What is Happening This Week 11/19-11/22/20

thanksgiving_decoration.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  
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Continues at Holy Covenant on Sunday, November 22.  
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      

November 22 Christ the King Sunday
Please turn in your pledges!  

Prayers of the People   Prayer 2
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Carlos Ponce who is undergoing radiation. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
The Brooks-McCutchen family; the family of Terrence Nix; Mary Luce; Nikki Holmes; Max and Nicole Thomas; Paul Fincke; Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.    

Food Pantry
Our next Food Distribution is this Sunday, November 22nd from 1-3 pm. There are still slots open for packing food and working the Distribution   You may sign up on signupgenius.com or contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected].  
We need:
Pasta Sauce
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Hot chocolate
Mini marshmallows
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 for your continued support of the Food Pantry.      

Angel Tree

Holy Covenant and Connecting the Community plan to serve boys, girls and families in the Carrollton area this Christmas. Due to COVID, we are working with connectingthecommunity.org to offer a virtual Angel Tree. Instead of buying gifts, we are inviting you to instead purchase gift cards. Go to connectingthecommunity.org and choose Amazon or Walmart gift cards, or you can make a cash donation to the church which will be used to buy gift cards. You can have the gift cards emailed to the church, mailed, or you can drop them off at the church office.  

All gift cards need to be received at Holy Covenant by Sunday, December 6.  
Delivery Drivers Needed
We need volunteers to deliver Advent bags to church members’ homes in the area. Please contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] if you are available to drop off bags any time during the week of Thanksgiving.  

Coming Soon

Advent Study 2020
Starts November 30 via Zoom  
During the season of Advent, you are invited to attend a Zoom Advent Program.   We will meet on Monday evenings beginning November 30 following the first Sunday of Advent from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. We will be following a study Adam Hamilton created this summer for the 2020 Pandemic Advent season. The study is called Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significand of Christmas. You are welcome to buy the book or not. I will be using his book as a foundation but it is not required reading for this program. If you are struggling this advent season with your lack of joyfulness, perhaps deepening your faith and seeing how our Lord arrived into a very dark world will be helpful. We are all in this together!  
We will meet: November 30, December 7, 14, 21, and ending on January 4. We will be sending out the Zoom invite on November 30, watch for the link.    

Advent Devotions
Starting December 1
Beginning December 1, we will email an Advent devotional out every morning. There will be scripture, a brief reflection and a short prayer. We hope this might be a blessed way to begin each day as we seek light, as we journey to the manger.  

Blood Drive
Sunday, December 13
8:30 am to Noon
HCUMC parking lot
COVID-19 Antibody Testing is available for all donors. Give blood and get Mavericks gear! Carter BloodCare observes social distancing guidelines.    
We are coming to the end of the year so it’s a good time to catch up on your pledge! 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  

November Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Projected $34,365
Received $10,378  

Remember, your pledge helps us plan our ministries for next year. Please turn in your 2021 pledge TODAY!  

Online Giving
Donate Here. You may even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.      

Volunteers Needed!
Would you like to help with our online worship? We are looking for volunteers for our worship streaming ministry. You will be asked to commit to 2 worship services per month to operate either a video switcher or a camera. Experience welcome–but not required! There will be training. If interested, please contact Tim Shepardson at [email protected].