What is Happening This Week 11/17-11/20/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

Today a friend sent me a card that said: “It’s impossible to think of certain people without saying a thankful prayer.”  

I feel that way when I think of all of you! I am so thankful that we are part of this church family!  

This Sunday, Rev. Edlen Cowley will be with us to oversee our Charge Conference at 9:15 in the sanctuary. We will be live streaming as well. Pastor Edlen will join us for worship following the meeting. We have a very special baptism, our little Noah Walker Norris.  Hope you will be here for the baptism and the thanksgiving service.    

Please bring your Discipleship Stewardship cards to the worship service.  

We will be decorating the sanctuary following worship if you are available to help for a short time.  
The Church office will be open on Monday and Tuesday this week. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday – Friday.  

Looking forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

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, November 20
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-22
Sermon: Thanksgiving for Our Past, Present & Future
Guest preacher, Rev. Edlen Cowley
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 Rathbun family; the Davis family; the Guest family; the family of Posy McKee; Susan Prindle; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Ruby Peterson; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Marti Callaghan; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Jessica Parker; 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  
Charge Conference
Sunday, November 20
9:15 am in the sanctuary
All are invited to gather in the sanctuary for our annual Charge Conference led by District Superintendent Rev. Edlen Cowley. We will celebrate our accomplishments from 2022 and look forward to 2023!    

Angel Tree
November 20 – December 4  
Make plans to support our Angel Tree this year. You will find on the tree both angels to buy gift cards for and pajama cards (with sizes needed). We will also accept cash donations to buy gift cards for children in need in our area. You can donate ONLINE towards angel tree gifts.

Help Needed!
Decorate the Sanctuary for Advent
Sunday, November 20
Immediately following Worship
Stay and help if you can!  

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

We currently need: mac and cheese, large pasta sauce, hearty soup, large canned chicken and chili.

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.  

Highlights Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, November 25
6 pm in the Covenant Center
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone welcome. Dinner will be baked potatoes–and feel free to bring Thanksgiving leftovers. Sign up HERE if you plan to attend so we know how many potatoes to bake!    

Advent Festival
Sunday, November 27
4-6 pm
in the Covenant Center
All ages are invited to celebrate the beginning of Advent. We will have crafts, food and fun for everyone!    

Thank You!  
Dear Holy Covenant Family, Thanks to your wonderful and generous hearts, we made $23,623 in this year’s auction!  All that money will go toward the local and global missions of Holy Covenant. Thank you for your donated items, your bids, and most of all, thank you for your presence at the auction – it was so much fun! Kammie, the food was awesome. Thank you for cooking for us! Church members, thank you for the lovely desserts – they were delicious! Thanks to Elliott Beard and Randy Lasley for auctioneering for us, and to Rick Davis for being our spotter (without a whistle too, which is quite a feat). Thanks to Jeffrey Lasley, Joy Lasley, and Christine Perry for being quick on their toes during check-in and check-out. Thank you to Pastor Cheryl for giving up her day off to help set up. Lastly, thank you to the many hands who helped with last-minute set-up and a quick and tidy breakdown. Elise, thank you for the many, many things you do behind the scenes to make sure we stay on all cylinders. Holy Covenant, you are amazing.  

Much love,
Melissa Beard  

Piano Lessons with Sarah Engledow Brown 
Please contact Sarah [email protected] if you are interested in piano lessons.  

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.            

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.   

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.    

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.  

Highlight Beyond HCUMC
Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 3
7:30 pm
Tickets available atTicketDFW.com