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

  • Garage sale 5/21 - rain date is 5/22. Need volunteers

  • Thrive with Pride large group meeting 5/24 11am.

  • Worship Team meeting, Wed. 6/1 at 7pm via Zoom

  • Meditation on 6/2 at 7 pm upstairs in Sanctuary

  • Thrive with Pride cafe 6/2 at 7 pm.

  • Board meeting June 16 at 7 pm

  • Aurora Pride needs a Coordinator - See below
AURORA PRIDE PARADE
JUNE 12, 2022

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.
May 2022 GIVING

Giving Needed Weekly
(5 WEEKS) $933

The Difference is -$1,625
Please consider contributing via PayPal, Check,
Square, or Every.org.

Our bills are listed below for the month of May 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.
COVID-19 UPDATE
After discussion and prayer, the Board has decided on the following guidelines: 

  • Masks required
  • No temperature check required
  • Singing permitted (with mask only)
  • Social distancing required
SUNDAY IN-PERSON SERVICE

SUNDAY HYBRID WORSHIP
IN-PERSON & LIVE ON FACEBOOK
JIM ULISSE PRESIDING
10:00 AM CST
Our worship celebration is every Sunday at 10 am CST. If you would like to join us you may join us in person or go to our Facebook page at Holy Covenant Facebook Page and click on the Live button to watch the service.

Sunday Reading:
Acts 16:9-15
Wisdom of John 14:23-29

Sermon Title:
"Lydia and Thecla and others: Women leadership
in the early church"

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


DO YOU WANT TO HELP WITH WORSHIP?
Do you feel a call to help with worship? To read a prayer, or a reading, or to usher or serve communion? Whether you are here in person or virtually, we need and want your gifts! Contact Rev. Martha or Roxann at roxann.victory@outlook.com.

OUR AIR CONDITIONING HAS BEEN REPLACED!
Holy Covenant will be cool in the summer!

On Thursday, One Season Heating & Cooling (they also put in our new boiler after the flood) came and installed our new air conditioning unit and air handler. It was cold and rainy but Bill (the owner) and Milton (his helper) put it in under a tent to keep the rain off of them. it was cold that day so next week when we are in the 80's, Bill has filled the AC unit and he assures us it is working!

Thank you to everyone who gave to the fund! We are grateful for your generous hearts!
New AC Unit
Air Handler in Attic
Bill Installing in Rain
WE NEED A PRIDE PARADE COORDINATOR!
Pride Parade coordinator! We are seeking someone willing to coordinate our appearance in the Aurora Pride parade on June 12! We have applied for our spot (waiting on approval by the parade committee), and have two vehicles for the parade. The coordinator would be working with a committee to obtain the giveaway items, gather volunteers, coordinate the entry on the day, and share an evaluation afterwards. Please contact Rev. Martha 
INTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER SERVICE

We are excited to be working diligently on services for International Mr. Leather™. IML weekend starts on Thursday, May 26th and continues through Monday, May 30th. The Congress Hotel and Convention Center will once again be the host hotel, and the Saturday/Sunday contest events will now be held in an exciting new venue, The Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place. You can find more information at this link.

Service will be at 2:00 pm and led by Rev. Martha Daniels and Jim Ulisse at:
Congress Park Hotel
520 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
MEDITATION IN PERSON ON
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND!
MEDITATION IS OPEN TO ALL!
The next meditation is on Thursday, June 2nd, 7 pm at the church. Mary Ann will be leading the meditation upstairs in the church. This event is free and open to all men and women.

Please be prompt at 7 pm so there are no distractions.
  • Please bring your mask even if you are vaccinated.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • We ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the building
  • You must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.

For more information about meditation please contact Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com.
AGING WELL MAY PROGRAMS
Join us all month long for informative seminars, health programs, fitness, entertainment, and more!
 
Hello Neighbors! Below is our March program schedule. Join us all month long for informative seminars, brain health programs, fitness, history, entertainment, and more!

We encourage you to share our class schedule with friends, family, and neighbors, near & far, of any age – everyone is welcome to join us! All of our classes are free & no advance registration is required. We hope to see you soon on Zoom!

Thank you all for being a part of the Aging Well Neighborhood!

For questions about the programs listed below, please email AWN@agingcareconnections.org.
HOLY COVENANT BOARD MEETING - JUNE 16TH
The next Board meeting will be on June 16, 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
SHARE FOOD, SHARE LOVE FOOD PANTRY
OPEN HOUSE IS MAY 22nd, 1 TO 3 PM
Open house is May 22, 2022 1 pm to 3 pm. Please stop by Share Food, Share Love and see all the wonderful work that they are doing at the new building.

Did you know that Holy Covenant is a partner with Share Food, Share Love? They were recently featured in the Greater Chicago Food Depository Blog for their move to their new location at 9030 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL you can read about it here. The new space is without stairs and is larger. They are always looking for volunteers to help on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. More information on how to volunteer is here. You can donate money to Share Food, Share Love through your giving at Holy Covenant (please note what amount is for SFSL), or by donating directly on their website here.

While they will always accept food donations, (you can drop them off at church) they will also accept food donations at the location when they are open. If you would like to give money, just click Donate and give securely via PayPal.


Need assistance with necessities other than food?
Click here to go to CEDA's "Find Services" page for utility bill assistance and other programs.
THRIVE WITH PRIDE - LARGE GROUP
AVOIDING SCAMS!
On Tuesday, May 24th at 11 am Thrive with Pride will host our monthly plenary.

Stay one step ahead of fraudsters and scammers by learning from the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) at AgeOptions. Jesus Enriquez of the SMP will join us to share how you can "Protect, Detect, and Report" - teaching you how to avoid being a victim, tell if your personal information has been compromised, and where to report fraud if it happens to you. This highly interactive presentation will teach you valuable lessons to keep you and your benefits safe. Click on the flyer to download!
 
Click here to join us on Zoom or dial (312)626-6799 and enter ID 966 6129 4106 at prompt. This event is free and open to all; no registration is required.
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR IN-PERSON
JUNE 9TH at 6:00 pm
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, June 9th.
Pub 78
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
SAGE AND OTHER INFORMATION
SAGE, a social support group for LGBTQ seniors, continues to meet via ZOOM Fridays 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
WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
We recently received monies from Amazon for the 4th quarter of 2021 about $38.89. 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!
Praises that Katie's baby was born healthy and baby and mommy are doing fine. Thank you Jesus!2

Rev Joan and Rev Bruce for health concerns.2

Prayers for Naomi Judd's family as they grieve her loss and for those who suffer from mental illness1

Prayers for Laura P.being back pain free after surgeries.1

Prayers for the family of Linda DeMark who passed away after a long illness1

Prayers for Morgan, a 17-year old with mental issues who is causing turmoil in the family and for her family to have the wisdom to help her.1

Prayers for Tony P. for his pain1

Prayers for Mary Ann L. that the Doctors find out what is wrong with her so she can feel better.1

Prayers and strength for Ukraine, for those who are relocating, and to end the war and unnecessary death

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!