What is Happening This Week 8/9-8/11/19

Church Vote

Starting Sunday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 20, we will have the opportunity 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 inside the worship bulletins on Sunday, August 11 and August 18. You may drop them in the offering plate, or place in the ballot box in the narthex. During the week, the ballots and box will be available in the church office on Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15 between 10 am and 2 pm and on Tuesday, August 20 between 10 am and 2 pm.


Weekly Schedule

Saturday, 10th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym
Sunday, 11th
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday Highlights – August 11, Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Randy Lasley and Cindy Baucom

Cory Bowes


Next Week’s Highlights
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 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.


Highlights Outside Holy Covenant:
Donations Requested for Dallas Responds Respite Center
About the Respite Center
In response to requests from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a collaborative convening of many of the area’s multi-faith clergy and non-profit organizations has brought together the volunteer resources necessary to respond to help our border cities handle the overwhelming influx of legal asylum seekers by acting as intake and respite centers, compassionate caregivers, and expediters/facilitators of their travel.

Donation Needs
We are receiving support and donations from many communities. To help streamline donations from the community, we are maintaining a list of current needs.

Where to Donate
Click here to view the most current list of Donation Needs.
We will be accepting donations at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas Monday – Saturday from 12 – 6 pm beginning on Saturday, June 8th. There is a separate donation entrance location at the back of the parking lot near the playground entrance. Please looks for signs.
Please do not leave donations by the door outside of the designated hours.

How You Can Help Make our Respite Center a Success
While we cannot be successful without your generous support, we have a few suggestions that will help ensure we are able to provide compassionate care to asylum seekers in an organized, well-run center:
• Pre-sort and clearly label donations as you’re able
• Follow the list of donation needs and donation don’ts (above link to donation list)
• Donate during the designated hours

Thank You!
Thank you so much for your interest in donating! Without the support of people like you, we would not be able to provide compassionate care to the asylum-seeking families arriving at our new center.