What is Happening This Week 1/26-1/29/23

Beloved Community,  

This weekend we have several ways you can connect with our church family and ministries:
-Friday evening is a Dinner & Game Night for all who would like to join others for a fun beginning to the weekend.
-Saturday morning, the Spiritual Journeymen will be collecting food for our friends (500) at Austin Street. Please drop your donations off at the kitchen door between 9 am and noon.
-Also at 9 am Saturday, we are having a Leadership Summit in the Sanctuary, striving to create a vision of the future God is calling us to in 2023.  

Sunday, we will gather for Sunday School and worship. On this fifth Sunday of January, we will be reminded of the judgement the Prophet Micah made on his people – glad we aren’t them! But does Micah have a word for us as well…? Please read Micah 6.  

I will look forward to greeting you on Saturday and Sunday!  

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 29
Scripture: Micah 6:1-8
Ushers: Youth  

Prayers of the People  

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The family and friends of Jessica Parker; Lisa Hunsaker; Belinda Harden; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Elizabeth Krause; 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.   

Highlights This Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, January 27
6 pm
Youth Room  
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone welcome. Dinner will be sandwiches. Let us know you plan to attend and sign up HERE    

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.     

Leadership Summit
Saturday, January 28
9 – 11 am
HCUMC Sanctuary  

Please join us Saturday, January 28 from 9-11 am in the Sanctuary for a very significant conversation about the ministries of Holy Covenant. We will have round table conversation about the vision God is placing on our church and laity.  

Your voice, your spirit, your wisdom is needed at this meeting. Please bring food for Austin Street and drop it off by the kitchen door and then join us in the sanctuary for this important conversation! There will be coffee and treats!  

Please let Pastor Cheryl [email protected] know if you plan to attend.  

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.   

New Book Study  
Wednesday, February 15th: 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM  
Wednesday, March 1st: 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM  
Wednesday, March 22nd: 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM

Join me in a small-group exploration of Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection. Please email Melissa Beard at [email protected] if you would like to join the journey.  

Melissa Beard  

Highlight Next Week  
Book Fair
Jan 30-Feb 2 and Sunday, Feb 5
Room 110 in the Covenant Center  

ECDP is having a book fair! Please support our awesome preschool and purchase books for your children and grandchildren.  

Purchasing books at our book fair allows our school to add books to our school library, purchase indoor recess items, manipulatives and much more!   

The in-person book fair is open Monday, Jan. 30 – Thurs. Feb. 2 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am and 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm daily. We will also have the in-person book fair open on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  

If you are unable to attend in person, or prefer to shop ONLINE, the online book fair is open from January 30 – February 12th.    

Thank you for supporting literacy learning both at home, and at our school.    

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

We currently need: soups and canned beans.  

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.  

Coming Soon  
VBS this year is Compassion Camp!
Sunday. June 4 – Thursday. June 8
5:30pm snack supper
6pm – 8pm program  

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

chili Chili Cookoff
Saturday, February 11
6 pm
in the Covenant Center
Everyone is invited to enter their chili into the competition. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex. Bring your friends and be sure to bring cash to vote for your favorite chili! Proceeds will benefit the HCUMC People In Need fund.            

January Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $46,090
Given to Date $29,871 (65%)  

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

Did you know? You can still turn in a PLEDGE for 2023!  

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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.