MCC ELECTING NEW ELDERS SOON!
MCC will be appointing new Elders soon! A special General Conference will be held at the end of January to approve—or not—the slate of new Elders. Our lay delegate, Holly Blonde will be representing Holy Covenant. Two online discussion sessions will be held to allow MCC-ers to get acquainted with the candidates. Elders are responsible for the spiritual life of the denomination and offer advice and guidance via the Council of Elders to the Governing Board. There’s more information on the MCC website, or contact Rev. Martha.
SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
Looking ahead to the new year, Rev. Martha would like your input on what kind of studies or discussion groups would be most interesting for you. It could be a Bible study (history of the Bible? a specific book of the Bible? A specific topic like ecology or wisdom or salvation?), or a book study (what book or books?) or a discussion/support group (physical health, finances, prayer, etc). Drop an email revmarthadaniels@gmail.com or text to Rev Martha! 
SUNDAY ONLINE SERVICES
SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE 10:00 AM CST
ZOOM &
Our worship celebration on Sunday, January 3rd, at 10 am Central, if you would like to join us, you may go to our Facebook page at Holy Covenant Facebook Page and clink on the Live button to watch the service. Or you may join via Zoom: Rev. Martha Daniels is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Sunday Reading:
Jeremiah: 31: 7 - 14

Sermon
Rev. Martha Daniels
"Looking Forward To It"

Topic: Holy Covenant Worship Celebration!
Time: January 3, 2021, 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Have a candle ready to light, cookie or bread, and a glass of your favorite libation for communion.

You can also find the sermon 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

WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
You can make an impact while you shop on Amazon. Simply shop here at Holy Covenant Amazon Smile Link and AmazonSmile will donate to Holy Covenant Church - M C C, at no cost to you.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To make sure your Amazon purchases benefit Holy Covenant MCC, go to smile.amazon.com to login and select Holy Covenant Church - M C C (exactly as spelled) as your organization of choice and then bookmark Amazon Smile so that you give each time you order.
LGBTQ SENIOR LEGAL HELP
NEED LEGAL HELP?
Proud to Thrive provides legal services and outreach for LGBT seniors in Cook County.

If you need any legal help and are a senior, please call 312-376-1880 Monday through Friday 9 am to
12 pm.

See the image to the left or download it here!
THRIVE WITH PRIDE CAFE - JANUARY 7TH


Zoom link for the January 7th, 7 pm meeting of this small group:
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Link for the end of year survey for Thrive With Pride:
If you attended ANY Thrive with Pride meetings (Cafes or Plenary), please respond to the survey. Thank you!
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR 01/11/21 - ONLINE WITH ZOOM
Join us on Zoom for Pints with the Pastor on Monday, January 11, 2021, anytime after 6 pm!

Grab your dinner (carryout from Irish Times?) and a beverage and come chat with Rev. Martha and your friends from Holy Covenant about whatever is on your mind!

The link and information to join us on Zoom:
Topic: Pints with the Pastor
Time: 6 pm, Monday, January 11, 2021

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Meditation & women’s group life skills (FREE) Wednesday's at 7:00 pm
Dear Meditators and Those Interested,

Meditation will be be on hiatus because of Mary Ann's surgery until further notice.

I love you All!

Mar'

✨🙏🏼✨💞❤️💞✨🥰✨✌🏼✨
BOARD MEETING ON 01/21/21

The monthly Board meeting is Thursday, January 21th at 7:00 pm. We will be doing the meeting from our homes using Zoom.

If you would like to attend the meeting and listen in, the information is below.

You can find the December Board minutes on our website and the January Agenda one week before our meeting on our website here.

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You can find a PDF of the Board Meetings Agenda and Minutes here


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

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

Text To Give
Text GIVE to 7083506577 to set up your account

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, Text to Give and PayPal they do charge a percent fee to the church unless it shows an option to help out the church and pay that fee. If you would like to give to help with the flooding funds, then please notate that in your message so that money will go to that designated fund.

See the weekly giving below. Holy Covenant needs at least $5,255 a month to meet it's obligations for bills and salary. As of last Sunday we were still in the red with giving. Please help us move into the black with your donation to Holy Covenant.
DECEMBER GIVING

Needed Weekly (4 WEEKS) $1,314
Difference -$2,717.00

PLEASE DONATE TO HOLY COVENANT
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LINKS AND OTHER INFORMATION
SUICIDE HOTLINE -
If you or someone you know is in an emergency call 911
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Health

Holy Covenant YouTube channel click here
Missed a sermon? Click here to catch up!
Prayers for the People
Prayers for Karen V. for her upcoming surgery in January3

Prayers for Barbara's Aunt Marion for healing from surgery3

Prayers for the family of Pete M. who passed away from Covid-193

Prayers for David O. a member of Good Shepherd Parish for several health issues.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, and other life-threatening illnesses.
 
All communities of faith
Every day brings something new—and God is
with us always!