What is Happening This Week 9/15-9/18/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

What are you doing today, that will be blessing those you may never meet?   

Rev. Carol Montgomery and I will be sharing a message and a few stories that will invite you to reflect on the seeds you are planting for a tree whose shade you may never enjoy. We will ponder on the ways we invest in a future. Hope you will join us at 10:30 for worship and a lunch that follows called Putting Your House in Order. Laulie will be providing a pizza lunch for the kids.  

We will also begin our 8:30 worship this week with my reflections on this topic.  Due to the construction on the playground, we will meet in the sanctuary for the next few weeks.  

Pastor Cheryl  

8:30 am Worship Inside This Week  
Early worship resumes this Sunday, September 18!  

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, September 18
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Rev. Cheryl Murphy and Rev. Carol Montgomery, preaching
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

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
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212
Pathfinders – Room 211

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 Harden family; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; 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.   

wood-train-set.jpg Kids Corner  
We are so excited about our new kids corner in the sanctuary. We have the kids corner so that if your little one is having trouble focusing or sitting still in church they can take a little break and play in the kids corner. Parents, take a breath, stay in your seat and focus on worship knowing that Laulie will be over there to manage.
Let’s make sure we are as respectful and caring as possible with this new space!
– kids corner is available after the children’s sermon
– no talking or whispering
– no fighting, wrestling or rough play
– sharing is caring
– when praying, kids must stop playing and pray along with us.  

house_secure_holding.jpg Highlight This Week  
Putting Your House in Order
Sunday, September 18
11:30 following worship
Lunch included
Covenant Center  
Have I taken care of my family? What legacy would I like to leave? How can I best honor God, my church and community in making legacy decisions?  How do I make the wisest and most faithful decisions about sharing my values and my possessions?  

Plan to attend this timely seminar designed to help you make wise, loving and generous decisions about your true legacy. Register HERE to reserve your place. Cost is $10 (for workbook).  

Presenter: Rev. Carol Montgomery, VP Relational Ministry Senior Area Representative, Texas Methodist Foundation  

Thanks for Your Support!  
Thank you to everyone who shopped at the Pop-Up Flea Market last Sunday. Due to your generosity, we raised $913 for Children’s and Youth Ministries!  

Highlights Next Week  

Dinner & Game Night
Friday, September 23
6 pm
Covenant Center
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! All ages welcome. If you would like to contribute to the taco bar dinner, please sign up HERE.    

Faith & Firearms Series:
God, Guns and Voting
Sunday, September 25
9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary  
• What the Methodist Church says about guns
• Gun laws and regulations in Texas
• Changes in voting in Texas
• Local elections and how to find your candidate’s stand on guns  

Presented by the Advocates for Justice & Peace.  

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

URGENT needs: canned peaches, applesauce, large pasta sauce, soup and large canned chicken. 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.  

bells Choir is Back!
Covenant Carillons Handbell Choir
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary  

Wesleyan Choir
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Choir Room  

Join us as we rehearse music for worship.            

gardening-items.jpg Help Needed  
Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy making things grow? We are looking for someone to water and tend the plants in the sanctuary once a week. Please contact Elise Webb Odell  [email protected] if interested.  

Now Hiring  
ECDP is now hiring a toddler/2’s teacher 3 days per week. This person will work with a team of passionate early childhood educators to plan and implement daily play-based activities and care for the needs of the children in the class. The teacher will build relationships with children and families as we work to help the children develop and learn. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Heather Hinton [email protected] 972-492-1371.  

Coming Soon  
General Election: November 8, 2022
Last Day to Register: October 11
Mail-In Ballot Application Deadline: October 18
Early Voting Begins: October 24
Early Voting Ends: November 4  

To learn what is on your ballot, go to https://www.votetexas.gov/    

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
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