August 8, 2017
Keller UMC News
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Prayer Requests
Carol McCorkle                      
Carolyn Hawley
Kevin Gerke
Sheana Arrington 
Sympathy Requests
Beki Picus in the loss of her spouse, Brenda Slovak.
August 9: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. 
Kid's option: Sloppy Joes served with tater tots.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
Small Groups

Interested in joining a small group? These are just of few of those available. Contact Pastor Stacy for more information!

-meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in DAC 416

-Mondays at 10am
 
-begins August 30
 
-Tuesdays, 9:30am,
new study August 29

Women's Sunday Evening Bible Study

Life With Young Kids Sunday School

Marriage Sunday School 
Youth Day at Hurricane Harbor

Cancelled due to lack of registration. But be sure to join us for the return of Collide on August 20, 5:30-7pm in the YAC. We will have food, games and decorate the YAC. Wear clothes you can get messy!
Join the 5th-8th Grade Youth Choir
 
Join the new fun, no-pressure choir for the youth at KUMC! We'll rehearse on Sundays 2-3 times a month (4:30-5:30pm, immediately before Sunday night kid's and youth programming) and sing in 8:15am worship about once a month. There will also be chances to sing in the community and a choir tour in early summer! No musical experience is needed. Don't miss the parent information meeting and our first rehearsal on Sunday, August 27, at 4:30pm in the Music Suite. Contact Trey West for details!

Make a Difference in  the Life of a Child

We are looking for dedicated individuals to be mentors and prayer partners for our programs within Keller ISD. We ask mentors to spend one hour a week with one student in Kindergarten-fourth grade so both of you might experience Christ's love. Click here for an application! Contact Janna Elliott with questions.
Holy Land Tour
February 27-March 8, 2018
 
This guided tour includes the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Franciscan Wedding Chapel at Cana, Nazareth, Caesarea, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa and many other sites important in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The per person cost of $3,596 includes hotels, many meals, airfare and all transportation, guides and entrance fees. KUMC staff members will also be on the trip, with the number dependent on size of group. Contact Jan Valend y at 817-431-1332. Download the printable brochure or pick one up at the Welcome Desk. 
August 12 and 13  
Connecting Through Worship
Psalm 150

Worship is so much bigger and broader than we normally define it. Worship is not about a sanctuary, style of music, or particular preacher. Worship is about ascribing value and worth to the God of all creation. Join us as we explore how to connect with God and with others in true worship.

Saturday:
5pm with our Praise Band
 
Sunday:
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with our Praise Band
11am with our Chancel Choir
KUMC Art Exhibit/Contest
Deadline this Saturday!

Time to get creative with our Vinyl Theology sermon series, August 12-September 17. As a part of the Music and Worship Arts Strategic Initiative, this new component is being added to enhance the overall worship experience. A panel of judges will choose semi-finalists whose artwork will be put on display in the long hallway in the DAC for the length of the exhibit/contest. During the exhibit, all will be invited to cast "votes" for their favorite piece of artwork. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the winning artwork will be displayed prominently in the Narthex. For details click here or contact Trey West.
Plan to Attend a Listening Session
 
We value the youth of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable youth ministry that is going to have a deep impact. That's why we are developing a game plan in partnership with Ministry Architects. We hope to see participation in listening groups August 13 and 14 from a broad spectrum of parents, volunteers, youth and people who just love our youth. Take a look at the schedule and p lease attend the one that fits your demographic and works best with your schedule. We want your insights, your frustrations and your dreams to be heard.   Click here for times and locations!
Looking for a Place to Serve?
We'd Love to Have Your Help!

All children, four years old through sixth grade, attending Sunday School need caring, faithful adults to share God's Love with them. Fall classes begin August 20. Lessons along with all materials and support for all teachers are provided. Join our team as we share the Good News with our children! Whether you would like to serve every other month, or as a substitute or on a short-term basis, we have a spot for you! Please prayerfully consider joining this ministry area of our church.  Click here to see openings and to sign up!

Family Mission Trip to Waco

October 7-9
, Cost: $100 for adults, $75 for children 12 and under.  We will travel to Waco for a weekend of learning and engaging in a service project at the World Hunger Relief International Farm.  We will also visit the Methodist Boys Ranch in Waco and worship on Sunday morning at the Methodist Children's Home. Monday we will return to Keller, stopping on the way home at the Bethlehem Community Center to help serve lunch and spend time with the children who receive services from this United Methodist ministry partner agency. Register here by September 7!
Children's Ministries
Blessing of the Backpacks
 
Student of all ages and educators of all varieties are invited to join us in worship on August 12  and 13 for the annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Bring your backpack with you as our church prays over you, and blesses you to be a light to others in your school setting. We want all of our students and educators to know that we are praying for a wonderful year of learning and growth! 
Back-to-School Breakfast
 
Sunday, August 13, during 9:30 and 11am Sunday school, we will have breakfast in the Family Life Center for pre-K through sixth graders and you can even wear your pjs! Join us for sausage, fruit and pancakes with all the trimmings! 
3rd and 4th Grade Bible Retreat
 
Our 3rd and 4th graders are heading to Glen Lake Camp for a weekend Bible retreat! September 15-16, get a weekend break from school and learn how to use your Bible during worship and small group activities. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, and games with your old friends and the new friends you'll meet from other churches. Cost: $45, includes camp fee, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Bring money for Friday dinner and camp store.  Register by September 1Please email Victoria Wilson and let her know that you have registered on the Glen  Lake Camp site!
5th and 6th Grade Bible Retreat
 
at Sky Ranch will provide an extra outlet where your child can explore and share their faith through Christian community with their peers. This will be a high energy weekend full of large group games, peer discussion groups, team building, zip lining, rock climbing, swimming and so much more! We must h ave one adult chaperone for every seven kids, as well as drivers to and from Sky Ranch. Cost for students: $120, cost for adults: $50. Register by Friday, September 1.
Want More Ways to Connect with Children's Ministry?

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Youth Ministries
7th Grade Confirmation Class
 
Confirmation is a wonderful starting point within the United Methodist Church where 7th grade students can delve deeply into the tenets of our faith and ask tough questions in a safe environment. The promise parents make at their student's baptism to raise them in God's love is "confirmed" at this time. Students who have not previously been baptized have an opportunity to do so along with their confirmation at the conclusion of the class. W e will explore the meaning of baptism, spiritual disciplines, the Holy Trinity, Communion, the importance of grace in the United Methodist Church and any other questions that might arise. At the end of the course, students make a public claim to the title of Christian and United Methodist on Confirmation Weekend at the conclusion of the school year.   

The next Confirmation Class begins  September 10.
 Parent information meetings are  Sunday, August 20, 12-1:30pm or Wednesday, August 23, 6-7:30pm in the Youth Activities Center. Parents and students should choose one of these dates and times to receive information on the upcoming classes.