What is Happening This Week 5/29 – 6/2/19
Training for Vacation Bible School Volunteers
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary.
If you have signed up or are interested in volunteering for VBS (July 7-11 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm), please come to the training tonight! If you have not yet signed up, you may do so here.
Church Work Day
Saturday, June 1 from 9 am to NOON
We will work inside the building and outside to spruce up our facilities for summer. We will end early because of the memorial service and reception.
Youth Valet Car Wash
Sunday, June 2 starting at 9 am and continuing through worship.
You will give your key to an adult who will drive and park your car so the youth can wash it while you are inside. All donations to this fundraiser will be appreciated.
6:00 PM VBS Volunteer Training-sanctuary
7:00 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
12:00 PM 4H-EB201-5
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
9:00 AM Church Work Day
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
9:00 AM Car Wash-parking lot
10:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday Highlights – June 2, Seventh Sunday of Easter
Special guest Rev. Hank Jenkins will deliver the sermon.
Lorrie Hammons and Charles Holley
Stephanie Knibbs and Sarah Jones
Next Week’s Highlights
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, June 7
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Ages Infant – 5th Grade. Reservations are required by Wednesday, June 5! 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.
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays, June 8 – August 3
9 am to noon
During the school year, many of the children in our community benefit from the free/reduced lunch program which provides them with breakfast and lunch for free or at a reduced cost. However, when school is out for the summer, the program is not available. We partner with Metrocrest (Social Services) to bridge this gap with the Sack Summer Hunger program. The program provides breakfast, lunch and snacks for school-aged children throughout the summer. The families receive a sack of food for each school-aged child in their household. Each Saturday during the summer, they can either pick up the bags from the church or have them delivered to their homes. Volunteers are needed to help make this program successful. There are sign-up sheets in the Narthex for delivery drivers, distribution at church, and to help pick up the food from Metrocrest. The biggest need right now is the delivery drivers and produce pick-up from Metrocrest. You do not have to commit to do every Saturday. You just sign up for the Saturdays that you are available. Please help us to continue our mission to serve the kids in our community. If you have questions, please see Ashley Norris.
Advocates for Justice and Peace will be collecting fans or donations for fans for Senior Citizens and others in need through June 23rd. Please drop off your fans in the Narthex. We will transport the fans to Metrocrest Services who will distribute fans to those who need them. In the past the recipients have expressed sincere appreciation and talked about how much of a difference it made for them. If you do not have time to go out and purchase a fan, we will be happy to do so for you. For $20 we can purchase a new Box Fan or a Standing Oscillating Fan, so just note that your donation is for “Fans.” Thank you, Holy Covenant, for again helping to meet the needs in our community.
ECDP Summer Program
Sunday, June 30
Vacation Bible School: Roar!
Sunday, July 7 – Thursday, July 11
5:30 to 8:30 pm
Life is wild. God is good. This epic adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar!, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.
We’ll meet together and share a light meal at 5:30 pm each night. Then, everyone’s adventure will begin. Our preschooler VBS will end at 7:30 pm and the elementary aged children will be done at 8:30 pm. Register your child here.
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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