What is Happening This Week 9/17-9/20/20

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.          

Scripture for Sunday, September 20:
John 15:9-17  
Sermon Title:
Staying Connected  
Faith Witness by Andrea Allen
Sharing information about Connecting the Community connectingthecommunity.org.  

Prayers of the People   Hands
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
A.P. Loyd who is now home. Carlos Ponce who is undergoing chemotherapy. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following:
Nikki Holmes; Paul Fincke; Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.  

Next Week’s Highlights
Methodism Class
Our Methodism 101 Zoom class got of to a great start this week! If you missed it, you can watch the recording here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/iAPElvkV45VVQkXy_Na0jEGvnRPJkkSFeNYqp7GYxQcONHlTDtROBWWzgUQRJ4c.DP_ldm4pb1g0Rc03 Passcode: D.c#Z2aD

You don’t have to have attended the first class to participate in the others, though, as each class is a stand-alone topic.  
Join us as we learn about our Methodist roots and reflect during worship on how we live into the Methodist movement:
Monday, September 21: Methodist Theology – How Methodist? Monday, September 28: Polity – The Marks of the UMC  

To be a part of this class: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87458195925?pwd=engrSTgvY3h2SlZ5SEFsME9xaVpuUT09   Meeting ID: 874 5819 5925 Passcode: 083666 One tap mobile +13462487799 (Houston)  

During worship we will address the Methodist movement: September 20 – Connectionalism – Our greatest UMC strength September 27 – Methodist Heroes – those who have blessed the tradition   We hope you will join us for the class and worship each week!

  Food Pantry
At our Drive Through Food Distribution last Sunday we served 106 families or 426 individuals. Our next Distribution is on September 27th.   If you would like to help out with packing boxes and bags, you can sign up in one-hour slots on Friday, September 25th or Saturday, September 26th. It’s easiest if you sign up in groups of at least 2 or 3 people. If you want to work the Distribution on Sunday, September 27th, there are several positions you can sign up for. 

For any of these volunteer opportunities, please sign up on signupgenius.com or contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected].  

Recently, thanks to our grant from Texas Methodist Foundation, we were able to purchase a dolly, two carts, six sets of shelves, pet food, diapers, and additional food. All of those things were needed for the Distribution and the organization leading up to it.   

We are in need of:
Green Beans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Dog and Cat Food  

Someone will be at the church on Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am-noon to accept your donations.   We look forward to serving our community with the help of the Holy Covenant congregation.        

Coming Soon Closeup of female hands with shredded papers
Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, October 17
10 am to 1:30 pm
in the Holy Covenant parking lot
Sponsored by Holy Covenant’s Green Team. Open to the public. Protect your identity while  supporting Holy Covenant. Watch your documents being shredded on site with the utmost security.

$5 per copy paper sized box.

COVID Precautions in place: safe distancing, never leave your car, we can unload from your trunk, masks worn, gloves worn, and sanitizer used.  

Invite your friends and family to bring their sensitive documents to be shredded. Shredding will be done by Secure On-Site Shredding Inc. Visit www.secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company.   

Finances checkbook-pen.jpg 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  

September Giving:
Budgeted $34,365
Received $12,298

  texting-girl-sm.jpg Online Giving
Donate Here. You may even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.    

Food Deliverers Needed  
Parkland Hospital needs volunteers to deliver food for people who are under quarantine due to COVID-19. Food would need to be picked up from the Holy Covenant Food Pantry and dropped off at locations in Dallas County.   We also need a volunteer to help organize the drivers.   If you are available, please call Elise Odell at the church office 972-492-2432 or text or email Lois Eaton 214-862-8683 [email protected].

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].