What is Happening This Week 8/15-8/18/19


Church Vote
We will have the opportunity, through August 20th, to vote on the following statement to be given to Bishop Michael McKee and the cabinet on behalf of Holy Covenant:
We, the Holy Covenant community, commit to work corporately to remove all language in the Book of Discipline regarding exclusion of LGBTQ+ people. Therefore, we will host no weddings until the United Methodist Church affirms all marriages as equal.

Ballots will be available on Sunday, August 18. You may drop them in the offering plate, or place in the ballot box in the narthex. Ballots and box will also be available in the church office on Tuesday, August 20 between 10 am and 2 pm.

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.


Weekly Schedule

Thursday, 15th
6:30 PM Children’s Formation-EB207
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 17th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
10:30 AM GS Troop 5780-CC211
Sunday, 18th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
1:00 PM GS Troop 8905-CC210

Sunday Highlights – August 18, Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Ashton Schaffer-Martinez

Stuart and Stephanie Bayley

Ted Ditty

Tim Shepardson and Ted Ditty


Next Week’s Highlights
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, August 23
6 to 9 pm in the Covenant Center
We will have a Potato Bar. Bring your favorite family game board, cards or dominoes. This is about fun and fellowship, getting to know our neighborhood and church family. We will have a love offering basket for any donations you wish to give for dinner.

45th Anniversary T-Shirt Contest
Are you an artist or do you just have ideas for our commemorative 45th anniversary t-shirt design contest? The design should be what Holy Covenant represents to you. Prizes for the Children’s category (ages K through 12 yrs old) will be a $25 gift card and a t-shirt in your size. Prizes for the Adult category (ages 13 and up) will be $50 and a t-shirt in your size.

Entries must be submitted by 6 pm on Friday, August 23, 2019, should be no bigger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ and should be in black and white only. Judging will be done with $. $1=1 vote. Entries will be displayed for all to see and vote at the Dinner and Game Night on August 23. Show your love and support to Holy Covenant!

It’s Church Directory Time!
LifeTouch will be at Holy Covenant UMC on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th to take family photos for the church’s new directory.
Sign up here or contact Erin Shepardson with any questions.


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:
Dallas Responds Community Hub Now Open!

Dallas Responds Community Hub is offering Resources and Services to immigrants living in our community from 10am-2pm on August 17 and 24 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church.

At the Community Hub, immigrants are provided with food, backpacks, school physicals, health screenings, clothing distribution (including school uniforms), legal resources, and children’s activities.

We will be evaluating the interest and response of our immigrant community to these resources through the month of August, so stayed tuned for further developments in the next few weeks!

Sign up to volunteer here.