• Pints With The Pastor in person postponed for now!

  • Church opening delayed. Watch this space!

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

  • A Message from Rev. Martha Daniels. See below!
A LETTER FROM REV. MARTHA DANIELS
Dear Friends—
I wanted to give you a quick update on my progress and status, and how that will affect things at Holy Covenant.

First, I want to thank the Board (Rox, Barb, and Joanie) and Mary Ann for their support and assistance in a hundred ways—you made things so much easier! And many many thanks to everyone for the well-wishes for my healing ankle and the prayers of sympathy on the loss of my mother.

I fell on June 10 on the stairs at home and broke my right ankle. It was a very serious break, requiring immediate surgery (I needed a plate and nine screws to put it back together). I have been given a timeline of 4-6 weeks of no weight-bearing on my ankle (walking, driving, etc.). I moved to in-patient rehab on June 14.
On June 21, my mother, Florence Lee (Richey) Underwood, passed away in Louisville, KY. You can view the obituary here. My son and daughter-in-law will be driving with me to Louisville for my mother’s service. On my return, I will be back in my home.

Rev. Nilsa Irizarry will be conducting worship for us until I am able to do so from home. Holy Covenant’s worship, by decision of the Board, will remain virtual until I am able to access the church building and can be present for hybrid (in-person and virtual) worship. This will depend on my surgeon’s assessment of my healing. I am hoping for early August!

My greatest regret about my accident is the delay in our return to in-person worship at Holy Covenant. I was so looking forward to seeing each of you again and worshiping in our beautifully renewed space again. But that time will come, and what a celebration it will be!

Thank you again for your prayers and help these last weeks, and please do not stop now—I will need those prayers as I continue to heal and recover.

Blessings and thanks,
Rev. Martha Daniels


Martha's address for cards is:
Martha Daniels
Holy Covenant MCC
9145 Grant Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
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 on the links below to find information for youth and for celebrating our service members during Pride Month 2021.


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 $2,223
Please consider contributing to
Holy Covenant via PayPal, Check, or Square.
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 Samuel 17:57-18:4

Sermon
Mary Ann Latsaras

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.

  • If you are vaccinated, then no mask is necessary
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • We ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the building
  • You must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.

Some more information about meditation:

  • An RSVP is now required via call-in, text, or email verification to guarantee coverage for any handouts or other materials.

  • An inclusion that the meditation gatherings are gratuitously offered, a basket will be present for any gracious “Love Offerings” will be provided to cover any costs for the group.

  • The group is open to Women Only and bringing a friend, or two is always welcomed. Because this is a group format in the support of our community, it is healing for each individual to make a personal commitment to participate in exchanges accordingly to one's ability to share, grow and heal as well as the benefit to the group as a whole.

  • Meditation begins promptly after 7 P.M., doors will be locked at 7:01 to prevent interruptions, maintaining group safety, and upholding everyone’s privacy, however, doors will be opened for “socializing” 15-45 minutes or more prior to 7 P.M. to accommodate community social time, as long as RSVP’s are made to accommodate the needs of the group.

  • Depending on the size of the group, the facilitator's presentation, and the material of the evening, session length averages 90 - 120 minutes,
  • 8:30 - 9:00 P.M., but can, in few and rare cases, extend up to 10 P.M. 

  • Personal/Private meditation sessions are available for individuals or small groups, as well as other Holistic Healing. Discussion of facilitators' scheduling and fees available upon request.

If you have any questions, please email Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com.
WE NEED GRASS CUTTERS AND WATERING!
It is now summer and our grass is growing as is our flowers and vegetable garden. We need some volunteers that would be willing to come and cut the grass and water the front and back of the church and the rose garden! 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! 
NEXT BOARD MEETING JULY 15, 2021

The monthly in-person Board meeting for June has been canceled due to Rev. Martha's ankle surgery and the passing of her mother Lee. 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
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Prayers for Rev. Martha Daniels and her family on the passing of her mother Lee on Monday. May Eternal rest grant unto Lee, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen1

Prayers of healing for Rev. Martha Daniels who broke her ankle had surgery and is now in rehab.3

Prayers of healing for Alexsandra for healing and health.2

Thanksgiving for healing Janie A. and for her partner Kim O.2

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