What is Happening This Week 11/4-11/7/2021

Dear Friends,  
November has blown in with some cool autumn air.
However, the weather on Sunday is going to be beautiful! So please join us for worship in the sanctuary at 8:30 or 10:30 to remember and celebrate our saints through prayers, pictures, music, scripture and the sacrament of Holy Communion! And then join us for the Gather and Give Event with lunch and some fun items to bid on. See some of the live auction items below and we have some fun baskets filled with goodies for the raffle.   

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this time of fellowship with the church family. Thank you to all who gave items and activities towards this event!  

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

This Sunday    
Sunday Worship 8:30 am  
8:30 WORSHIP – We will gather inside this Sunday to celebrate All Saints and to share Holy Communion.    

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 7
Scripture: John 14
All Saints and Holy Communion  

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.  
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.  

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: 48
GOAL: 67
Annual Total $275,124
% of Budget 54%
GOAL: 60%

Highlight This Week    
Gather & Give
Sunday, November 7
11:30 am following worship
HCUMC East Lawn
Please join us for salad, sandwiches and soup prepared by our own Kammie Powell immediately following the 10:30 All Saints worship service. We will gather for good food, great company, and bidding fun! There will be no cost for the meal, but donations are appreciated.  

We’ll have both raffles and a live auction. Raffle tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20! Raffle prizes include gift cards, food and drink, handbags, and baskets of goodies.  

Some of the live auction items are:  
-5-night stay in a newly renovated condo in beautiful Fairfield Bay, Arkansas (donated by Karen McGuffin)
-Fabulous dinner and wine pairing with Joy and Randy Lasley
-3-day/2-night stay at Nana’s Place on Cedar Creek Lake – sleeps up to 8 (donated by Lindsay and Gary Barnes)
-A set of 4 truly awesome Rangers tickets and parking pass, including VIP food and drinks (donated by Mary and Skip Trimble)
-Gorgeous quilt made by HCUMC saint Eileen Ritter donated by Debbie Chapman
-“Not Your Typical Day at the Zoo” with Pastor Cheryl and Christine Perry
-2 beautiful hand-sculpted angels made by Joy Kees
-“Day of Fun” with Heather Hinton and Laulie Eckeberger
-Beautiful hand-stitched “Brick Path” quilt in fall colors (made by Kay Mayfield, sister of Elise Odell)
-Youth Day of Fun with Laulie Eckeberger
-One-of-a-kind birdhouse crafted from HCUMC’s old pipe organ by the talented Johnny Swaim  

Come join us for food, fellowship, and maybe a little Christmas shopping while supporting the church!  

Contact Melissa Beard at [email protected] with questions.        

Thank You  
Thank you to everyone who supported Trunk or Treat this year! We had about 250 people come out and they all seemed to have a great time! Thank you for your amazing trunk decorations, treats, costumes, and for helping the kids have a great Halloween! See you next year!  

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: 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.  

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              

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.  

October Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
GOAL $34,930
Final $27,537 (79%)  

November Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
GOAL $54,930
Given to Date $953 (2%)  

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