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Bakers Needed! - The Military Ministry is looking for bakers to provide some cookies (firm, not frosted) to be sent to our loved ones currently serving our country. Cookies are needed by Sunday, December 3rd. As always, thank you for your continued support of our military!

Advent Readers - Would your family like to participate in worship this Advent season? We are looking for families to light the Advent candles at each worship service and on Christmas Eve. If your family would like to participate, please call Carol at 281.579.1200 or email at

Young at Heart Trip November 28th - Young at Heart will visit the Brookwood Community on Tuesday, November 28th for shopping, lunch at 1:00pm and followed by a guided tour of their enterprises. Sign up in your Sunday School class or contact Pat Plesko at 281.394.2288 or

New Study - The Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study is beginning a new 4 week study for Advent, Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. The dates are November 8th and 15th, and December 6th and 13th. They meet at 9:30am in the choir rehearsal suite. If you would need a study guide, contact the church office at 281.579.1200 and leave your name. Books are $5.00.

Life Line Screening - Holy Covenant is hosting a Life Line Screening event on Monday, November 20th in Covenant Hall. Pre-registration is required; to make your appointment call 1-888.653.6450 or online HERE.

Members in Mission - Post Harvey: We are now switching gears from mucking & gutting to sheet rocking. If you are a homeowner needing assistance with your sheet rocking project, please contact Justin, so that he can determine what resources are needed. If you would like to volunteer and would like to be included in this phase of our database, please let Pastor Justin know which days your are available so that we can forward on opportunities to you as they arise.

2017 Katy Community Thanksgiving Feast - Holy Covenant will be hosting the 2017 Katy Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 23rd There are many ways that you can help: set up classrooms on Monday the 20th; set up, greet, pray, serve and tear down on November 23rd, and return classrooms back to original format on Friday, November 24th. You can sign up online HERE, or stop by Covenant Walk beginning October 29th. We will also be accepting donations of new blankets, new or gently used coats and children's books, diapers and non-perishable food items (bring to Covenant Hall during the month of November). Whatever you can do is appreciated!

Children's Christmas Musical - Come spend a day in a manger! All children in grades 1st-5th are invited to join the MusicLab children in presenting their first Christmas musical: A Day in a Manger on Sunday, December 3rd. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm in the choir room; the final dress rehearsal is Saturday morning, December 2nd. For more information and singers interested in auditioning for speaking parts may contact Teresa at (808) 343-0933.

Nativity Set Needed - The MusicLab kids need your help with props! The storyline of our Christmas musical calls for the cast to be unpacking and setting up a nativity scene in their "front yard". We need a sturdy but not too heavy, moderately-sized set that we may borrow for the Christmas musical on December 3rd. Please contact Teresa at 808.343.0333 for further details on the size and what figures are needed. Thank you for supporting our children's music ministry!

Young At Heart Activities - Here are the Young At Heart activities coming up in the next few months .
    Nov 28th - YAH monthly bus trip and lunch – Brookwood Community    read more...
    Dec 8th - Annual YAH Christmas Party in Covenant Hall - 6:00pm.
    Jan 17th - YAH monthly luncheon 11:45am – Covenant Hall
    Jan 26th - YAH monthly bus trip and lunch. Location TBA    read more...
    Feb 17th - YAH monthly bus trip and lunch. Location TBA    read more...
    Feb 21st - YAH monthly luncheon 11:45 – Covenant hall
    Mar 16th - YAH monthly bus trip and lunch. Location TBA    read more...
    Mar 21st - YAH monthly luncheon 11:45 – Covenant Hall

Staff Position Openings - Staff Position Opening HCKaty has an open position and your Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the current staffing gap.
    Security Coordinator: Provides security and other staff functions for after office hours meetings and events held on the church     campus. This includes facility support before, during and after meetings, representing the staff after hours and being the staff liaison for     any problems and issues that may arise. This part-time position will require between 18 and 25 hours per week and will report to our     Facilities Maintenance Coordinator, Reggie Harris. For a full job description or to indicate interest, please email Carol Cernetisch at

Wrapped in Love - If you have a loved one or friend in need of a baby blanket, prayer shawl or lap robe, please contact Nancy Strege at or Barbara Stock at and they will get one delivered. ALSO: They would like anyone interested in knitting/crocheting to join them on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the workroom. You don’t have to be a professional - if you would like to learn, they would love to teach you!

Emergency Response Teams - Our ERT's are taking a well deserved respite this weekend from mucking and gutting homes from Hurricane Harvey. They will be re-evaluating what their next steps will be for this ministry. On that note - the SW District-wide Recovery Team is looking for all those who would be interested in working recovery efforts at a district level. As we wind down in our immediate area, we will be shifting gears and working more broadly. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please email Nancy Hvizdos at with name, preferred email, and contact number.

Junior Achievement at Winborn Elementary - Members are needed to teach Junior Achievement at Winborn Elementary on Fridays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Dates needed are: September 29, October 27, January 5, 2018, January 26, 2018 and February 1, 2018. All presentation material is provided. We need 5 to 6 people at a minimum. If you would like to participate, contact Joe Woodard at 281.770.2061 as there are forms that need filled out and turned into the school office.

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.

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

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 or

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 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 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 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