What is Happening This Week 5/27-5/30/21


Holy Covenant Family,
My days at Scott AFB have been filled with joy as I have cuddled our precious granddaughter, Hazel Noel (24 days old). Her big brother Harris has been busy and tons of fun! I am looking forward to being with you on Sunday to reflect on the gift of time we have in our lives.   

As I have been family-focused these days, the work of the Holy Spirit has continued at Holy Covenant. Last week, thanks to the efforts of Erin Shepardson and the team of teachers, our preschool successfully completed the semester despite the pandemic. On Sunday, we gathered under the passionate leadership of Ms. Helma to praise God in our Pentecost worship; the Food Pantry served 40 families; and the leadership has made some faithful steps in upgrading our aging facilities.   

This weekend, as we celebrate the first three day weekend of the summer, we need your help. Our giving has been slow the last few weeks. This is an unfortunate pattern over the past few years as we near summer. My hope and prayer is that your generosity will continue. Please help us to be the church God is calling us to be here in Carrollton. Give as you are able to support the ministries and the work of the Spirit here on the corner of E. Peters Colony and Josey. God needs us to be faithful disciples for a time such as this.   

Thank you in advance for your generous gifts and spirit!

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl   

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 30
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sermon: The Gift of Time  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Guest family; 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.  
Last Chance!
Music Director Vera Kleinhenz wants to know your favorite hymns! 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.  

The Church Office is Open
Tuesday-Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm  
The Food Pantry is Open
Tuesday-Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm and every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 12 to 1 pm.  

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

Highlights Next Week  
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.  

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].  

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

Food Pantry
Starting on June 1st, we will return to our pre-COVID schedule of being open on Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2. We are also going to add to that schedule by opening on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pmThese Sundays won’t be Drive Through Distributions. Clients will come to the office door to receive their food.  
We will still accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12, and we will still need volunteers to pack bags and to help for the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Please go to signupgenius.com to volunteer.  

Thank you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

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

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!            

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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 $19,425 (46%)  

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Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.        

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Carrollton Spanish-Speaking Community Invited to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine  
The Texas National Guard Medical Corps in partnership with Ministerios Bethania will open a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Sunday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ministerios Bethania, 2405 E. Belt Line Road. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the clinic.   The FDA has approved anyone age 12 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all are invited to the clinic. An appointment is not needed to receive the vaccine. Local churches are encouraging members of the Spanish-speaking community who have not received the vaccine to attend the clinic.   COVID-19 vaccine distribution is managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS) in conjunction with County health authorities. Residents can register for a vaccine through Texas DSHS. To register, click here. For residents without internet or for registration assistance, call 833-832-7067. The call support center is available every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.    

Vaccination Clinic Tuesday, June 1 at Peters Colony Apartments (across the street from HCUMC)