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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.

  • Celebration of Reclamation service 9/24 - See below!

  • Please come and pull weeds! See Below!

  • Meditation with Mary Ann on Wednesday, September 27th, 7 pm - All are welcome!

  • Thrive with Pride group meeting on Tuesday, September 26th, at 7 pm via Zoom. Join us for a conversation Medicare Open Enrollment. See below for the link.

  • Garage Sale postponed! See Below.

  • Fellowship Sunday, Fellowship Month - 55-years of Ministry for MCC on October 8th!



We are still in need of a coordinator for the garage sale. Most items are priced, so the coordinator would lead set up and tear down plus coordinate the volunteers on the day of the sale. Once we have a coordinator, we will set a firm date.

Hey there, fellow bargain hunters! Our fall garage sale is just around the corner, and we need your help to make it a smashing success. We're on the hunt for a new leader to coordinate the event, and we believe that person could be you!

Our previous coordinator, Cheryl Bartik, has retired, but she's still willing to lend a hand. She's even left us with an amazing head start by pricing everything beforehand. All you need to do is price any new items that come in and coordinate the helpers. The Board will be there to assist you every step of the way.

So, what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? We promise it'll be a blast! If you're interested, please see any Board member and let them know you're ready to lead the charge. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to support our church while having some fun along the way!

Support Holy Covenant MCC

with Your Generosity Today!

At Holy Covenant, we rely on the generosity of our community to keep our church running and continue serving our members. We are reaching out to you today to ask for your support, as we need to raise at least 4,672 every month to meet our obligations for bills and salaries.

There are multiple ways you can donate to Holy Covenant. You can donate through PayPal, which you can access through our website or by sending your donation to However, please note that PayPal charges a fee to the church, so if possible, please consider helping us cover that fee.

Alternatively, you can use Zelle to send your donation directly to the church at This option has no fees attached to it, and your donation will go directly into our general account.

You can also send an electronic check from your financial institution or send a personal check to our address at 9145 Grant Ave, Brookfield, IL, 60513.

Every little bit helps, and we are grateful for any support you can offer. Together, we can keep our church going and continue providing a welcoming community for all who seek it. Thank you for your generosity!

September 2023 Giving

Giving Needed Weekly

(4 WEEKS) $1,169

The monthly difference is -$2,419

Our bills are listed for the month of August 2023.
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. 



The next meditation is on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7 pm at the church.

Mary Ann will be leading the meditation upstairs in the church. This event is

open to all men and women.

Please be prompt at 7 pm so there are no distractions. We ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the building.

For more information about meditation please contact Mary Ann Latsaras at

Rev. Daniels Reading/Listening/Watching Suggestions

Joseph - The Movie
This month it's a movie!

Joseph! After talking about Joseph a few weeks ago,
I re-watched the movie I mentioned, titled (not surprisingly) Joseph. It is available on YouTube Joseph - The Movie and is about 3 hours long in total (remember it was a miniseries on TV).

The Old Testament story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob (Martin Landau) and great-grandson of Abraham, who was sold into slavery by his brothers, but who rose to become prime minister of Egypt. Joseph (Paul Mercurio) governed the country during a seven-year famine, during which his brothers visited Egypt seeking grain, only to encounter their brother, whom they had long presumed dead.

I invite you to join me on October 22 after church for a discussion of this account of Joseph's life (CW for the movie--SA is mentioned but not shown; harassment is shown between Joseph and Ptophar's wife).

Are you ready for the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Period? Every year from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, Medicare gives you the chance to review and make changes to your current coverage. Avisery by AgeOptions will educate participants on how to prepare and get support, as well as highlight some of the key benefit changes, caveats and costs.

Before the event: We encourage you to scroll down this page to their September 2022 presentation on the “ABCDs” of Medicare and review your current coverage. Bring your questions for our Medicare experts!

​Join us on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11am (Central) by clicking or dialing (312)626-6799, then enter ID 966 6129 4106 at prompt.

​This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

Download the EVENT flyer here.

Thrive with Pride small group meeting on Thursday, October 5, at 7 pm via Zoom. Join us for a conversation about medicare open enrollment.


Sun, Oct 15 2-5p, La Grange Community Center (200 S Washington)

CDG will present the completed murals on the Community Center to the Park District of La Grange as part of a brief program. Celebration will also include break dancing, live music, DJ OD and food from local restaurants! See attached for more information. If you are able to announce and post at your church or synagogue, that would be great!

Thank-you to all those who helped lay the tiles, donate to the project and participate in many ways - we had over 400 individuals fill over 500 1-hour time slots to contribute, including ministers, church members, La Grange Police chief and officers, La Grange Fire chief and officers, Village of La Grange officials, district 102 new superintendent and key staff members, boy scouts, girl scouts, Kiwanis Kids, Helping Hand, many community members and more! We look forward to celebrating with the community!

Click on the image above or here to download the flyer as a PDF.


Be sure to join us for worship on Sunday, September 24! We will be celebrating the reclamation and cleansing of our church building after the vandalism and restoration work of last spring.

We will begin with a smudging (Native American ritual of cleansing with sage smoke, led by Harold Gibson, a spiritual leader of the local gathering of the Anishna'abe people). The service will include special readings and prayers from many traditions as we remember that our building is a "house of prayer for all nations."


The next Board meeting will be on

October 19th 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


As we approach the end of the grass cutting season, the Board would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Joanie Baird for her hard work and dedication in keeping the lawn well-maintained. Joanie's efforts have not gone unnoticed, and we encourage you to thank her personally when you see her around.

As we prepare for the fall season and for our upcoming Reclaiming Service on 9/24, we are in need of volunteers to help pull the weeds. If you are willing to pull some weeds after service or just come on your own time, please contact Rev. Martha. You can bring your own tools and please put all weeds into the black grass cans.

 Your help will ensure that our grounds remain well-manicured and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Thank you in advance for your willingness to contribute!

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, September 24, 2023

Psalm 84:1-14, 10

Matthew 7:24-25

Message: Mr. Harold Gibson (bio below) and

Rev. Martha Daniels

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


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


Hi! My name is Harold Gibson, and I was born in Boston in the last century and grew up in a mostly African American neighborhood outside Boston. My heritage is Native American, African American and Scottish-American.

After graduating High School, I briefly worked as a chemical technician, then joined the Air Force in 1965. While in the Air Force, I worked in a variety of positions with electronics including ground to air communications. Other jobs included working in television, Nambe mills, working at Los Alamos and Argonne National Laboratories. While working at Argonne as a Scientific Associate, my job was to design, create, build and/or purchase whatever what needed to complete various scientific experiments. 

My education was as a “Roads” scholar, meaning I learned what was needed on each job. Late in my career, I was able to use all this experience to obtain a Ph.D. (doctorate) in electrical engineering.

Through-out my life, I have always enjoyed creating all types of art including jewelry, stained glass, pottery, wood-working and leather work, among other things. I also play native American Flute and enjoy traveling and visiting National Parks.


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

Know Any Older Adults who Need Home Repairs?

We have an incredible gift/program to be able to bring to our clients. Please think of anyone you know who might meet the eligibility requirements and can benefit from this service – anyone with safety concerns or issues, poor lighting, no handrails near stairs, no grab bars in the bathroom, no smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors, is there a need for a lock box, etc.? Are there any areas in need of repair – cracks, uneven flooring, broken doors or locks etc.?

If you know of someone, please contact Jan Walch to see if they can help.

Jan L. Walch Ӏ Director of Philanthropy and External Affairs
Aging Care Connections
111 W. Harris Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525
D: 708-603-2243 Ӏ P: 708-354-1323, Ext 243



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!

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

Thank you!


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, October 12th.

Pub 78

3733 Grand Ave

Brookfield, IL 60513

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. We hope to resume our lunches in July. Please contact Eric Eugenio Vironet ( if you plan to attend in person as space is limited. Click here to join the meeting

West Suburban Senior Services website click here
WSSS Facebook Page click here

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!


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 Karen & Sue C. as they mourn the unexpected passing of their beloved dog Izzy.1

Prayers for Dorothy, mourning the loss of her brother James.1

Prayers of healing for Tom H. after the loss of his mother.2

Prayers for.Carol S. and Gloria G. as they mourn the passing of their cat Silver who was 21-years old.3

Prayers for Laura's and Patti's new granddaughter Lorelei Nicole that she is blessed throughout her life.3

Prayers for Laura and Patti's friend, Marylou S. for healing from her blood clot.2

Prayers for Laura & Patti's friend Bernadette to secure employment and that her family house loan be approved.2

Prayers for healing for Kim after her surgery for cancer as she has had complications.2

Prayers of thanksgiving for Bianca's birthday & prayers that she feels loved and appreciated.2

Prayers for wisdom and patience to Cathy as her mother, Joyce's dementia gets worse.3

Prayers for healing for Betsy M. and her family.3

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.


There is now 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 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
Every day brings something new—
and God is with us always!
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