What is Happening This Week 7/31-8/4/19



Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, August 3 – Food Donations
Sunday, August 4 – Food Delivery
Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 6:00 am on Sunday, August 4. 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, August 3 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, 1st
12:00 PM 4H-EB201-5
6:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-CC210
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 3rd
9:00 AM Austin Street Food Collection-kitchen
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 4th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday Highlights – August 4, Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Grayson Valcourt

Lorrie Hammons and Charles Holley

Andy Baldwin

Ted Ditty and Randall Richter


Coming Soon
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 18
Children (high school and college also, if they want) can bring their backpacks to worship to receive a blessing and something to put on their backpack for the school year.
Sunday School Teachers
Children’s Formation is recruiting fall Sunday school teachers for the PreK/K, 4/5, and youth classes as well as substitutes. If you are willing to teach or sub, please contact Melanie Luce, Children’s Formation chair, or Erin Shepardson. The fall session will begin on Sept 8th.

If you are concerned about becoming disconnected from your regular Sunday school class, find a co-teacher that you can lead with and/or alternate Sundays.

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 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
You can support Holy Covenant while you shop. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your favorite charitable organization. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Select Holy Covenant United Methodist Church to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.