What is Happening This Week 5/16-5/19/24

Beloved Community,   

Sunday is Pentecost! Be sure to wear RED!  

We know the Holy Spirit is very present here at Holy Covenant! We will celebrate The Spirit that arrives with WIND and FIRE as we receive our Confirmation Class. They have been learning and growing in their faith for this past year and are now ready to step forward to join the church!  Four of our confirmands will be baptized. You are invited to join our church family for a potluck lunch afterwards. We will have chicken provided, so please bring sides! Hope you will be here to join in on the great celebration of these amazing young people!  

If God is encouraging you to become a member of Holy Covenant, you may join our church on Sunday as well!        

I look forward to greeting you on this very special Sunday ~ you won’t want to miss it! Join us for worship, fellowship and yummy food!                                                                                   

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, May 19
Confirmation Sunday
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom    

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
Giving.png Online Giving  
Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.  

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 McCurdy family; the McCutchen family; the McGrath family; Kinsler Murphy; Jim McKee; Barbara Hunt; Rhonda King; Jean McDonald; Ravi Adhikari; Hefina Greensted; Marilyn Paa; Rob Evans; LaVerna Webb; Grant Lippincott; Georgie Kerlin; Karen Garcia; Sandy Elms; Ed Webb; 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; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.   

Highlight This Week  
Potluck Lunch
Sunday, May 19
11:30 am
Covenant Center  
Join us for a welcome lunch for our newest members on Confirmation Sunday. Please bring food to share!   

HC Merch is Here!  
In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we are offering several commemorative items for sale!  

T-shirts – $20 
Mug – $10 
Tote bag – $10 
Hat – $20  

Items may be purchased HERE or at church.  

Highlight Next Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, May 24
6 pm
Covenant Center  
Bring your friends, family, food and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Please contact Mandie Long [email protected] to let her know what you can bring.  

Donations toward dinner expenses (utensils, beverages, etc.) can be made on the church website and are also appreciated.  

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

We currently need soups, chili, canned beans, canned meat, 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.  

Sign Up Now!  
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturday mornings in June and July
Sign up HERE  
HCUMC is participating in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer, providing nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to families with school-aged children who depend on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. Meals are delivered every Saturday free of charge. This program is facilitated by Metrocrest Services who, in conjunction with area churches, supports local families in our community.  

The program begins June 1st and lasts through July 27th. We need drivers to pick up food from Metrocrest, someone to sort the bags for delivery, drivers to deliver to the families and someone to return any leftover food to Metrocrest. The commitment is no more than 2 hours (between 8 am and noon) on Saturday morning. If you have questions, email Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected]. Sign up HERE!  

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:
-Men’s clothes (all sizes)
-Women’s pants
-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.  

  Coming Soon
Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 9 – Thursday, June 13
5:30pm – 8:00pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm snack supper  
All children pre-k 3 through 5th grade are invited! Children must be 3 years old by January 1st, 2024 to participate!  
Register HERE  

Join us for Compassion Camp 2024! Through Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs, participants will explore what all living things need to live—shelter, food, water, air, and community—and how they can have compassion for the living earth, especially in their local ecosystems. Through awareness, gratitude, wonderment, reciprocity, and kinship, participants will consider how to become co-sustainers and participants in the work of God’s creation. Using Psalm 104 as the grounding text, along with additional supporting scripture, participants will closely examine the interconnectedness of the whole earth—humans alongside the more-than-human world.  

Will you help support our VBS this year? Click here for our Amazon Wishlist of supplies we need to make it an amazing week! Thank you! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Q2VDGICEF0YO?ref_=wl_share  

Happy Birthday, Holy Covenant!  
2024 is Holy Covenant’s 50th anniversary and 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.