What is Happening This Week 7/16-7/19/20

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.  

Interested in Missions?
Sunday, July 19 2-3 pm via Zoom
During my first few weeks, it has been requested by several that we create a Mission Committee. If you would like to be a part of a conversation to begin that work that Christ is calling us to do in our community with our neighbors please join me on a Zoom call Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00.  
Please send me an email [email protected] and I will send you an invitation on Sunday.  
-Pastor Cheryl  

Scripture for Sunday, July 19:
Psalm 139
Sermon Title:
Let’s Live on Gratitude Street  

Prayers of the People   Hands
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Rathbun family on the loss of Dave’s mother.
Carlos Ponce who is in a skilled nursing facility.
Susan Prindle’s cousin Patty who has cancer.
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.

  T-shirts, Get Your T-shirts!
Get your Holy Covenant Gear HERE! Shirts, hats and masks are available for a limited time. Proceeds will benefit HCUMC and you will spread the word about how special your church is with every wear!

Food Pantry
At our Drive Through Distribution last Sunday, we served 79 families, but we gave out over 100 sets of food (families of five or more get two sets). Channel 8 News heard about us and came out and featured Holy Covenant on the news that evening.  
The Food Pantry is now also open on Thursdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm with contactless service. Please pass the word.   Since we gave out so much food on Sunday, we are out of a lot of items, but I’ll just list a few: Mac and Cheese
Green Beans
Hearty Soup  
Someone is at the church on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00-noon to accept your donations.  
Our next Drive Through Distribution will be Sunday, July 26. If you can help pack bags on July 23rd, 24th or 25th or if you can help give out food, please select a time at signupgenius.  

Thank you for your support.  
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].  

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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 or mail your check to: Holy Covenant UMC, 1901 E. Peters Colony Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007  
July Giving:
Budgeted $34,365
Received to Date $12,890  

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Donate Now. You may even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.  
In June, 45% of our offerings were given online–an all-time record! Thank you for supporting HCUMC.  

Coming Soon
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Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, August 1
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. If you are able to donate food, please prepare 12 sandwiches, 12 pieces of fruit and 12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, August 1st, between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice boxes are also appreciated.
Please drive around to the kitchen door where members of the Spiritual Journeymen will receive the donations from you. The food will be delivered Saturday afternoon and it will be served by the Austin Street staff on Sunday morning. 
Contact Rick Davis for more information 972-814-5325, [email protected].  

9:00 am via Zoom
November 2020 Election Information from the League of Women Voters from Dallas and Denton Counties. Sponsored by Advocates for Justice and Peace  

Blood Drive
Sunday, August 23
From 8:30 to 12:30 in the Holy Covenant parking lot
Carter BloodCare will bring their bus to our parking lot. 16 donor time slots available. The slots are limited to observe social distancing.    

Wednesday, August 12
ECDP teachers will receive CPR/AED training on August 12. If you would like to join the training, please contact Beth McClure [email protected] as spaces are limited.  

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]