• Pints With The Pastor in person postponed for now!

  • Church opening delayed. Watch this space!

  • Meditation is on Tuesday, June 29th at 7 pm.

  • Thrive with Pride Plenary (large group) will be meeting on Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:00 am via Zoom. Drag Queen Bingo will be the highlight!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW OPENING DATE!
Please keep Rev Martha in your prayers as she rehabs for a few weeks from emergency surgery on her broken ankle. Martha's ankle required one plate and 10 screws. She asks for no calls so that she can rest and rehab, but rejoices in texts and Facebook posts. Her son Ben and Daughter-in-law Caitlin are caring for her needs right now. 

Martha's address for cards is:
Martha Daniels
C/O Manor Care
600 W Ogden Ave
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Please continue to keep Rev Martha’s mother Lee who is now in palliative care and her sisters in your prayers as well.

In her absence, this Sunday, June 20, Rev. Nilsa Irizarry will be leading worship at 10:00 am on Facebook Live. Please join us for services.

Holy Covenant will continue to stream via Facebook Live until Rev. Martha will be able to maneuver our stairs and celebrate with us as a congregation as we reopen the newly decorated church. Continue to watch this space for the new date of the in-person opening.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH!
BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE!
God Has Made Us Different and This Is Truly His Way of Showing Us That He Loves Us in a Special Way. Have a Happy Gay Pride Month!

Click below to learn how the networks are celebrating Pride month.

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.

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.

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.
JUNE 2021 GIVING

Needed Weekly
(4 WEEKS) $1,166
The Difference is $1,357
Please consider contributing to
Holy Covenant via PayPal, Check, or Square.
heART CONNECTIONS - JULY 3RD
The pandemic, lockdown, finding and getting vaccination shots, losing a job, family issues, and other stresses can change your life. We have a way to help you release some stress and relax.

Come get creative with us as we paint, draw, make, and write our feelings out, have some fun through a brief meditation (no experience necessary). Mary Ann Latsaras will be leading everyone in an experiential creative process which includes a 15-minute meditation, followed by an artistic project (you don't need to be an artist) in expressing and getting in touch with the core of one's true self and one's own experiences.

Click on the image to download the informational PDF.

Need more information? Please send an email to Events at events@holycovenantmcc.org or you can sign up by clicking here
SUNDAY ONLINE SERVICES

SUNDAY WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK LIVE
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, or you may join via Zoom (link is below).

Sunday Reading:
1 Samuel17: 32 - 49
Mark 4: 35 - 41

Sermon
Rev. Nilsa Irizarry
Defeating Giants



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

You can also find previous sermons 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

PINTS WITH THE PASTOR
TENTATIVE: THURSDAY, 07/08!
Due to Rev. Martha's broken ankle, Pints may return to Zoom. If she is able to travel then come have dinner at Irish Times in Brookfield and chat with Rev. Martha and your friends from Holy Covenant about whatever is on your mind! This date is an in-person tentative date pending Rev. Daniels's mobility.

Time: 6 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021
Irish Times
8869 Burlington Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
TRIVIA NIGHT - JUNE 30th
Do you like trivia? If so, please sign up and attend this trivia night that will benefit Senior Rainbow Assistance Program. Bring a friend and fill a table!

The Kedzie Inn
4100 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL

Tickets can be purchased online via our website, https://www.seniorrainbow.org, or at the door on the day of the event.

Click on the image to the left to download the Trivia night flyer.
MEDITATION IN PERSON IS BACK!
Meditation has returned! The next meditation is on Tuesday, June 29th at
7 pm at the church. Mary Ann will be leading the meditation in Fellowship Hall. This event is free and open to all women.

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! 
THRIVE WITH PRIDE - JUNE 22ND
Our next “plenary” session – the open, informational presentations we host once a month – is on June 22ND. Thrive with Pride Large Group will be meeting June 22 and in celebration of Pride Month, will offer Drag Queen Bingo! You’ll need to register for this one, in order to get your bingo sheets—go to the ageoptions.org website or see the link in the newsletter.

Link to sign up for Drag Queen Bingo:

NEXT BOARD MEETING JULY 15, 2021

The monthly in-person Board meeting for June is canceled due to Rev. Martha's ankle surgery. The Board will conduct the business of the church via emails.

The next in-person Board meeting will be on July 15th.

You can find the May Board minutes on our website and the June Agenda one week before 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!
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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.
PLEASE DONATE TO HOLY COVENANT
Click on PayPal or Square to Donate!
Prayers of healing for Rev. Martha Daniels who broke her ankle had surgery and is now in rehab.2

Prayers of healing for Alexsandra for healing and health.1

Prayers of healing for Janie A. and for her partner Kim O.1

Prayers for Wendy S. job search and that she may find a job in her field soon.2

Thanksgiving for Rev. Tania Guzman for continuing God's work in new places3

Thanksgiving for Colin's 8th grade graduation3

Prayers of healing for Karen V.3

Prayers of healing for Edward T.3

Prayers for Rev. Martha's mother Lee who is now in palliative care.1

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
with us always!