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

Happy Lent!  

Hope your Lent is beginning with spiritual renewal through prayer, addressing habits that lead to restoring your relationship with God, and joining us to new insight on the world around us. These Lenten opportunities will lead us to holy living and a faithful journey to the cross.  

This week we will be blessed by the presence of Dr. Ron Henderson (see bio below).  

Please join us for ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30 AM. Enjoy our daily devotionals from church family. For now, masks are optional in the Holy Covenant building. Please continue to be safe and well.  

I look forward to welcoming you on a very exciting Sunday for Holy Covenant!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

8:30 worship will resume March 13.   

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, March 6
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27
Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Ronald Henderson  

Rev. Dr. Ronald Henderson
Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Henderson serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and sits on Bishop McKee’s appointive cabinet. Prior to taking on this role in July 2021, Dr. Henderson served for eight years as District Superintendent for the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and spent many years in ministry in the local church, serving as pastor of Custer Road UMC, Hamilton Park UMC, and St. Paul UMC.  

Dr. Henderson has also served the United Methodist Church as a board member for the General Board of Global Ministries and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. He was a delegate to the World Methodist Conferences in Korea and South Africa, as well as to multiple General Conferences and South Central Jurisdictional Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  

Dr. Henderson received his Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Doctor of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He is married to Saundré and they have four children, Kendre and husband Brandon, Alex, LaTasha, Wesley and wife Andrea, and two grandchildren, Bella and Kingston.  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Children’s Classes:
Kinder to 5th – Covenant Center
Confirmation – Upstairs
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery

Adult Classes: Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
“When Christians Get It Wrong” Study – Room 211 Upstairs

For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected] If you are interested in teaching or helping with Sunday School, please sign up HERE.  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Jeriann Bayley; Jon Lasley; Norma Boren; Randy Sutherland; Belinda Harden; Randy Norris; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

Highlight This Week  
  Blood Drive Sunday, March 6 8 am to Noon Please donate if you can.      

Lent Prayer Jars
Available Now!
Add a spiritual practice to your family routine this Lent with a family gratitude jar. Make some time as a family each week to respond to a prompt and practice gratitude by writing something you’re grateful for on a slip of paper provided and place it in the jar. Throughout the week family members are encouraged to add to the jar. At the end of Lent open the jar together and look over all that you have been grateful for this season.  

little-boy-praying.jpg Starting Sunday!
Children’s Church
We will use the Lenten season to pilot a Children’s Church program during the 10:30am worship service. Children will come in for worship with their families and leave with Laulie after the Children’s message. Parents will pick up their kids in the gym at the end of the service. Children’s Church will include a short lesson, a relevant activity and free play. It is open to elementary aged children Kinder-5th grade. Sundays starting March 6 though April 10.  

Lenten Series: A Season of the Heart  
The Holy Covenant Advocates for Justice & Peace invite you to join them on a Lenten journey focusing on social justice issues.  
March 6 at 10:30 am worship – Racial Justice with guest preacher, Rev Dr. Ronald Henderson.
March 13 from 9-10:15 am – People of Forced Migration—Dallas Perspective Panel Discussion
March 20 from 9-10:15 am – Environmental Justice Discussion
March 27 from 9-10:15 am – This is Us: The Face of Foster/Adoption Discussion
April 3 from 9-10:15 am – Housing Insecurity Panel Discussion  

Greeters Needed
We need some friendly faces to greet members and guests each Sunday for 10:30 am worship. Please contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] if you would like to be added to the list!  

Aid for Ukraine
If you are looking for a secure way to support relief efforts in Ukraine, please read the following regarding UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)   From the North Texas Conference: In response to the ongoing violence in Ukraine, many churches have inquired about how best to direct aid to those in need. The United Methodist Church in Ukraine and Moldova has created a crisis committee to oversee all incoming foreign support through UMCOR Advance #14053A and direct it to assist refugees within and outside of Ukraine. You can give directly online, or by phone or mail, referencing Advance #14053A.  

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who wants to help, and continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.  

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

URGENT needs: large pasta sauce, hearty soup, canned chicken and dog/cat food.  

The Missions Team thanks you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.                

Finances   checkbook-pen.jpg
You may send your checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
Or you may submit your offering electronically through online giving.  

February Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $43,477
Preliminary Final $23,722 (55%)  

March Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $38,268
Given to Date $513 (1%)  

Contribution statements for 2021 have been emailed. If you have not received yours, please contact Christine Perry [email protected] to update your contact information or to let her know if you would prefer to have it mailed to you.  

Online Giving Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.