What is Happening This Week 1/16 – 1/20/2019

Schedule Changes:

• We will not be hosting a Rendezvous/Recap event at the parsonage this Friday to discuss the chronological Bible readings so far. If you have questions you would like to ask about the readings, please join the Sanctuary Class meeting Sundays at 9:15 am (after children’s worship) in the sanctuary.

• The “5th Sunday” Trauma Training event on foster children and families will not take place this Sunday, but will be postponed to a later date. Details soon!


Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 16th
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 17th
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
Saturday, 19th
6:00 AM BSA Pack 900 Pinewood Derby-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 20th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
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

Sunday Highlights – January 20, Second Sunday After the Epiphany
Lilly Engels

Sherry Dunn and Randy Lasley

Ted Ditty

Ted Ditty and Stephanie Knibbs


2019: A Year in the Bible
We have begun the challenge of reading the Bible together as a congregation in one year. If you didn’t start January 1st, no problem! You can catch up in any of the following ways:
1. Download the free Bible app by You Version. This link should take you to the group from Holy Covenant that are doing this reading together: Invitation.
2. You can use the link above on-line as well. If you don’t want to be connected to others you can just go to bible.com. Go to plans and search The One Year Chronological Bible.
3. You can listen to The One Year Chronological Bible thought Audible.com at Audiobook or you can download the app and listen to it on your phone.
4. You can buy a The One Year Chronological Bible in book form through Amazon at Amazon or download it to your Kindle or E-Reader.
5. You can use any Bible you want and follow this print out that tells you what scriptures to read each day: Reading Plan.

Adult Mission Trip to Sinton, TX
February 7 – 10
Please complete your forms by Sunday, January 20! 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.

You Are Invited!
The Seekers class will be studying The Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs by Don Adams starting this Sunday, January 20. The study will be moderated by Jim Guest. Everyone is welcome!

Coming Soon!
Feeding the Homeless
Holy Covenant is providing Breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 5:00 am on Sunday, February 3. We will provide breakfast for 400 men, women and children at the homeless shelter.
We ask for:
12 sandwiches (individually bagged)
12 pieces fruit
12 boiled eggs in shell in carton
Cases of bottled water/ juice boxes
Snack/granola bars
We will receive all donations on Saturday, February 2, from 9am-noon in the HCUMC kitchen. All are welcome to travel with us to Austin Street Sunday morning at 5:15 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 7:00 am. For more information, contact Rick Davis 972-814-5325.


Chili Cook-Off
Join us Saturday, February 2 at 6 pm in the Covenant Center. Bring your best chili or soup to enter the competition, and vote (with $) for your favorites! Proceeds will benefit Holy Covenant’s People In Need Fund.

Worship Leaders Needed!
Are you interested in leading during worship? Would you like to serve communion to your church family? We will hold a Worship Leader Training on Sunday, January 27th for Lay Readers and Communion Stewards. Join us immediately after worship in the sanctuary for quick instructions and a chance to ask questions!

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Highlights Outside Holy Covenant
Homeless Point In Time Count
Once a year, along with communities across the country, our homeless friends are counted. The Homeless Point In Time Count, will be facilitated by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance on Thursday evening, January 24. The count, a requirement under Federal Law, helps communities understand the extent of homelessness, changing trends, and the measure of their success in making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring. If you would like to help count, you must be 18+ and groups of 3-5 volunteers are preferred. For more information, please go to http://mdhadallas.org/homeless-pit-count/.

Call For Suitcases!
The Highland Park United Methodist Church Haiti mission team is in need of suitcases to transport supplies. They need large, wheeled suitcases (not duffle bags), but they do NOT need to be new and beautiful! If you have one to spare, please bring it to Highland Park UMC 3300 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75205 and it will be put to good use! (If you’re donating, it can be dropped off at the donation drop; if you need it back, please stick a note on it and tell the receptionist it is for Caroline Hazlett.

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
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