What is Happening This Week 5/20-5/23/21


Happy Thursday Holy Covenant, Oak Lawn UMC is offering a Vaccine Clinic tomorrow from 1 to 3 pm for anyone who still needs to get vaccinated. They have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

Outside Sunday Worship 8:30 am
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.  
In case 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, May 23 Pentecost Sunday
Scripture: Acts 2:1-12
Sermon: “First, Listen”
Guest preacher, Rev. Jim Guest  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Shepardson family; Helma Gentry’s mother; Rex and Susan McAnally; Travis Williams; Lana King; Jacquelin Solenberg; Brian Dermody; Rhonda and Mitzi King; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

Highlight This Week
Music Ministry Check-In Thursday, May 20
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.
Time: 7:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 5522 0118
Passcode: 944377
Dial +1 346 248 7799   

Food Pantry
Our next Food Distribution is on Sunday, May 23rd. Please go to signupgenius.com to volunteer.  
Someone will be at the church office Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon to accept donations of food.   We are almost completely out of:
Hearty Soups
Mac and Cheese  

Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry.  

Supplies Needed  
We need some supplies for Vacation Bible School. Please go to our Wish List on Amazon to purchase.  

Sign Up Now!    
Vacation Bible School Register HERE  
Holy Covenant will offer 2 opportunities for VBS this summer:
-Preschool VBS for ages 3 to kindergarten, will be June 28-29 from 9-11 am.
-Evening VBS for ages 1st through 5th grade, will be June 27-29 from 6 to 8 pm (with an optional Family Picnic at 5 pm)  
All VBS activities will be held outside.  
Please contact Ashley Norris [email protected] or Heather Hinton [email protected] if you would like to help out!    

Sack Summer Hunger
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays, June 5 through July 31
Sign Up Now!  
HCUMC will participate in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer distributing free, nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals to families with school-aged children who depend on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. Meals are delivered every Saturday during the summer to families in our community. The program begins June 5th and lasts through July 31st.   

We need volunteers to help pick up food from Metrocrest as well as deliver to the families. The commitment is no more than 2 hours on Saturday morning. If you have questions, email Ashley Norris at [email protected].  Please sign up HERE to volunteer.  

students_classroom_kids.jpg Now Hiring!
Part-Time Preschool Director
Contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] if interested. See details HERE.          

We’re Taking Requests in May
Music Director Vera Kleinhenz wants to know your favorite hymns! During the month of May, please fill out a Hymn Request card from the basket in the narthex or email Vera at [email protected]. All of your favorites – from the most popular to the ones that are nominated the least – will be included in worship in June, July and August. List as many hymns as you like – just turn them in by the end of May! It is ok if you don’t have the hymn number, just the title is enough. You don’t have to put your name on the card.  

Coming Soon
UNITY is back!
Our first event will be Carrollton’s First City Wide Pride Day,
Saturday, June 5th
11 am to 3 pm at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
1641 W. Hebron Pkwy
We will have an HCUMC booth and a booth for our Food Pantry. If you can help with set-up or take-down, please contact Rodney Stewart at [email protected].  

Family Game Nights will return on the 4th Friday of the month beginning June 25th!  

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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.
May Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $42,617
Given to Date $14,608 (34%)   texting-girl-sm.jpg

Online Giving Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.        
Highlight Outside Holy Covenant man
First UMC, The Colony
Starting May 22
1 to 3 pm In-person or online
Cost is $10, scholarships are available
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Sessions are self-contained, you can join any week.   Find out more and register HERE.