What is Happening This Week 3/9-3/12/23

Beloved Family!  

For many of us, the gift of Spring Break is upon us. If you are one of the lucky ones that still has that gift of time and breath, I hope you will lean into it finding moments of peace and rest! Be safe and enjoy!  

On Sunday, we will spring forward into Daylight Saving Time.   

Sunday School classes will be studying Chapter 3 in Witness at the Cross.  

During our 10:30 worship service, our third week journeying through Lent will call us to reflect on God’s generous spirit working through a farmer that spreads seeds freely everywhere. How are God’s seeds falling into the soil of our souls?  

I will look forward to greeting you on Sunday if you aren’t away enjoying family time!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl   

Daylight Saving Time  
Remember to set your clocks forward this weekend!  

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, March 12
Scripture: Matthew 13:3-9, 18-25
Ushers: Seekers  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Boren family; the Hatter family; the family of Patricia Depew; Lisa Hunsaker; Anne Michael; Belinda Harden; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Elizabeth Krause; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; 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.   

Happening Now  
Lent Study
Witness at the Cross
Through April 3
Join us during Lent for a church-wide study of the book Witness at the Cross by Amy-Jill Levine. With this book, experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die.  

All adult Sunday school classes are reading the book and if you are not in a Sunday school class or miss a Sunday, you may join a discussion with Laulie Monday nights at 7 pm on Zoom!  

Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83150937773?pwd=cjVyRTZkTVduc2JDbzhZNEIreldUQT09  

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

We currently need: canned chicken, 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.  

Coming Soon  
Church Work Day
Sunday, March 26
Immediately after worship
Lunch will be provided  

The Trustees are asking for your help in preparing the church for Easter. There will be indoor projects for all ages. Families are also invited to help get our clothes closet ready to serve the community by sorting and organizing clothes. All adults, kids and youth welcome!    

Noly Paa and Friends Concert
Friday, March 31
7 pm in the sanctuary  

The talented younger brother of our very own Dante Paa, Noly is a classically trained pianist and he can play it all. Debussy to The Beatles, showtunes, love songs (contemporary to nostalgic), Easy Rock to 50’s doowop. He interprets each with his own style and panache. You will love his music! A love offering will be collected at the concert or you can give online HERE Proceeds will benefit Holy Covenant ministries. Child care will be available!  

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.   

We’re Collecting Candy!  
We’re collecting candy for our egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Please bring individually wrapped candy (no chocolate or nuts, please!) to Laulie Eckeberger by April 2nd.  

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

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

symphony_concert.jpg Music Request
For Good Friday this year, our Music Ministries have a special presentation, Song of the Shadows, planned for worship. In order to offer this cantata, we need some help to fund the planned orchestra. If you can sponsor a musician or make a contribution to offset the cost of the orchestra, please note that on your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Luis Rodriguez [email protected].  

Highlight Around the District  
Metro District Bishop’s Huddle
Saturday, April 1
10 am to noon
First UMC Duncanville
403 S. Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116  

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. is excited to meet with members of the North Texas Conference.  

This gathering will include a question and answer session. If you would like to submit a question for Bishop Saenz, please fill out this FORM.  

An offering will be taken for the NTC Close to Home Campaign  and those impacted by the March 2022 tornado in Jacksboro.            

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.  

violin-playing.jpg Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant  
Plano Symphony Orchestra Summer Camp
Middle School (Grades 7-9) July 10-14
High School (Grades 9-12) July 10 – 21
Christ UMC Plano
More information HERE  

The PSO is pleased to offer two summer camps to help your student fine tune their skills by learning from some of our outstanding musicians. A great opportunity to learn more about music and music performance! Limited spots are available. Early audition deadline is March 31. Additional Classes: Chamber Music; Electives such as film music, improvisation, conduction; and Private lessons with PSO musicians for additional charge.