What is Happening This Week 2/9-2/12/23

Beloved Community!  

The Murphy Family had a wonderful adventure in the Disney bubble ~ days with grandchildren just filled us up with joy! Mickey & Minnie Mouse send their best to all of you! After a week of Disney hospitality, it makes me think we need to upgrade our own Holy Covenant welcoming spirit! They make it so easy to feel the happiness and magic of all belonging there together!   

This weekend we have some wonderful ways of welcoming you. We would love you to join us for the Chili Cookoff on Saturday evening at 6 PM hosted by the Spiritual Journeymen. Bring your $ bills to vote for the best chili there!    

Sunday morning, we will gather for Sunday School followed by worship in the sanctuary at 10:30. We will be reflecting on the LOVE God challenges us to embrace and the surprising places we find it!  

I will look forward to greeting you both Saturday evening & Sunday morning before the big game!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl   

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 12
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13
Ushers: Seekers  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The family of Mildred Michael; 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; 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.   

chili Highlight This 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.

  New Book Study  
Wednesday, February 15th: 11:00 AM or 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 1st: 11:00 AM or 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22nd: 11:00 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.  

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.   

Highlights Next Week  
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.    

Blood Drive
Sunday, February 19
9:30 am to 12:30 pm  

As a thank-you, February donors will receive a quarter-zip pullover while supplies last. Please donate if you can!  

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

We currently need: canned soups and chili.  

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 $45,896 (100%)  

February Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $46,090
Given to Date $7,438 (16%)  

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.