What is Happening This Week 11/16-11/19/23

Beloved Community,  

Rejoice always. 
Pray continually. 
Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians: 16-18  

Hope and pray you have lots of reasons to rejoice & give thanks over the next few weeks! I am rejoicing that I am a part of this holy community! Your presence, your light, your passion is a faithful witness to me every day! I am so thankful for each of you being in my life and part of our beloved community!  

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving and generosity this Sunday in worship. Hope you will join us!  

Thank you for the many ways you have been generous to the food pantry. These November weeks have allowed us to send people home with bags of food for the week and the Thanksgiving holiday! We are so grateful for your generous spirit!  

I look 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, November 19
Thanksgiving Sunday
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

Sunday School
: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  

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:
The McAnally family; LaRae Pritchard and family; Jean McDonald; Rob Evans; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Sharon Harris; John Webb; Claudia and Marshall Masser; Karen McGuffin; Charles Hinton; Sadie Garcia; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

  2024 Pledges
You should have received a letter and a pledge card in the mail. We will collect completed cards Sunday, November 26. If you would like to turn your card in early, the wooden church is located on the platform for that purpose.  

Highlight This Week  
Angel Tree
November 19 – December 10  
Make plans to support our Angel Tree this year. Each angel on the tree will represent a child in need in our area. Please take one (or more!) and give a monetary donation or purchase Walmart or Amazon $25 gift cards. We will also accept cash donations to buy gift cards on your behalf.  

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:
-Coats (all sizes)
-Men’s clothes (all sizes)
-Baby clothes
-Shoes (all sizes, specifically work shoes, heavy duty shoes)
-New underwear (all sizes)
-New socks (all sizes)
-Mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion  

Please bring clothes to the church office Tuesday – Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or Sunday mornings.  
Highlights Next Week  
Thanksgiving Service Project
Tuesday, November 21
9:30 – 11:30 am
in the Covenant Center  
Let’s do some service in honor of Thanksgiving! We will pack snack bags for LovePacs, a nonprofit that provides food and snacks to local schools for kids that are in need. We will also assist the HCUMC Food Pantry in packing food bags!  

We will be taking donations of small bags of goldfish and granola bars! Bring donations to the church on Sunday!    

Dinner & Game Night
Friday, November 24
6-9 pm
in the 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.) can be made on the church website and are also appreciated.  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 3rd Sundays from 12-1 pm (in November and December)  

We currently need: soups, canned pinto beans, canned black beans, pasta sauce and dry pet food.  

For our Holiday 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.

We thank you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

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.  

Coming Soon  
Blood Drive
Sunday, December 3
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Carter BloodCare will be accepting donations in our parking lot. Donors in December will receive a fleece blanket. Please considering donating!    

Advent Festival & Craft Fair
Sunday, December 3
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us for our annual Advent Festival to kick off the Advent season! We will have lunch, games, and crafts! The kids and youth will be putting on a Pop Up Lil’ Flea Market, this time, Christmas themed! Come by to get your homemade Christmas ornaments, cards, treats and more!      

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  

  Giving.png Online Giving  
Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.