What is Happening This Week 8/26-8/29/21

woman_smiling_laptop.jpg Hope you will join us on Sunday for our quarterly ALL CHURCH meeting. There is nothing unexpected or surprising, just a gathering of the church family to chat about our ministries, our finances, our facilities, our hopes for the next few months. I love these meetings because it gives everyone a chance to catch up on the amazing work the committees are doing.  

You are welcome to join us in person for worship at 10:30 and stay for the meeting in the sanctuary or to join us for both worship and the meeting live streaming. You can ask questions at the meeting for clarity from the leadership and on the chat function as we are streaming.   

Hope you will carve out time for this opportunity to learn about our holy work and give us feedback!  

All are welcome!  

I looking forward to greeting you on Sunday!  
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 29
Scripture: Ephesians 5:8-20      

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

Highlight This Week    
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.    

There will not be a Unity Dinner & Game Night this month – check back for when it will resume!  

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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Saturday, September 18
8 am to Noon
HCUMC Parking Lot
$15 per parking space
Please provide your own tables and chairs. Proceeds from the space rentals will benefit the FACES (Foster Adopt Community Education Support) Ministry. Contact Ashley Norris [email protected] to reserve your space. Payments can be made HERE under FACES.  

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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 $20,636 (45%)  
With 84% of the month gone, we’ve only reached 45% of our goal. August is quite a bit behind, but you can help change that!  

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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.