What is Happening This Week 9/24-9/27/20

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 27:
Ephesians 2:4-10  
Sermon Title:
Grace, Our Unconditional Gift from God  

Prayers of the People   Hands
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Toni Parsons on the loss of her brother. Carlos Ponce who is undergoing chemotherapy. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Those who have lost employment.   
And continued prayers for the following: Nikki Holmes; Paige Castor; 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 continues for another week! If you missed it last Monday, you can watch the recording here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/xE1bMi7BddR-n-JjLNXTj0NVj2s3hkjrYVuXu_e7wmr8HSHYKz-MoixUeNNSRlpn.X1JATS_8SVuZUfUX Passcode: !pwlB+4G

You don’t have to have attended a previous class to participate in the next one, 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 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 27 – Methodist Heroes – those who have blessed the tradition  

Food Pantry
Our next Distribution is this Sunday, September 27th. There are still many slots open for volunteers. 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
Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Dog and Cat Food  

Someone will be at the church on Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am-noon to accept your donations.   Thank you, as always, for your support of the Food Pantry.            

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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.   

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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 $17,601  

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Donate Here. You may even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.  

  PT4 Mentor Opportunities
Connect with students and help them through their Elementary school journey. Whether reading or eating lunch with them, 30 minutes a week is all it takes. Learn more at connectingthecommunity.org.   

Food Deliverers Needed  
Holy Covenant has been contacted by Parkland’s Community Health Institute asking for drivers to deliver food from our Food Pantry to patients recovering from Covid-19. There will be no contact with the patients. Food will be left at their front doors. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office.   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].  

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In honor of their founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP along with Create the Good, is doing a national service project asking volunteers to make cards for isolated veterans, military families and healthcare workers.   If you would like to brighten someone’s day with a card, you may send it to: Dallas VA Medical Center 4500 South Lancaster Road Dallas, TX 75216-7167
 Please send the card(s) to the attention of Veteran Affairs Voluntary Service and put #AARPSalutesVets on the envelope. Cards must be mailed no later than September 30, 2020.

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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].