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

What is Happening This Week
9/4- 9/9/2018

Dear Church,

The adult handbells, Covenant Carillons, will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, September 5th 6:30-7:15 pm in the sanctuary. They still need a few people to fill spots. If interested, please let Leanne Seabright know. [email protected]

This Sunday, SEPTEMBER 9, is Welcome Back Sunday! Children will be promoted to their new classes, teachers will receive a blessing in worship, Children’s Choirs and Youth Fellowship will resume and a new worship series will begin!
Sunday School – 9:00 am
Worship – 10:30 am
LUNCH – 11:45 am (immediately following worship) in youth room
Choir Parents’ Meeting – following worship in Room 207 on Sept. 9
CHERUB CHOIR (3 yrs-K) – 12:00 pm in Room 202
MUSIC MACHINE (1st -5th grade) – 12:00 pm in Room 207
UM Youth – 12:00 pm in the youth room
CHILDREN’S CHIMES (3rd – 5th grade) – 12:40 – 1 pm in the sanctuary

Also on Sunday, September 9th, the congregation is invited to a reception in honor of Betty Laker’s 100th birthday at Lakeview at Josey Ranch (2105 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75006) from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Happy birthday, Betty!

Pastor Carol

Weekly Schedule

Tuesday, 4th
6:30 PM Children’s Formation-EB207
7:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-EB202
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
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 8th
8:00 AM Spiritual Journeymen Mtg & Breakfast-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym
Sunday, 9th
Welcome Back Sunday
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
11:45 AM Auction Team-CC211
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
4:00 PM Disciple-CC
4:00 PM Birthday Reception for Betty Laker-Lakeview at Josey Ranch
7:00 PM Walk with Intention – Labyrinth

Sunday Highlights – September 9, Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Welcome Back Sunday
Anika Engels

Cory Bowes

Sage Carter and Lorrie Hammons

Tim Shepardson and Jeriann Bayley

Next Week’s Highlights

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.

Children’s Choirs Resume
LUNCH – 11:30 ish (immediately following the Sunday service)
Parents’ Meeting – following lunch on Sept. 9
CHERUB CHOIR (3 yrs-K) – Noon in Room 202
MUSIC MACHINE (1st -5th grade) – Noon in Room 207
CHILDREN’S CHIMES (3rd – 5th grade) – 12:40 – 1 pm in the sanctuary

Sign Up Now!
Camp Bible
September 22-23
Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center
Camp Bible is a special weekend for 3rd-5th graders where our focus will be Encountering Jesus. We will experience the places Jesus walked, taught, healed, fed and ministered. Not only will we share in the adventure of learning about our Bibles, we will share in camp life as well. Get ready to look at the stars, eat outside, play games, shoot arrows, dance, do crafts and so much more. You can register online today!
Cost is $85. No registration after September 6.

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
Church Safety Seminar II
Saturday, September 8, from 8 am to 5 pm
St. James Episcopal Church of Dallas
9845 McCree Road
Dallas, TX 75238
Register at [email protected] or call 214-957-9412. Cost is $49.

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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