What is Happening This Week 5/19-5/24/20

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

Scripture for Sunday, May 24:
Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 John 17:1-11
If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.  

Pastoral Care Number 469-487-8432  

Prayers of the People:
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: The Ponce family. Karen McGuffin and her mother who is on hospice. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Carlos Ponce dealing with health issues. Sharyn Yetman recovering from surgery. Charles Holley in need of employment. Betty Morse dealing with health issues. Those who have lost employment due to the pandemic.   And continued prayers for the following: 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.  
Next Week’s Highlights
Memorial Day Monday, May 25  

Pentecost Sunday, May 31  

Food Distribution
Sunday, May 31 from 1 to 3 pm
HCUMC Parking Lot
If your family or someone you know is in need of food, please come by! For volunteer and donation information, see below.  
Food Pantry
Thank you to everyone who donated food and their time to make another Drive Through Food Distribution successful. With everyone’s help, we were able to serve 81 families 2,362 meals.
Our next Distribution will be on May 31st from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will be packing bags and boxes on May 30th. Please let me know if you can help out on either of those days.  We will keep the same routine as the last time. 
Someone will be at the church to accept donations from 10:00 am – noon on the following days:
May 21st 
May 23rd 
May 28th 
May 30th   

We need the following foods:
Mac and Cheese
Large Canned Chicken
Hearty Soups  
Thank you again for your commitment to the Holy Covenant Food Pantry and to your neighbors.   Lois Eaton    214-862-8683 [email protected]        

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.    

texting-girl-sm.jpg 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.  
May Giving:
Budgeted $44,365
Month to Date $18,545  
cellphone_laptop.jpg 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]