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

  • Meditation is 7/28 at 7pm!

  • Pints with the Pastor 8/11

  • Thrive With Pride 7/26
Thrive With Pride 7/26 at 11 am
VA Benefits for LGBTQ+ Vets

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

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.
JULY 2022 GIVING

Giving Needed Weekly
(5 WEEKS) $934

The Difference is -$1,724
Please consider contributing via PayPal,
Check, or Square.

Our bills are listed below for the month of July 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.
MICROWAVE MASTERPIECES
AUGUST 14TH
Elmhurst Choral Union, Rev. Martha's choir and the source of some of our worship music, will be performing Microwave Masterpieces on Sunday, August 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 142 E Third St, Elmhurst. The program will one of Americana, from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers 

If you would like to sing, singers rehearse beginning at 1:00PM; the performance for the audience at 4:00PM, and a reception will follow. For more information and to register, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org.
MCC HAS A NEW WEBSITE FOR YOU!
There is a new website for those familiar with UFMCC. It is called Inside MCC. You can click here to check it out!
CAN YOU OPERATE THE MACHINE
IN THE PICTURE?
If you can operate the lawn mower in the picture, then we need you!

We need volunteers for lawn-mowing! If you can commit to mowing the lawn once a month, please contact Rev. Martha or Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com

A big thank you to those that have stepped up and mowed the lawn. We do need a few more volunteers to cut the grass.
SUNDAY IN-PERSON SERVICE

SUNDAY HYBRID WORSHIP
IN-PERSON & LIVE ON FACEBOOK/YOUTUBE
REV. MARTHA DANIELS 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 LINK to YouTube to watch the service.

Sunday Reading:
Wisdom of Luke 11:1-13

Sermon Title: "Received, Found, Opened"

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

  • Masks required
  • No temperature check required
  • Singing permitted (with mask only)
  • Social distancing required

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.

MEDITATION IN PERSON ON
THURSDAY, JULY 28th!
MEDITATION IS OPEN TO ALL!
The next meditation is on Thursday, June 30th, 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 JULY 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 - AUGUST 18TH
The next Board meeting will be on August 18th.

You can find all the Board agenda, minutes and financials on our website. They are also posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

You can find a PDF of the past Board Meetings Agenda, Minutes and church financials here
SHARE FOOD, SHARE LOVE, FOOD PANTRY
Summer should be a wonderful time of year. Our thoughts go to picnics, camping, swimming and so many other fun-filled activities. But for some, summer is just another season during which they struggle to provide their family with healthy, nourishing food.  
 
But some families will have a hard time. Rising food costs caused by inflation, when combined with the ongoing pandemic, means that many family budgets that were already stretched thin, are no longer adequate to provide for their needs. Sometimes it is even necessary for families to do without essential items like medicine or professional health care, so that everyone has enough to eat.
 
You can make a real difference. Donating now is so important please take a minute to give so we can feed the hungry in our area.
Thank you!

A $1 Donation Can Provide 6 Meals!


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
JULY SUBJECT
LGBT+ VETERANS
LGBT+ Americans are more likely than their heterosexual or cisgender peer to have served in the armed forces, but it hasn't bee a safe or easy fit. AgeOptions will host Becky Powers, LGBTQ+Program Coordinator at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for a discussion of the unique issues facing LGBT+ veterans and an overview of how the Veterans Administration is working to serve all who served.

Join on Zoom, Tuesday, July 26th 11am to Noon. Click here to join or dial 312-626-6799 ID 966 6129 4106 at prompt.

Click on the image to download the flyer to your desktop.
HOLY COVENANT THRIVE WITH PRIDE -
SMALL GROUP
Thrive with Pride small group meeting on
Thursday, August 4, 7 pm via Zoom. Click here to join or dial 312-626-6799 ID 966 6129 4106 at prompt.
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR IN-PERSON
AUGUST 11TH AT 6:00 PM
Join us at Pub 78 in beautiful downtown Brookfield for no-host dinner and/or drinks. conversation and good times from
6 pm - 8 pm.

Time: 6 pm, Thursday, August 11th.
Pub 78
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
SAGE AND OTHER INFORMATION
SAGE, a social support group for LGBTQ seniors, meets both via ZOOM and in person on Fridays at 1 pm. We hope to resume our lunches in July. Please contact Eric Eugenio Vironet (evironet@cmsschicago.org) if you plan to attend in person as space is limited. Click here to join the meeting
WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
We recently received monies from Amazon for the 1st quarter of 2022. As of March 2022 we have received over the years a total of $693.88 from Amazon Smile because of your purchases 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 to Donate!
We mourn and pray for all the families who have suffered personal loses from gun violence at our schools, churches, hospitals. public venues and other places.

Prayers for Janan L. for healing and strength for her wife Marge S.2

Prayers for Jim U. for his pneumonia and for his Dad for health and healing.2

Prayers for Kevin to be healed from Cancer.2

Prayers for Patricia C. who will start chemo. Strength for her and her wife Kat M.1

Prayers for Vanessa, who is home healing from a liver transplant.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

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Every day brings something new—and God is
with us always!