What is Happening This Week 5/9-5/12/24

Beloved Community,   

These final weeks of the school year feel a bit frantic! Hope you are enjoying final concerts, sporting events, celebrations and graduations! Our Holy Covenant family is honoring our high school graduate Ava Leppert on Sunday. We will visit with her during worship about accomplishments, dreams and her future. Please bring a card to share with her!  

This Sunday is a favorite one for me! The HC Youth will be leading worship. They want to share their passion, their talents, and their stories with all of us. They have planned a very special worship celebration! Hope you will join us!  

We will have a Taize service on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 pm with prayer, silence, and communion in the sanctuary.  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy    

This Sunday in worship we will be honoring our high school senior, Ava Leppert.
Please bring cards or notes of encouragement for her.    

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 12
Youth Sunday
Ushers: Seekers’ Class    

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.  

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 McGrath family; the Gunter 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  
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, May 10
5:30 – 8:30 pm
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 [email protected] to reserve a spot for your child.  

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.  

Highlights Next Week  
Taize Worship
Wednesday, May 15 – Rescheduled!
5:30 pm in the sanctuary  
You are invited to join us for a contemplative prayer service. We will meet in the sanctuary from 5:30 – 6:15 pm.     

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!   

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, pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, 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.  

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.   

Coming Soon  
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.  
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.