Video of Livestream from Mediation Team
A panel interview was conducted by UM News on Monday, January 13. Panelists described how they developed the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation, a proposal that they are working to have drafted as legislation and sent to General Conference. The proposal, announced Jan. 3, would provide a means for traditionalists to leave The United Methodist Church and form their own denomination, as well as a way for others to leave the denomination within a specified time. Proponents emphasize that no one is being asked to leave the church.
When The United Methodist Church’s General Conference meets May 5-15 in Minneapolis, delegates from around the world will consider a number of proposals for splitting or restructuring the church.
The protocol document was developed by people from centrist, progressive and traditionalist perspectives, as well as bishops from the United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines.
6:30 PM Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:30 PM Adult Choir -Choir Rm
1:30 PM ECDP Chapel-sanctuary
6:30 PM ReFit-CC
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
9:00 AM Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
12:15 PM UMYF: EB201-205
Scripture for Sunday, January 19:
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
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Sunday Highlights – January 19, Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Highlights Next Week:
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.
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!
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.