What is Happening This Week 12/15-12/18/22

Holy Covenant Family!  

Hard to believe that Sunday will be the fourth Sunday in Advent!  We are nearly within a week of Christmas! We will finish our Advent worship with the shepherds watching over the flocks at night and being surprised by the arrival of a host of angels! I hope you are embracing some of the surprises of this season!  

Norman Vincent Peale believed, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”   

Hope that you are breathing in some of that magic, some extra love allowing you to offer more generosity. Hope your world feels softer and more beautiful.  

Please join us on Sunday for worship at 10:30! I will look forward to greeting you then!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

Volunteers Needed TODAY!  
  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, December 18
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Scripture: Luke 2:1-14
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

Sunday School  
9:15 am
Children’s Classes: Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th – Room 202
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208
Seekers – Room 210 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb
Pathfinders – Room 211 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb

For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected]  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Sain family; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Ruby Peterson; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John Webb; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Jessica Parker; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

Wear Your Nametag!
Be sure to wear your nametag this Sunday to help our guests learn names. If you need a nametag, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the nametag table.   

Highlight This Week  
Blood Drive
Sunday, December 18
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
in the Covenant Center

Donate in December and receive a fleece blanket (while supplies last)!  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours for December:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 3rd Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We currently need: mac & cheese, large pasta sauce, soup, canned beans.  

Donations may be delivered Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00-noon. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after both worship services. There will be carts outside the Pantry for your donations.  

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

Christmas Eve Worship  
Christmas Family Worship
5 pm
In-person and livestreamed  

Join us for an interactive kid-friendly worship service sharing the story of the Christmas star.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
7 pm
In-person and livestreamed  
Traditional worship ending in candlelight.  

Tuesday Take Five
Tuesdays at 12 noon 
Facebook Live 
Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday for spiritual growth and an uplifting message for the week with Laulie Eckeberger.   

Highlight Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, December 23
6 pm

Take a break from the busyness of the holidays to play some fun games and share a casual dinner with friends and family. Dinner will be tortilla soup and salad. Please sign up HERE to let us know you are coming. 

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
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