What is Happening This Week 10/19-10/22/23

            Beloved Community,  
Hope you have come by the pumpkin patch! We have had lots of fun with those of you volunteering – THANK – YOU – and those purchasing. Our home will be filled with pumpkins of all sizes!  

The Pumpkin Patch is open this weekend with some very special events:
Friday 7:15 Movie night – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Saturday 11:30-12:30 Cinderella!
7:30 Fall Fun and S’mores!
Sunday 1-2 Princess Peach!  

On Sunday we will gather for Sunday School classes followed by 10:30 Worship. We are continuing our God on Broadway Series with a celebration of Mary Poppins! We will celebrate Children’s Sabbath with a witness from the Confirmation Class and the children participating in the singing.  

The construction on the welcome center is continuing, so please pardon the dust!   Looking forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed
Join us either in-person, or for online worship on Facebook Live. We are on Facebook Sundays 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, October 22
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5
Ushers: Pathfinders  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th—Room 202
Confirmation – Room 207
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery  

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208
Seekers – Room 210
Pathfinders – Room 211
Spiritual Journey – Room 212
*Travelers – Room 213 – starts at 9:30 am
Young Adults – Room 215  

*Come and explore Travelers, our new adult Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m. in Room 213. All are invited to travel with us.  

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.   

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
LaRae Pritchard and family; Becky Balla and family; the Webb family; Jean McDonald; Carol Lasley; Lois Eaton; Beth Mundell; Rob Evans; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Sharon Harris; Claudia and Marshall Masser; Brian Henry & Chris Hill; Karen McGuffin; Evangeline Zotigh; Charles Hinton; Sadie Garcia; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.    

All Saints Sunday
November 5
If you lost a loved one this past year, please send their name, relation and a photo to Elise [email protected] so we can include them in our remembrance during worship.

movie-ticket.jpg Highlights This Week  
Movie in the Patch
Friday, October 20 7:15 pm
Come and enjoy a free movie in the Pumpkin Patch!
  Cinderella is looking at her new ball dress
Meet Cinderella
Saturday, October 21
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Say Hello and have your photo taken with Cinderella in the Pumpkin Patch!  

Fall Fun and S’mores
Saturday, October 21
7:30 pm
Join us for spooky fun after dark. Enjoy a firepit, s’mores and maybe even a hayride!
Meet Princess Peach
Sunday, October 22
1-2 pm
See if you can find Princess Peach in the Pumpkin Patch and pose with her for a photo.      

The October 21st Wellness Fair has been cancelled. Elevate hopes to reschedule at a later date.      

baby_sleeping_on_pumpkin.jpg Volunteers Needed  
Pumpkin Patch
Through October 31
11:30 am to 7:30 pm  
HCUMC is hosting a pumpkin patch this year! The pumpkin patch will support the church, have a positive impact on the community, and will be a fun way to get involved! We cannot do it without you!  
We still need to fill the following volunteer slots:
10/24 3:30-5:30
10/25 1:30-3:30
10/27 3:30-5:30
10/31 1:30-3:30, 3:30-5:30, and 5:30-7:30  

Please sign up HERE for a 2 hour slot!  

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

We currently need: soups, pasta, peanut butter and dry pet food.  
For our Thanksgiving bags, we need: Instant mashed potatoes, yams, cream of mushroom soup, stuffing mix, canned fried onions, turkey gravy, pie filling and refrigerated pie crusts.  

Donations may be dropped off Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10:00 am and noon. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after worship. 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.  

Highlights Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, October 27
6 pm
Covenant Center  
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be a Nacho Bar, so please sign up HERE to let us know what you can contribute. Donations toward dinner expenses (utensils, beverages, etc.) are also appreciated.   

Austin Street Food Collection
Saturday, October 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, October 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 Journey Class will receive the donations from you.  

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

Male and female clothes arranged and hanging in a walk in closet Clothes Closet Needs
We need the following for the HCUMC Community Clothes Closet:
-Men’s clothes (all sizes)
-Larger sized adult clothing (XL and up)
-Children’s clothes (especially toddler)
-Shoes (all sizes, specifically work shoes, heavy duty shoes)
-New underwear (all sizes, adults and kids)
-New socks (all sizes, adults and kids)
-Mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion

Please bring clothes to the church office Tuesday – Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or Sunday mornings.  

Coming Soon  
Annual Lunch & Auction
Sunday, November 5
11:30 am following worship
in the Covenant Center  
Please join us for a meal prepared by our own Kammie Powell immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, November 5th. We will gather for some good food, great company, and bidding fun!   

The date is fast approaching and, as always, we count on you for donations to make our auction happen. We need items like gift baskets, gift cards, game tickets, etc. If you have other items you would like to donate, please contact Melissa Beard at [email protected].  

Holy Covenant is Having a Birthday Celebration!
2024 will be Holy Covenant’s 50th anniversary and we will celebrate April 13-14, 2024. We invite you to celebrate your church when you celebrate your birthday. Whenever your birthday falls, consider making a gift to HCUMC. Just mark your gift “Birthday Offering” and put it in the offering plate on Sunday or give ONLINE.  

Highlights Beyond Holy Covenant  
I would love to invite you to my upcoming performances with three symphonies around the DFW area where I will be featured as a soloist performing the Ravel G Major Piano Concerto. -Astrid Morales Torres   Oct 19th – Arlington Symphony Hall 7:30 pm https://symphonyarlington.org/ Oct 20th – Granville Arts Center 7:30 pm https://garlandsymphony.org/ Oct 21st – Irving Arts Center 7:30 pm https://lascolinassymphony.org/  

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.             

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