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.
Pint with the Pastor 01/11/24
Worship team meeting 1/14 after service
Board meeting 1/18 at 7 pm
Upcoming MLK celebration starting on Sunday 1/14 at 3:00 P.M with the showing of the movie "Nuns of Selma" at Nazareth Academy. Then on Monday 1/15 our Prayer Breakfast will be at the First Baptist Church 20 N Ashland doors open at 9:00am.
Support Holy Covenant MCC
with Your Generosity Today!
Holy Covenant relies on the generosity of our community to continue serving our members. We need to raise at least 4,672 every month to meet our obligations for bills and salaries. We ask for your support today to help us keep our church going.
You can donate through PayPal or Zelle, and every little bit helps. However, please note that PayPal charges a fee to the church. If possible, please consider helping us cover that fee by choosing the Zelle option. You may also mail a check to the church to our address at 9145 Grant Ave, Brookfield, IL, 60513
At Holy Covenant, we strive to provide a welcoming community for all who seek it. Your donation will directly support our efforts to do so. Join us in keeping our church running and donate to Holy Covenant today! Thank you for your generosity.
Our bills are listed for the month of December 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST
PINTS WITH THE PASTOR
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, January 11th.
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
SAVE THE DATE! FEBRUARY 3, 2024
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. 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!
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 - Focus Group for LGBT+ Older Adults in Suburban Cook County
Join us Tuesday, January, 23, 2024 at 11am-12:15pm (CST)!
Thrive with Pride by AgeOptions wants to hear from you! Whether you have attended one of our events before or not, we welcome your valuable input on meaningful programs and ways to reach LGBT+ older adults in our area.
Invite a friend! As an incentive for your participation, we will be raffling off one $50 Visa giftcard and two AgeOptions swag packs.
The next Board meeting will be held on January 18th, 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, Minutesand church financialshere
WEEKLY SERVICE INFORMATION
HYBRID - IN PERSON AND ON YOUTUBE
REV. MARTHA DANIELSPREACHING
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, January 7, 2024
Sermon: "Let There Be Light"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
AGING WELL DECEMBER 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!
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.? Do you live in the northern part of Cook County?
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
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.
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend in person as space is limited.
West Suburban January Activity Calendar click here
Meditation will continue in February. Mary Ann is taking a sabbatical through the cold winter months.
For more information about meditation please contact Mary Ann Latsaras at email@example.com.
AMAZON HAS OUR LIST OF NEEDS!
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!
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.
Patti is Thankful for this season and the most important gift that has ever or will ever be given. My hope is that everyone will know and receive it.2
Prayers for Jim's daughter in law Caitlin, friend Lucille and Angela who have COVID.2
Prayers for Barbara R's friends for healing of Joanne's hip, Dave's knee and Asher's lungs.2
Prayers of comfort for Cheryl and everyone else struggling deeply with grief.2
Prayers of healing for Kim, Karen, Leah and Katie. Peace and comfort for everyone suffering from joblessness, homelessness, medical issues, grief, relationship troubles.2
Barbara is Thankful for her angel who helped her last week.2
Prayers for Laura & Patty's granddaughter as she gets over RSV.3
Praises to God for Laura & Patty's sister, Vicki for restoring her eyesight.3
Prayers for Laura for some relief from her arthritis.3
Prayers for Carol S. & Gloria G. for speedy recovery from COVID.3
Prayers for Barbara R's Pastor Dan's knee to heal after replacement surgery and for his wife Judy who is his caretaker.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.
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.