What is Happening This Week 5/4-5/7/23

Beloved Community,  

Today is the National Day of Prayer, the first Thursday in May. I attended the 42nd annual Dallas National Day of Prayer Luncheon at the Meyerson today. The theme from the hosts, The Thanks-Giving Foundation, was “Love People.” They focused on the importance of a community that requires all of us to be connectional, engaged, inclusive, diverse, equal & faithful. They encouraged us each day to focus on three simple ideas:              
-Choose love over hate            
-Get involved & make a difference            
-Practice gratitude  

Let’s all find time today to pray for our community, our neighbors, and our peaceful coexistence. Let’s pray for Shalom living in our neighborhoods. Let’s be the ones that lead our community to the Kingdom living we are all called to everyday!  

On Sunday, we will gather for Holy Communion (our communion offering will be for ECDP) as we reflect on living as the holy and chosen people of God. Both the Covenant Carillons and the Wesleyan Choir will be leading worship.   

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

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, May 7
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-10
Ushers: Spiritual Journeymen  

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; Serena Stubbs; Karyl Sarver; 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.   

Highlight This Week
Abstract_Colorful_dance.jpg Rahindra Jayanti Celebration
Sunday, May 7
2 pm sanctuary
Tickets $10  
Dallas Kalakendra will present this annual cultural celebration with live performances of songs, dance, recitation and a panel discussion. Tickets are $10. Register through PayPal: [email protected].
Holy Covenant is pleased to share our sanctuary with our neighbors for this special occasion.  

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  
BE the Church
Sunday May 21
9:15 am
Mark your calendars!
Sign up HERE  

No matter how loudly we sing in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, people driving along Josey Lane cannot hear our voices. No matter how fervently we pray in worship for the needs of our neighbors, near and far, our solidarity with them remains unknown to many. In order for word of Holy Covenant’s passionate love for God and neighbor to get out, we must get out beyond the walls of our building so our neighbors can witness us in action.  

That is the essence of “Don’t Go to Church – BE the Church” Sunday on May 21st.   We will meet in the sanctuary at 9:15 am to pray together before we take Holy Covenant beyond our walls! We will offer several projects including indoor and outdoor activities to serve those in need. We will have projects for every age and ability. Please sign up HERE!  

  Sack Summer Hunger 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 Social 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 help 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!  

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.           

  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!  

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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Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.