What is Happening This Week 11/3-11/6/22

Holy Covenant Family!  

Happy November!   

Daylight savings ends overnight on Saturday – offering all of us an extra hour of sleep!!! Be sure to set your clocks back. Hope you will join us at 9:00 AM for our Micah Sunday program in the sanctuary. Our worship service will follow at 10:30. We will be livestreaming on Facebook and the Website.  

During All Saints worship on Sunday, we will celebrate the saints who have crossed into the heavenly realm this year. We will light candles, partake in Holy Communion, sing praises and bless the new playground! The preschool families are invited, so we are hoping for many guests. There will be a potluck lunch for the preschool families on the playground following worship. All are welcome!  

On Sunday, Nov 13, our Fall Auction will follow 10:30 worship. Lunch is included. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us as we are hoping to have the event outside!  

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 6
All Saints Sunday
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2: 9-12 
Sermon: A View from Our Bench 
Ushers: Spiritual Journeymen  

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.  

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

Highlight This Week  
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  
Presented by the HCUMC Advocates for Justice & Peace.  

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

Please join us for a meal prepared by our own Kammie Powell. Menu: Brisket and baked potato bar, mac & cheese, baked beans, salad, and dessert. Cost: Suggested love offering of $10  

What to bring: lawn chair, your wallet, and your generous hearts. Please contact Kammie [email protected] if you would like to bring a dessert.  

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, sports or performance tickets, themed dinners, vacations, etc. If you have other items you would like to donate, please contact Melissa Beard at [email protected]. Please bring items to the church office this Sunday morning or Tues.-Thurs. between 9 am and 3 pm.  

Come eat, enjoy a fun-filled day of Holy Covenant fellowship, bring friends, and win some really great stuff. All proceeds 100% support the ministries of HCUMC.  

Sunday Follow-Up
Justice for All: Faith, Animals and Social Justice
Here are the resources that were shared on Sunday. There are so many more, but these are great to start with!

– Animalkind
– Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
– Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves
– Food Justice: A Primer
– The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith & Food Justice Documentaries:
– The Joy of Pigs
– Cowspiracy
– Gunda
– The Ghosts in Our Machine
– Earthlings (Joaquin Phoenix)

– foodispower.org
– thehumaneleague.org
– farmsanctuary.org  

QUESTIONS: Several of you asked about ethical alternatives to purchasing meat from factory farms. Here is a super helpful site to help with that. Also, some of you asked about ethical pet food: Here is some information on both dog and cat food.

Please reach out if you have any other questions or just want to talk about animals! [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.  

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.  

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.   

Make Plans to Vote
General Election: November 8, 2022
Early Voting Ends: November 4  
To learn who/what is on your ballot, go to https://www.votetexas.gov/    

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

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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