What is Happening This Week 11/18-11/21

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  
Hope you have wonderful plans during this week that includes a school break and a favorite holiday! We have all had a busy fall that has continued to include both our return to normal and a continuation of our stressful pandemic season. So a break from the normal routine will be wonderful for everyone!  

This Sunday the bells will be blessing our Thanksgiving worship and our final Sunday of the Christian year. Hope you will join us outside at 8:30 or in the sanctuary and streaming at 10:30.  

Following worship we will have the Food Pantry open and be decorating the sanctuary for Advent ~ Christmas if you are available to help.  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  
Thanksgiving Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy    

Volunteers needed!
Following the 10:30 worship service this Sunday, we will be decorating the sanctuary for Advent. Please stay and help if you can.  

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, November 21
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7
Giving Thanks  

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

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.  

Children’s Choir
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
For K through 5th
Education Building Room 206
Led by Melanie Luce. Contact Laulie Eckeberger [email protected] for more information.  

Pledge Update for 2022
Thank you to everyone who has already submitted your pledge for 2022! If you haven’t turned in your pledge yet, it’s not too late.  
Pledges Received: 70
Annual Total $335,184
% of Budget 64%    

Highlight This Week
ECDP Book Fair Sunday, November 21
Before and after 10:30 worship in Education Building Room 106 or Online at Scholastic
We are extending our Scholastic Book Fair for our church family! This is a fundraiser for our preschool. We earn points for the book fair and use them to buy books, supplies and learning equipment! You are invited to shop our Book Fair this Sunday during the Sunday School hour and for 30 minutes after the 10:30 am worship service ends. Online shopping will be available through November 28 at Scholastic and includes books for all ages. Please support our school, maybe do a little Christmas shopping, and get some great books!    

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 3rd Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12.
Currently, we need: hearty soups 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.  

Office Hours for the Week of Thanksgiving:
Tuesday, November 23: Church office open from 9 am to 3 pm. Food Pantry open 10 am to 2 pm.
Wednesday, November 24-Monday, November 29: Church Office and Food Pantry closed.
Both the office and the pantry will reopen Tuesday, November 30.  

Highlights Next Week

Advent Festival
Sunday, November 28
4-6 pm
HC Covenant Center
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the beginning of Advent. We will have crafts, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and fun for everyone! You can pick up an Advent candle and maybe even ride a Christmas train!    
Angel Tree
November 28 – December 12
Starting Sunday, November 28th, you are invited to take an angel representing a child in need in our area. We are again asking for either Amazon or Walmart gift cards, or you can make a monetary donation to the church which will be used to buy gift cards. You can have the cards mailed to the church, or you can drop them off Sunday mornings at the tree or during the week in the church office. And you can give online and designate “Angel Tree” for your donation.                

Finances   checkbook-pen.jpg
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.  

November Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
GOAL $54,930
Given to Date $15,883
Gather & Give Auction $24,437
TOTAL $40,320 (73%)  

Six Sundays left in 2021 – We need $86,087 to cover the 2021 Budget.  

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