What is Happening This Week 6/6-6/9/24

Beloved Community!  

What a week it has been! The Annual Conference this week was filled with hope, excitement and Spirit! We are so proud of Rev. Monica Frazier! And although she is not officially ours, we TOTALLY claim her! Thank you to the many who attended and watched the Worship service on Monday evening! A great celebration for all of us!  

We are returning to a busy church with the preschool camp, preparing for VBS and a very busy Food Pantry supporting our neighbors! The sanctuary has been decorated for the Very Best School week of the year!!!!! Hope you will come to be part of the kickoff on Sunday morning and then return Sunday evening for VBS Day one! The theme is What Every Living Thing Needs!   

We all need you to be with us on Sunday for worship! Our church family is not complete without your presence! Hope you will join us!  

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 9
Scripture: Psalm 104
Sermon: What Gives You Life?
Ushers: Seekers’ Class    

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
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; Kinsler Murphy; Barbara Hunt; Rhonda King; Jean McDonald; Hefina Greensted; Rob Evans; Christy Gunter; 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.   

Highlight This Week  
Last Chance to Sign Up!
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.    

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.     

Parents’ Night Out
Friday, June 14
5 – 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 [email protected] to reserve a spot for your child.  

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.  
Coming Soon  
Screening of “1946”
Thursday, June 20
6:45 pm in the Sanctuary  
1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture is a feature documentary that follows the story of tireless researchers who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation of the Bible in 1946. It chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ prejudice. Featuring commentary from prominent scholars as well as opposing pastors, including the personal stories of the film’s creators, 1946 is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.   

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.