Important Information Regarding the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation
Please use the links below to read the proposed agreement from a group of bishops and representatives of advocacy groups within the United Methodist Church. Bishop Michael McKee says, “I hope that you will join me in recognizing this agreement as an opportunity to reshape the General Church and as a way to overcome the hostility and division that has long limited us from living into and acting on the mission of the Church.”
A livestream event will take place on Monday, January 13, at 9:30 am (EST) to provide further clarity and explanations of the plan by members of the Mediation Team.
Highlights This Week:
Thursday, January 9
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will be at the home of Donna Hatter. 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!
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
12:00 PM 4H-CC211, EB202
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
6:30 PM Ladies In Fellowship Together-Home of Donna Hatter
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
9:00 AM Carrollton ECPTA Meeting- CCGym
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
5:00 PM Harvey’s Kids-CC Gym
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
12:15 PM UMYF: EB201-205
Scripture for Sunday, January 12:
If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.
Sunday Highlights – January 12, Baptism of the Lord
Randy Lasley and Cindy Baucom
Have you turned in your pledge for 2020?
You may bring your pledge card to the church office, mail it in, place it in the offering plate on Sunday, or email Christine Perry to indicate what your pledge to Holy Covenant will be for 2020. Thank you for helping us plan our ministry budget for the coming year!
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, January 24
6 to 9 pm
Bring your family, friends and your favorite games! Dinner will be potluck. We will have a love offering basket for any donations guests wish to give toward dinner. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Breakfast at Austin Street
Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 6:00 am on Sunday, February 2. 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
We will receive all food donations on Saturday, February 1, 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.
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Highlights Outside Holy Covenant:
EQUIP 2020 Senior Life Ministry Conference
EQUIP 2020 will equip staff and laity with tools for ministry for and with Senior Adults in your church and community. Boost purposeful participation of active seniors in the life of your church, spur leadership and impart wisdom. All events are held at University Park United Methodist Church and are led by professionals in the senior adult ministry field and senior leaders from UPUMC.
Conference Registration of $150 includes:
• Presentations by multiple speakers
• 2 lunches and 2 dinners
• Engaging Entertainment
• AWAKING WISDOM: A 36-session leadership guide with 9 videos, developed by a team of Wisdom Seekers to address issues impacting Baby Boomers and Older Seniors in our society and in our churches. The Wisdom Seekers researched and discussed these pressing issues over a period of several months. Their findings and insights are designed to spark inquiry and discernment that will lead to vibrant spiritual growth and a robust Senior Life ministry in your church.
February 9 from 3-5:30 pm
Lovers Lane UMC
The Immigration Summit, an event designed and sponsored by the North Texas Conference, will feature the testimonies of UM immigration advocates and preaching by Bishop Michael McKee. There will be breakout sessions designed to equip you to take humanitarian and legislative action.