What is Happening This Week 12/22-12/25/22

Merry Christmas!  

We have arrived at the manger finally. All the hope, peace, joy and love is being answered in the gift of a baby arriving on Christmas Day! May this be a wonderful weekend of a healthy family, cheerful friends, yummy food, and the joy of life! We have so much to be grateful for this year!   

Hope you will join us on Saturday for our Christmas Eve services! You are welcome at both 5:00 & 7:00 PM. If you have plans and want to livestream them or watch later, they will be available on our website hcumc.org and on Facebook.  

Sunday morning, we will have a Christmas worship service at 10:30 celebrating the birth of baby Jesus and gift of Christmas Day!  

“May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, 
the obedience of Joseph,  
the joy of the angels,  
the eagerness of the shepherds, 
the determination of the magi, 
and the peace of the Christ child. 
May Almighty God,  
bless you and keep you now and forever.” By Ray Pritchard  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

Walk to the Manger  
Remember you can bring your Walk to the Manger Christmas Offering with you to worship on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or you can mail it to Holy Covenant.  

Christmas Eve Worship  
Christmas Family Worship
5 pm
In-person and livestreamed  
Join us for an interactive kid-friendly worship service sharing the story of the Christmas star.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
7 pm
In-person and livestreamed  
Traditional worship ending in candlelight.  

Thank You, Pastor Debbie  
We offer heartfelt thanks to Rev. Debbie Chapman for serving as our Interim Pastor of Music. We pray you enjoy your retirement and visit when you can!  

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, December 25
Christmas Day
Scripture: John 1:1-5
Ushers: Pathfinders  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Sain family; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Ruby Peterson; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John Webb; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Jessica Parker; 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.   

Highlight This Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, December 23
6 pm
YES we will have Game Night! Take a break from the busyness of the holidays to play some fun games and share a casual dinner with friends and family. Warm up with a dinner of tortilla soup. If you plan to attend, please RSVP HERE  

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

We currently need: mac & cheese, large pasta sauce, soup, 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.            

Highlight Next Week  
Family Christmas Break Movie Night
Wednesday, December 28
4 to 6 pm
in the youth room  

All kids, youth and parents invited.  Popcorn and a fun holiday movie in the youth room upstairs.   

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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