Happy New Year!!
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.
6:30 PM Al-Anon-CC215
7:00 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 AM UNITY WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday Highlights – January 6, Epiphany of the Lord
Cindy Baucom and Randy Lasley
John McLaughlin and Jessica Teague
Next Week’s Highlights
Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 pm
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 pm at the home of Donna Hatter. Go to L.I.F.T. for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share, enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please come anyway for this time of fellowship!
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, January 11
6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center
Ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 9! 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.
Starting January 13
9:15 am Sundays in the sanctuary
There will be a new Sunday morning small group beginning on January 13th at 9:15am (after children’s worship). It will meet in the sanctuary, so it has been aptly dubbed “The Sanctuary Class”. The hope for this class is to rotate teachers offering a variety of short term series. Pastor Carol will start us off with a nine-week series about building greater intimacy with God and moving past a mundane spiritual life that has us just going through the motions. This series will be in conversation with the book MORE by Greg Hawkins. You can get the book to help you engage more or just show up in the sanctuary and join the conversation.
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.
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
Support Holy Covenant While You Shop
You can support Holy Covenant while you shop. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your favorite charitable organization. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Select Holy Covenant United Methodist Church to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.