What is Happening This Week 9/5-9/8/19


If you did not yet get a chance to sign the statement Holy Covenant will be sending to Bishop McKee, it will be available again in the sanctuary this Sunday. You may also come by the church office during the week to add your signature.


Weekly Schedule

Thursday, 5th
6:00 PM Advocates for Justice & Peace-CC210
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
Saturday, 7th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 8th
8:30 AM Blood Drive-CC
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday Highlights – September 8, Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Zuri Erenberger

Randy Lasley and Cindy Baucom

Cory Bowes

Stephanie Knibbs and Randy Richter


This Week’s Highlights
Blood Drive
Sunday, September 8
8:30 to 11:30 am
in the parking lot

Next Week’s Highlights:
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 during Worship

Recognition of Leanne Seabright
Sunday, September 15
Noon in the Covenant Center
Be sure to stop by and thank Leanne for her time at Holy Covenant.

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. If you are unable to make the available times, you may submit your own photo to be included in the directory for a $10 fee.

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:
Message from UMCOR Regarding Hurricane Dorian:

#HurricaneDorian’s hit to the Bahamas has been severe and we are anticipating damage and loss along the East Coast of the United States. Please know that UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief is monitoring this dangerous storm closely and is in contact with the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church as well as partners along the East Coast.
To support relief and recovery efforts internationally, please give now to International Relief
To support relief and recovery efforts in the United States, please give now to US Relief
We ask for your prayers for all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian’s path.