What is Happening This Week 8/19-8/22/21


“Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.” Matthew 19:14  

And the children are coming to Holy Covenant next week!
We are so excited! On Monday morning, little children will return to our preschool! I can’t wait!
I will return to the parking lot to greet and welcome the families as they drop children off to learn, to grow, to be a part of our community. Heather Hinton, our new director as been training teachers all week, and they are ready and excited too!  

Please hold these little ones and their teachers in your prayers as we begin a new school year!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

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, August 22
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10      

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Pepper family; Movalynn McKee; Karen Guest; Darrell Moore; Butch Dunn; Helma Gentry’s mother; Travis Williams; Lana King; Mary Harrison; Richie Moreno; Kent Prindle; Ed Webb; Julio Velasquez and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

Highlights Next Week    
Unity Dinner & Game Night
Friday, August 27
6 pm in the Covenant Center
Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends and favorite games.    

Churchwide Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, August 29
11:30 am to Noon
In-person and livestreamed  
We will meet virtually to share information on our various ministries and what is coming up.        

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2  2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.   
We accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12.
Currently, we need: hearty soups, chili 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.                  

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F.A.C.E.S. = Foster Adopt Community Education Support
A (New!) Ministry of Holy Covenant UMC  
Clothing Closet
Grand Opening September 18th!
-Supporting individuals and families impacted by foster and kinship care.  
-We are now collecting clothing and accessories donations for youth ages 10 to 18.
Clothing Sizes: Youth Medium through Adult XXL
Shoes: Youth 3 through Adult sizes
Bras: new and gently used
Underwear: new  

If you would like to know more or would like to volunteer, contact Erin Shepardson at 469.645.8990 or [email protected].   Follow us on Facebook @FACES.clothingcloset  

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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.  

August Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $45,793
Given to Date $16,214 (35%)  
At the end of July, we’d met 97% of the year-to-date goal for giving toward the budget. August is quite a bit behind, but you can change that!  

texting-girl-sm.jpg Online Giving Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.  

Haiti Earthquake Support umcor
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is working with partners in Haiti on how to best meet the immediate needs of survivors following Saturday’s devastating earthquake.  

You can make a donation to HCUMC and note “Haiti”, “UMCOR” or “982450” to support the work of international disaster response and we will forward all donations to UMCOR.