Youth News – March 2018

You don’t want to miss this. This Sunday for UMY we will be having a time of fun and fellowship. We will play some group games in the Covenant Center. Nuke’um, Nation ball, volleyball, hungry hungry hippos maybe. Please bring active clothes to wear for that time. For your information, upcoming UMYF schedule plan is like this: March 18- Group Games March 25- No UMYF (Palm Sunday Family Event) April 1- No UMYF (Easter) April 8- UMYF- starting a series on getting our lives on track God’s way (Bill out, led by Beards) April 15-UMYF series continues April 22-UMYF Lesson on spiritual and prayer practices April 29- UMYF Messy Games (outside- have appropriate clothes) May 6-UMYF  Lesson about life on track May 13- No UMYF (Mothers Day) May 20th– Pool Party at Mauldin House celebrating our new Confirmands May 27th– Finish series on getting life on God’s track Also, this Sunday … Read More

HCUMC Youth Activities for Sept-Oct

Sept-Oct 2017 Pool Party & Hang Out End of Summer  Sept 17th – Mauldin House  7021 Autumnwood Trail The youth will meet after church at the Mauldin house from 12:30 to 3pm.  We will eat pizza, swim, play billiards and games, ect.   How to Do School Better Sept 24th Youth Room after CKY until 2:30pm One of our youth volunteers will lead a lesson on how get the most from your time in school from study tips to social activity to how to be a positive witness for Christ in your school. Then group activity.  Conflict 101 Oct 1st Youth Room after CKY until 2:30pm We will look at sources of conflict in our lives and discuss ways we can avoid or decrease it. Plan to play some messy or wet games outside so bring active clothes (no white).   Conflict 201 Oct 8th Youth Room after CKY until … Read More

Youth Stock Sales

It is time once again for the annual Holy Covenant Youth Stock Sale.  I was amazed at the generosity of the church last year (my first year to do it). I have never seen a church so strongly invest in their youth, and that is what your gifts are, an investment. You are investing in the lives of these young people. You are investing into who they are today and who they will be tomorrow.  The ministries you are supporting offer the possibility of a transformational experience with God and neighbor. This year we have two opportunities for youth.  First is our summer mission trip from June 26-30th. We will be working with the San Marcos River Work Camp and the cost is $400 per student. This will be our summer mission experience for youth who have completed the 6th grade. Generally the work is light home repair. We will … Read More

Summer Camps for Youth and Children

Summer Camps for Youth and Children One of the benefits of being a part of a connectional church and the North Texas Annual Conference is having our youth and children participate in the the amazing ministries at Camp Bridgeport in Bridgeport Texas. Church camp can be vital spiritual experience for young people. In fact many clergy first come to awareness of God calling them into ministry at camp. Not only can camp be a blessing for young people as they mature as Christians but it is also a lot of fun and many form life long friendships with other campers.  Visit Our Website Junior High (JH1) Date:June 12-16 Cost:$325-$375 This camp is for youth who have completed 6-8th grade. Campers will experience youth lead worship experiences, small groups study, as well as fun activities such as ropes course, fishing, mountain biking, and archery.   Camp Bridgeport Website Children’s Camp Date:July … Read More

HCUMC Youth News Spring 2017

Covenant Kids and Youth (CKY) lunch sign ups We are starting our weekly programming for spring 2017 Jan 8th. We need help providing the lunch for out CKY program after worship on Sunday mornings. If all of the youth and children’s families who can provide the meal sign up, it we should only need then to do it once a semester. The meal is generally for 10 adults, 10 youth, and 20 children. Thank you for your help and support. Please contact Bill or Ed Bayard if you have questions. CKY Food Sign Up Mid Winter Retreat 2017 This year for mid winter retreat we will be returning to Deek Creek and doing it as just the HCUMC Youth group. We will leave 6pm Feb 17th and will return on the 19th. Cost is $65, but if cost is an issue please talk with Bill and that can be taken … Read More

Youth Schedule for Fall 2016

Youth Schedule for Fall 2016 I will have printed calendars with all this laid out to take home on Sunday. But I wanted to talk about what we are doing so you can see it as a ministry overview not just a list of dates and activities. There may be some add ons or changes but this is basically what the fall with look like. Blessings, Bill Visit Our Website Dating for Christian Teens Our topic for the fall will be dating. We will discuss what dating look like today and what issues that may come with. We discuss the great possibilities for growth and harm that can occur. We will share our own view and give and get advice. We will also discuss where sex and sexuality come into play.  Oct. 9- Basics Oct 16- Character  Oct 23- Sex Nov 20- Hard Truth (With a lesson in dancing for … Read More

Summit Climbing Gym – July 31, 2016

For summer fun activities one of the requests that was made was to go to a rock climbing gym. So July 31st we will meet at the church at 1:30 pm to go to Summit Climbing Gym. Cost is $15. We will have a sign up sheet outside youth room so that I can plan for transportation. Invite friends. Please fill out the release form online. Summit Release Form Link

Overview of confirmation process for 6th-9th grade students for 2016-17

  Hello youth and parents,   We are making some changes to the confirmation process here at Holy Covenant UMC. These changes are to allow more opportunities for young people to participate in the confirmation process and to provide more age specific experiences. There may be some tweaking of the process as we get into the actual work but here is a brief overview of what hope to accomplish. For those who have already completed confirmation this will allow them to revisit material they may now have a better foundation to work form with or simply a chance to reconfirm themselves to a life of discipleship.   Freshmen: We will be in inviting our freshmen to participate in a one on one mentor curriculum called Making Disciples by Bishop Will Willimon. This will be a chance for these youth to engage in Christian conversation with an adult mentor as a … Read More

Pray, Peace Tour

Pray, Peace Tour Revelation Singers Concert Preview Friday, June 24 at 4:00 pm, our youth choir will present their tour music for anyone that can come.   We have been working hard this week and are very excited about our tour to Jacksboro, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett and Amarillo.  Seven youth are singing and playing instruments in the style of Taize’. Visit to learn more about this community and style of worship. Holy Covenant UMC |1901 E. Peters Colony Road Carrollton, TX  75007 | [email protected] |

Youth News for May 2016

Here is what the Holy Covenant UMY will be up to in April.  Youth News for May 2016 Reminder: No UMY on Easter March 27th Due to Palm2Passion and Easter as well as other events in March we have not been able to meet regularly lately. Never fear, we will resume UMY in May. Not all of these will be the standard UMY format. Bring you favorite board games. April 3rd we will have a time of fun and fellowship. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite board or card game (not electronics please). Have a game you love but never have people to play with you, well here is your chance. Tell the truth April 10th we will continue our series of important character traits connected to the study the Youth Parents Sunday school class is doing on Boundaries for Children. The topic will be about being oriented to … Read More