What is Happening at Holy Covenant This Week 2/24-2/27/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

Hope you are warm, home and safe on this bitter cold icy day!   

We have some very special worship opportunities over the next 10 days for everyone! This Sunday we will be reflecting on a mountaintop experience with Jesus. Perhaps that is what we are searching for during our Lenten journey. On Wednesday, March 2, we will begin that holy journey with our Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00 PM.   

On March 6, as we begin our Sunday worship in Lent, we will begin with a very special guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Ronald Henderson. Laulie will begin Children’s Church for the elementary kids following the children’s time. (No 8:30 worship that day!) Following the worship service, Project Unity, Rev. Andy Lewis & the HC Advocates will host a wonderful conversation and lunch. Reservations are needed so we can order enough meals and Laulie will be leading a program for the youth and children with a pizza lunch.  

Lent is a favorite season for me. I strive to clear out some clutter physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I carve out things that are harmful to my soul, that separate me from God, and try to focus on quiet moments with God. This Lent, I will also learn about the requirements of justice work as I serve as a disciple. I hope you and your family will join me in this holy season as we continue to walk with Jesus….all the way to the cross….  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

8:30 am Sunday Worship  
We have moved 8:30 worship inside to the sanctuary until warmer weather.   

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, February 27
Scripture: Luke 9:28-36
Sermon: A Heart for Transformation  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Children’s Classes:
Kinder to 5th – Covenant Center
Confirmation – Upstairs
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery

Adult Classes:
Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
“When Christians Get It Wrong” Study – Room 213 Upstairs

For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected] If you are interested in teaching or helping with Sunday School, please sign up HERE.  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Jon Lasley; Norma Boren; Randy Sutherland; Belinda Harden; Randy Norris; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

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We will be accepting youth stock donations until Tuesday, March 1st. You may have been called by a member of our youth group to support our youth by purchasing “stock”. If you haven’t already, please send your donation as soon as possible, bring it this Sunday or donate online. If you didn’t receive a call and you would like to make a donation, we would be happy to receive it! Make sure to indicate “youth stocks”.   

silver-keyboard.jpg Lenten 2022 Devotionals
We need you! Please volunteer to write a devotional that we can share with the Holy Covenant family each day during Lent. Sign up HERE. The document has the weekly themes and scripture for each day. It can be short and sweet, just a little reflection on the theme or the verse or both, whatever inspires you! You may also throw these verses out if you want if something else inspires you. But please write that in if you change it.   Please send your devotional and any questions to Laulie Eckeberger [email protected] by Monday, February 28th.  

Lent Jars
Pick yours up this Sunday!
Add a spiritual practice to your family routine this Lent with a family gratitude jar. Make some time as a family each week to respond to a prompt and practice gratitude by writing something you’re grateful for on a slip of paper provided and place it in the jar. Throughout the week family members are encouraged to add to the jar. At the end of Lent open the jar together and look over all that you have been grateful for this season.  

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

URGENT needs: large pasta sauce, hearty soup, canned chicken 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.  

Highlights Next Week  
Ash Wednesday Worship
March 2
7 pm In-person and livestreamed
The sanctuary and the labyrinth will be available for in-person prayer from 11 am to 3 pm. Worship will begin at 7 pm on Facebook or at hcumc.org.  

  Blood Drive
Sunday, March 6
8 am to Noon
Please donate if you can.    

reserved_sign_table.jpg Racial Justice Discussion & Luncheon
Sunday, March 6 at 11:30 am following worship – “Together We Dine” Racial Justice Discussion and Luncheon with Project Unity and Rev. Andy Lewis. Box lunches provided. Activities and pizza lunch available for children. Reservations required–deadline is Tuesday, March 1! Register HERE  

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Children’s Church
We will use the Lenten season to pilot a Children’s Church program during the 10:30am worship service. Children will come in for worship with their families and leave with Laulie after the Children’s message. Parents will pick up their kids in the gym at the end of the service. Children’s Church will include a short lesson, a relevant activity and free play. It is open to elementary aged children Kinder-5th grade. Offered Sundays starting March 6 though April 10.  

Greeters Needed
We need some friendly faces to greet members and guests each Sunday for 10:30 am worship. Please contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] if you would like to be added to the list!              

Lenten Series: A Season of the Heart  
The Holy Covenant Advocates for Justice & Peace invite you to join them on a Lenten journey focusing on social justice issues.  
March 6 at 11:30 am following worship – “Together We Dine” Racial Justice Discussion and Luncheon with Project Unity and Rev. Andy Lewis. Box lunches provided. Activities and pizza for children. Deadline for registrations is March 1! Register HERE  
March 13 from 9-10:15 am – People of Forced Migration—Dallas Perspective Panel Discussion
March 20 from 9-10:15 am – Environmental Justice Discussion
March 27 from 9-10:15 am – This is Us: The Face of Foster/Adoption Discussion
April 3 from 9-10:15 am – Housing Insecurity Panel Discussion  

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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.  

February Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $43,477
Given to Date $18,985 (44%)  

Contribution statements for 2021 have been emailed. If you have not received yours, please contact Christine Perry [email protected] to update your contact information or to let her know if you would prefer to have it mailed to you.  

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

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant
Free Community Concert: