Seeking Front Office Receptionist for HCKaty - Your Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is inviting interested parties to apply for our part-time front office receptionist position. As the first contact for Holy Covenant Offices, this person will exhibit enthusiasm, friendliness and a passion for welcoming and informing visitors, as well as in supporting the ministries and staff of Holy Covenant. The position is anticipated to require between 4 and 6 hours of work per day, Monday thru Thursday for the full calendar year. Interested parties should send their qualifications along with contact info with two references to: Carol Cernetisch at email@example.com Or directly to Jim Wilkins, SPRC Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of SPRC – Receptionist Position. For further information, please contact Jim Wilkins at 713-829-1783.
Student Ministry Summer Intern - Our Student Ministries is looking for a summer intern to assist in facilitating all youth activities and special events including weekly programming, events and communication with students, parents and parishioners. The ideal candidate would be a Junior or Senior in college, studying to enter youth ministry (though not required) and able to commit for the majority of the summer. For more information contact Rebecca Hery, email@example.com.
Special Wednesday Night Encounter - Join us this Wednesday night for guest speaker, Dr. Afzaal Firdous, a UM Pastor in the Texas Conference and a native of Pakistan. He will give us a unique opportunity to hear about the church in Pakistan. There will be dinner beginning at 5:30pm.
Service of Prayer and Celebration - As part of the VCI process, we will be having a service of prayer and celebration next Sunday, April 30th. This will be a time for us to prepare ourselves for God’s vision for the future. The service will be led by a person selected by the Center for Congregational Excellence.
Lone Star Symphonic Band Concert - The next Lone Star Symphonic Band concert will be held Sunday, May 7th at 4:00pm in the sanctuary. The theme of the concert is The 3 R’s of Summer. Tickets are available online at www.lssb.org.
MAS Katy Center - We have been invited to visit and have lunch with some of the members of the MAS Katy Center, a local mosque, onSaturday, April 29th from 11:30-12:30pm. MAS is like a denomination of Islam in the US that seeks to grow relationships with all faiths around them. This is an opportunity to hear from the members about their faith. If you would like to join, please RSVP at http://evite.me/J5kGcxWn7X by April 24th.
Parents Night Out - Our next Parents Night Out will be Saturday, May 13 from 4:00-8:00pm. Reservations are required so that we have adequate supervision for the children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your child’s reservation.
Members in Ministry
This project has been rescheduled to the new date of Saturday, May 13th.
1) Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:00am to 3:30pm. We have a mission opportunity in our own backyard. A retired Katy ISD teacher is in need of some minor home repair. We will be replacing the fascia boards and painting the trim on the home. We ro to rz to help with this outreach ministry. No carpentry skills are needed, just a willingness to share Christ's love with a neighbor. Lunch will be provided. Contact John Fluharty at 832-640-7607 or email@example.com or Julia Oldham at Julia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) We are looking for members who would like to volunteer in the church office from 2:00 - 4:30pm by assisting with answering phones and greeting guests. If you have any questions or are interested in serving in this ministry email email@example.com
Sunday, April 30th - we will have a service of Prayer and Celebration, as we fully prepare ourselves for God's vision for the future.
Camp Counselors Needed - For District Camp at Lakeview! Camp is being held June 11-16th. Please contact Rebecca Hery at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!. Cost for adult counselors is FREE!!!!!
Youth Needed - Upward Soccer is looking for youths ages 14 and older to act as referees for our games on Saturday mornings. All interested youth need to contact Amanda Smith, email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School 2017 - Hey kids - it's time to sign up for Vacation Bible School! The theme this year is Hero Central - Discover Your Strength in God! The dates are June 5-9th from 5:30-8:00pm. Cost is $10.00 per child ($20.00 after May 15th). There's loads of fun to be had, sign up today!
Vacation Bible School - If you would like to help out with Vacation Bible School, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The date is June 5th - 9th, 5:30-8:00pm. Supper is provided for all helpers each evening.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Adult Mission Trip - July 2nd thru 7th, 2017 to UMCOR's Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA, assembling relief supply kits in the warehouse. Our group size is limited to 15 people with a $25 confirmation deposit due. Please let Nancy Hvizdos, email@example.com, know if you have any questions or are interested in reserving a spot.
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.
Is God Calling You to Mentor a Young Person on the Edge? - Houston: reVision leverages the power of community by connecting kids on the edge with mentors, positive peers and life-changing resources. What: Mentoring youth who need an adult who cares about them and will simply listen When: Once a week for one hour a week during the school year. Where: at Mayde Creek Middle School and Morton Ranch High School or the Katy Leadership Academy. Holy Covenant will have more mentor training soon, contact email@example.com for more info and to sign up for the next training session..
Covenant Quilters - The Covenant Quilters are meeting again after a holiday break. Please join us to quilt, sew, visit and learn some new things. Meeting times are 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 to 1:00 or whenever we want to quit. Bring your own project to work on. We meet in Room 126 in the church office. Call Elaine Sample at 281.579.9372 if you have an interest in our group and need more info.