consider evaluations of candidates for the purpose of determining if a candidate meets criterion for position



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