A FEW QUICK MESSAGES
  • Meditation starts back up on May 5th!

  • Save the date! Garage sale May 15th - Can You Help?? Sign-up here!

  • 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, May 25th at 11:00 am via Zoom. The discussion will be about laws protecting and supporting seniors.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP PORTAL
Holy Covenant has started to use an online software program called SignUp Genius to create volunteer opportunities and for future worship.

With this online software, 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.

Our partner at Share Food, Share Love uses this online software with great success! Let's make it successful for our church too by everyone clicking on the provided link and sign up to help out Holy Covenant as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Martha or Barbara Adams Latsaras at socialmedia@holycovenantmcc.org.
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).

Sunday Reading:
Acts 8: 26 - 40
Psalm 22: 25 - 31
1John 4: 7 - 21

Sermon
Rev. Martha Daniels
"Baptism and Community"

Topic: Holy Covenant Worship Celebration!
Time: May 2, 2021, 10:00 AM Central Time (U.S. and Canada)


Meeting ID: 828 1827 5027
Passcode: 299339
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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

HOLY COVENANT SPRING THING 2021
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We are looking for all those who love to work in the dirt and beautify the church outside. We will be weeding, mulching, planting, and other clean-up outside of the church on Saturday, May 22nd from 8 am to 2 pm. If the scheduled garage sale is rained out on the 15th, then May 22nd would be the garage sale date and also the outside work.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Latsaras by phone or text at 708-692-6270 or email her at only1amar@yahoo.com


MEDITATION IN PERSON RETURNS MAY 5TH!
Meditation is returning on Wednesday, May 5th at
7 pm at the church. Mary Ann will be leading the meditation in Fellowship Hall.

Please be prompt at 7 pm
so there are no distractions.

We will be following CDC/Illinois guidelines.

  • You must be wearing a mask inside
  • Your temperature will be taken
  • We will be practicing 6 feet apart
  • We ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the building
  • You must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.

If you have any questions, please email Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com.
WE NEED GRASS CUTTERS!
Our grass is growing and has been cut once already! We need some volunteers that would be willing to come and cut the grass! You can volunteer to do it once, twice, or whenever you want. If you feel you can help, please let Mary Ann know by dropping her an email at only1amar@yahoo.com or you can sign-up on our new volunteer portal called Sign-up Genius. Click SignUp Genius to Volunteer!

We started with a sign-up date of Saturday, but you can come and cut the grass any day of the week that is convenient for you.

We have a lawnmower and all the lawn equipment you will need! 
GARAGE SALE
MAY 15, 2021
The Garage Sale is set for May 15, 2021. The rain date is May 22nd. If you can help set up, take down, or work part of the day, please contact Mary Ann or Barbara Adams Latsaras or you can sign-up by clicking SignUp Genius to Volunteer!

Many hands will make light work!

Barbara - chitownbarb@yahoo.com
Mary Ann - only1amar@yahoo.com
BOARD MEETING ON 05/20/21 - VIA ZOOM

The monthly Board meeting is Thursday May 20th 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 MERCHANDISE
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
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR
THURSDAY, 05/13 - 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, May 13, 2021

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 3374 7327
Passcode: 481744
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Passcode: 481744
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WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
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NEED POWER OF ATTORNEY OR WILL?
Contact the Center for Disability & Elder Law
Click this link to see the information and links.

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. 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.
APRIL 2021 GIVING

Needed Weekly (4 WEEKS) $1,163
The Difference is -$3,766.00

We are in need of funds. Please consider contributing
to Holy Covenant via PayPal, Check or Square.
PLEASE DONATE TO HOLY COVENANT
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Prayers for Jason for continued recovery and for Eric & Jason on the loss of their dog.1

Prayers for peace and for all the lives that have been lost to gun violence.2

Prayers for those who died in the stampede in Israel at a religious ceremony,

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 HOTLINE

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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