IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

  • In person worship paused! Read below

  • Coming January 22nd is a Vision Board class. Read below.

  • Our Holy Covenant Thrive with Pride Café will take place on Thursday, January 6 at 7 pm via Zoom, and we will learn about effective strategies for maintaining our New Years resolutions! Click here to join.

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.
December
2021 GIVING

Needed Weekly
(4 WEEKS) $1,165



The Difference is -$2,236
Please consider contributing to
Holy Covenant via PayPal, Check, or Square or Every.org.

Our bills are listed below for the month of November.
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 show 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;
After prayer, discussion, and reviewing the current data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Board has reluctantly made the decision to return to live-streaming worship only (via Facebook Live) as of January 2, 2022. We would like to remain in-person, but we don’t feel that would be wise at this time. Covid-19 Omicron is surging, the other variants remain active, and hospitals in several parts of the country have critical shortages of staff. We also know that the Omicron variant, while less virulent, is highly transmissible. From the data gathered elsewhere in the world, Omicron manifests in a surge that subsides within a couple of months. Our hope is to return to in-person worship in late January. Keep an eye on your email, our Facebook page, and our website (holy covenant MCC.org) 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:
Galatians 4: 1 - 7
John 1: 1 -5

Sermon Title:
"In The Beginning"

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

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
JANUARY 13th 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, December 9th.
Pub 78
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
"MANIFESTING YOUR VISION BOARD"
2022! It's here! What does it look like? Do you have dreams? Plans? Ambitions? Goals? Do you know how to manifest what you want in your life?

Join Mary Ann Latsaras on January 22nd from 10 am to 1 pm to manifest your vision board for 2022! The cost is only $13.00. Bring your own magazines, photos, drawings and images! You can email her at only1amar@yahoo.com with any questions!

You must follow COVID protocols with wearing a mask and not have a fever when you come. You will be asked to wear your mask at all times.

Click on the image to the left to download the flyer.
NEXT BOARD MEETING January 20, 2022
The next in-person Board meeting will be on January 20, 2022.

You can find the November Board minutes on our website and the December 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 Colin who has COVID and for his mom Roxann.1

Prayers for a successful surgery for Doreen D. and strength for her and Brad during this time.1

Prayers for Sandy who is in hospice and strength for her wife Pat during this difficult time.1

Continued prayers of healing for Katie J. and strength for her wife Karon.1

Prayers of thanksgiving for the Baptism of Jill and Asher.2

Prayers for Barbara R. to get through the holidays. This is such a hard time--3rd Christmas without Gloria and it just doesn't seem to get any easier around this time.3

Continued prayers for Karen V. and her wife Ann for health issues.3

Prayers for the family of Clarence C. who transitioned.3

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!