What is Happening This Week 10/28-10/31/21

jack-o-lantern.jpg                           The last weekend of October is all about the children! Trunk or Treat is on Saturday – 4-6 with fun food available and fun games for the kids! Hope you will bring a bowl of candy to hand out to the kids! Sunday we will be celebrating Children’s Sabbath during worship. Our kids will be a part of the service and we will reflect on the state of our children in the USA.   Also, remember to drop things off on Saturday morning for Austin Street.   I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!   Shalom Blessings, Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

Outside Sunday Worship 8:30 am
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.   In the event of rain, worship will move inside and children will be invited to the Covenant Center for supervised play.  

10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed
We hope you are joining us either in-person, or 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.   

Sunday, October 31
Scripture: Psalm 31
Children’s Sabbath
Bring your completed pledge card!  

Pledge Update for 2022
We’re off to a great start collecting pledges for 2022! If you haven’t turned yours in yet, it’s not too late.  
Pledges Received: 36
GOAL: 67
Annual Total $219,740
% of Budget 43%
GOAL: 60%

Sunday School
Sunday School 9:15 am
Kinder to 2nd – Upstairs
3rd to 5th – Upstairs
Confirmation – Youth Room
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery
For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected] If you are interested in teaching or helping with Sunday School, please sign up HERE.  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Shaun Littlejohn-Taylor and family; the family of Bob Larson; Sharyn Yetman; the Mays family; Patsy Taylor; Butch Dunn; Helma Gentry’s mother; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; Jonathan Garrett and family; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

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Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, October 30
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant Kitchen
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, October 30th, 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.   If you would like to help serve the food at Austin Street on Sunday morning, October 31st, we will meet at the church at 6:00 am, load up and head there. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 30
4 – 6 pm
HCUMC Parking Lot  
Sign up HERE to let us know you will decorate your trunk. Wear your costumes. We will have candy, games, food trucks and loads of fun!  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12.
Currently, we need: stuffing mix, pie filling, packaged fried onions, gravy mix, refrigerated or frozen pie crusts and dog/cat food.  

The Missions Team thanks you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

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Gather & Give Event
Sunday, November 7
Following Worship
Hello Holy Covenant Family! We’ve missed you! You know what else we’ve missed? The AUCTION! Like so many other things lately, we’ve found some modifications that will allow for an “Auction-Lite”.  Please join us for an outdoor meal prepared by our own Kammie Powell immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, November 7th. Following the All Saints celebration, we will gather for some good food, great company, and bidding fun! There will be no cost for the meal, but donations are appreciated.  

The date is fast approaching and, as always, we count on you for donations to make our auction happen, so we’ve put together a list of items we can use to create amazing raffle baskets. If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to the church office before November 3rd. If you have other items you would like to donate, please contact Melissa Beard at [email protected].  
Item Suggestions:
-Game Tickets
-Hotel Stays
-Gift cards
-Craft kits for kids (markers, clay, paints, etc.)
-Spa baskets (scented candle, bath bombs, lotion, eye mask, etc.)
-Cash – to purchase other items for baskets
Service Suggestions:
-Meal-a-Month (delivered to the winning bidder)
-Cookie/Dessert of the Month (delivered to the winning bidder)
-Other Monthly Deliveries (wine, book, etc.)
-One-Time Event (dinner, escape room, babysitting, etc.)  

All Saints Sunday
All Saints Sunday
November 7
We will be celebrating All Saints Day on Sunday, November 7. You are invited to send in a picture, with the name of your loved one and how they are related to you, for the celebration. We will be sharing these pictures during worship at 10:30 am on Nov 7. The service will be a day of remembrance for the saints, those we have loved and lost into eternal life, over the past year. This holy day allows us to remember our faith, to celebrate all we believe and to remember those we miss on earth, as they gather in heaven at the Lord’s banquet table!   Please send photos and names to Elise Webb Odell [email protected] by Monday, November 1st.  

Male and female clothes arranged and hanging in a walk in closet FACES Closet
F.A.C.E.S. = Foster Adopt Community Education Support
We are collecting clothing and accessories donations for youth ages 10 to 18. If you would like to donate, know more or would like to volunteer, contact Erin Shepardson at 469.645.8990 or [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook @FACES.clothingcloset              

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You may send your checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
Or you may submit your offering electronically through online giving.  

October Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
GOAL $34,930
Given to Date $22,572 (65%)  

3rd Quarter YTD Income/Pledge Payments:
Projected $364,153
Actual $346,851 (95.2%)  
Expenses: Budgeted $368,696
Actual $363,210 (98.5%)  

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

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Remember to Vote!
The date of the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election will be Tuesday, November 2nd. The last day for early voting is October 29th. Find details of the 8 Propositions HERE. Find your polling place and check your registration status at vote411.org