What is Happening This Week 9/28-10/1/23

Beloved Community,  

We have wonderful opportunities for you to connect with your church family this weekend!

Saturday evening at 7:00 we will have a wonderful concert. The first half will be Encore Brass, a brass quintet that will include our own Efrain Sain! The second half will be a talent show with our very own church family!  This will be our final summer concert. Hope you will support the music ministry and join us for this very special evening.  

On Sunday, October 1 (can you believe it?) morning we will gather for Sunday School and World Communion Worship. There will be several languages sung and spoken. Communion will be bilingual with Jeff Murphy speaking Spanish. Both the bells and choir will be participating in this very special global worship!   

We won’t be complete without you, so please plan on attending!  

I look forward to greeting you on Saturday and Sunday!  

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, October 1
World Communion Sunday
Scripture: Psalm 33:1-9
Ushers: Spiritual Journey Class  

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
*Travelers – Room 213 – starts at 9:30 am
Young Adults – Room 215  

*Come and explore Travelers, our new adult Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m. in Room 213. All are invited to travel with us.  

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 Webb family; the Hanks family; Jean McDonald; Carol Lasley; Lois Eaton; Beth Mundell; Rob Evans; Lisa Hunsaker; Sharyn Yetman; Sharon Harris; LaRae Pritchard; Brian Henry & Chris Hill; Karen McGuffin; Evangeline Zotigh; Charles Hinton; Sadie Garcia; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.      

mic_retro.jpg Highlights This Week  
Concert & 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.    

Courage Over Comfort Group
Daring Greatly Book Study
Sundays, October 1st and 15th or Wednesdays, October 4th and 18th  

Do you feel like you are living your best life and growing into who you are meant to be? Come and geek out with us in the Courage Over Comfort Group as we learn with some of the leading experts in brain modification and habit formation, mindfulness and meditation, simplification and clarification, and bravery through vulnerability and whole-hearted living.  Join a supportive group of your church family as we encourage each other to grow, live our best lives, and be the change we wish to see in this world.  

Courage Over Comfort will meet on the first and third weeks of October to explore Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. You will have 2 opportunities to join in on the conversation: lunch after church on Sundays, October 1st (12:30) and October 15th (11:30) in Room 211, or Wednesdays, October 4th and October 18th at 7:00 pm at Melissa Beard’s home. If finances are an issue, a copy of Daring Greatly can be provided in the media format of your preference.  

If you wish to join this study, contact Melissa at [email protected].  

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.  

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! We especially need LOTS of volunteers to unload the pumpkins from the truck Friday, October 13 at 4 pm.  
Please sign up HERE for a 2 hour volunteer slot!  

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

We currently need: soups, pasta, peanut butter, mac & cheese dinners, instant mashed potatoes and dry pet food.  
Donations may be dropped off 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.  

voting_people.jpg Are You Registered?
Your Vote Is Your Voice 
The Advocates for Justice & Peace remind you to go to VOTETEXAS.GOV to check your voter registration. If not registered, fill out the request for a form to be mailed to you, then fill out the registration form and return it by October 10!! and find out what’s coming up in the November election for our community and state.  


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.