Junior Achievement - School is back in session after a two week break thanks to Hurricane Harvey, and Winborn Elementary is looking for members who would like to be a part of the Junior Achievement program. Specifically, they are looking for someone who would be interested in teaching JA for the Kindergarten classes at Winborn on Friday, September 29th. If you are interested in participating in JA, and more specifically, available to help on Friday, please call Carol in the church office: 281.579.1200.
Boxes!! - We have lots of boxes left over from our hurricane relief efforts. If any church member has a need for boxes, contact email@example.com.
Early Response Team (ERT) Training - St. Luke's United Methodist Church will be holding an ERT Training on Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00am-4:00pm (lunch provided). Cost is $20.00, payable at the door. To reserve your spot, contact Denise Snider at 713.402.5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Luke's is located at 3471 Westheimer, Houston, 77027.
College Goodie Boxes - The Fellowship Team at Holy Covenant will be sending out "College Goodie Boxes" during the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in have a box sent to your college student or another college student you love, forms are available in the church office or the Narthex. The cost per student is $35.00 for in state and $45.00 for out of state. This covers only the cost of the postage. Please return the completed form with cash or check payable to HCUMC (memo-College Box) to the church office. Payment MUST be paid in full in order for your student to receive his or her box.
Zambia Mission Trip Experience - In June of this year, Lindsay Fraser made a trip, under the auspices of Family Legacy (a Dallas based ministry) to Camp Life just outside Lusaka, Zambia to spend a week with orphans from the slums (“communities”). In addition this provided an opportunity for Lindsay to meet (for the first time), Blessing, the young man that the Frasers have been sponsoring for the last 9 years since Colleen, the first member of the family to attend the camp, had befriended him these many years ago.
The sheer scale of the ministry and the incredible commitment of the staff and volunteers were quite humbling and Lindsay has captured much of the fabric of the ministry in a presentation which includes several video clips which communicate the lively spirit permeating the ministry. You are invited to come to a presentation on his experience on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30pm in Room 209.
MusicLab begins September 13th! - >MusicLab is an after-school music program for children in grades 1-5. Through singing, movement, and playing instruments, children will learn more about God and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Children also have the opportunity to serve the church and learn to take a leadership role in the worship service. MusicLab meets in the Choir Rehearsal Suite on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm. MusicLab's first Sunday service is October 1st! For more information contact Steve Hale, email@example.com.
HCKaty Helps JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT - If you are a stay at home parent, retired, or just have a few hours a week available during the day, you might be interested in helping our local elementary & Jr. High schools with Junior Achievement. JA is used to bring outside members of our community into the schools to inspire and help prepare young people to succeed, not only in a global economy but in life. If you are interested in being one of our members in this ministry with Junior Achievement, you can contact Joe Woodard at 281-770-2061 for more information or sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the News Via USPS - Do you not have an email address but want info weekly about your church? We understand! If you would like to sign up for a weekly mailing of our eNews, please stop by the front office and put your name on the list with Carol. Please understand that this would be mailed out on Thursday and due to the timing of the USPS, might not reach you until Monday.
Save the Date, October 1st - Would you like to know the story behind "Trust and Obey", or learn how the hymn "Amazing Grace" changed a man's life? If so, join us on Sunday, October 1st at both worship services for the History of Hymns and Songs service here at Holy Covenant. Take a walk down history lane with us and learn about how some of our favorite hymns and songs have shaped our worship today.
United Methodist Men Junktique - The men have scheduled their next Junktique for Saturday, October 14th from 6:00am to 1:00pm. As you are going through closets and cupboards and have items that you'd like to get rid of, this is the place to do it. All proceeds go towards the UMM Scholarship presented to graduating high school seniors in the spring.
Members in Ministry - Children's Sunday School - Do you feel called to share your faith with children? Sunday morning Sunday School is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our children and help them discover a faith of their own. If you are interested in teaching or assisting in Children's Sunday school please contact Amy Garcia at email@example.com.
VIDEO PROJECT for WEBSITE - We are looking for a few families, couples, or individuals who would be willing to share a 1 or 2 minute story of their lives here at Holy Covenant. These short video vignettes will be used on our website to help those outside of our congregation understand what it means to be in ministry at our church, as well as the caring family that is found here. If you would like to help with our Video Project and share your story, please click HERE to email us!
Counters Needed - The Finance Team is looking for volunteers that could count the weekly offering at 9:00am on Monday mornings in the church office. Counting will be done in teams of two on a rotational basis and should take less than an hour of your time. No experience is necessary. If you are interested in helping, please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Wrapped in Love - We have several crocheted prayer shawls, baby and fleece blankets that are ready for delivery in gift bags in the workroom cabinet. If you have a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker who would appreciate one, feel free to take one for them. We ask only that you sign our sign out sheet so we can keep our inventory current and know who the recipients are to ensure there are no duplications.
Worship Opportunity - Have you ever considered leading Children's time in worship? This is an opportunity to share truths from God's word. You get to hang out with people who laugh and play. It's a great combination! If you are interested, please contact Amy Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a training in September.
Altar Flowers - If you would like to purchase altar flowers in honor of an event or in memory of a loved one, contact Carol at 281.579.1200. Cost of an arrangement is $45.00 and you are weclome to take it home following the 11:00 worship service.
Searching for Smiling Faces! - The church office and CDC are looking for friendly faces that can volunteer a few hours once a week or every other week to greet CDC visitors and late arrivals, help answer phones and assist church office, CDC, children's ministries and Youth ministries in preparation of materials as needed. Please contact Carol Cernetisch at email@example.com at 281-579-1200.
Volunteer Opportunities - Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, Bible study leader, teaching life skills classes, administrative assistance, and donation room. Discover your calling! We have English and Bilingual opportunities. For information inquire through the web site www.phckaty.org or 281-578-0078 Cindy Arbaugh Volunteer Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.
Worsted Yarn Needed! - The Wrapped in Love ladies are asking for your help. They are looking for donations of worsted yarn. It takes about 12oz for a prayer shawl and 16oz for a baby blanket. They would appreciate your support as they begin a new season of knitting and crocheting beginning next Wednesday January 20th as part of the Wednesday Night Encounter Classes. Also, they are no longer asking for plastic bags. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nancy Strege or Barbara Stock.
Care Team Ministry - “Lean on me when you are not strong…”
Holy Covenant, sometimes we all need someone to lean on. Who better than your church family! The Care Team has forms where you can list ways you can help or ways in which you need help. Remember, when we help one another we are both blessed! You can contact the Care Team by leaving a message in their mailbox in the church office, or by contacting Julia Oldham, 281.391.7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.