What is Happening This Week 10/30-11/3/19


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.


Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 30th
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 31st
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Costume Parade-sanctuary
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
Saturday, 2nd
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Austin Street Food Collection-kitchen
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 3rd
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
12:15 PM UMYF: EB201-205

Sunday Highlights – November 3, Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
Eliza Hunsaker

Andy Baldwin

Lorrie Hammons and Debbi David


Next Week’s Highlights:
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!

Bridal Shower for Sarah Jones
Sunday, November 10
Noon in the Covenant Center
Sarah and Kyle are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Amazon, and Crate & Barrel.

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 through 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.

Support Holy Covenant While You Shop
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Highlights Outside Holy Covenant:
How You Can Help Local Tornado Victims

On Sunday, Oct. 20, a massive storm that blew through the Dallas area generated 10 confirmed tornadoes … including one EF-3. The tornadoes touched down in densely populated areas with winds reaching 140 mph, knocking out power to 150,000 electric customers.
The areas around Christ’s Foundry UM Mission and Walnut Hill UMC were among the hardest hit. Walnut Hill UMC’s building sustained damage, and the steeple was blown off.
Since then, first responders and emergency-management personnel have been assessing the damage. Dallas Fire-Rescue said 104 buildings were destroyed, 286 buildings have major damage and 344 have minor damage.

Ways to help:
• Donate funds to the NT Disaster Relief to meet the needs in the affected communities. Please type in “Dallas Tornado” in the memo box so funds are directed to the correct group. The donated fund will go toward buying gift cards for families to replace basic necessities. Funds can fill in the gaps between insurance and out-of-pocket expenses.
• Adopt a family. Many families are experiencing varying degrees of need. For example, some families have lost everything, and others need to replace a few items. If you or your small group are interested in adopting a family, email Rev. Andy Lewis.

Give to DISD. Several DISD schools sustained a partial or total loss. Children have been funneled to other schools. The school district needs to replace supplies and equipment. More Information.
DISD is also accepting small boxes of new school supplies, which can be dropped off at the three following locations Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Road
• Turney W. Leonard Training Center, 5151 Samuel Blvd
• One Center at Linus Wright Administration Building, 9400 N. Central Expressway, first floor
Thomas Jefferson High School is requesting donations of specific equipment needs. Wishlist