What is Happening This Week 2/20 -2/24/19


HEADlines: Praying for 2019 General Conference
By Rev. Keith L. Head 

Last Sunday we prayed for our sisters and brothers across The United Methodist Church and especially those who will represent us as delegates to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, this week, February 23-26. We also requested that the Holy Covenant congregation pray for the conference at least four minutes daily at 2:23 p.m. to 2:26 p.m. (or 2:23 a.m. to 2:26 a.m.) until the close of the conference on February 26.

I also said that I would provide some links to better understand the choices facing the delegates that may ultimately decide whether or not we will remain “United” Methodists. So, here are three links that I hope can provide you more information about those choices. The first link is to a letter from our Bishop Michael McKee to you and all the other United Methodists in our North Texas Conference. The second link is to a summary of the four plans that will be considered at the General Conference (a hard copy of the handout is also available at the church). The third link is to the UMC.org webpage that has more information, resources and a link to the live streaming of the sessions that begins at 9:00 a.m. CST, Saturday, February 23.

We hope you will find this information and web links helpful:
Bishop McKee Letter to North Texas Conference Congregations
Comparison of 2019 General Conference Plans
2019 General Conference information, resources and live streaming


Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 20th
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 21st
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
7:00 PM Finance-CC210
Saturday, 23rd
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 24th
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 – February 24, Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany

Ashton Schaffer-Martinez

Cindy Baucom and Lorrie Hammons

Ryan Baumgardner

Rodney Stewart and Julie Fuller

Donations Appreciated:
Carolee Doty is requesting donations of training pants and/or new or gently used shoes for toddlers. Donations will go to Promise Home in Honduras. Please place them in the boxes in the Education Building by February 25.

Next Week’s Highlights!
Church Work Day
Saturday, March 2 from 9 am to 1 pm
It’s all hands on deck as we get the building and grounds ready for Lent and Easter!

Coming Soon!
Ash Wednesday, March 6
Worship at 7:00 pm
Pastor Carol returns to lead us into the season of Lent.

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 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.