What is Happening This Week 10/17-10/20/19

 

Special Blood Drive
Sunday, October 20
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Carter BloodCare has asked Holy Covenant to hold a special Blood Drive due to a cancellation by another church. If you donated at our last Drive in September, you will not be able to donate again this soon. If you did not, please consider donating this time.

 

Weekly Schedule

Thursday, 17th
6:30 PM Children’s Formation-EB207
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 19th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
10:00 AM Choir Retreat-Choir Room
Sunday, 20th
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Blood Drive-parking lot
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
12:15 PM UMYF: EB201-205

Sunday Highlights – October 20, Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Acolyte:
Eliza Hunsaker

A/V:
Ted Ditty

Ushers:
Lorrie Hammons and Sage Carter

You are invited!
Ad Council/Charge Conference Meeting
Tuesday, October 22 at 7 pm
You are invited to attend the next Holy Covenant Ad Council meeting when we will approve items for our upcoming Charge Conference (to be held November 10 at First UMC, Richardson). At this time we will approve our 2020 Leadership Roster, Ministerial Compensation, Candidates for Ordained Ministry and the Pastor’s Report regarding membership.

 

Holy Covenant Carnival
Saturday, October 26
4 to 8 pm

Volunteers Needed!
Holy Covenant is hosting a Carnival on Saturday, October 26! Can you help with set-up or clean-up? Will you be decorating your car for Trunk or Treat?
Sign up here!

 

Coming Soon:
Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, November 2 – Food Donations
Sunday, November 3 – Food Delivery
Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 6:00 am on Sunday, November 3. We will provide breakfast for 400 men, women and children at the homeless shelter.

We will provide:
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 food donations on Saturday, November 2 from 9 am-noon in the HCUMC kitchen. All are welcome to travel with us to Austin Street on 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.

Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, November 10
4:00 pm
Come experience the Holy Covenant Labyrinth in a Community Walk. The Labyrinth is located outside, east of the sanctuary, and is accessible from the south parking lot. All are welcome!

Sign Up Now!
Community Mentors Needed (formerly SALT program)
You can make a difference by reading with an elementary student for just 20 minutes a week! Sign up today in the narthex or contact Andrea Allen for more information.

 

2019: A Year in the Bible
Feel like you’ve missed the boat on reading the Bible in chronological order? Don’t! 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 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 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:
Message from UMCOR Regarding Hurricane Dorian:

#HurricaneDorian’s hit to the Bahamas has been severe and we are anticipating damage and loss along the East Coast of the United States. Please know that UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief is monitoring this dangerous storm closely and is in contact with the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church as well as partners along the East Coast.
To support relief and recovery efforts internationally, please give now to International Relief
To support relief and recovery efforts in the United States, please give now to US Relief
We ask for your prayers for all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian’s path.