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

  • Save the date! Garage sale May 15th - Can You Help?? See information below.

  • 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.

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).

Sunday Reading:
Luke: 24: 13 - 31

Rev. Martha Daniels
"Now What?"

Topic: Holy Covenant Worship Celebration!
Time: April 11, 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

Our flowers are coming up at the church that were planted by many hands last year by the volunteers under Mary Ann Latsaras's direction.

Spring is now here and the gardens have to have some light weeding, mulching and some planting done. If you can help, please send Mary Ann an email to only1amar@yahoo.com. She is planning to have a day where everyone can help (social distancing of course) or if you feel you want to help one day that you are available, just email Mary Ann and let her know.
MAY 15, 2021
The Garage Sale is set for May 15, 2021. The rain date is May 22nd. If you can help setup, take down or work some of the day, please contact Mary Ann or Barbara Adams Latsaras.

Many hands will make light work!

Barbara - chitownbarb@yahoo.com
Mary Ann - only1amar@yahoo.com

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
Aurora Pride Parade is raising money by selling some merchandise. Check out the links below to purchase some pride clothing and other items. They will be having a Pride Drive on June 13th.

Check out the new buttons, stickers, and car magnets in the merch store!

Also, 2021 Aurora Pride T-shirts are now available for pre-order from The Yetee!

Shirts are available in Heather Gray, Heather Caribbean Blue, Heather Purple, and, coming soon, Pink!

Orders are open until May 15th, and should ship by June 1st, in time for the Pride Drive on the 13th!

We appreciate everything you've done for us, and we can't wait to gather with you in person again!

GoFundMe: gofund.me/0a639b67
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

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below!

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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.
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.

Your generosity is needed, now more than ever! You may give via:

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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.

Needed Weekly (4 WEEKS) $1,163
The Difference is -$963.00

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Prayers for Lalania & Tommy who are fighting COVID. Lalania is now hospitalized.1

Prayers for Lynda's continuing recovery1

Prayers for those trying to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccination will get an appointment2

Prayers of thanksgiving for Holly for successful oral surgery3

Prayers of thanksgiving that Rev. Martha received her first Covid shot3

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


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
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