What is Happening This Week 1/13-1/16/2022

Such a beautiful Texas January Day!  

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and the warm temperatures!  These weeks feel long and challenging with health struggles or the fear of them. Try to stay rested, eat healthy, exercise and when it is sunny, be sure to catch some rays.  

This Sunday we will thank the 2021 leadership. Their work for our church family has been challenging during this second pandemic year. They remained steady and engaged! Rob Evans has served in many ways but these last two years has been a great blessing to me and a wonderful leader as the Chair of Ad Council.  

We will also recognize and bless the leaders who will carry us forward into the ministries and vision that God is setting before us. Our worship will be led by sacred music from the Praise Band and a favorite song sung by our Wesleyan Choir.  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday in person or through our streaming!  

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, January 16
MLK Jr Day  

Sunday School
Sunday School 9:15 am
Kinder to 5th – Covenant Center
Confirmation – Upstairs
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery
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:
Julie Fuller on the loss of her lifelong friend; Susan Prindle’s friend Tessa; Sharon Harris; Skip Trimble; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; Don Hinton; Michael Foirek; Matthew, family friend of the Guests; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

Highlights Next Week gardening-items.jpg
Monday, January 17
10 am to Noon
Community Harvest Garden Plano, TX  
Join us for our first HCUMC Family Ministries Day of Service! In honor of MLK day, come and do a service project together as a family! We will go to the Community Harvest Garden in Plano, a community garden in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. All kids, youth and adults welcome! For more info contact Laulie [email protected].    

Kindergarten Information Night
Tuesday, January 18
6:30 pm
Holy Covenant Sanctuary  
Our Kindergarten uses the learning-by-doing philosophy in it’s purest form. Holy Covenant Kindergarten… a fun place to play and learn. We will have a brief overview of our private Kindergarten program and then tour the Kindergarten classroom and meet Mrs. Angermeier – our fabulous Kindergarten Teacher!   *Please wear a mask that is fitted over your nose and mouth – Thank you!  

Preschool Request
ECDP is getting ready for Rainforest Week! If you would like to support our preschool, please see the links below to help out:
To sign up to volunteer,
To donate supplies needed to help this week be a success:
To contribute to the teacher appreciation lunch: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090444aeaf2aa7f85-teacher
Thank you for supporting this ministry!                  

Holy Covenant ECDP is Hiring! toy-grocery-girls.jpg  
We are in need of an assistant teacher in the toddler room. This person will work with the lead teacher and other early childhood education professionals to plan and implement lessons, play with and care for the children ages 18 months through 2 years on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 – 2:30. Please contact Heather Hinton [email protected] if you or someone you know may be interested. Thank you!  

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

URGENT need: tuna and large pasta sauce.  

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

Happening Soon   banana
Breakfast for Austin Street
Saturday, January 29
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, January 29th, 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.  

The Journeymen will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.  

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.  

YE 2021 Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $503,327
Final $487,525 (97%)  

January Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $58,477
Given to Date $25,534 (44%)  

Online Giving Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.  
Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant  
February 2, 7:30 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall
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