What is Happening This Week 9/16-9/19/21

Happy Thursday!  

We have had a very busy week here at Holy Covenant. Our Holy Covenant Preschoolers have been busy learning, playing on the playground and driving tricycles all around the Covenant Center. On Wednesday we welcomed a new staff member to the HCUMC team! Laulie Eckeberger will serve as our Director of Family Discipleship. She will be at worship on Sunday and leading youth following worship. Please be sure to check out the new FACES (Foster Adopt Community Education & Support) ministry as they have the grand opening this weekend in the annex. Hope you will join us in welcoming Laulie to our church family!  

I look 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, September 19
Scripture: Psalm 25:1-7
Sermon: Willing to Follow?      

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Hefina Greensted and family; the Coleman family; Darrell Moore; Butch Dunn; Helma Gentry’s mother; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; Jonathan Garrett and family; Blair Spencer; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.      

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Community Rummage Sale
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 – please indicate “rummage sale”.    

Clothing Closet Opening Male and female clothes arranged and hanging in a walk in closet
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  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2  2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

If you would like to volunteer to pack or distribute food bags next weekend, please sign up HERE.   

We accept donations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-12.

Currently, we need: hearty soups, chili, canned vegetables and dog/cat food.  

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

Highlight Next Week
Blood Drive
Sunday, September 26
8 am to Noon
HCUMC Parking Lot
Donate blood with Holy Covenant September 26th and receive a limited edition 9-11 shirt along with Covid-19 antibody testing!   Please remember, it is safe to donate blood and your donation is urgently needed.              

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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.  

September Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $54,081
Given to Date $11,525 (21%)   texting-girl-sm.jpg

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

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant  
Save the Date!
Coffee with a Missionary
Wednesday, September 29 
10:30 am via Zoom
Join missionaries Wes and Leah Magruder at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, for a virtual cup of bush tea in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where they serve at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary. You’ll hear stories about ministerial students, cultural challenges, African Methodism and giraffes. Zoom