What is Happening This Week 6/3-6/6/21

Summer activities are upon us!  

We have hosted summer camp for our little preschoolers. Such fun to have their voices in the building and on the playground!  

This Saturday we are delivering lunches to families in the neighborhood through the Summer Sack Hunger food deliveries.  

And the new HVAC systems are being installed so the AC will be cool and the air clean at HCUMC.   We hope part of your summer will be joining us for worship (8:30 outside, 10:30 sanctuary & livestreaming). The summer worship will include your favorite requested hymns and some favorite books and Bible stories. 

We would love you to be a part of our worship. We will begin this week with reflecting on prayer through the lens of a favorite book of mine, Granddad’s Prayers of the Earth by Douglas Wood.   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 6
Scriptures: Matthew 7:7-8, Mark 11, Philippians 4:4-7
Theme: Prayer  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Guest 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.  

Highlights This 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!  

fan 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 be teaching 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 Register HERE  
Holy Covenant will offer 2 opportunities for VBS this summer:
-Preschool VBS for ages 3 to entering kindergarten, will be June 28-29 from 9 to 11 am.
-Evening VBS for ages entering 1st through entering 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!  

Food Pantry
We have returned 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 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 $28,744 (67%)  

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