What is Happening This Week 4/20-4/23/23

Beloved Community,  

We have some wonderful celebrations over the next few days.  
Thursday evening, the ECDP Preschool is having their Spring Fling dinner, raffles and entertainment. All are welcome! Dinner and raffles begin at 5:30 pm. The show is precious, and we would love you to join us at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary!  
Saturday, a shredding truck will be in the parking lot from 8:30 to noon for Secure Document Shredding.
Spring Forth Celebration of Earth Day 2023 – fun activities, crafts and plant-based treats for children of all ages! Saturday 4-6 PM in Holy Covenant playground.  
Sunday, Celebration of our beautiful creation! Join us for worship at 10:30 AM!  

Wonderful ways to connect with the world God has given us to enjoy and your beloved church community!  

I will look forward to greeting you all weekend long!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl   

All Church Meeting
Sunday, April 23
11:30 am in the sanctuary  
Join us immediately after worship as we celebrate the first quarter of 2023 and share plans for the future.    

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, April 23
Scripture: Genesis 1 and John 1
Ushers: Pathfinders  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Kathy Boren and Sadie Garcia; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Susan Prindle; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; 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.   

Highlights This Week  

ECDP Spring Fling
Thursday, April 20
5:30 pm
We are offering 2 dinner times at 5:30 pm and 6 pm, followed by a performance by the students of ECDP at 6:30 pm. There are themed baskets and items from local businesses to bid on. All proceeds will go towards the preschool, especially the sensory lab and outdoor learning area.  

Order raffle tickets HERE or use the QR code.    

Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, April 22
8:30 am to Noon
Sponsored by Holy Covenant’s Green Team. Open to the public. Protect your identity while supporting Holy Covenant. Watch your documents being shredded on site with the utmost security. $5 per copy paper sized box. Invite your friends and family to bring their sensitive documents to be shredded. Shredding will be done by Secure On Site Shredding Inc.  

Visit www.secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company. All proceeds will benefit HCUMC ministries.     .

Spring Forth with HCUMC
Saturday, April 22
4-6 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us with crafts and activities, plant-based treats, and a bounce house! 

We will also be accepting electronics for recycling: computers, laptops, phones, chargers, batteries, Christmas lights, power tools, cables & wires, CDs & DVDs, VHS tapes, digital & video cameras, speakers, video game systems, cassette tapes, and small kitchen appliances, etc.  

Highlights Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, April 28
6 pm
Covenant Center  

Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Donations toward dinner are appreciated. Dinner will be spaghetti. Please sign up HERE to let us know you are coming!    

Breakfast for Austin Street
Food Collection
Saturday, April 29
9 am to Noon
Holy Covenant Kitchen  

Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. If you are able to donate food, please prepare 12 sandwiches, 12 pieces of fruit and 12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, April 29th, between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice boxes are also appreciated. Please drive around to the kitchen door where members of the Spiritual Journeymen will receive the donations from you.  

Austin Street has raised the total number of beds from 400 to 500 so the need for food has increased. The Journeymen will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325  [email protected]) with any questions.     

Blood Drive
Sunday, April 30
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

HCUMC Parking Lot  
As a thank-you, April donors will receive an insulated water bottle–while supplies last. Please donate if you can!  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
In April, 3rd and 5th Sundays from 12-1 pm  

We currently need: soups, chili, canned chicken and dry pet food.  
Donations may be delivered Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10:00 am and 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!  

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.             

The HCUMC Finance Committee would like to hear from you! We are looking for new and innovative FUNDRAISING ideas to support the ministries of Holy Covenant. If you have an idea, please email Christine Perry [email protected] or Dante Paa [email protected] by May 10th!    

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  

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