What is Happening This Week 11/9-11/12/23

Subject: What is Happening at Holy Covenant This Week

Hello all!  

We are so excited about the upcoming Laity Sunday! We read in the book of 1 Peter that we as the Body of Christ are called to “Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To God belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.”  

We all have the love of God within us. We all have gifts to share. We all have the call to serve and care for God’s people. I thank God for each and every one of your gifts, love, and strength to serve others. It is because of who you are that we are this church, a church that everyone can call home. When you become members of the United Methodist Church, you commit to serving the church with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness. You all do all of this in abundance. We could not do what we do without each and every one of you. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate your commitment to prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness, and your membership in this Body of Christ. Whether you have been coming for 50 years or you started coming last week, we celebrate who you are as beloved children of God.

See you Sunday!  
Laulie Eckeberger
Director of Family Discipleship  

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 12
Laity Sunday
Scripture: Micah 6:8
Ushers: Seekers  

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  

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; Becky Balla and family; Jean McDonald; Beth Mundell; 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 receive a letter and a pledge card in the mail this week. We will collect completed cards Sunday, November 26. If you would like to turn your card in early, the wooden church will be located on the platform starting this Sunday for that purpose.  

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 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.

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

Highlights Next Week  
Ladies In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.)
Thursday, November 16
11 am  
The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) gathering will be on Thursday, November 16, at 11:00 am at the home of Rhonda King. Go to the church website L.I.F.T. for more information. Bring a snack or covered dish to share. We will enjoy food and fellowship. If you do not have time to prepare a dish, please join us anyway – we want you with us! Please contact Hefina Glenys [email protected] if you plan to attend.    

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.  

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  
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 bags of goldfish and granola bars! Bring donations to the church Tuesday-Thursday 9am to 4pm or Sundays!    

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.  

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.