What is Happening This Week 1/12-1/15/23

Beloved Community!  

Every year during January, I try to create worship experiences that will set our year up for inspiration or at least what we may need spiritually. Sometimes I am close, other years it is a total miss, like 2020….  

So this year, we began last week with remembering our baptism. We were reminded we are beloved and God, our Creator, is well pleased with us! This week, we will reflect on being people of a powerful light, a Christ-like light in our world! People like MLK Jr. who believed “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  

Are we brave enough to be a bearer of light this year?  

Hope you will join us on Sunday. I will look forward to greeting you then!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

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, January 15
Scripture: John 8:12
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Piccola family; the family of Jessica Parker; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Elizabeth Krause; Ruby Peterson; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John Webb; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; 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.
banana Coming Soon  
Breakfast for Austin Street
Food Collection
Saturday, January 28
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, January 28th, 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.  

Austin Street has raised the total number of beds from 400 to 500 so the need for food has increased. The Journeymen will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.   

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

We currently need: mac & cheese and large pasta sauce.  

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.  

Save the Date!
VBS this year is Compassion Camp!
Sunday June 4 – Thursday June 8
5:30pm snack supper, 6pm – 8pm program  

Compassion Camp: Changing the World with Lovingkindness has the goal to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world.
Registration opens February 1st!            

Tuesday Take Five
Tuesdays at 12 noon 
Facebook Live 
Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday for spiritual growth and an uplifting message for the week with Laulie Eckeberger.   

January Regular Giving $8,635  

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

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