What is Happening This Week 7/27-7/30/23

Beloved Community!  

Lots of opportunities to connect this weekend!  

Friday evening – We will be hosting game night and spaghetti dinner! Come to the Covenant Center at 6 pm for fun and food.
Saturday morning – We will be accepting food for Austin Street in the kitchen between 9 am and noon. Saturday evening – At 7 pm we will host a Jazz Concert in the sanctuary.
Sunday morning – Laulie will be presenting the final part of her class Queer Theology and the Methodist Church. We will discuss the future of the church and where we go from here. Please bring questions for discussion. Worship will begin at 10:30 am. We will be celebrating different spiritual gifts with lots of very special music.   

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

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 30
Sermon: Living into Our Gifts
Ushers: Youth  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Blackburn/Mays family; the Carter family; the family of Kenton “Brad” Duncan; Jean McDonald; 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.      

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 a sneak peak at 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 This 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.  

Highlight Next Week  
Back to School Sunday & Fall Kick Off
August 6  
Be sure to bring your backpack to worship for a special blessing and make plans to stay after worship for fun, food and fellowship. We will have food trucks, an obstacle course and games!  

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.  
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.  

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.