What is Happening This Week 5/6-5/9/21

This weekend brings us the opportunity to celebrate the women in our lives who have impacted who we are today. We all have women who have taught us, held us accountable, and given us their love. Hope you create time to appreciate and love on all of them in one way or another.   

Join us Sunday, as we reflect on what it takes to have a truly rich future. 8:30 AM – Worship outside – weather permitting, inside if it is raining 10:30 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary and streaming on our website and Facebook.   Shalom Blessings, Pastor Cheryl   

Outside Sunday Worship 8:30 am  
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am. We will move inside if it rains.

  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 9
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Sermon: Living Our Best Lives  

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; Kimberly Ditty; Brian Dermody; Rhonda and Mitzi King; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  
And please pray for the following who leave tomorrow for a campout in Cooper Lake State Park: Eric Baumgardner; Elliott Beard; Cory and Darren Bowes; Sage, Barrett and Kambria Carter; Eric Darnell; Rick Davis; Evan Fuentes; Adan Mays; Chris and Jonathan Mundell; Kyle Paige; Christian Praise; Shelbey Sparks; and Julian Carter.  

Highlight This Week
Music Ministry Check-in
Thursday, May 6
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 9th. 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.  

“Thursday…. Nothing more pleasurable than opening our eyes and realizing that every day, God gives us a chance to TRY again. Of not looking back. To love, smile, live and be kind” – Everyday Power  

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Senior Sunday
May 16
We will celebrate our high school seniors on Sunday, May 16th. In order to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well, we are asking everyone to write a card or note of encouragement. You may mail your cards to Holy Covenant or bring them to church. Please have them in by May 16.  

Graduating seniors are: Amy Baumgardner Abby Evans Jayda Hartzog  

Blood Drive
Sunday, May 16
8 am to 12:30 pm  
Carter BloodCare will be set up in the Covenant Center. COVID-19 antibody testing available for all donors. Give blood in May and receive free queso from Chuy’s!  

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

Coming Soon  

Vacation Bible School
Registration Begins May 15!  
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
June 5 through July 31
Sign Up Now!  
HCUMC will participate in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer. Sack Summer Hunger is a program that distributes 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 free of charge. This program is designed by Metrocrest Social Services who, in conjunction with area churches, supports local families in our community. The program begins June 5th and lasts through July 31st.   

We will be asking for 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 use this SignUp Genius link if you would like to participate.  

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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.  

April Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $46,247
FINAL $30,872 (67%)  

May Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $42,617
Given to Date $1400  

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

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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.