What is Happening This Week 7/22-7/25/21

Welcome to the “dog days of summer!”  
As we near the last days of July, the Texas heat has returned. Hope you will stay cool and hydrated!  

The good news, is we all have something wonderful to watch as we are closed inside, The Tokyo Olympics!  I love seeing the amazing talent, determination and skills of people from all over the world proudly representing their countries!  Hope you will enjoy this celebration of healthy competition and our global connections!  

This Sunday we will be reflecting on a favorite children’s book by Judith Viorst: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
We will continue to sing favorite hymns. 
Hope you will join us  

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 the event 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, July 25
Scripture: Psalm 143
Sermon Title: Finding Hope on Dark Days  

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

Youth meet 11:30 am-1:30 pm this Sunday      

Highlight This Week
Unity Dinner & Game Night
Friday, July 23
6 pm  
Game Night is back! Bring your family, friends and favorite games. We will have a Taco Bar! Please sign up HERE if you can contribute food items.  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm
Please go tosignupgenius.com to volunteer.  

We accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12. Currently, we need: chili, hearty soups and canned vegetables.  

The Missions Team thanks you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

Volunteers Still Needed!   Sack Summer Hunger
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays through July 31
Sign Up Now!  
The Missions Team still needs a few volunteers to help pick up food from Metrocrest on 7/24 and 7/31. The commitment is no more than 2 hours. If you have questions, please email Ashley Norris at [email protected].   
Please sign up HERE to volunteer.        

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Food Donations for Austin Street
Saturday, July 31st
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant Kitchen
Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. If you are able to donate food, please prepare 12 sandwiches, 12 pieces of fruit and 12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, July 31st, between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice boxes are also appreciated. 

Please drive around to the kitchen door where members of the Spiritual Journeymen will receive the donations from you.  

If you would like to help serve the food at Austin Street on Sunday morning, August 1st, we will meet at the church at 6:00 am, load up and head there. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325, [email protected]) with any questions.          

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You may send your checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  

July Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $46,562
Given to Date $27,484 (59%)  
Or you may submit your offering electronically through online giving.  

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