What is Happening This Week 9/30-10/3/2021

You are invited to a favorite Sunday worship this weekend!   

World Communion Sunday is celebrated to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. In 1933, Rev. Hugh Thomson Kerr began this faithful tradition at Shadyside Presbyterian Church that has now spread throughout Churches and the world. Holy Covenant has had a rich tradition of this special Sunday. You are invited to join us for 8:30 & 10:30 in-person worship for Holy Communion. We are hoping to be outside for the 8:30 service, but aware of the wet weekend forecast. If you are planning to worship from home, please prepare communion at home to join us.   

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, October 3
World Communion Sunday
Scripture: John 13:34-35
Sermon: Our Family Dinner      

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

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Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 10th
at the 8:30 am worship service  

The Blessing is inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, whose life exemplified harmony between humans and nature.      

You may bring your pet for an in-person blessing or they can be virtually blessed. Either way, please fill out the registration HERE no later than October 3, 2021.   

If your pet will be attending in person, be sure they are secure in a carrier or leashed and please clean up after them.   

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, 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.  

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Food Donations for Austin Street
Saturday, October 30
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, October 30th, 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, October 31st, 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.  

FACES Closet Now Open! 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  
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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Saturday, October 30
4 – 6 pm
HCUMC Parking Lot  
Make plans to decorate your trunk and wear your costumes. We will have candy, games, food trucks and loads of fun!              

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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:
Original September Goal $34,930
Given to Date $32,189 (92%)  

A big thank-you to all who gave over the past week! We had some very faithful gifts given. We nearly reached our September goal. Annually we are still behind due to a summer of less giving. We are very hopeful that October will be a month of great generosity! Thank you for your faithful contributions to the Holy Covenant ministries!    texting-girl-sm.jpg Online Giving
Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.