IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE!

  • Sage meets every Friday at 1 pm. Check here for the church calendar for the link.

  • In-person worship paused! Read below

  • Thrive with Pride Large Group on Tuesday, January 25th. Information below!

  • Thrive with Pride Cafe on Thursday, February 3rd!

YOUR GENEROSITY IS NEEDED!
Your generosity is needed, now more than ever! You may give via:

PayPal — access it through our website or send your donation on PayPal to donations@holycovenantmcc.org

Electronic Check
Send an electronic check from your financial institution, or by sending a personal check. Our address is 9145 Grant Ave, Brookfield, IL, 60513.

Square
There is a button below to give via Square. Or click this link here

Every.org
This is another way to give which sometimes has a dollar-for-dollar matching program. You can click here to go to the site.

Please remember that when giving through Square and PayPal they do charge a percentage fee to the church unless it shows an option to help out the church and pay that fee.

See the weekly giving below. Holy Covenant needs at least $4,650 a month to meet its obligations for bills and salary. We are now showing what the percentage of giving is and how we are doing on a monthly basis.
January 2022 GIVING

Giving Needed Weekly
(5 WEEKS) $932


The Difference is -$1,911
Please consider contributing via PayPal, Check, or Square, or Every.org.

Our bills are listed below for the month of January 2022.
Your generosity helps us pay the bills.
Any amount helps us meet our obligations.

If you would like to pay one of the bills below
please designate that in your donation.
SNOW REMOVAL
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP PORTAL

If you see a volunteer opportunity you would like to participate in, then use this online software, and you will be able to sign-up to help with a variety of different events being held at the church. By signing up you will receive reminders for what you have signed up to help with and can keep track of other volunteer opportunities that may arise.

When you see a volunteer opportunity for a sign-up like grass cutting, garage sale, etc. there will be a link that will take you to the sign-up sheet. Please fill it out as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Martha or Barbara Adams Latsaras at socialmedia@holycovenantmcc.org.

Sign-up Sheets - Snow Removal
We have hired a company to do snow removal over 2". We can also use some volunteers who would like to shovel the snow and stairs if it is under 2". Please sign up below or contact socialmedia@holycovenantmcc.org or Rev. Martha Daniels should you be interested in helping.

IN-PERSON SERVICES PAUSED FOR JANUARY
Dear Holy Covenant Community;
The Board of Directors of Holy Covenant has decided to continue live-streaming worship only (via Facebook Live) through January 30, 2022. We will continue to assess the situation in the meantime, and hope to return to in-person worship February 6. Keep an eye on your email, our Facebook page, and our website for updates .
We remember that the greatest commandment is to love one another, which means taking care of each other. The Board wants to err on the side of caution.
Join us for worship on Facebook Live on Sundays at 10 am CT!
The Board of Holy Covenant MCC
SUNDAY ONLINE SERVICE

SUNDAY WORSHIP LIVE ON FACEBOOK
10:00 AM CST
Our worship celebration is every Sunday at 10 am CST. If you would like to join us you may go to our Facebook page at Holy Covenant Facebook Page and click on the Live button to watch the service.

Sunday Reading:
2 Corinthians 6:2-10
Matthew 3:1-6, 11-17

Sermon Title:
"Turning It Upside Down"

Have a candle ready to light, cookie or bread, and a glass of your favorite libation for communion if you are watching online.

You can also find previous services on our YouTube Channel here.

Rev. Martha is available by email, phone, Facebook Messenger, and text for any pastoral needs you may have revmarthadaniels@gmail.com

THRIVE WITH PRIDE -
LARGE GROUP MEETING
GAINING ACCESS TO PUBLIC BENEFITS LIKE SNAP
Thrive with Pride Large Group meeting, January 25 at 11 am via Zoom. Could your budget use a boost? 

Join Breda Moran of AgeOptions to learn all about public benefits available to you - including SNAP, Benefits Access Application (Bus Pass and License Plate Discount), Medicare Savings, and more! Learn the many benefits you may be eligible for, and hear about volunteer opportunities to help others receive resources that will help them thrive. You can download the flyer here


THRIVE WITH PRIDE CAFE - FEBRUARY 3RD

Thrive with Pride Cafe meeting February 3, 7 pm. Join us via Zoom: We will be reviewing the presentation by Ms. Moran of AgeOptions and sharing tips for budgeting. Link:
SAGE AND OTHER INFORMATION
SAGE, a social support group for LGBTQ seniors, continues to meet via ZOOM at 1 pm. The senior center in Bellwood needed some repairs, so we are still meeting via Zoom for now. Click here to join the meeting
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR TENTATIVE IN-PERSON
FEBRUARY 10th at 6:00 pm
Pints will either be in-person depending on COVID numbers or online via Zoom.

Come have dinner and conversations at a new place in Brookfield called Pub 78 and chat with Rev. Martha and your friends from Holy Covenant about whatever is on your mind!

Join us for a no-host dinner or just drinks, for conversation and socializing. Hoping to see you there!

Time: 6 pm, Thursday, February 10th.
Pub 78
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
NEXT BOARD MEETING February 17, 2022
The next Board meeting will be on February 17, 2022. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please contact Rev. Martha for the link.

You can find the January Board minutes on our website and the February Agenda for our meeting on our website here.

You can find a PDF of the past Board Meetings Agenda and Minutes here
WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
We recently received monies from Amazon for the 4th quarter of about $43.00. We thank everyone who uses smile.amazon.com and designates us as your charity.

You can make an impact while you shop on Amazon. Simply shop here at Holy Covenant Amazon Smile Link and Amazon Smile will donate to Holy Covenant Church - M C C, at no cost to you.
NEED POWER OF ATTORNEY OR WILL?
Contact the Center for Disability & Elder Law
Click this link to see the information and links.
PLEASE DONATE TO HOLY COVENANT
Click on PayPal or Square to Donate!
Prayers for Giovanni P. who finished his radiation treatments. And for three of his friends who got COVID.1

Prayers of healing for Donald H. who is hospitalized with COVID, pneumonia, and a bladder infection, and for his wife Beth Ann who has been by his side.1

Prayers for better health for Lorraine, her boyfriend Joe for cancer, and healing for Steve and Jackie.3

Prayers for Pat G. for strength as her wife Sandy has transitioned.2

That God will provide for those who are hungry, unemployed, and homeless,
or in financial difficulties.
 
All those affected by HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, COVID-19, and other life-threatening illnesses.
 
All communities of faith
LINKS AND OTHER INFORMATION

SUICIDE HOTLINES

If you or someone you know is in an emergency call 911 for help.

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Health

Missed a sermon?

Click here to catch up and watch on the Holy Covenant YouTube channel!
Every day brings something new—and God is
with us always!