What is Happening This Week 2/1-2/4/24

Beloved Community,  

Happy February! We have several ways you can serve our community this weekend. 

The Spiritual Journey class will receive donations for the Austin Street shelter in the kitchen (back northeast corner of the building) on Saturday from 9 -12 noon. We have a group of early risers serving on Sunday morning.  

On Sunday, we will be offering Sunday School classes if you want to connect with a small group of faithful partners.  Worship will begin at 10:30 gathering for singing, praying and feasting on the holy bread and drink. We will be reflecting on the first Chapter of the Gospel of Mark verses 29-39. Our time, like Mark’s will be filled with praying, focusing and a sense of urgency.   

I look forward to greeting you on 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, February 4
Holy Communion
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  

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 Hunt family; Jean McDonald; Marilyn Paa; Rob Evans; Lisa Hunsaker; Ed Webb; Sonia Erenberger; Kyle McAnally; Jim Shepardson; John Webb; Laura York; Jeff Mills; Claudia and Marshall Masser; Karen McGuffin; Charles Hinton; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; Matthew Perry; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.     

Celebration of the Life of Mary Mitchell Trimble  
Friday, February 9
1 pm
Join us in the sanctuary as we celebrate Mary in a special service with a reception to follow in the Covenant Center.    

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Austin Street Food Collection
Saturday, February 3
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, October 28th, 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 Journey Class will receive the donations from you.  

Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.   

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

We currently need soups and chili, kidney and black beans, canned fruit, mac & cheese, and pet food. Donations may be dropped off Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10 am and 2 pm. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after worship. There will be carts outside the Pantry for your donations.

We thank you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant    
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:
-Coats (all sizes)
-Men’s clothes (all sizes)
-Children’s clothes
-Shoes (all sizes, specifically work shoes, heavy duty shoes)
-New underwear and socks (all sizes)
-Mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion  

Please bring clothes to the church Tuesday – Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or Sunday mornings.  
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FREE Parents’ Night Out
Friday, February 9
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
in the Covenant Center  
Drop your kids off for a night of dinner, activities and a movie! Spend some quality time alone or with friends while we watch the kids! Contact Laulie Eckeberger [email protected] to save a spot for your kid.    

Chili Cookoff
Saturday, February 10
6 pm
in the Covenant Center  
Everyone is invited to enter their chili into the competition. A sign-up sheet is located in the Education Building under the stairs. Bring your friends and be sure to bring cash to vote for your favorite chili! Proceeds will benefit the HCUMC People In Need fund.     

Courage Over Comfort Group – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  
“Who you are is God’s gift to you. Who you become is your gift to God.” 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 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.  

Join me in February to explore an awesome book on personal growth and habit formation. “In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt and change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.”  

Courage Over Comfort will meet in two groups:
Sunday, February 11th and Sunday, February 25th after service in the Pathfinders room. Bring a sack lunch!
Tuesday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 PM in my home.

If you would like to join me on this journey, please email me at [email protected].  

Melissa Beard    

  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.