Keller UMC News                                                                     December 5, 2017
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Congregational Care
Please notify your church family at 817-431-1332 and let us know if you or a loved one are hospitalized, or if there has been a birth, death or wedding in your family. If you are in need of pastoral care, let us know as well and a minister will respond. 

Prayer Requests

Barry Lemons
Sydney Lemons
Jessica Goode
Sharon Houston

Sympathy Request

Ryan Willits and family on the loss of his father, Arthur Willits.
December 6: 
Spaghetti and meat sauce, garden salad, toasted roll.
Kids option: Spaghetti, salad and applesauce.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
UMW Crafty Crafters
 
Meet in the Hallelujah Center on Wednesday, December 6, at 9:30am.  We will be making Christmas favors for Meals on Wheels recipients. We'll be making 25 angels so need lots of hands to make enough for everyone. See you there!
Alzheimer's Support 
 
The next Alzheimer's Support Group meeting is Sunday, December 10 ,  2-2:30 pm in DAC 417 They meet on the second  Sunday of every month.
Gardeners Needed!
 
We will winterize our church community garden on Saturday, December 9, starting at 9am. We have lots to do so many helpers are needed. If you haven't been to the garden, it's located north and east of our church building in the large open field. The entrance is from Hallelujah Trail. 
Sages Gathering 
 
Wednesday, December 13, 11:30am in DAC 411.  The SAGES will enjoy a Christmas program and covered d ish luncheon.
Don't forget to bring items for Bethlehem Center bags.  Entertainment by Building Blocks and  Christmas caroling with Carlene Edwards.
Looking for that perfect gift for someone who has everything? 

Give to Keller UMC Serving Ministries in his or her honor this Christmas! You may designate giving to the Backpack Program, Kids Hope USA, Benevolence, International or Youth mission trips or just make a general donation to be used where it is needed the most. You will get a nice Christmas card to give to the honoree. Contact Janna Elliott or stop by the Welcome Desk Saturday or Sunday to get more information.
December 9 and 10 
Gloria
Preparations
Isaiah 40:1-5

Enjoy this musical worship as the Keller Choral Union and orchestra present Vivaldi's, Gloria, telling the story of the coming birth of the Christ child during all four services!

Saturday: 5pm 
Sunday: 
8:15,  9:30 and  11am 
Blue Christmas Service

This season is filled with wrapped boxes, blinking lights and decorated conifers. Joy and excitement surround us. But for many, this time is filled with painful reminders of lost loved ones, divorce or separation, lost jobs. December 13 at 6:30pm we unite for a time of honest reflection and acknowledgment of the painful experiences as we look ahead to hope and new life.
Christmas in the Community
 
KUMC offers a variety of activities for the whole family to participate in sharing the love of Christ.

Evergreen Dinner, December 15
Food Pantry and Christmas Party for Backpack Families, December 16
Join Us for Christmas Caroling

All are invited to join us for an evening of caroling December 17. Meet at the church at 4:30pm and sing through some carols before we head out. We will return to the church by 6pm and enjoy some cookies, hot chocolate, games and an ugly Christmas sweater contest! Please RSVP to Victoria and let us know you are coming!.
Servers Needed for Christmas Eve 
 
If you have not already signed up to serve at one of our Christmas Eve worship services, Kim Kuhlman will be at the Welcome Desk this weekend so that you can sign-up in person.  With five worship services, it takes many people serving to make everything happen as it should. We need ushers, greeters, communion servers, golf cart drivers, Ambassadors and parking lot attendants. You can still sign-up here .
Christmas Workday, Monday, December 18
 
It's time again, to put together bulletins, candles and kid's packets for our five Christmas Eve Services.  Monday, December 18, 10am-2pm in the Narthex. If you would like to come and lend a hand, please contact Kim Kuhlman. We are happy to give service hours for any youth that would like to come help! 
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
for Children and Youth 

 
Please note that we will not have Sunday school on these worship dates. Enjoy these services with your family!
Thank You from Community Storehouse
 
Thank you for hosting this year's Thanksgiving event. I think it was a huge success and this would not have happen without you and your churches hospitality. All of the volunteers were absolutely awesome and were such a pleasure. The Community Storehouse could not do what we do without the help from the community and the churches. We are so blessed to have this support!
What is The Art of Discipleship?

Usually by this time of year, we have completed a pledging and stewardship campaign, but this year we are looking forward to a new kind of campaign. Beginning in January, join us to explore the many ways to grow in our discipleship, to fulfill our membership vows and become the people God intends for us to be.
Children's Ministries
Children's Christmas Eve Service

Children in 4th-6th grade have the opportunity to serve by assisting with worship through speaking parts, ushering, greeting and serving communion during the 2pm Christmas Eve Service. Please sign up with Kristin Springer.

5th and 6th Grade 
Christmas Angel Scavenger Hunt
December 10,  5:30-7:30pm

Join us for fun, fellowship and a service opportunity to share  Christ's love and help brighten someone else's Christmas. Meet at the church at 5:30pm  to head out for our Christmas Angel Scavenger Hunt. We'll be doing a scavenger hunt while shopping for our four adopted Christmas Angels. We ask the kids to bring money to go towards the gifts.
 
We need drivers and chaperones for this event. If you are willing and able,  please contact  Kristin Springer.
Youth Ministries
7th-12th Grade
Mid-winter Retreat

February 2-4 at Glen Lake Camp, Glen Rose, TX
Early bird registration now through January 12 - $100
January 13-26 Registration - $125
Register here !  Make sure you choose Keller UMC as your group on the individual registration page.
Chaperones are needed.  Email Victoria to let her know you have registered.
7th-12th Grade Opportunities

Connection Groups
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:30pm in the YAC. 
Journey
 Sunday, 9:30 and 11am
Collide 
Sunday, 5:30-7pm