What is Happening This Week 4/8-4/11/21

Happy Easter Time!  

We all survived Lent, hopefully there was spiritual growth in your life! We gathered during Holy Week to remember. We praised God and celebrated as we gathered both physically and spiritually together that the tomb was empty and Jesus had conquered death! Thank you to everyone who was part of this holy season!  May you feel blessed by the journey you walked and the ways you fasted and prayed!  

This Sunday we are welcoming Holy Covenant’s founding pastor, Rev. Jack Soper, to join us for worship at 10:30 am sharing with us his insight and wisdom about Romans 8:28. You are invited to join us in person if you feel safe in doing so, or livestreaming on Facebook or on hcumc.org. We are thrilled that Jack is coming back home on his last Sunday in Texas before relocating to New England!  

We will also be worshipping outside at 8:30 am with a reflection with Pastor Cheryl on the Road to Emmaus.  

May you feel the joy and blessings of this Easter season surrounding you this week!  

Shalom Blessings, Pastor Cheryl   

Outside Sunday Worship 8:30 am  
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am, weather permitting!  

  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, April 11 10:30 am
Second Sunday of Easter
Scripture: Romans 8:28
Guest Preacher, Rev. Jack Soper  

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Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Barkley family; the Fuller family; the Stewart family; Rex and Susan McAnally; Jacquelin Solenberg; Sharyn Yetman; Kimberly Ditty; Brian Dermody; Rhonda and Mitzi King; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

Highlight This Week
Music Ministry Check-in
Thursday, April 8
7 pm on Zoom  
If you are part of the Music Ministries (choir, handbells, instrumentalists) at Holy Covenant–or would like to be– please join this virtual gathering. It gives us a chance to check-in with everyone and make plans for upcoming music opportunities.
HCUMC IT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Choir
Time: 7:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87955220118?pwd=b0lKTjBpMWFHVWViTzg0eHdnSFZQUT09 Meeting ID: 879 5522 0118
Passcode: 944377
Dial +1 346 248 7799       

  Food Pantry
Our next Food Distribution is on Sunday, April 11th.   Please go to signupgenius.com to volunteer. We already have enough people signed up to pack bags, but there are still slots open to work the Distribution.  

Someone will be at the church office Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to noon to accept donations of food.   We are almost completely out of: Hearty Soups
Mac and Cheese
Dog and Cat Food  
Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry.  

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Churchwide Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, April 18
11:30 am on Zoom  
We will meet virtually to share information on our various ministries and what is coming up.              

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

March Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $46,982
FINAL $40,795  

April Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $46,247
Given to date $7,592  

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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Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, April 24
9:00 am to 12:30 pm  
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. 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.     

  Volunteers Needed!
Would you like to help with our online worship? We need volunteers for our worship streaming ministry. You will be asked to commit to 2 worship services per month to operate either a video switcher or a camera. Experience welcome–but not required! There will be training. If interested, please contact Tim Shepardson at [email protected].  

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant
For over 20 years, The United Methodist Church has had a growing, indigenous presence and witness in Honduras. Today, the United Methodist Mission in Honduras consists of 22 congregations, the Juan Wesley School and a host of other ministries that are serving faithfully in a very challenging time.    

On April 26-29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., the CMO and North Texas Board of Global Ministries invite you to take part in a virtual mission trip to Honduras. We hope that this virtual mission trip experience will help people already connected to the Mission deepen that relationship and offer our friends in Honduras some much-needed love and support. In addition, this virtual mission trip will be a great way to introduce new people to the Mission.    

Each evening, participants will have the opportunity to share in a devotional led by leaders of the Honduran congregations and experience a cultural moment, which will provide a glimpse of the Honduran culture. Go on this virtual trip one evening or all four! Each session will have a unique focus:
Monday – Overview of the country and mission 
Tuesday – Exploring church-to-church partnerships (including breakouts for NTC churches to connect via Zoom with their Honduras partner church) 
Wednesday – Planning for UMVIM mission trips in 2022 
Thursday – Juan Wesley School    
To register, go to  https://ntcumc.org/cmo/virtual-honduras-mission-trip