What is Happening This Week 8/4-8/7/22

Holy Covenant Family!  

~Lots of reasons to come to church on Sunday at 10:30~  

We will be blessing backpacks, students, teachers, & administrators. Your Lord is requesting your presence at His Table for a Holy meal! The communion offering will be going to Sunday School Supplies for the fall! We will be greeting one another after a long summer break. The Wesleyan Choir will be blessing us with awesome music! And I will be sharing a picture or two of Ephesus and weaving it into a sermon about walking as children of the LIGHT! Following worship we will join together in the Covenant Center for a Taco Lunch!  

I am very excited about greeting you! Hope you will be part of this special Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

NO 8:30 am Worship  
We will resume outdoor worship when the weather is cooler.    

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, August 7
Back to School Sunday
Scripture: Ephesians 5:8-14
Blessing of Backpacks
All Church Taco Bar Lunch  

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

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208 Upstairs
Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
Pathfinders – Room 211 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 Toney family; the Faulkner family; the Dimsdale family; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

Highlight This Week  
Back to School Sunday
August 7
Backpack Blessing during worship
Potluck Taco Bar after worship  
We will be blessing backpacks, students, teachers, etc. and share a taco bar lunch following worship. If you can bring items for the taco bar, please sign up HERE.  

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

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

Highlight Next Week  
Bring Your Bible Sunday
August 14  
Bring your bible to church to celebrate with our 3rd graders who will receive bibles during worship.  

If your child is in 3rd grade for the 2022-2023 school year please plan to be there!  

Now Hiring  
ECDP is looking for teachers to add to our staff! 
We need two Toddler/2’s teachers who will be willing to plan and implement developmentally appropriate, play based lessons, attend the needs of the children, build relationships with the children and their families, and all other aspects of working in these classrooms. This teacher will also work with other passionate early childhood educators.  

We also need a PE Teacher who will plan and implement developmentally appropriate gross motor lessons (including movement and dance) for each class ages 18 months – Kindergarten, build relationships with the children and their families, and work with other passionate early childhood educators. This teacher will work with the music teacher and director to put together a Christmas show and a Spring show.  

Please contact Heather Hinton [email protected] for more information.    

Coming Soon  
Acolyte Training
August 21 • 11:30am – 11:45am  

Would your child like to be an acolyte? We will be hosting an Acolyte training and info session after church on Sunday August 21st. The training will be brief (about 15 min) so as to just talk about what acolytes do and gauge interest! All 3rd-5th graders are invited!  


Summer Choir  
Join us each Sunday at 10 am in the choir room to rehearse music for worship!    

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.

raindrops-umbrella.jpg Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant  
God’s Umbrella – Vision of Unity
Saturday, August 13
9 am to 12:30 pm
Aldersgate UMC
3926 Old Denton Road
Carrollton, TX 75007   

Laity and clergy may attend but must register by August 8 at https://ntcumc.org/lay-servant-ministries so that Aldersgate UMC will be prepared with seating and/or other COVID protocols necessary at the time.  

·        Jeff Bouis has served on numerous boards and committees across the local, district, and conference levels, including being Conference Lay Leader 2016-2020. 
·        Sally Vonner is currently Transformation Officer for the national office of United Women in Faith. She has also served on many boards and committees, often as the leader, in our conference, the jurisdiction, and beyond. ·        Mary Brooke Casad, author and retired lay professional, is well known throughout our conference, jurisdiction and throughout the world of United Methodism.    

Sponsored by Lay Servant Ministries and Board of Laity of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.