What is Happening This Week 10/8-10/11/2020

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.          

Scripture for Sunday, October 11:
Romans 12:15-18  
Sermon Title:
Creating a Beloved Community  

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

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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Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, October 17
10 am to 1:30 pm
in the Holy Covenant parking lot
Sponsored by Holy Covenant’s Green Team. Open to the public. Protect your identity while  supporting Holy Covenant. Watch your documents being shredded on site with the utmost security.
$5 per copy paper sized box.
COVID Precautions in place: safe distancing, never leave your car, we can unload from your trunk, masks worn, gloves worn, and sanitizer used.   Invite your friends and family to bring their sensitive documents to be shredded. Shredding will be done by Secure On-Site Shredding Inc. Visit www.secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company.

tea-candles.jpg All Saints Sunday
Friends, 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.  

Food Pantry
Our next Distribution is this coming Sunday, October 11th.   There is still time to sign up to pack food, and we need your help. If you would like to help out with packing food, you can sign up in one-hour slots for Friday, October 9th or Saturday, October 10th. It’s easiest if you sign up in groups of at least 2 or 3 people. If you want to work the Distribution on Sunday, October 11th, there are several positions you can sign up for.   For any of these volunteer opportunities, 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
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.  
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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.  
Costumes welcome!  

*Procession will enter the parking lot from the East 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.  
brown bag 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 and 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]
voting_people.jpg Elections 2020
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. To learn about what will be 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  

September Giving:
Projected $34,365
Final $28,130  

October Giving:
Projected $34,365
Received $6,862  
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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]