What is Happening This Week 5/12-5/17/20

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.
This Thursday, May 14, we will again be collecting food donations at the church office for the Food Pantry between 10 am and noon. Please see below for items we especially need. We will once again offer a Drive Through Food Distribution this Sunday, May 17th between 1 and 3 pm. If you can volunteer to fill bags on Saturday, or to give them out on Sunday, please sign up at signupgenius.com.  

Here are Children’s Activity Bulletins for this week for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7-12.  

Scripture for Sunday,May 17: Acts 17:22-31 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.  

This Week’s Highlights Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT) Thursday, May 14
6:30 pm over Zoom
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will take place online Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 pm. Contact Lois Eaton at [email protected] if you wish to join in. We will enjoy fellowship and a short devotional. Come and be a part of this time of fellowship!   

Food Pantry Drive-Through Food Distribution We are approaching another Drive Through Food Distribution this coming Sunday, May 17th. As before, we are needing donations of food and volunteers for packing food and working the day of the distribution.   The North Texas Food Bank has little food to offer us right now. They are very low on food, so we are now buying food from retail stores to fill the gap. We are still in need of the following items: Mac and Cheese Cereal Large Canned Chicken and Tuna Chili Pasta Hearty Soups   You can sign up for what you want to donate or when you want to work by clicking on this link signupgenius.com or going to the church website and clicking on the link there.   Lois Eaton will be at the church on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 to receive donations, and Mandie Long will be there Saturday from 9:00 to 12:30.   We need people to help pack bags on Saturday, May 16th and to help run the operation on Sunday, May 17th. Again, you can sign up for jobs on signupgenius.com or call or text Lois at 214-862-8683 or email her at [email protected].   Thank you again for your commitment to the Holy Covenant Food Pantry and to our neighbors.  

Pastoral Care Number 469-487-8432
Prayers of the People:   Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: The Ponce family. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Susan McAnally recovering from foot surgery. Sharyn Yetman recovering from surgery. Charles Holley in need of employment. Betty Morse dealing with health issues. Carlos Ponce dealing with health issues. Susie Ponce dealing with health issues. Those who have lost employment due to the quarantine.   
And continued prayers for the following: Barbara Taake; Shelley Fincke; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.  
If you have other prayer concerns to share, please call 469-487-8432.  

Ways to Help:
business_writing.jpg Pen Pals Requested for Atria Residents When was the last time you had a pen pal? Now is the perfect time to embrace the charm of classic correspondence. Our friends at Atria Carrollton would love to hear from you! Choose one of these story-sharing prompts and share a bit about yourself in a card or letter: What things from today will only be seen in a museum 100 years from now? What message in a bottle would you send to the year 2120? If you could be instantly transported to any place on earth, where would you go and why?   Address your mail to the attention of “Atria Pen Pals” and they will match you with a resident. Atria Carrollton 1825 Arbor Creek Drive Carrollton, TX 75010  

Bags Needed for Mats Our mat makers arestaying busy making sleep mats for the homeless. If you have plastic grocery bags you would like to contribute, please contact Lois Eaton [email protected], 214-862-8683. You may leave your bags by your front door and Lois will pick them up.    
Everyone is concerned about finances at this time, and Holy Covenant is no exception. If you typically bring your offering to worship, please consider online giving.  
April Giving:
Budgeted $40,765
Total $32,887
May Giving:
Budgeted $34,365
Month to Date $5,333  
Online Giving Go to hcumc.org, choose Donate from the menu in the right-hand corner and under Online Giving you can even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.  Another option is to download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play, choose Holy Covenant and make your contributions from your mobile device. The app is free to download and install.   

hands_teamwork_puzzle.jpg 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].