What is Happening This Week 6/16-6/19/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

Tim and I would like to say ‘thank you’ to the congregation here at Holy Covenant UMC. The time that we have spent with you all during the last 2 years has been a blast. We have felt blessed by your hospitality, generosity, spirituality, and love. Holy Covenant will hold a special place in our hearts and will remain there forever.  

Soli Deo Gloria and God bless you all,
Vera and Tim Kleinhenz    

Reception for Vera & Tim Kleinhenz  
Sunday, June 19
following 10:30 worship
in the Covenant Center
Join us in thanking them for their ministry and wishing them well at FUMC Sachse.  
8:30 am Outdoor Sunday Worship  
We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.  
In case of rain, 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, June 19
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32
Meditation: No Shortage of Love  

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

Adult Classes:
Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
Pathfinders – Room 211 Upstairs
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208 Upstairs

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 family of Gary McCoy; Karen Guest; Mary Luce; Norma Boren; Anna Reynolds; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Randy Sutherland; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; Kathy Cooley and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

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Fan Drive
Through the month of June  
As we are all aware, the days are getting hotter and the need increases for fans to keep our neighbors cool. The HCUMC Missions Committee is working with Metrocrest Social Services to ensure that fans are provided to those who are most in need. We can purchase a box fan for around $20. We are happy to accept any donation amount, which will then be combined with other donations to purchase fans for Metrocrest to distribute to those in need. A monetary donation can be made via check or ONLINE. Please note ‘fan drive’ on your check.   

If you would prefer to purchase a fan and bring it to the church, please place it in the narthex and the fans will be delivered to Metrocrest.   

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Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays in June and July
Sign up HERE
HCUMC is participating in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer. Sack Summer Hunger provides nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to families with school-aged children who depend on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. Meals are delivered every Saturday free of charge. This program is designed by Metrocrest Services who, in conjunction with area churches, supports local families in our community.  

The program lasts through July 30th. We need volunteers to help pick up food from Metrocrest as well as deliver to the families. The commitment is no more than 2 hours on Saturday morning. If you have questions, email Ashley Norris at [email protected]
Sign up HERE!  

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Unity Dinner & Game Night
Friday, June 24
6 pm
Covenant Center  
Bring your family, friends and your favorite game! Fellowship for all ages. This month we will share a salad dinner. Sign up HERE to bring food.  

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!

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Vacation Bible School
July 10-14
5:30 -8 pm
for kids ages 3 thru 5th grade
Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness. Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.   

We will have snack supper at 5:30 and then Monumental games, Bible Stories and FUN will begin at 6:00! Registration is now open for children AND volunteers! 
Register HERE!  

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.

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.            

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.

Highlights Beyond Holy Covenant  
Bishops talk with the ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ on new podcast
On the next episode of The Unfinished Church podcast, Bishops Mike McKee, LaTrelle Easterling and Gregory Palmer talk with Ms. Opal Lee, better known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.” Their conversation with the Fort Worth native covers her life, her work to make Juneteenth (June 19) a national holiday and how God’s grace prepares, redeems and restores us to be the people we were created to be. The full episode is available at theunfinishedchurch.org and on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Listen to an excerpt    

Benefit Concert: Music for Ukraine
Sunday, June 19
7 pm
Lakewood UMC
2443 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214  

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Father/Daughter Duo Bruce and Melanie Wittrig were just getting started playing violin/vocal covers of popular tunes. With excess enthusiasm, they made a virtual concert for Meals on Wheels that raised a few thousand dollars from the comfort of their living room.  

This Sunday at 7:00 pm, Kade Rogers and Melanie Wittrig have organized a concert to raise funds for the Ukrainian Disaster Relief Efforts. The proceeds of this benefit will be going to the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Advance Special for Ukraine. The UMC has churches in Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe that are helping refugees who are leaving that war-torn nation, as well as providing direct assistance to those who remain. The money raised will provide emergency medical supplies and relocation assistance to displaced families as well as those who remain in Ukraine.    

Not only will we broadcast live on multiple platforms, but we will be performing in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, Dallas!!
June 19th Line Up:
Gregory S. Neal will lead us off with details about how the funds will be used to assist the Ukranian effort.
Dad Off String – A mix of catchy violin+vocal covers
Kade Rogers – A mix of guitar tunes
Melanie Wittrig – Autoharping on about everything
Bruce Wittrig and Mary Alice Rich – Classical violin music and a Mary Alice Rich Composing arrangement of Melody. Can’t wait to see and/or “see” you there!