What is Happening This Week 8/28-9/1/19


Welcome back!
The semester has begun for Holy Covenant ECDP preschoolers, and scouts are starting up again. We welcome everyone back for a great 2019-20 school year!


Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 28th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 29th
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 31st
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 1st
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday Highlights – September 1, Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, Communion
Alyssia Phillips

Lorrie Hammons and Debbi David

Andy Baldwin

Tim Shepardson and Rodney Stewart


Next Week’s Highlights
Blood Drive
Sunday, September 8
8:30 to 11:30 am


Coming Soon:
Thursday, September 12
6:30 pm
The next LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will be Thursday, September 12, at 6:30 pm at the home of Joyce McCoy. Go to L.I.F.T. for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. We will enjoy food, fellowship and a short devotional. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please join us anyway – we want you with us! Come join us for this time of fellowship!

45th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, September 15

Community Mentors Training
Sunday, September 15
Noon in the sanctuary
You can make a difference by reading with an elementary student for just 20 minutes a week! Sign up today in the narthex or contact Andrea Allen for more information.


It’s Church Directory Time!
Lifetouch will be at Holy Covenant UMC on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th between 2 pm and 9 pm to take family photos for the church’s new directory. Sign up here or contact Erin Shepardson with any questions.

Save the Date!
Holy Covenant’s Annual dinner and auction is set for Saturday, October 5. Come for dinner between 5:45-6:30 pm- the auction starts at 7.
The event is Holy Covenant’s largest fund-raising event and our auction chair, Melissa Beard, guarantees that it will be the most fun you will have that night!


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 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.

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.