What is Happening This Week 8/24-8/27/23

Beloved Community,  

The church building is hopping this week! We have 65 preschool & kindergarteners in the building! Lots of laughter, fun and a few tears (children, parents & teachers!). There are always some humorous moments, check in with Heather and Helma for the details, but we are thrilled to have so many children filling our building during the week!  

This weekend you are invited to Holy Covenant for potluck dinner at game night on Friday evening at 6:00 PM. And we have a wonderful concert on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM. I look forward to seeing you there!  

On Sunday, our Sunday School classes will be meeting at 9:15. During worship we will embrace our connection with the Holy One.  Brother Lawrence wrote: “If I were a preacher, I would preach nothing but practicing the presence of God.”  So this Sunday, I am preaching the presence of God.  

I look forward to greeting you!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed
Join us either in-person, or for online worship on Facebook Live. We are on Facebook Sundays 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, August 27
Connecting with God
Ushers: Pathfinders  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th—Room 202
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery  

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208
Seekers – Room 210
Pathfinders – Room 211
Spiritual Journey – Room 212
Rev. Debbie Riggsby’s class – Room 213 – starts at 9:30 am
Class for Young Adults – Room 215  

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.   

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

Coffee with Pastor Cheryl
Join Pastor Cheryl for a cup of coffee or tea on Tuesday mornings between 8:30 and 10 am at Mozart Bakery at 2625 Old Denton Rd. (north of Trinity Mills on the west side). All topics welcome! Conversation may be in preparation of upcoming sermons.    

Highlights This Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, August 25
6 pm Covenant Center  
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be POTLUCK this month so please bring food for your family and at least one other person. Donations toward dinner expenses are appreciated.    

piano_guitar_hybrid.jpg FREE Concert
Under the Spanish Sun with Love
Saturday, August 26
7 pm
HCUMC sanctuary  
Classical Guitarist Alejandro Montiel will Join Luis Rodriguez, Alma Alvarez and Astrid Morales for a magical night of Spanish songs. Songs include music by Manuel DeFalla, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and many more! Join us for an evening full of love, fun and music! The concert is free, but a love offering supporting HCUMC Music Ministries will be collected. You can give in advance HERE.  

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

We currently need: soups, canned chicken, peanut butter, pasta sauce 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. 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  
Enneagram Class
Tuesdays, starting September 5
12:30 pm
Room 211
Join Laulie Eckeberger to study the Enneagram! The Enneagram is a 9-sided study of personality traits, how people interpret the world, and how people relate to the world. Please contact Laulie [email protected] if you are interested in the class.    

Bible Study with Pastor Cheryl
Wednesdays, starting September 6
9:30 am Room 210
Join Pastor Cheryl in studying the book of Luke.

  Holy Covenant is Having a Birthday Celebration!
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.  

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Sunday Night Dinners
September 24, October 22 & November 19
Join us Sunday nights this fall for community building and fellowship! Get to know your fellow church members, make new friends and deepen your relationships at HCUMC! To participate, sign up HERE! Please indicate if you would be wiling to host a group of 6-8 people for at least one of the dinners.    

Pumpkin Patch
October 14-31
11:30 am to 7:30 pm
HCUMC is hosting a pumpkin patch this year! The pumpkin patch will support the church, have a positive impact on the community, and will be a fun way to get involved! We cannot do it without you! Please sign up HERE for a 2 hour volunteer slot!  

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.