What is Happening This Week 1/30 – 2/3/2019


It’s a busy weekend coming up!

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
Austin Street is also collecting new and gently used sweaters currently.
We will receive all donations on Saturday, February 2, from 9 am to 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.

Food Pantry Needs
Sunday, February 3, is Communion Sunday. The Food Pantry team would appreciate your donations of canned meats, soups and canned fruit. Bins will be available in front of the altar during communion.


Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 30th
Outer Space Week
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 31st
Outer Space Week
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
Saturday, 2nd
9:00 AM Austin Street Food Collection-kitchen
9:00 AM BSA Pack 693 Pinewood Derby-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
6:00 PM Chili Cook-Off-CCGym
Sunday, 3rd
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
5:00 PM Super Bowl Party at the Mauldins’

Sunday Highlights – February 3, Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany, Communion
Adan Mays

Cindy Baucom and Randy Lasley

Andy Baldwin


Next Week’s Highlights!
QPR Training
Join Melissa Beard Sunday, February 10, after worship in Room 211 in the Covenant Center to learn how to become a suicide prevention gatekeeper in this great one-hour training. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a clear, concise, and efficient emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. This class is for everyone – teens, parents, and adults. In QPR, you will learn how wide-reaching suicide is, signs of depression/mental illness, and how to help someone who is feeling suicidal get the help they need. Please reserve your spot by signing up in the narthex. The cost of this training is $3 to cover the cost of the take-home booklet.

Children’s Sunday
February 10
Join us as our children lead us in worship!


Coming Soon!
Thursday, February 14
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will be Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 pm at the home of Linda Thompson. 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, February 15
6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center
Holy Covenant will host a Parents’ Night Out this Friday, February 15 from 6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center for ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, February 13! 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.

Blood Drive
Sunday, February 17
8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Covenant Center

2019: A Year in the Bible
Feel like you’ve missed the boat on reading the Bible in chronological order? Don’t! You can pick up with the reading on February 1st by beginning with Exodus (EXODUS 1:1-2:25, 1 CHRONICLES 6:1-3 and EXODUS 3:1-4:17). You can jump right in 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 through 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.

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Highlights Outside Holy Covenant
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm
Located on the third floor, Atria Carrollton – 1825 Arbor Creek Drive, Carrollton
Support for those supporting others. Surround yourself each month with people who offer kindness, understanding and togetherness to those who care for others. Refreshments provided by Atria Carrollton.