What is Happening This Week 8/3-8/6/23

Beloved Family!  

As the heat of the summer continues, some of our most beloved teachers and administrators are returning to their classrooms this week! We are so grateful for the dedication to our students, our families, our community! Their passion for teaching and impacting others’ lives is admirable. None of us would be all that we are today without the teachers who greeted us in classrooms and taught us!   

An old Chinese Proverb says: Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.  

Now it is up to the rest of us to prepare our children to enter the door of a new school year. We will be blessing all of them and their backpacks on Sunday during worship. We will have a fun celebration lunch following worship in the Covenant Center. There will both a donut truck and a food truck and some fun activities.  

Hope you will join us at 10:30 for worship!  

I look forward to greeting you then!  

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, August 6
Sermon: Walking Through New Doors
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8
Ushers: Spiritual Journey Class  

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
Class for Young Adults – Room 213 – starts Aug 20
Class reading We Make the Road by Walking – Room 215 – starts Aug 20  

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; 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; Charles Hinton; Sadie Garcia; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

Please pray for our beloved administrators & teachers:
Ryan Baumgardner
Jon Blackburn
Ryan Boyd
Ashley Gandy
Lisa Hunsaker
Beth Mundell
Ashley Norris
Tremayne Phillips
Teri Pipitone
Donna Valcourt    

Highlight This 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. 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.  

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  
Sunday School Information Session
Sunday, August 13
9:15 am in the sanctuary
Learn about the adult Sunday School classes we offer including 2 new ones!  

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.