What is Happening This Week 6/27-6/30/24

Beloved Community!  

Hope you are finding ways of staying COOL during this hot summer weather! The youth are having a wonderful week on their Mission Trip in New Mexico. We are grateful to Laulie and Elliott Beard for their leadership and love as the drivers and wise adults on the trip! Lots of stories to follow!  

On Sunday we will gather for a fifth Sunday summer worship service filled with music of all types! Hope you will join us for this wonderful worship of praising Almighty God! We will have Sunday School at 9:15 and worship will begin at 10:30!  

Thank you for your amazing generosity in the month of JUNE! For the first time this year we have hit over 100% of our needed funding! A wonderful way to begin the summer. Please keep up the good faithful generosity as we have some catching up to do!  

If you are an early riser, please tune into the early morning show of WFAA -channel 8- on Friday. Our very own Oliver Campbell will be witnessing to his awesome experience at camp. He needs to be there at 4:30 AM!  Hope you will join me in celebrating this very special opportunity for this delightful young man! We are proud of you Oliver!!!!  

I am looking forward to greeting you!                                                                        

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, June 30
Ushers: Youth    

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
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery  

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208
Seekers – Room 210
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 Condit family; Renee Remley and family; Barbara Hunt; Rhonda King; Jean McDonald; Hefina Greensted; Rob Evans; Christy Gunter; Harry Nader; Ruby Peterson; 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.   

Highlights This Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, June 28
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.    

Carter Blood
Blood Drive
Sunday, June 30
8:30 am – 12:30 pm  
Carter BloodCare will be in our parking lot all Sunday morning for our convenience. Please consider making a donation if you can.  

Volunteers Needed!  
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturday mornings through July 27
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 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!  

Get Your HC Merch!  
In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we are offering several commemorative items for sale!  
T-shirt – $20 | Mug – $10 | Tote bag – $10 | Hat – $20   Items may be purchased HERE or at church.    

sunglasses.jpg Highlights Next Week  
Rosemeade Rainforest Meetup
Thursdays, 11 am to 3 pm  
Come hang out and swim with Laulie at the Rosemeade Rainforest! Kids have to be able to swim to be left without a parent.     

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4

Coffee with the Pastor
Sunday, June 2
9:30-10 am in the Shalom Center  
Are you interested in joining Holy Covenant? Do you have questions for the pastor? Come to the Shalom Center and meet with Laulie.  

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.  

Collecting NOW  
Fan Drive
Through the Month of June  
The days are getting hotter and the need is increasing for fans to keep our neighbors cool. The HCUMC Missions Committee is working with Metrocrest Services to ensure fans are provided to those who are most in need.

We can purchase a box fan for around $25. We are happy to accept any donation amount, which will then be combined with other donations to purchase fans for Metrocrest to distribute to those in need. A monetary donation can be made via check or ONLINE. Please note ‘fan drive’ on your check. If you would prefer to purchase a fan and bring it to the church, please place it in the narthex and the fans will be delivered to Metrocrest.   

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.  
Sundays in July  
In July during the Sunday School hour, the Advocates for Justice and Peace will be presenting some very timely and important information to help us all navigate the important elections that are coming up. The focus will be on state and local elections, and will emphasize the following topics:  

Bridging the Divide: Navigating 2024 State & Local Elections Together
July 7, 2024: Legislature 101: The Process How does the Texas legislature work, how does our local government work, and how do elections work? Speaker: Christine Perry  
July 14, 2024: Breaking Down the Ballot: Who and What Are We Voting On? What issues will (or may) be on the ballot? Who are the candidates on the ballot? Speaker: Jan McDowell  
July 21, 2024: Don’t Be an Absentee: Voting, Voters Rights, and Volunteering” Why your vote matters and what you can do to ensure a fair and democratic election in Texas now and in the future. Speakers: Candace Valenzuela and Nancy Fagan  
July 28, 2024: It’s a Landslide! Managing Information Overload Media and elections: how to spot misinformation and how/when to do your own research. Speaker: Pam Hughes  

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.