What is Happening This Week 7/29-8/2/20

  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.

Highlight This Week
brown bag
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 sandwiches12 pieces of fruit12 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].  

Scripture for Sunday, August 2:
John 4:21-24
Sermon Title:
Praising God  

Prayers of the People
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The family of Peggy Baskin. The King family on the loss of Rhonda’s mother-in-law. Carlos Ponce who is in the hospital. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
Barbara Hunt; Rev. Gene Wisdom; Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; Mike Gilbert; and the family of Janice Vandeaver.

School Supplies
If you would still like to contribute to last Sunday’s Communion Offering for school supplies, go to hcumc.org and note “School Supplies” under Other or send a check with the memo “School Supplies”.  

Food Pantry
We served 100 families at our last Drive Through Distribution, giving out about 138 sets of boxes and bags, which almost emptied our Pantry. We have a large order coming in from the North Texas Food Bank on this week, but we’re going to need lots of donations to pull off the next Distribution on August 9.   We need: Mac and Cheese Hearty soups Large canned chicken Pasta sauce Dog and Cat food  

Someone will be at the church on Thursday and Saturday from 10:00-noon to accept your donations.   As our client count and our need for food grows, we, as a congregation, have the opportunity to serve our neighbors who are in need. 

To volunteer to put bags of food together or to distribute, please sign up at signupgenius.com.

Thank you, Holy Covenant.  
Lois Eaton 214-862-8683 [email protected]  

Coming Soon

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. Schedule your slot here.  

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, August 23rd 
9:00 am via Zoom November 2020 Election
Advocates for Justice and Peace is presenting a program on Elections 2020 on August 23rd during the Sunday School time from 9:00-10:15. Everyone is invited even if you are not part of a Sunday School class. Representatives from the League of Women Voters will be presenting information for both Dallas and Denton Counties. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan.  The presentation will be conducted on Zoom, and the link to the meeting and a handout will come in the Weekly Email one and two weeks prior to the presentation. So, please be looking for them and plan to attend.            

Everyone is concerned about finances at this time, and Holy Covenant is no exception. If you typically write a check, 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 $35,029
Online Giving
Donate Here. 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.  

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.  

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].