What is Happening This Week 9/12 – 9/16/2018

What is Happening This Week
9/12- 9/16/2018

Dear Church,

The Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) will meet on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm at the home of Erin Shepardson (4242 Arbor Creek Dr., Carrollton 75010). Bring a snack or covered dish to share. Enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional.

ECDP has great teachers and great substitute teachers, and is always looking for more! If you have experience working with young children, a talent for managing chaos, and a lot of energy, ECDP will hold a Substitute Orientation & Training on Thursday, September 13th, starting at 9:15 am in Room 202. This meeting lasts a little over an hour. Director Beth McClure [email protected] will give you all the information you need for subbing in our preschool.

In recognition of Children’s Sabbath and our connection with Sheffield Elementary School through our SALT program, we are collecting new packages of socks and underwear for Elementary aged children at Sheffield. Please bring your donations by Sunday, October 14th and place them in the in the collection box under the stairs in the Education Building.

Pastor Carol

Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 12th
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, 13th
9:15 AM ECDP Substitute Orientation-EB202
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
6:30 PM Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT)-Home of Erin Shepardson
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Friday, 14th
9:00 AM Carrollton ECPTA Meeting- CCGym
Saturday, 15th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 16th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
11:45 AM Covenant Cafe-EB201-5
12:00 PM Elementary Singers-EB207
12:00 PM Preschool Singers-EB202
12:00 PM UMYF: EB201-205
12:40 PM Children’s Chimes-sanctuary

Sunday Highlights – September 16,
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
Anika Engels

Ted Ditty

Randy Lasley & Lorrie Hammons

Jessica Teague & Rodney Stewart

Next Week’s Highlights
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, September 21, from 6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center for ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, September 19! Reserve a place for your child at hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. $10 per child; $25 max per same family

“Who is Our Neighbor? Homeless Youth”
Sunday, September 23 at 9 am in the sanctuary
McKinney-Vento: What is it? We have children and youth in our community who are classified as homeless. The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal program that provides a partial safety net for these children. On September 23rd the Advocates will present an educational opportunity for the church to learn this Act and how we can support homeless youth. This program will be during the Sunday School hour and will be in the sanctuary. Please come to learn.

Sign Up Now!
CKY Lunches
We are asking that parents/guardians of our children and youth that participate in our Covenant Kids and Youth (CKY) sign up to provide lunch a few Sundays a year. If everyone signs up it should be about once a semester. We currently feed approximately about 40 people. Meal can be simple like pizza, hot dogs, or sandwiches. But some of you have to gift of cooking for groups so those gifts are appreciated too. Sign up at CKY Lunch.

SALT (Seek, Accept Love, Transform) Program
Starting in October
Sign up today in the narthex to volunteer to read with an elementary student for just 20 minutes a week! For more information, contact Andrea Allen [email protected].

Save the Date!
Holy Covenant’s Annual Dinner and Auction
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Loads of details to follow!!

Highlights Outside Holy Covenant
Depressed Anonymous
Meets Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
The Colony Emergency Hospital
4780 Hwy 121, The Colony, TX 75056
Meetings are approximately one hour and are open to any person in the area who feels they suffer from depression and wish to find a way out of “the prison of depression”. We follow a 12 STEP program, similar to that of AA, and discuss materials relating to how one can contain or escape depression. The meetings are open-ended so a person may join at any time. Send questions to [email protected].

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