What is Happening This Week 6/10-6/13/21

                The Holy Spirit was busy this week at Holy Covenant, along with Oncor!  
If you were at church on Sunday or livestreaming you know we were having challenges! There were even some that wondered if the church was haunted due to the creepy noises and odd flickering of lights later Sunday. After a stormy Monday morning electrician’s inspection, we called Oncor to address massive surges in the building. Lights continued to flicker, surge protectors continued to protect our computers and we unplugged everything else. There was a fear of an electrical fire and potential damage.  

We had 6 Oncor trucks with 12 Oncor employees here late Monday afternoon. A transformer was identified as being the guilty party. It may have been damaged in the “snowmageddon” of February 2021 and was just barely hanging on. They were able to replace the transformer, saving the day!  
We were lucky that the damages seem minimal and the new HVAC systems had a delay in the installation, so they were not impacted.   
We look forward to a less dramatic Sunday this week! We will be hearing a favorite Methodist story all about our founder, John Wesley. We will be singing several of Charles Wesley’s beautiful hymns. Hope you will join us!

I will 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, June 13
Scripture: Romans 5:5
Theme: Celebration of John Wesley  

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

Youth will meet Sunday in the sanctuary 12:30 -2:00 pm      

Happening Now!  
Sack Summer Hunger
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays through July 31
Sign Up Now!  
HCUMC is participating 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 runs 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.  

Fan Drive
Collecting now through June 22
As we are all aware, the days are getting hotter and the need increases for fans to keep our neighbors cool. The HCUMC Missions Committee is working with Metrocrest Social Services to ensure that fans are provided to those that are most in need. Donations are being accepted now until June 22. We can purchase a box fan for under $20. We are happy to accept any donation amount, which will then be combined with other donations to purchase fans for Metrocrest to distribute to those in need. A monetary donation can be given via check or as an online donation. Please note ‘fan drive’ on your check or online donation form. If you would prefer to purchase a fan and bring it to the church, please place it in the narthex and the fans will be delivered to Metrocrest.   

Thank you Holy Covenant for again helping to meet the needs in our community. Past recipients have expressed sincere appreciation for the fans that help them stay cool in the Texas summer heat.   

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Vera Kleinhenz, HCUMC Music Director, will teach a Music Theory and Sight Singing class beginning Wednesday, June 16th. The class will run from 6:30 – 7:15 and will cover basic music theory and how to read and sight sing music. The class is 6 weeks long and all materials will be provided.  

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

Sign Up Now!
Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 27 thru Tuesday, June 29
6 to 8 pm (with an optional Family Picnic at 5 pm)
Register HERE by June 15!  
Holy Covenant will offer evening VBS this summer forages 3 to entering 5th grade.   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!  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
We will also be open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm
These Sundays won’t be Drive Through Distributions.
Clients will come to the office door to receive their food.  
We 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.              
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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 $30,347 (71%)  

June Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $46,562
Given to Date $7,026 (15%)  

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