What is Happening This Week 7/20-7/23/23

Beloved Community!  

Hope and pray you are surviving these sizzling temperatures.   

We have a very cool (in more ways than one) opportunity for you on Sunday morning. Rev. Andy Lewis, former pastor of HCUMC, and current Director of Missional Outreach and Assistant to the Bishop will join us during the Sunday School hour in the sanctuary. Andy will be sharing his work with churches that have disaffiliated, the past and future General Conferences and the hope for all that lies ahead in the UMC. Please join us at 9:15.  

Rev. Lewis will be joining me for worship as we celebrate our passion for the United Methodist Church.   
I look forward to greeting you on Sunday morning!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy    

Movalynn and Jim McKee are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary TODAY, July 20.    

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, July 23
Sermon: Celebrating Who We Are
Ushers: Pathfinders  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Blackburn/Mays family; the Carter family; Carol Lasley; Mary Luce; Beth Mundell; Rob Evans; Hefina Greensted; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Sharon Harris; Karen McGuffin; Sadie Garcia; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.        

We share with you the sad news of the passing of Jon Blackburn Mays’ brother Matthew Blackburn. Please keep the Blackburn/Mays family 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.   

July Sunday School  
9:15 am in the Sanctuary and livestreamed Join us for a combined Sunday school in July on Queer Theology and the Methodist Church. Here is what we will cover each Sunday!
July 2How did we get here? The first Sunday of the series will be an overview of what we will be talking about for the month.
July 9Queer Theology We will cover the theology of LGBTQ issues.
July 16The Bible: Dealing with “the Clobber Verses” There are several verses in the bible that people use to oppress, exclude and hurt LGBTQ people.
July 23The Methodist Church and LGBTQ People This session will be taught by Rev. Andy Lewis.
July 30The Future What is the future of the Methodist church? Our church?
For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected]  

Children & Youth Summer Fun  
Open Gym and Skate Tuesdays 4 – 6 pm 
Get out of the heat and join us for open gym and skate!   

Rosemeade Rainforest Meet up! 
Thursdays 11 am -2 pm Come hang out and swim with Laulie at the Rosemeade Rainforest! Kids have to be able to swim to be left without a parent.   

spaghetti.jpg Highlights Next Week  
July Dinner & Game Night
Friday, July 28
6 pm
Covenant Center
Bring your friends, family and your favorite game! Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be spaghetti. If you plan to attend, please sign up HERE and tell us what you can bring.    

Breakfast for Austin Street
Food Collection
Saturday, July 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, July 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 Spiritual Journey Class will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.     

Jazz Quintet Concert – Mexican Sound: A Jazz Symbiosis
Saturday, July 29
7 pm
HCUMC Sanctuary  
Arturo Palafox–musician, pianist, arranger, composer, creator of his own style of making music–will play his original music, a mixture of Mexican tunes and jazz. He will be joined by Efren Guzman on drums, Pete Clagett on trumpet, Kris Berg on bass and Julian Sutherland on saxophone. The concert is free, but a love offering supporting HCUMC Music Ministries will be collected. You can give in advance HERE.  

wooden-hangers2.jpg Hangers Needed
Our Community Clothes Closet currently needs hangers. Please drop them by the church office if you have some to donate.

  Holy Covenant is having a birthday!
2024 will be Holy Covenant’s 50th anniversary and we will celebrate April 13-14, 2024. We invite you to celebrate your church when you celebrate your birthday. Whenever your birthday falls, consider making a gift to HCUMC. Just mark your gift “Birthday Offering” and put it in the offering plate on Sunday or give ONLINE.  

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

We currently need: soups, chili, canned chicken, mac & cheese 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.  

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  
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.