What is Happening This Week 12/9-12/12/21

Angel Tree Donations Due Sunday, December 12!  
Angel Tree Please return donations by Sunday, December 12!
If you took an angel from the tree, please drop off the Amazon or Walmart gift cards or monetary donation by Sunday. You may also give online and designate “Angel Tree” for your donation.  

Our Advent Continues…..
The preschoolers are outside my office in the sanctuary practicing for their Christmas program next Thursday.  If you are struggling to get into the Christmas spirit or find the joy in this season, please join us next Thursday at 10:00 AM for the ECDP program. It will fill your soul!

Sunday we will spend time with Mary during worship. I hope you will join us for a very special Advent/Christmas service. 

Please consider sitting towards the front of the sanctuary and parking at a distance from the main doors. We have guests arriving at the last minute and looking for a seat they can grab quickly. We want to leave space in the back for them. We want to offer as much hospitality as we can.

I look forward to welcoming you on Sunday!

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy    

8:30 am Sunday Worship  
We have moved 8:30 worship inside to the sanctuary until warmer weather.    

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, December 12
Scripture: Luke 1:26-56
Third Sunday of Advent – Joy  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Evans family on the loss of Rob and Roy’s mother, Lois; Sharon Harris; Skip Trimble; Patsy Taylor; Helma Gentry’s mother; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; Matthew, family friend of the Guests; 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: 73
Annual Total $347,184
% of Budget 67%  

You Are Invited!
Preschool Christmas Program
Thursday, December 16th
10:00 am
Come and get into the Christmas Spirit with our Holy Covenant ECDP Christmas Program. The show will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 16th. Face Masks that are fitted over your nose and mouth are required. Cameras are recommended! There will be singing, dancing, and a nativity! Come see and hear the Christmas Story from our preschool children!    

  Highlight Next Week
Blood Drive
Sunday, December 19
8 am to Noon
HC Parking Lot
December donors to Carter BloodCare will receive:
-Antibody testing
-$10 Amazon gift card
-A chance to win a Chevy Spark!  

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

Currently, we need: hearty soups, large pasta sauce 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.            

Longest Night Worship
7:00 pm
December 21
This meditative service of healing and hope will be filled with encouragement and light.  

Christmas Eve Worship  

Christmas Eve Family Worship
5:00 pm
December 24
Join us for a retelling of the Christmas Story “Mary, Joseph and the Baby” by Tammy Waldrop. This interactive service will be led by our Covenant Carillons handbell choir and will present the story through the eyes of animals present at Christ’s birth.    

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
7:00 pm
December 24
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the birth of the Christ child with carols, scripture and candlelight!  

Greeters Needed for Christmas Eve 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm Worship
Please contact Rev. Cheryl Murphy [email protected] if you are available to greet for either Christmas Eve service.  

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
Final $25,925
Gather & Give Auction $24,437
TOTAL $50,362 (92%)  

December Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Monthly Goal $46,930
Given to Date $5,085 (11%)  

Three Sundays left in 2021 – We need $71,010 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.    

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant
Free Concert
Saturday, December 18
3:00 pm
Christ UMC
Coit and Parker in Plano
The 60-piece Metropolitan Winds symphonic band has been performing concerts throughout the DFW area since 1993. This year they are presenting a Christmas concert at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano on Saturday, December 18th at 3:00PM.