What is Happening This Week 2/2-2/5/23

This has been quite a week of unpredictable weather and plans being rescheduled…only to be rescheduled again!  

We expect everything to be thawed out by Sunday, however, in plenty of time to share Holy Communion in worship.  

Because of missed days, ECDP will extend it’s Space Week into next week. If you haven’t taken a peek in the Covenant Center, be sure to do so on Sunday to see what fun our preschool kids are having while they learn! The Book Fair has also been extended into next week to give students, parents, teachers and church members an opportunity to support our preschool. Check it out in Room 110 in the Covenant Center this Sunday, or shop ONLINE to earn rewards for ECDP.  

See you Sunday!  

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, February 5
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20
Holy Communion
Guest Preacher, Rev. Debbie Riggsby
Ushers: Spiritual Journeymen  

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  
Book Fair
Sunday, Feb 5
9:30 am to Noon
Monday, February 6 – Thursday, February 9
8:30-11 am and 1:45-2:30 pm
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!   

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

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

Youth Stock Sales
February 5-8 
Holy Covenant youth will be calling members of the church family for donations to support them this year. Please consider making a gift toward the future of the church!  

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

chili Highlight Next Week  
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.  

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.   

Coming Soon  
Bible Study
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Room 211
Starting February 15  

Pastor Cheryl Murphy will begin a Bible Study on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:30 in the Library (Room 211) on the second floor of the Covenant Center. We will be walking with Paul through his first letter to the church in Corinth. Please read 1 Corinthians 1 for the first class. All are welcome!

Thursday, February 16
11 am  

The monthly LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) gathering will be on Thursday, February 16, at 11:00 am at the home of Linda Thompson. Go to 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.  
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.  

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

Register NOW   Compassion Camp: Changing the World with Lovingkindness has the goal to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world.
Register HERE!            

January Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $46,090
Given to Date $33,346 (72%)  

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.