What is Happening This Week 10/20-10/23/22

Holy Covenant Family!  

The preschool and neighborhood children are LOVING the fall weather and their new PLAYGROUND! On Saturday, sod will be laid down in the back. A long project, a gift from our Texas Children Care Relief Funds to ECDP Preschool, a wonderful upgrade to an aging playground for everyone! Hope you will check it out! If you haven’t tried out the swings, slide and sandbox, you will have the opportunity when we bless the playground on Sunday, November 6.                 

This Sunday is a very special celebration of the laity at Holy Covenant. We have a wonderful preacher: Ms. Helma Gentry! She preaches every month at Atria. This week we will be blessed to have a taste of that faithful witness for ourselves. Her theme is loving one another! There will be one worship service at 10:30 with livestreaming available.  

Look forward to seeing you there!  

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 23
Scripture: John 15:9-13
Sermon: Love Each Other
Helma Gentry preaching
Ushers: Pathfinders  

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; Susan Prindle; 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 Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, October 28 6 to 8 pm

Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! All ages welcome. Dinner this month will be Chili/Frito Pie. Please sign up HERE if you can bring food.  

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Food Collection
Saturday, October 29
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant Kitchen  

Holy Covenant is scheduled to 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.   

Next Week!
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.   

Coming Soon!  
Faith & Firearms: Community Safety
Sunday, November 6
9 am 
in the sanctuary  

Be SMART Safety Program
-Secure guns safely
-Model good gun behavior
-Ask about guns in other locations
-Recognize signs of suicide
-Tell others about gun safety    

Lunch & Auction
Sunday, November 13
11:30 am following worship  

Please join us for a meal prepared by our own Kammie Powell immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, November 13th. We will gather for some good food, great company, and bidding fun!   

The date is fast approaching and, as always, we count on you for donations to make our auction happen. We need items like gift baskets, gift cards, game tickets, etc. If you have other items you would like to donate, please contact Melissa Beard at [email protected].  

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.  

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.  

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.             

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
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