What is Happening This Week 5/26-5/31/20

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 31:
Acts 2:1-21 1 Cor 12:3b-13 John 7:37-39
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 members and staff of First UMC Tom Bean, Texas who lost their sanctuary in Friday’s storms. Karen McGuffin who lost her mother. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Carlos Ponce dealing with health issues. Heather Mincieli suffering from pneumonia. Sharyn Yetman recovering from surgery. Betty Morse dealing with health issues. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
Shirley Sparks, 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.  
This Week’s Highlights
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
We are approaching another Drive Through Food Distribution this coming Sunday, May 31st. The Distributions will continue every two weeks until we can return to our regular Food Pantry schedule. As before, we are needing donations of food and volunteers for packing food on Saturday and working the Distribution on Sunday. Please sign up at signupgenius.com or contact Lois Eaton.   We need the following foods: Tuna Large canned chicken Chili Pasta sauce Hardy Soups Cookies   Someone will be at the church on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:30 to receive donations.   Thank you again for your commitment to the Holy Covenant Food Pantry and to your neighbors.   Lois Eaton  214-862-8683 [email protected]  

Coming Soon Celebration of Love and Thanks for Pastor Carol – June 14!  
As we all are aware, Pastor Carol has been reappointed and will be leaving Holy Covenant the end of June.  She has given us so much love, support, positive messages and laughter. Now it is time for us to show our appreciation and give some love back to her.  On June 14, 2020 there will be a parade of Love and Thanks for Pastor Carol through the parking lot of Holy Covenant.  Plan on decorating your cars, your bikes, your trucks and make some noise for Pastor Carol to let her know how much we care and will miss her.  Be looking for an email in the next week for additional details for the Parade and other ways you can show Pastor Carol your love!  
Your SPPR Committee!        
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 $23,928  
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.   
Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers for our worship streaming ministry. There will be a commitment of 2 services per month to operate a video switcher or camera. Experience welcome but not required. Please contact Tim Shepardson at [email protected] if you are interested.    

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].    ‌ ‌