July 11, 2017
Keller UMC News
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Prayer Requests
None this week.
Sympathy Requests
Coni Rice and family on the loss of her father, Jim Radeck. 

Dennis Karns and family on the loss of his sister, Patricia Wallace.

Sophia Carlson and family on the loss of her grandmother, Mary.

July 12: Blackened chicken tenders served with red beans, rice and side salad. 

Kid's option: Chicken nuggets served with tater tots and whole kernel corn.  

Click here for pricing and future menus.
Blood Drive Sign Ups
KUMC's blood drive is Sunday, July 30, 8am-1pm in DAC 407/408. You can register at the Welcome Desk this weekend or sign up online here!
School Supply Drive
KUMC shares Christ's love with children in need of school supplies each year. To participate, pick up a shopping list at the Welcome Desk and return to worship by July 30
Busy Moms Circle
Are you a busy mom? You are invited to join this UMW Circle on the third Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30pm, Childcare available. Click here for current schedule!
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!
Memphis Mission Trip Meeting
Don't forget about our pre-trip meeting this Sunday, July 16, at 12:15pm in the YAC. Parents and students are required to attend!
July 15 and 16  
Connecting Through Small Groups 
1 John 4:7-12

Jesus gives us the perfect example of what real love looks like. Jesus loves us with a messy kind of love as he lives among us, walks in our streets and listens to our stories. When we encounter this love, we are changed by it and we share it with others. How can we model the love of Jesus by connecting with others through small groups?

5pm with our Praise Band
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with our Praise Band
11am with our Chancel Choir
Want to Get More Connected?

Learn more about what it means to be a part of Keller UMC at the next Connection Point, Wednesday, July 12, from 6:30-8pm. At the conclusion there will be a time to officially become a member through baptism and/or church membership if you wish. Childcare is provided. We hope to see you in DAC Room 410!
Summer Theater Workshop

Summer Theater Workshop starts next week! If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity, click here! For details, contact Trey West .
Neighboring Opportunities

Keller UMC will host Justice for our Neighbor DFW (JFON) Citizenship Day on July 15. JFON is a National Ministry of the United Methodist Church founded by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in 1999. This event assists legal, permanent residents in applying for United States Citizenship for just a $20 donation. All applicants have been pre-screened by JFON attorneys to verify they have met the criteria to become U.S. citizens.  KUMC will provide hospitality, assistance in filling out paperwork, make photo copies, donate refreshments and various other tasks for our neighbors attending the event. Please contact Janna Elliott to help or answer any questions. For more information, visit  JFON DFW

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! Deadline is July 21. If you have questions, contact Janna Elliott.
Pocket Change 
The UMW have kicked off the annual Pocket Change fundraiser. This year the proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program. Stop by and pick up a collection bag and return to the Welcome Desk (or the church office) next week. Collection dates are June 17-July 23.

KUMC Art Exhibit/Contest
August 12-September 17

Calling all artists! Time to get creative with our Vinyl Theology sermon series. As a part of the Music and Worship Arts Strategic Initiative, this new component is being added to enhance the overall worship experience. Parameters concerning the creation of art will be provided. Deadline for submissions is August 12. 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 more information, click here. Contact Trey West.
Holy Land Tour
February 27-March 8, 2018
We have twelve already registered for this guided tour that 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. 
Youth Ministries
Update on the Youth Director Search
The Youth Ministry Task Force, led by Michael Miller, has met and decided to work with a recruitment company specializing in youth ministry. Youth Ministry Architects will begin the process in August spending three days at KUMC talking with many parents, students and staff and assessing our needs and expectations for our next Youth Director. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Michael Miller.
Jr. High Swim Night
Sunday, July 16,  Jr. high youth are invited to the home of  Shauna and Bryan Wright (814 Victoria Drive, Keller, TX 76248) from 5:30-7:30pm. Girls bring snacks; boys bring drinks.