What is Happening This Week 5/25-5/28/23

Beloved Community,

Sunday is Pentecost!  

A celebration of the Holy Spirit arriving with the disciples!  The arrival does not gently flutter in, but comes in a wild wind and dancing flames.  We hope you  will join us for worship!

Be sure to wear RED!

As we end the school year and May, there are many things to do at Holy Covenant beginning next weekend. Please sign up to deliver Sack Summer Hunger boxes to our neighborhood kids beginning Saturday morning, June 3. And plan on being a part of VBS beginning the evening of Sunday June 4.

I am looking forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

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, May 28
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Sermon: Living as People of the Spirit
Ushers: Pathfinders Class  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The McKee family; the family of Betty Morse; Kathy Parker; Jerry Fuller; Kathy Boren and Sadie Garcia; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Susan Prindle; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; James Baxter; Serena Stubbs; Karyl Sarver; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.    

Holy Covenant Sorrow
We are saddened to share that Jim McKee’s sister, Donna Gustafson, has passed away. The service was held today. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation in her name to the Holy Covenant ministry of your choice. Please keep the McKees in your prayers.    

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, May 26
6 pm
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Donations toward dinner are appreciated. Dinner will be potluck–bring enough food for your family and one other person. Dessert will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

  Sack Summer Hunger Starting Next Week!  
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturdays in June and July
Sign up HERE  
HCUMC will be participating in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer. Sack Summer Hunger provides nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to families with school-aged children who depend on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. Meals are delivered every Saturday free of charge. This program is designed by Metrocrest Services who, in conjunction with area churches, supports local families in our community.  

The program begins June 3rd and lasts through July 29th. We need volunteers to pick up food from Metrocrest, sorters at Holy Covenant to arrange the food for delivery, drivers to deliver to the families and someone to return any leftover food to Metrocrest. The commitment is no more than 2 hours (between 8 am and noon) on Saturday morning. If you have questions, email Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected].  Sign up HERE!  

Highlights Next Week  
Carrollton Pride
Saturday, June 3rd
11 am to 3 pm
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
1641 West Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton 75010

Come join the Celebration! Fun for all ages, food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment!!    

Vacation Bible School this year is Compassion Camp!  
Sunday. June 4 – Thursday. June 8
5:30pm snack supper 6pm – 8pm program
Volunteers still needed. Please contact Laulie [email protected]   Help us with supplies for VBS! Check out our Amazon Wish List and order what you can! Your support is so appreciated!   

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2  2nd and 4th 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.  

Coming Soon  
Piano Concert
Noly Paa & Friends
Friday, June 30th
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.             

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

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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.