What is Happening This Week 9/14-9/17/23

Beloved Community,  

Sunday will be a fun busy day at Holy Covenant. You are invited to participate in many ways!  

First, if you are a blood donor, please sign up with Carter Blood to give the gift of life. They will be in our parking lot from 9:30 – 12:30.  

Second, we have wonderful Sunday School opportunities for all ages!!!! Come join a class and grow in your faith!  

Third, at 10:30 we will gather in the sanctuary for worship. This week we will be taking a personal journey through the Beatitudes. As you read Matthew 5:1-12 in preparation, what is Jesus saying to you?  

And finally, you are invited to join your beloved family for a potluck lunch! Hope you will join us with something to share, and a chance to visit with people you know well and some new friends!  

I am looking forward to greeting you on Sunday morning!  

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, September 17
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th—Room 202
Confirmation – Room 207
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
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:
Jean McDonald; Carol Lasley; Lois Eaton; Beth Mundell; Rob Evans; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Sharon Harris; Brian Henry & Chris Hill; Karen McGuffin; Evangeline Zotigh; 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.      

Highlights This Week  
Blood Drive
Sunday, September 17
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
HCUMC parking lot  
As a thank-you, September donors will receive 2 pairs of socks–while supplies last. Please donate if you can!    

All Church Potluck Lunch
Sunday, September 17
11:30 am
Covenant Center
Make plans to gather for an all-church potluck lunch in the Covenant Center following worship. 

Male and female clothes arranged and hanging in a walk in closet Clothes Closet Needs
We need the following for the HCUMC Community Clothes Closet:
-Professional clothes (all sizes)
-Work clothes (all sizes)
-Larger sized adult clothing (XL and up)
-Children’s clothes (elementary, preschool, toddler, baby)
-Shoes (all sizes, specifically work shoes, heavy duty shoes)
-New underwear (all sizes, adults and kids)
-New socks (all sizes, adults and kids)
-Mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion  

Please bring clothes to the church office Tuesday – Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or on Sunday mornings.  

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.  

Sign Up NOW!  
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!  

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Talent Show
Saturday, September 30
7 pm
HCUMC sanctuary
HCUMC Music Ministries will present a talent show! The ensemble Encore Brass–featuring our own Efrain Sain will perform during the first half. The show 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, peanut butter, pasta sauce, 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 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.  

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.  

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.  

Highlight Beyond HCUMC  
District Gatherings with Bishop Saenz
Saturday, September 23
10 am to Noon: The Life Church (formerly Church of the Disciple UMC) 220 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
2 – 4 pm: Christ UMC, Farmers Branch 2807 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch 75234  

You are invited to join either of these 2 opportunities in the Metro District for an inspiring and informational gathering.