What is Happening This Week 11/5-11/8/20

orange_pumpkin_leaf.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   kids_jumping_on_hill.jpg
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Continues at Holy Covenant Sunday, November 8 when our stewardship campaign will begin.  
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 November 8
Ephesians 3:20-21  
Sermon Title:
Glory to God!  
Prayers of the People   Prayer 2
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Carlos Ponce who is undergoing chemotherapy.
Our friends at Atria Carrollton.
Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
The Parsons family; Nikki Holmes; the family of Paige Castor; 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.  
Next Week’s Highlights   computer_sky.jpg Environmental Justice Panel Discussion
Sunday, November 15
9 am via Zoom
On Sunday, November 15th from 9:00 – 10:15 am, the Advocates for Justice and Peace will present a panel discussion via Zoom on Environmental Justice, often referred to as Environmental Racism.  
Rev. Andrew Fiser, Associate Director of Missional Outreach for the North Texas UMC Conference will moderate the panel.  
The panelists are:
1. Professor Evelyn Mayo, the chairperson of Downwinders At Risk 2. Misti O’Quinn, the Dallas Organizer for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign
3. Olinka Green, an environmental activist at the local, state, and national levels and one of our own,
4. Dr. Sharon Harris, an Instructor of English at TCU.   The Advocates are very excited about this program and hope many of you will attend.   A link to the Zoom presentation will be published in the weekly email next week and will also be sent out in an email the morning of the presentation.    

Food Pantry
There will be a drive through food distribution Sunday, November 8th from 1-3 pm. There are still a few positions that need to be filled. You may sign up on signupgenius.com or contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected].  

You may be wondering what the Distribution looks like and how it works. Please feel free to stop by for a few minutes today to check it out. I promise you will be impressed.  

We have just a few more weeks to gather our special Thanksgiving meal bags to be given out at our distribution on November 22nd.
We are in need of:
Green Beans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing – bread or cornbread
Soup – we still need lots of soup
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.  

Our thanks goes out to you for continuing to support 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.

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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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 $27,262  

Projected $34,365
Received $3,267  

texting-girl-sm.jpg 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].  

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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].