What is Happening This Week 5/2-5/5

Holy Conversation and Potluck Lunch
Sunday, May 5 following worship
We will meet in the Covenant Center for lunch and round-table discussion regarding General Conference 2019 and our response as a church. This is a chance to ask questions and share thoughts.
The Advocates for Justice and Peace will provide meat and you are asked to bring side dishes.

Feeding the Homeless
Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 6:00 am on Sunday, May 5. 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, May 4 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

Thursday, 2nd
National Day of Prayer
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 4th
9:00 AM Austin Street Food Collection-kitchen
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 5th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
11:45 AM Covenant Cafe-EB201-5
11:45 AM Potluck Lunch and Holy Conversation-CC
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 – May 5, Third Sunday of Easter, Communion
Anika Engels

Cindy Baucom and Randy Lasley

Andy Baldwin


Next Week’s Highlights
Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT)
Thursday, May 9
6:30 pm
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will be Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm at the home of Jeriann Bayley. 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 food and fellowship!

Coming Soon!
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, May 17
6 to 9 pm
in the Covenant Center
Ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 15! Reserve a place for your child at hcumc.org. You may drop off and pick up children anytime during the designated hours. Cost is $10 per child; $25 max per family.

Church Work Day
Saturday, June 1


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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