What is Happening This Week 10/13-10/16/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

We are going to have a great celebration on Sunday – hope you will be with us!!!  

Rev. Edlen Cowley, the Metro District Superintendent, is preaching at 10:30 worship. Please join us in the sanctuary and live streaming. There will be NO 8:30 service! Pastor Edlen is very excited about being with us! We scheduled his visit six months ago! 

Following worship, we will have a brief Charge Conference meeting for everyone in the sanctuary and livestreaming. We will have an update from Edlen about the North Texas Conference situation and a recap of our past year. We will vote on new leadership and the pastor’s salary package.   

Hope you will join us for this wonderful Sunday celebration!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

NO 8:30 am Worship This Week    
Early worship will resume November 6   

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, October 16
Scripture: Exodus 16:1-6, 31-35
Sermon: It’s Time to Adopt a “Manna” Manner
Rev. Edlen Cowley, guest preacher
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
Pathfinders – Room 211
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212

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 family of Cheri Singer; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Janet Trumble; Marti Callaghan; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; 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.   

Highlights This Week  
Choir Workday
Saturday, October 15
1:00 pm
The Wesleyan Choir will begin preparing for Advent and Christmas Eve.
Charge Conference
Sunday, October 16
11:30 am following worship  
All are invited to stay after worship for our annual Charge Conference led by District Superintendent Rev. Edlen Cowley. We will celebrate our accomplishments from 2022 and look forward to 2023!  

wood-train-set.jpg Kids Corner  
We are so excited about our new kids corner in the sanctuary. We have the kids corner so that if your little one is having trouble focusing or sitting still in church they can take a little break and play in the kids corner. Parents, take a breath, stay in your seat and focus on worship knowing that Laulie will be over there to manage.

Let’s make sure we are as respectful and caring as possible with this new space!
– kids corner is available after the children’s sermon
– no talking or whispering
– no fighting, wrestling or rough play
– sharing is caring
– when praying, kids must stop playing and pray along with us.    

Special Thank You
to Karen (and assistant Jim) Guest for years of maintaining all our plants in the sanctuary.
We appreciate your hard work and attention which kept our church beautiful and full of life!     gardening-things.jpg  

Highlight Next Week  
Thursday, October 20
11 am  
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) gathering will be on Thursday, October 20, at 11:00 am at the home of Hefina Glenys. Go to L.I.F.T. for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. We will enjoy food and fellowship. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please join us anyway – we want you with us! 

Please contact Hefina Glenys [email protected] if you plan to attend.  

Coming Soon
Neighborhood Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 29
4 – 6 pm
We are hosting a churchwide and neighborhood wide fall festival with games, food, treats, spooky house by the HCUMC Youth, and a Trunk or Treat. If you plan to participate in the Trunk or Treat, please sign up HERE

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Austin Street Food Collection
Saturday, October 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, October 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.   

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

bells Join Choir!
Covenant Carillons Handbell Choir
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
in the Sanctuary  

Wesleyan Choir
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
in the Choir Room  

Join us as we rehearse music for worship.  

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

We are currently collecting holiday foods:
-Instant mashed potatoes
-Canned sweet potatoes
-Cream of mushroom soup
-Canned fried onions
-Pie filling
-Pie crusts (refrigerated, in a box)

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.            

gardening-items.jpg Calling All Gardeners!  
Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy making things grow? We are looking for someone to water and tend the plants in the sanctuary once a week. Please contact Elise Webb Odell  [email protected] if interested.  

Make Plans to Vote
General Election: November 8, 2022
Mail-In Ballot Application Deadline: October 18
Early Voting Begins: October 24
Early Voting Ends: November 4  
To learn who/what is on your ballot, go to https://www.votetexas.gov/    

finance_concept_roi.jpg Finances  
October Regular Donations/ Pledge Payments:
Goal $34,269
Giving to Date $13,612 (40%)  

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

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Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.  

You Can Help
Hurricane Ian Relief UMCOR is in close contact with the impacted United Methodist conferences and their conference disaster response coordinators.  

You can help by donating to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response for this and other disasters throughout the United States. HERE