What is Happening This Week 12/4 – 12/9/2018

Dear Church,

Be sure to join us in worship at 10:30 am this Sunday, December 9th for “Comin’ is a Glorious Light” Advent Readings and Songs presented by the Wesleyan Choir, a string quintet and our own Gretchen Church with special Advent and Christmas poems and music.

Pastor Carol


Weekly Schedule

Tuesday, 4th
6:30 PM Children’s Formation-EB207
7:00 PM Trustees-CC211
Wednesday, 5th
6:30 AM Spiritual Journeymen Breakfast-Mom’s Cafe
6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 6th
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 8th
8:00 AM Spiritual Journeymen Mtg & Breakfast-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
9:00 AM Wesleyan Choir Rehearsal-sanctuary
5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym
Sunday, 9th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 AM UNITY WORSHIP SERVICE – Comin’ is a Glorious Light
11:45 AM Covenant Cafe-EB201-5
12:15 PM Elementary Singers-EB207
12:15 PM Preschool Singers-EB202
12:15 PM UMYF: EB201-205
12:45 PM Children’s Chimes-sanctuary
4:00 PM Disciple-CC
7:00 PM Walk with Intention – Labyrinth

Sunday Highlights – December 9, Second Sunday of Advent
Adan Mays

Lorrie Hammons and Sage Carter

Cory Bowes

Jessica Mendoza-Teague and Rodney Stewart


Next Week’s Highlights
Thursday, December 13
6:30 pm
We will have our monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm at the home of Lois Eaton. Go to L.I.F.T. 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 join us anyway – we want you with us! Come join us for this time of fellowship!

Parent’s Night Out
Saturday, December 15
3:00 to 8:00 pm
Ages Infant – 5th Grade. This is a special day and time to help parents during this busy season. Reservations are required by Wednesday, December 12! Reserve a place for your child at hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. Dinner will be served. $20 per child; $50 max per same family.

Blood Drive
Sunday, December 16
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Carter Blood Care will be set up in the Covenant Center for you to make a donation.

Angel Tree Deadline
The Angel Tree is up in the narthex! Adopting an angel is simple. Take a paper angel off the tree with information about your angel. Purchase new, unused items and remove price tags. Put items in a bag and attach your angel to the outside of the bag. Bring your bagged gifts to Holy Covenant by Sunday, December 16.

Christmas Eve Worship

Family Worship – Monday, December 24 at 5:30 pm

Candlelight Worship – Monday, December 24 at 7:00 pm

Communion & Candlelight Worship – Monday, December 24 at 11:00 pm


Adult Mission Trip to Sinton, TX – February 7-10
Holy Covenant UMC is taking a mission long-weekend trip to the Texas coast to continue helping in the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. We will leave (after work) Thursday Feb 7th. We will help arrange car pools for those who want to drive and those who want to ride depending on the time they are able to leave. We will work Friday and Saturday. We will return home Sunday February 10th. Cost is $80, plus travel and food. (We will work out logistics once we know who is going). Sign up at Adult Mission Trip where you will find a link to forms you will need to complete.

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Highlights Outside Holy Covenant
Wesleyan Heritage Tour
Bishop Michael McKee will be leading a Wesley Heritage trip in October 2019. Branda and Bill Mauldin are planning to go. It is open to all, but you must sign up right now! We will visit Epworth, Oxford, Bristol, and London. We will see where John and Charles grew up, went to school, and began their ministry that became the Methodist movement. There are add on packages to do more in London or go to Ireland. It is about $3,700 to go. If you are interested, go to travelwithus
or go to www.EO.travel/mytrip
Tour= HE19