What is Happening This Week 1/20-1/23

Happy Cold January!  

Winter arrived! Hope you are warm and safe. So many of us are feeling challenges these first weeks of a new year with a variety of illnesses, exposure to illnesses and breaks in school availability. We continue to pray for those on the front lines in health care, in schools and with complicated health issues.   

For a much-needed bit of January joy, we have a very special worship experience planned for our 10:30 service.  The Chivaviro family, who has been worshiping with us for the last year, will come out from our pews and teach us some new music while sharing their story to serve God. Rev. Togarepi Chivaviro (Pastor Toggie) is a Methodist pastor from Zimbabwe. He has been writing music for years, as well as leading worship. We will hear his original songs that are being released on his birthday this week. Pastor Toggie will share with us the way God has called him to share witness through music. They have invited friends and neighbors to join us for worship and fellowship following the service. Please come to be a part of this very special celebration with Pastor Toggie, Juliet and the children: Tinashe and Munashe. 
If you are a part of our 8:30 worship service, I will be sharing witness with you.  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday! Stay warm!  

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 23
8:30 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20  
10:30 Scripture: Acts 16:25-26, 1 Samuel 16:17-18 and 23
Guest preacher, Pastor Togarepi Chivaviro at 10:30 am  

Sunday School
Sunday School will resume in February!
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:
Bill Bromwich; 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.    

Preschool Request
ECDP is getting ready for Rainforest Week! If you would like to support our preschool, please use the links below:
To sign up to volunteer, https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f084ca4ad29a2f85-2022.
To donate supplies needed to help this week be a success: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3I2SI5C2L65PS?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_un_un_BMSJWFTmYS7JO
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 Next Week   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.  

Finances   checkbook-pen.jpg
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.  

January Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $58,477
Given to Date $35,414 (61%)  
2022 is off to a great start! Your 2021 Annual Giving Statements will be distributed via email within the next two weeks. Please email Christine Perry [email protected] if you have any questions.  

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

Highlights Beyond Holy Covenant    
Oak Lawn UMC Needs Shelter Volunteers!
Forecasted temperatures may meet the need to have their shelter open for 4 nights this week! Can you help? Sign-up or donate and share this post! SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caaab2fa5fd0-oaklawn2
DONATE TO SHELTER HERE (choose Outreach): https://olumc.churchcenter.com/giving  

COVID Vaccinations
Wednesday, January 26
6-7 pm
Peters Colony Clubhouse

February 2, 7:30 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street, Dallas 75201   
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