What is Happening This Week 9/9-9/12/21

Bring Your Bible to Church! This Sunday, we will present Bibles to our 3rd Graders and to our new Confirmation Class. We hope you will join us in worship with your own Bible as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Scriptures.   We are postponing the Reconnecting Over Carbs & Coffee event originally scheduled for this Sunday. COVID concerns are ongoing and we want as many people as possible to be able to ‘reconnect’. We will let you know when the new date is confirmed.  

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 12
Bring Your Bible!      

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

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Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT)
Thursday, September 9
6:30 pm
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meeting will resume on Thursday, September 9, at 6:30 pm at the home of Rhonda King. Go to L.I.F.T. for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. We will enjoy food and fellowship and we will plan for upcoming meetings. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please join us anyway – we want you with us! Come join us for this time of fellowship!       

Reconnecting Over Carbs & Coffee
Sunday, September 12 NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Covenant Center
We will offer a to-go breakfast you can take with you to your Sunday School class or stay and enjoy in the Covenant Center where our various ministries will be highlighted.
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.    

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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              

Coming Soon
Blood Drive
Sunday, September 26
8 am to Noon
HCUMC Parking Lot
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.  

August Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $45,793
Final $25,303 (55%)  

September Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Goal $54,081
Given to Date $5,070 (9%)  
As August was an extremely low giving month, our September goal is much higher than usual. This is the amount needed to stay on track and meet our year-to-date budget. Please give what you can, as soon as you can. Thank you!  

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

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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