What is Happening This Week 12/8-12/11/22

            Holy Covenant Family!  
We have a great Christmas treat for you on Sunday! The Covenant Carillons and the Wesleyan Choir will be presenting Lessons and Carols with special scriptural readings. Please join us in the sanctuary or livestreaming for this wonderful celebration!  

A big thank you to everyone for your awesome generosity! We received all the pajamas needed for 121 Sheffield Elementary students and $4375 that was divided up for each child through a gift card. This Advent we have blessed three times as many children as last year! A huge thank you to the super organizers of the Angel Tree drive: Donna Johnson and Elise Odell! Such a blessing for our neighborhood kids!  

I will look forward to greeting you for a very special Christmas treat 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, December 11
Third Sunday in Advent
Lessons & Carols
Ushers: Seekers  

Thank you to those who have already turned in your pledge cards! You may still bring them this Sunday and place them in the offering plate, mail them or submit your pledge ONLINE.          
Where we stand:      

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 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb
Pathfinders – Room 211 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Reading The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb

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 Sain family; the Rathbun family; Brian Dermody; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Ruby Peterson; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John Webb; 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.   

nativity_scene.jpg Highlight This Week  
Community Nativity Display
Sunday, December 11 1 pm
4000 Nazarene Drive
Carrollton, TX 75010  

After worship on December 11, we will go to the Community Nativity Display where you can view hundreds of nativity sets and our choir will present music. Our portion of the program starts at 1:00 pm and will go until 1:30 pm. Go to thecommunitynativity.com for the location and times to view the display as well as a list and schedule of performers.    

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours for December:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 3rd Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We currently need: mac & cheese, large pasta sauce, soup, canned beans.  

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  
Thursday, December 15
11 am  

The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) gathering will be on Thursday,  December 15, at 11:00 am at the home of Lois Eaton. 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.    

Blood Drive
Sunday, December 18
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
in the Covenant Center  

Donate in December and receive a fleece blanket (while supplies last)!            

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.   

business_finance_research.jpg Finances
November Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Regular Giving Goal $34,269 FINAL
Regular Giving $26,847 (78%)
+ Auction Proceeds $24,191
Total November Income $51,038  
December Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Regular Giving Goal $38,269
Given to Date $6007 (16%)  

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
Giving.png Online Giving
Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.