What is Happening This Week 8/28 – 9/3/2017


holy covenant united methodist church

What is Happening This Week

8/28 – 9/3/2017


Dear Church, 


If you are looking for ways to help those affected by Harvey:


UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. You can give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts here: https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901670

Dallas County currently has 4 shelters open for evacuees including the Dallas Convention Center. For people interested in donating, Dallas County VOAD (Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster) member Trusted World will accept new underwear; new socks; new warm-ups for men, women, children and infants; pillows, pillowcases and blankets; flip-flops for showers; towels and washcloths; toiletries/hygiene products; baby formula and baby wipes; bottles; diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies to sleep in. Drop off is at 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, just north of Arapaho on the north side of the Parkway. Follow the signs to drop off donations. The donations center will open daily from 3 to 8 p.m.



Pastor Carol

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CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday, September 16

Walkers raise awareness of hunger in our community and around the world, and raise funds to fight hunger. The Walk starts and ends at Mill Valley Fellowship, 13545 Webb Chapel Rd., Farmers Branch (check-in 8am) and follows a 2 mile route along the Rawhide Creek Park.

You are invited to walk or to make a donation to one of Holy Covenant’s walkers. 25% of the funds raised support the Food Pantry at Metrocrest Services. The remaining funds are used by Church World Service in their global hunger and poverty fighting programs in 25+ countries.

Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325) or Mary Burnett (972-492-6798) for more information. Make a donation at CROP Donation



Lunch Fundraiser

Going back to school can feel overwhelming. To help you, we’ve got lunch covered! Come, pick up a homemade lunch after the 11:00 service on September 17th. Scarlett Bayard will be offering lunch plates to go. Proceeds will support the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Fund. Suggested donation is $10 per plate and $2 for salad. Menu is:

Handcrafted Meatball Marinara and Garden Salad.

Sign-up in the narthex. Checks can be made payable to Scarlett Bayard and, of course, cash is always welcome.




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. Holy Covenant’s SALT (Seek, Accept, Love, Transform) program pairs adult mentors with children in our local elementary schools. If you are interested in participating this school year, please contact Andrea Allen [email protected]

October 12-15

The Cookson Hills Center was established in 1948 to minister to the needs of the Cherokee people living in the area, and the work continues today seeking ways to find “soul-utions” to the problems that persist in the area. The plan is to carpool up to Cookson Hills (it is about a 3 ½ hour drive) on Thursday evening and work with the Center Friday and Saturday. If people are interested, we may visit the Cherokee Heritage Center. We will return home Sunday afternoon.

The work we do depends on who signs up and what skills we have to offer. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Bill Mauldin [email protected].


Weekly Schedule


Tuesday, 29th

7:00 AM ECDP New Parent Orientation-sanctuary

7:00 PM SPPR-CC215  

Wednesday, 30th

6:30 AM Spiritual Journeymen-Mom’s Cafe

6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215  

6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary

7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm

Thursday, 31st

6:00 PM Bible Workshop-sanctuary


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

Sunday, 3rd

8:30 & 201:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICES  

9:45 AM Sunday School for All Ages 

4:00 PM Disciple II-CC211 

4:00 PM The Remnant-EB201-5

Sunday Highlights:  September 3, Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Communion

Scripture: Luke 14:7-14

Sermon Title: Humble Thyself!



8:30 Carly Mayer

11:00 Ryan Reasonover


8:30 Spiritual Journeymen

11:00 Nikki Holmes and Michele Carter



Rodney Stewart and Helma Gentry


Next Week’s Highlights:


ECDP First Day of School Tuesday, September 5


Parents’ Night Out Friday, September 8. 6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center. Ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, September 6! Reserve a place for your child at www.hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. Cost is $6 per child; $15 max per same family.


Harvey’s Kids Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 8 pm in the Covenant Center.


Fall Kick-Off Sunday, September 10

Revolution: Uprising of Love sermon series begins.

Starting September 10th, we are going to consider what it means to bring about a revolution within our church so we can bring an uprising of love in the communities. The series is called Revolution: Uprising of love. Each week we will explore, in worship and in small groups, what we believe is our responsibility within God’s creation as articulated in our United Methodist Social Principles.

September 10       Starting a Revolution: Wesley’s hopes of


September 17       The Natural World

September 24       The Nurturing Community

October 1              The Social Community

October 8              The Economic Community

October 15            The Political Community

October 22            The World Community

-Café 2:42

Please join us at Café 2:42 on September 10 from 9:30-10:45 am in the Covenant Center. Each month small groups will be making and serving you breakfast. You can “grab and go” or enjoy your meal with others in Café 2:42. This will be a perfect opportunity to fellowship with one another and learn more about the small groups that make up Holy Covenant. Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors so you can treat them to an awesome meal before or after worship service! Donations are strongly encouraged. 

-Children’s activities resume Sunday, September 10

12:15 pm Covenant Café, Covenant Center

12:45 pm Elementary Singers, Choir Room

12:45 pm Preschool Singers, Sanctuary Room F


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