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Sunday, February 4th

An Open And Affirming Community Of Faith -

We Welcome All Beliefs!


  • Sage meets every Friday at 1 PM. Check here for the church calendar for the link.



  • No parking on Sundays on east side of Maple Ave when there is 2" of snow.



  • Pot Luck 2/25 after service - see below



  • Thrive with Pride meets 2/1 see below


  • Meditations restarts on February 7th at 7 pm


  • Pint with the Pastor 02/8/24 at Pub 78
  • Ash Wednesday Services on 2/14 at 7 pm

Support Holy Covenant MCC

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Giving Needed Weekly

(4 WEEKS) $1,170

The monthly difference is -$2,467

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Our bills are listed for the month of JANUARY 2021.

Your generosity helps us pay the bills. Any amount helps us meet our obligations.






If you would like to pay one of the bills,

please designate that in your donation. 

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

PINTS WITH THE PASTOR

FEBRUARY 8TH!


Join us at Pub 78 in beautiful downtown Brookfield for no-host dinner and/or drinks. conversation and good times from 6 pm - 8 pm.


Time: 6 pm, Thursday, February 8th.

Pub 78

3733 Grand Ave

Brookfield, IL 60513

POT LUCK COMING UP!

POT LUCK - VEGETARIAN DISHES!

FEBRUARY 25, 2024

Spring is in the air and we're excited to celebrate with our second potluck of the year! Join us on Sunday, February 25th, immediately following church.

 We can't wait to see what delicious dishes everyone will bring, so we suggest bringing a tasty vegetarian option. To ensure we have a variety of dishes, we have a sign-up sheet downstairs. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share a meal and fellowship with your church family. See you there!

Watch the video below on Ash Wednesday & Lent!

What is Ash Wednesday?
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IT'S SNOWING!

NO PARKING OVER 2"


Attention all drivers! While the cows may have free reign to park wherever they please, we humans have to follow the rules. As a friendly reminder, when there's a snowfall of 2 inches or more, parking on the east side of Maple Ave is prohibited and is the side the church is on. If you choose to ignore this warning, you'll be udderly disappointed to find a ticket on your windshield and your car towed away. Don't let that happen to you! Instead, please park on the opposite side of the street to avoid any hassle. Stay safe and warm this winter season!

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SNOW SALTING HELP


We are excited to announce that we have hired a contractor to shovel our sidewalks and stairs after snowstorms. However, we would like to remind our congregants and friends that the contractor will not be salting the area. Therefore, we kindly request that if you are in the area and notice that we have been shoveled, please take a moment to salt the sidewalks and stairs for our safety and the safety of others. The salt will be located outside by the back door for your convenience. 


Additionally, we would like to invite you to contribute to the cost of snow removal. If you would like to donate, please indicate so on your donation or Zelle it with a note attached. If you use PayPal, please note it in your donation. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. 


Thank you for your attention and cooperation in keeping our community safe during the winter season.

THRIVE WITH PRIDE - CONNECTING AND BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS.

Join us Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11am-12:15pm (CST)!


How do we connect and build meaningful relationships in the post COVID world? This workshop with Jacqueline Boyd of The Care Plan will provide insights around how to shape your social world. In particular strategies to find

and get to know new people and develop intimacy in your life. Increasing intimacy for you may mean dating, more healthy touch in your life, emotional intimacy or self-intimacy, and we'll be covering all these areas together. We

benefit in older age from close relationships in our lives, and we are looking forward to discussing these important issues together. 


Join by clicking or calling: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4208272855?omn=87377550254

312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 420 827 2855)

This event is free; registration is not required.


Download the EVENT flyer here. Click here to sign up.

HOLY COVENANT BOARD MEETING - FEBRUARY 15th

The next Board meeting will be held on February 15th, 7 pm at the church.


You can find all the Board agenda, minutes and financials on our website. They are also posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.


You can find a PDF of the past Board Meetings Agenda, Minutes and church financials here

WEEKLY SERVICE INFORMATION

HYBRID - IN PERSON AND ON YOUTUBE

REV. MARTHA DANIELS PREACHING

10:00 AM CST

Our worship celebration is every Sunday at 10 am CST. If you would like to join us you may join us in person or go to our Facebook page at Holy Covenant Facebook Page and click on the LINK to YouTube to watch the service.


Sunday, February 4, 2024

Mark 1:29-39



Sermon: "Getting Down to Work"


Have a candle ready to light, a cookie or bread, and a glass of your favorite libation for communion if you are watching online.


You can also find previous services 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


DO YOU WANT TO HELP WITH WORSHIP?

Do you feel a call to help with worship? To read a prayer, or a reading, or to usher or serve communion? Whether you are here in person or virtually, we need and want your gifts! Contact Rev. Martha or Roxann at roxann.victory@outlook.com.

AGING WELL JANUARY PROGRAMS

Join us all month long for informative seminars, health programs, fitness, entertainment, and more!
 
Hello Neighbors! Below is our June schedule. Join us all month long for informative seminars, brain health programs, fitness, history, entertainment, and more online and in person! Just click here for the list of classes.

We encourage you to share our class schedule with friends, family, and neighbors, near & far, of any age – everyone is welcome to join us! All of our classes are free & no advance registration is required. We hope to see you soon on Zoom!

Thank you all for being a part of the Aging Well Neighborhood!

For questions about the programs listed, please email AWN@agingcareconnections.org.

PROPERTY FRAUD ALERTS


The Cook County Clerk’s office offers a free Property Fraud Alert that will call or email you any time a document is recorded against your property, or the property of a loved one. Property owners should always be on alert for potential Property or Recording fraud against their home or properties. Fraudsters can target paid-for homes that have no mortgage and file forged documents with a county recorder. Please check out the links below to signup or report fraud.


Contact Center for Disability and Elder Law for additional assistance or information (312) 376-1880.

 

Property Fraud Unit | Cook County Clerk

(cookcountyclerkil.gov)

 

Signup | Clerk's Recordings System

(cookcountyclerkil.gov)

SHARE FOOD, SHARE LOVE

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Food insecurity has become a public health crisis that continues to affect our communities, with an alarming increase of 19 in the number of households facing hunger compared to pandemic levels. The situation is even worse for Black households, as the number has risen by 37. With the recent cancellation of extra money in the SNAP program, it is now more vital than ever to support organizations like Share Food Share Love.


By donating to the Share Food Share Love Food Pantry, you can make a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling to put food on the table. With just a $1.00 donation, you can help provide 3 meals for a family in need. Your generosity can help ensure that our neighbors do not go hungry.


We are calling on all members of our community to help us fight food insecurity by donating to the Share Food Share Love Food Pantry. There is a food box located in front of Tischler's where you can drop off your non-perishable food items 2/47 or bring your food donations to the church and we will take it over. Let's come together to support each other during these challenging times. Thank you for your support!


If you live in the surrounding area of Brookfield, you may qualify to be our neighbor at Share Food, Share Love. You can stop in on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9 pm and Saturday mornings 10 am to 12 pm to apply and gather up some food for you and your family. If you do come, please try to bring your own reusable bags but if you forget, we will have bags for you.


The food box located in front of Tischler's where you can drop off your non-perishable food into this box 24/7!



Thank you!


SHARE FOOD, SHARE LOVE GIVING PAGE

WSSS (SAGE) CALENDAR, EVENTS & MENU

West Suburban Senior Services (previously known as West Suburban SAGE) a social support group for LGBTQ seniors, meets both via ZOOM and in person on Fridays at 1 pm. Please contact Eric Eugenio Vironet (evironet@cmsschicago.org) if you plan to attend in person as space is limited.

West Suburban January Activity Calendar click here

West Suburban January Menu click here

West Suburban Senior Services website click here

WSSS Facebook Page click here

PASTOR'S PICK CORNER -

Rev. Daniels Reading/Listening/Watching Suggestions


This time it's a podcast! "The Rest is History," hosted by Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook, both historians. Tom Holland has written several books--I recently finished "Dominion," an account of the ways Christianity has affected world history in the last 2000 years. Even in regimes which did not seem particularly Christian (such as Germany under Hitler), the influence and power of the Church, and the strands of Christianity woven into the very fabric of Western culture, guided the actions of the government, for good or ill. They discuss a wide range of history, from ancient Rome to Trump to 9/11 to the Kennedy assassination to medieval kings, with depth, intelligence and humor, not to mention nods to popular culture. I especially appreciate their series on selecting the best superhero's and other such contests. The podcast is free, with additional bonus episodes if you choose to subscribe ($6/month). It's available wherever you find your podcasts!

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO HOLY COVENANT TODAY!

MEDITATION WILL BE STARTING FEBRUARY 7TH!

Mary Ann will be starting up meditation again on the first Wednesday of February which is the 7th at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!


For more information about meditation please contact Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com.

AMAZON HAS OUR LIST OF NEEDS!
UPDATED LIST!

We have updated our "needs" list online at Amazon. We ask that you look at our list of what items we are in need of and purchase something for the church.


This list is available to see here HC Need List and is updated as needed. You can order and pay for anything off this list and have it shipped directly to the church. We appreciate anything you can order for us!


We thank you for your continued support of Holy Covenant!

NEED POWER OF ATTORNEY OR WILL?

Contact the Center for Disability & Elder Law at Center for Disability and Elder Law. Click this link to see more information and links.

We mourn and pray for all the families who have suffered personal losses from gun violence at our schools, churches, and hospitals. public venues and other places.


Prayers for Debbie C. for good results from her PET scan.2

Prayers for Barb A.'s Aunts Dal and that they find why her hip is not working right.2

Prayers for Barbara R. as she recovers from knee replacement surgery.2

Prayers for a happy, healthy, financially prosperous 2024 for all in Roxann's company, family, and friends.2

Prayers of thanksgiving for Tony P.'s CAT scan that came back with only blood clots.2

Prayers for Lorelei & Renee from their illness. Please let John be cancer free and continue to heal him. Please take away Bernadette's depression. Please relieve Laura's anxiety and continue to heal Patti.2


Prayers for those with harden hearts that feel the need to deface places of worship.

Prayers and strength for Ukraine, for those who are relocating, and to end the war and unnecessary deaths.

Prayers for all our first responders that they stay safe while helping others.

Prayers 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

There is a universal help line 211 for Cook County. They can help residents with housing, food, health services and more. It is a 24 hour seven day a week operation and have trained professionals answer the phone and are able to help you


Missed a sermon?

Click here to catch up and watch on the Holy Covenant YouTube channel! 
If you or someone you know is in an emergency call 911 for help.

Need someone to talk to? Call the suicide lifeline by dialing 988.

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Health
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