Confirmand Credo by Lexi Pepper

My Creed by Lexi Pepper I know that God created the Earth and everything in it. He made the plants, the animals, and all the people. He brought night and day, water and land. I know that He sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins. I know that three days after Jesus was crucified, He was resurrected and went to heaven. I know that the Holy Spirit is always with me, wherever I go, when it’s dark, or when it’s bright, the Holy Spirit is there. I know that God gives me the support to get up when I fall down, and the strength to pick others up with me. I know that God has a plan, and everything happens for a reason. I believe that this is real and this is it.

What is this QR Code and why use it?

When you scan this barcode-like QR code image with a smartphone’s QR decoder, it will instantly connect you to the mobile version of your web page. Try it yourself! To individuals who are familiar with QR codes, it will provide a quick and easy way to access your web page without having to type out a long web address and locate your link. For those who aren’t familiar with this, from your ITunes account you will download a free application called a QR Scanner. Once this application is downloaded you hold your phone up to the QR Code for Holy Covenant and it takes you directly to our secure donation page. Pay on your tithe or pledge. Pay on your Top Tithe pledge. Donate money for various ministries(Youth, Children’s, Music, etc) Make a donation for a communion offering or other special offerings. Make a donation to the various mission projects. … Read More

Fine Arts Camp for Kids: July 28-August 4, 2014

“The Tale of Three Trees” by Allen Pote July 28-August 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Musical Presentation: Friday, 12:00 p.m. Sunday, during the 11:00 a.m. worship You can register your elementary student for our Music, Art, and Drama Camp. The cost for this camp is $20.00 per child and no more than $30.00 per family. New this year! Children will only be considered for a speaking part or solo if they commit to attend the performance on Friday and Sunday! Children are asked to wear a green solid t-shirt (any shade) the day of the performances. Scholarships are available and the camp is open to all children in the community. Registration will end on Wednesday, July 23, so that workers can prepare for the week. A limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Remember that children will experience keyboard, handbells, guitars, drama, dance, and art. Email Debbie Chapman … Read More

Project Transformation: July 21-24, 2014

July 21-24, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Chapel Hill UMC 12411 Templeton Trail Farmers Branch, TX The literacy component of Project Transformation is an exciting opportunity for you to interact with children in a one-to-one setting. Reading volunteers listen to each child read for 30 minutes. After reading, the pair engages in discussion and comprehension activities about the story. Holy Covenant will provide volunteers for the reading component on July 21-24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill UMC, Farmers Branch, TX. All volunteers 18 and older must complete a background check. Forms are available in the church office from Elise Odell. Also the Ministry Safe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is required. Please email Carol Jones to get the link for this free course. Babysitting is available at Holy Covenant by reservation. If you would like to know more about how you can serve kids through the … Read More

Message from Pastor Carol: May 1, 2014

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to get, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; … Read More

Message from Pastor Carol: April 1, 2014

Hello Church, With the imposition of ashes on our foreheads March 5th, we began a 40-day journey crossed by six Sundays to Easter, April 20th. So, we are in the midst of our Lenten journey. How is it going for you? How have you faced the temptations? How have you handled defeat? What have you learned about God? What have you learned about yourself? Tough questions for sure but we are better for having asked them. Lent is not just a Christian exercise on the calendar of darkness and sacrifice. It is also a time of discovery, intimacy and hope! The more we engage this spiritual process, the more we come to know God and be known by God. Holy Week is another opportunity to submit to the process of spiritual transformation. Paying attention to the power of the events of the last week of Jesus’ life has the potential … Read More

Message from Pastor Carol: March 1, 2014

Lent: A Time for Renewal I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things, let me have nothing: I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen. The Wesley Covenant Prayer was used by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in services for the renewal of the believer’s covenant with God. We use this prayer today to help guide us to … Read More