What is Happening This Week 5/19-5/24/20

  We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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.   Here are Children’s Activity Bulletins for this week for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7-12.   Scripture for Sunday, May 24: Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.   Pastoral Care Number 469-487-8432   Prayers of the People: Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: The Ponce family. Karen McGuffin and her mother who is on hospice. Our friends at Atria Carrollton. Carlos Ponce dealing with health issues. Sharyn Yetman recovering from surgery. Charles Holley in need of employment. Betty Morse dealing with health issues. Those who have … Read More

What is Happening This Week 5/12-5/17/20

We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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.   This Thursday, May 14, we will again be collecting food donations at the church office for the Food Pantry between 10 am and noon. Please see below for items we especially need. We will once again offer a Drive Through Food Distribution this Sunday, May 17th between 1 and 3 pm. If you can volunteer to fill bags on Saturday, or to give them out on Sunday, please sign up at signupgenius.com.   Here are Children’s Activity Bulletins for this week for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7-12.   Scripture for Sunday,May 17: Acts 17:22-31 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 If you would like to … Read More

What is Happening This Week 5/5-5/10/20

We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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.   Here are Children’s Activity Bulletins for this week for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7-12.   Scripture for Sunday, May 10: Acts 7:55-60 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.   Food Pantry Awarded $500 Grant The Holy Covenant Food Pantry has been awarded a COVID-19 Relief grant from the North Texas Food Bank thanks to Jeff Bezos and Feeding America.   Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon generously donated $100 million to Feeding America, which is being provided to their 200 national network members (food banks) through this grant money.   This money is to … Read More

What is Happening This Week 4/28-5/3/20

Message from the Bishop Bishop Michael McKee says it’s best that UM congregations of the North Texas Conference not meet face-to-face through the end of May. No date is set to reopen in-person worship, but he is hopeful for June. See his full message below.   Bishop’s Message   We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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.   Breakfast for Austin Street Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. If you are able to donate food, please prepare 12 sandwiches, 12 pieces of fruit and 12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, May 2nd between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice … Read More

What is Happening This Week 4/21-4/26/20

We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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. Thank you to everyone who answered Pastor Carol’s request, delivered during our online Easter worship, to help with Feeding Our Neighbor. Thanks to those who donated food and money and to those who volunteered time to fill bags and give out food, we were able to serve over 65 families! Please see below for a chance to serve our community again. . Now for some distractions! Here are scripture placemats for kids to color. And here are scripture placemats for adults to color. Message from the Food Pantry TeamThe “Feeding Our Neighbor” mission was so successful this past weekend that we would like to try … Read More

What is Happening This Week 4/14-4/19/20

We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday 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. If your small group or Sunday School class would like to meet on Zoom and isn’t, please contact Lee Shore [email protected] Now for some distractions! Here is a devotion we hope you will enjoy and share with your family. Here is a word game just for fun. (Answers here.) For the kids, find a bible puzzle here. Message from the Food Pantry TeamThe Holy Covenant Food Pantry is dangerously low on canned vegetables. We especially need green beans, corn, and peas. The North Texas Food Bank doesn’t have any at all. Please contact Lois Eaton [email protected] if you can donate. Prayers of the People: Please … Read More

What is Happening This Week 4/7-4/12/20

Good Friday Worship, April 10 at 6:00 pm: We hope you will join us for a live-streamed worship service on Facebook Live. Find us at the Holy Covenant UMC Facebook page.Easter Sunrise Worship, April 12 at 6:30 am: All you early risers, meet us at the Holy Covenant UMC Facebook page for a meditative end to Lent and observance of the promise of the Resurrection.Easter Resurrection Worship, April 12 at 10:30 am: Join us at the Holy Covenant UMC Facebook page as together we celebrate the Resurrection! Now for some distractions! Here is a devotion we hope you will enjoy and share with your family. Here is a drawing game just for fun. (Answers here.) For the kids, find a bible puzzle here. Message from SPPRElliott Beard has a message from our SPPR team. Prayers of the People: Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:The Kiplinger family … Read More

What is Happening this Week 3/3-4/5/20

We made it through our first live-stream worship service on Sunday without many glitches! We will live-stream again this Sunday on Facebook Live. Join us at the Holy Covenant UMC Facebook page at 10:30am, Sunday, April 5. Please see our current prayer requests below and contact Pastor Carol with any pastoral concerns at 469-487-8432. Now for some distractions! Here is a devotion we hope you will enjoy and share with your family. Here is a word game just for fun. (Answers here.) For the kids, find a bible puzzle here. Announcement About Pastor CarolIf you missed our live-stream on Sunday, you missed Pastor Carol sharing that the bishop and the cabinet have appointed her to First UMC Alvord, Texas. The timeline has yet to be determined, but the transition will probably take place in July. Stay tuned for updates. Prayers of the People: Please keep the following people in your … Read More

What is Happening This Week 3/24-3/29/20

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! We will not hold in-person worship again this Sunday, March 29, as per guidelines from the bishop and the city. We are working on ways to better stay in touch with our whole church family. Please see our current prayer requests below and send any updates to [email protected] Now for some distractions! Here is a devotion we hope you will enjoy and share with your family. Here is a crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of Job! (Answers here.) For the kids, find a bible puzzle here. Prayers of the People: Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: John – the challenge of self-employment right now Ashley – working from home, balancing work and ensuring that children get an education. Tracy- facing an unsure work situation. Denton living center- outbreak of the COVID-19 Jon – sister in a vulnerable … Read More

WORSHIP CANCELLED

WORSHIP CANCELLED March 15 and 22 Dear Holy Covenant Family, With the concerns of the COVID-19 cases increasing in the Dallas area, many public and private agencies are making recommendations as well as making difficult decisions to ban or postpone events to reduce the risk of further exposure to the virus. I, too, am concerned about the health and welfare of our church community. Based upon multiple agencies recommendations, we are taking extra measures of care. I am working with JP Mays, our Trustees Chair, and Kammie Powell, our custodian, to go above and beyond our normal disinfecting protocol. For the next two weeks, we are limiting community use of our building so we, staff and members alike, can deep clean our facilities. Kammie Powell has already changed her cleaning products to a broad spectrum disinfectant. JP is currently putting together a two week strategic plan for the building. Bishop … Read More