What is Happening This Week 10/22-10/25/2020

small_pumpkins.jpg We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday at 10:30 am. If you have missed any of the services, or do not use Facebook, you may also find them on our website hcumc.org.  

Outside Worship – 8:30 am This Sunday!   kids_jumping_on_hill.jpg OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Continues at Holy Covenant Sunday, October 25 to celebrate Laity Sunday!  
We meet at the cross on the east side of the building. We will email the bulletin to you Sunday morning.
-Wear a mask!
-Bring a chair or blanket!
-Bring coffee or a snack!
-Dress for the weather – casual and comfortable!  
Prepare to encounter God and celebrate our worship leaders!  
You are invited to distanced fellowship and safe gathering to worship with your church family!  
-Pastor Cheryl      
Scripture for Sunday, October 25:
John 3:16-17  
Helma Gentry preaching!  

Prayers of the People   Prayer 2
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Harris family on the loss of Sharon’s mother-in-law. Carlos Ponce who is undergoing chemotherapy. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
Nikki Holmes; the family of Paige Castor; Paul Fincke; Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.  

Save the Date
Churchwide Meeting
Sunday, November 1
11:30 am via Zoom
Make plans to join us for this church check-in in preparation for our upcoming Charge Conference.
Special Thank You
The Green Team wishes to thank everyone for a great shredding event! We raised $700 and ended up shredding 2 tons of paper which equates to saving trees, fuel and water, too. We had great HCUMC participation as well as lots of folks from Carrollton. In addition, people came from as far away as Arlington, The Colony and southern Dallas. All in all, it was a great outreach and record income for us. Thanks especially to all of the Green Team volunteers!  
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Falloween Parade
Saturday, October 24
4 to 5:30 pm
You’re invited to Holy Covenant UMC’s Falloween Parade, on Saturday, October 24th from 4:00-5:30. In lieu of a traditional trunk or treat, our Falloween Parade will provide a way for our community to safely reconnect while remaining physically distant.  
Families with kids may reserve their parking spots by emailing Erin Shepardson at [email protected].
Individuals and families, who would like to participate by passing out candy during the parade, should join the procession* line by 4:25. Decorating your car is highly encouraged but not mandatory.  

Wear your costumes!  

*Procession will enter the parking lot from the south side on Peters Colony and exit on the Paxton side. Please park facing west along the church’s field on Peter’s Colony. Turn on your hazard lights to signify you are a part of the parade. And please do not block Josey. 

Food Pantry
Our next Distribution is on October 25th. We will need lots of people to volunteer to pack bags on October 23rd and 24th and to work the Distribution on the 25th, so please sign up on signupgenius.com or contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected].

We are in need of:
Green Beans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing – bread or cornbread
Soup – we are completely out!
Canned yams or sweet potatoes
Dog and cat food  

Someone will be at the church on Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am-noon to accept your donations.   Thank you, as always, for your support of the Food Pantry.
tea-candles.jpg All Saints Sunday
We will be celebrating All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1. You are invited to send in a picture, with the name of your loved one and how they are related to you for the celebration. We will be sharing these pictures during our live streaming worship at 10:30 am on Nov 1. The service will be a day of remembrance for the saints, those we have loved and lost into eternal life, over the past year. This holy day allows us to remember our faith, to celebrate all we believe and to remember those we miss on earth, as they gather in heaven at the Lord’s banquet table!   Please send pictures and names to Elise [email protected] or Pastor Cheryl [email protected] by Monday, October 26.  
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Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, October 31
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter.  If you are able to donate food, please prepare -24 sandwiches -12 pieces of fruit -12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, October 31st, between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice boxes are also appreciated.  

Please drive around to the kitchen door where members of the Spiritual Journeymen will receive the donations from you. The food will be delivered Saturday afternoon and it will be served by the Austin Street staff on Sunday morning. Contact Rick Davis for more information 972-814-5325, [email protected].   

Yard Signs
If you would like a Holy Covenant sign for your yard: Pick up from the church office Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm or contact [email protected]A donation of $10 is requested.  
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Elections 2020
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Early voting has begun. To learn about what is on your ballot, go to vote411.org.    

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Everyone is concerned about finances at this time, and Holy Covenant is no exception. If you typically write a check, please consider online giving or mail your check to: Holy Covenant UMC, 1901 E. Peters Colony Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007  

October Giving:
Projected $34,365
Received $16,777  
Online Giving
Donate Here. You may even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.  

Like Puzzles?
Are you and your family putting together jigsaw puzzles? Are you tired of doing the same ones? We have LOTS of new and gently used puzzles we would love to share with you! They are 500 piece and 1000 piece puzzles. We would be happy to drop one on your doorstep. We will even share photos for you to choose the one you want.  If you are interested, please contact Elise at [email protected]