What is Happening This Week 4/28-5/1/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

Hope you will join us for May 1 worship! We will be sharing in the sacrament of Holy Communion through the eyes of the disciples walking to Emmaus on Easter afternoon. We are hoping the weather will be pretty enough to have the 8:30 am service outside and the 10:30 am in-person and livestreaming.   

On Saturday, please pop by the back door by the kitchen with food for Austin Street. The Spiritual Journeymen will greet you and unpack your car! We are also receiving Food Pantry donations. Please watch for the May newsletter on Sunday where you will see the many fun activities planned for the next month!  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  
8:30 am Outdoor Sunday Worship
We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.  
In case of rain or extreme cold, worship will move inside and children will be invited to the Covenant Center for supervised play.  

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, May 1
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Meditation: The Ordinary Road to Emmaus  

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 213 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:
The Valcourt family; Ronnie Martinez; Norma Boren; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Randy Sutherland; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

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

URGENT needs: large pasta sauce, hearty soups, large canned chicken, instant mashed potatoes, chili, cereal 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.  

ECDP Spring Fling Fundraiser
Thursday, April 28
5:30 pm Silent Auction
6:15 pm Spring Program
Please join us at 5:30 pm, participate in our silent auction and raffles, and then stay for the most amazing performance by the ECDP students at 6:15 pm. All proceeds from this event will go to the Playground Renovation Fund.   If you would like to support the Playground Remodel but cannot attend, you are welcome to make a financial donation at hcumc.org (specify Playground).  

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Food Collection for Austin Street
Saturday, April 30
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant Kitchen

Holy Covenant is scheduled to again 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, April 30th, 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.  

Highlight Next Week chili
Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, May 7
6 pm
Everyone is invited to enter their chili into the competition. Bring your friends and be sure to bring cash to vote for your favorite chili!  

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
Holy Covenant has so far donated over $7,000 for Ukraine!  Thank you for your generosity.   
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)   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 by donating online and choosing Ukraine Relief Efforts.            

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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.  

April Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal (incl. Easter) $39,269
Easter $8990
Regular/Pledged Giving $37,609 (119%)  

texting-girl-sm.jpg Online Giving
Donate here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.