What is Happening This Week 7/1-7/5/20

fireworks_family.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.  
Kids can follow along with this Sunday’s scripture lesson with Children’s Activity Bulletins for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7-12.  

Scripture for Sunday, July 5:
Isaiah 43
Sermon Title:
Being a Resilient People  

Prayers of the People:  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Carlos Ponce and his mother who are both in the hospital. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.  

Fan Drive
The Advocates for Justice and Peace Fan Drive has ended for this year. We’re happy to announce that we were able to purchase 30 fans and had 12 donated for a total of 42 fans. Thank you, Holy Covenant, for supporting this cause.

  Food Pantry
This past Sunday we successfully completed another Drive Through Food Distribution. In the month of June, we were able to serve 154 families or 496 individuals. We gave out 11,665 pounds of food which converts to 9,721 meals. 2,500 pounds of food came from donations from our congregation.   We will continue to run our Drive Through Distributions every two weeks, and we are also opening the Food Pantry on Thursdays from 10:00-2:00. The next Distribution is on July 12th.  

We are in need of the following food items: Large canned chicken Soup – both hearty and regular Mac and Cheese   Someone will be at the church on Thursday from 10:00-noon to accept donations. We will not be there on Saturday because of the holiday.  

Lois Eaton 214-862-8683 [email protected]            

Drivers Needed:
We need volunteers with trucks to pick up food from Metrocrest on Tuesdays.   If you can help, please contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected].  

Finances: 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.  
June Giving:
Budgeted $34,365
Received to Date $28,749  
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
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. 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].