A FEW QUICK MESSAGES

  • Sunrise Service at 8:30 am in the courtyard or live on Facebook - Easter Service at 10:00 am

  • Spring is Sprung! Looking for help on working in the yard!

  • Worship service on 4/11 will be pre-recorded, so please be sure to have any prayer requests to Rev. Martha by Wednesday. revmarthadaniels@gmail.com

  • Save the date! Garage sale May 15th - More to come!

  • SAGE meets via Zoom on Fridays at 1 pm. The link is on the church event calendar!

  • Thrive with Pride Plenary (large group) will be meeting on Tuesday, April 27th at 11:00 am via Zoom. A representative from National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) will be presenting. Contact Rev. Martha for info.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES INFORMATION!
Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, April 4, 8:30 am live in the church courtyard or watch via Facebook Live.

Easter Sunrise Service Reading:
PSALM 118: 1 - 2, 14 - 24
John 20: 1 - 18

Message:
"Garden of Joy"

Topic: Holy Covenant MCC Easter Sunrise Service
Time: Apr 4, 2021, 8:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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SUNDAY ONLINE SERVICES


SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE 10:00 AM CST
ZOOM &
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, or you may join via Zoom (link is below).

Easter Sunday Reading:
PSALM 118: 1 - 2, 14 - 24
John 20: 1 - 18
Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Easter Communion"

Sermon
Rev. Martha Daniels
"Where is He?"

Topic: Holy Covenant Worship Celebration!
Time: April 4, 2021, 10:00 AM Central Time (U.S. 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

NEW LIFE - THE RESSURECTION
Blessed greetings to one and all this holy weekend, as we await the Resurrection of Christ Jesus! This weekend is a time to pause and reflect on God’s Amazing Grace! A time to go inward and ponder, really, what does the resurrection mean to me? How will I prepare for the return of Christ? “He himself bore our sins to his body on the cross so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed!” (1 Peter 2:24)

We thought we would share with you some of the wonderful signs of resurrection around the church. It is to our delight, observing the spring bulbs rise to meet the sunshine and bless us with their glorious beauty. There is oh, so much more to see and take in around the church. We have gone through a resurrection, of sorts, ourselves during this past year of renovating the church. We are rising to meet the needs of the congregation and the community.

Take a moment and see some of what we’ve been up to. God’s Peace to you.

Praise be Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

Mary Ann Latsaras
HCMCC Building/Grounds Manager

More Images can be seen here!
BOARD MEETING ON 04/15/21 - VIA ZOOM

The monthly Board meeting is Thursday April 15th 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, please contact Rev. Martha for the link.

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

You can find a PDF of the past Board Meetings Agenda and Minutes here
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR
THURSDAY, 04/22/21 - ONLINE WITH ZOOM
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!

Topic: Pints with the Pastor
Time: 6 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2021

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NEED POWER OF ATTORNEY OR WILL?
Contact the Center for Disability & Elder Law
Did you miss the presentation by Elisabeth Hieber on Powers of Attorney(POA) and other documents for LGBTQ+ seniors? Never fear as we have the information for you below.

It is very important that you have the proper paperwork for yourself with instructions for those who may take care of you in the future.

The Center for Disability & Elder Law has given us the presentation and some links to follow up with. You can make an appointment by calling the number on the flyer. You can download the flyer as a PDF by clicking on the image. These services are provided to you for free.

Here's a link to the full presentation:

Illinois Department of Public Health, Advance Directives page, includes the power of Attorney forms, POLST form:

Compassion and Choices, Dementia Values and Priorities Tool:
Dementia Decoder Tool:

SAGE, Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide:

End of Life Collective:

The Conversation Project: https://www.theconversationproject.org/

10 Tips for Finding LGBT Affirming Services:https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/pdfs/10%20Tips%20for%20Finding%20LGBT%20Affirming%20Services_Final-new-logo.pdf

The Order of the Good Death: http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/

Thrive With Pride
Mental Health in the Age of Pandemic
05/06/21 - VIA ZOOM

Nikki Rashes of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) Metro Suburban will share important information on how we can take of our own mental health - and each other's - as we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic. Come learn about important resources in our community that can promote health and wellness in all forms

Join by clicking or calling: https://zoom.us/j/96661294106
Or dial (312) 626-6799 (Enter ID 966 6219 4106)

Thrive with Pride Cafes provide safe and affirming spaces for all older adults. Join a Thrive with Pride Cafe in your area for a follow-up discussion where you can share and receive support, learn more about local services and resources and discuss topics that matter.

For more information on this or past cafe presentations, links to recordings or to find a cafe in your area, see our NEW website Thrive With Pride Website, or email kate.spelman@ageoptions.org

AgeOptions is the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County. We are now proud recipients of the SAGECare platinum credential, signifying our commitment to LGBT+ inclusivity.
WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
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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.

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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. 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 $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.
MARCH GIVING

Needed Weekly (4 WEEKS) $1,163
The Difference is -$3,512.00

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LINKS AND OTHER INFORMATION



SUICIDE HOTLINE

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!
Prayers for those trying to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccination will get an appointment1

Prayers of thanksgiving for Holly for successful oral surgery2

Thanksgiving that Karen V. has gone home from a long hospital stay3

Prayers of thanksgiving that Rev. Martha received her first Covid shot2

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