Keller UMC News                                                                               May 15, 2018
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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
Robert Orgeron
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Kevin and Sayda Major
Justin Brownlee
Natalie Mason
Stephanie Heideman
Renita McElhaney
Brandy McElhaney
May 16: 
Oven roasted sausage, potato and peppers served over a bed of white rice and a side of warm brown sugar baked beans.  Kids: Sausage and beans served with rice.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
Hospitality Needed 

KUMC will host the District Conference in our Sanctuary on Sunday, May 20, 3-5pm. We would like to have a great show of hospitality for this special event. We are in need of the following:
 
Many Greeters at the entrances and various other places. 

2 at the Welcome Desk 

4 Ushers
 
If you would be willing to serve in any of the above positions, contact Kim Kuhlman ASAP.
Women's Summer Evening Bible Study

Learn from Jonah's story how interruptions in life might actually lead us to the great things that God has planned for us.This is a seven-week study of Priscilla Shirer's book, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted. June 4-July 23,  7-8:45pm. Sessions include a brief DVD lesson by Priscilla and discussion over the previous week's lesson in the study book. Pick up or download your copy of the book and RSVP so that we know you are coming!

As we explore the Art of Discipleship and our palette of Pray, Worship, Give, Serve and Witness, how would you determine the colors of activities listed? We gave you a couple...how would you color other items on our faith canvas?

May 19 and 20
#allGodsfamily
Matthew 7:1-5
 
Jesus taught that we are only to judge ourselves and consider our own needs for improvement. It is easy to worry about who fits into our group rather than loving all God's children as family. How can we strive to work on our own problems, while acknowledging the struggles of others, instead of focusing on what is wrong with everyone else?
 
Saturday: 
5pm with Praise Band
 
Sunday: 
8:15am with Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Chancel Choir and Organ
Help Us Prepare for VBS!

VBS Supplies
Please consider donating an item from the list provided at the sign up link below. We would appreciate your help in making this year's VBS a wonderful one for all the children and families attending. Sign up for what you would like to donate  and return it back to the church office by Sunday, June 10 . If you have questions, contact Kristin Springer , Director of Children Ministries.

VBS Work Nights
Wednesdays, May 16 and 30,  6-8pm,  FLC 205.  Join us after Wednesday Night Oasis for a little fun and fellowship, as we do various projects to prepare décor and crafts for this year's VBS adventure! Childcare will be available for those who are helping with the VBS work night.  RSVP for childcare.

Sign Up to Serve
We already have several hundred kids signed up and anticipate several hundred more! VBS is June 25-28, 9am-noon. Can you help? Sign up to serve here!
Esther Circle 

All who are interested are invited to hear Julie Harding and Sami Ostendorp discuss the Methodist mission, Project Transformation,  Thursday, May 17, 6-7:30pm in DAC 410. Project Transformation is a program where college-aged young adults commit a summer or a year of their lives to serve and build relationships with children and youth from low-income communities. For details, contact Kara Hammonds.
UMW Pocket Change

This year, the annual UMW fundraiser supports the KUMC Resource Center Food Pantry. Every dollar you give helps us feed hungry children, families and seniors in our community.  UMW will distribute plastic containers and bags for collection of coins at the Welcome Desk before and after worship services thru June 3.  Return your donation to the Welcome Desk each week and h elp us fight hunger in our community!
KUMC Kids Hope Ministry

KUMC provides mentors to children in three local elementary schools. As the school year comes to a close, we celebrate and give thanks to the mentors and directors who are part of this ministry. We invite you to consider being a Kids Hope mentor or prayer partner in the 2018/2019 school year. Applications are now being accepted. Click here to apply! ¿Hablas español? Necesitamos mentores bilingües también.
Impact Choir Tour 

The Impact Youth Choir (5th-8th grades) will be on tour in Oklahoma and Missouri June 6-9. We'll spend three fun-filled days sharing music, eating great food, visiting local attractions and getting to know each other and God better.  Cost is $200/person. Registration deadline is May 23!  Get registered here!
Children's Ministries
Vacation Bible School
Registration Now Open!

KUMC VBS, June 25-28, 9am-12pm. No charge for registration until June 17. After June 17 a $10 registration fee required and you will have to come to the KUMC offices to register. Details for registration and serving opportunities available  here!
Youth Ministries (7th-12th Grade)
Adult Mission Trip Chaperones Still Needed

KUMC Youth will travel to San Marcos, TX June 10-15 to work with Southside Community Center. Registration for the Jr. High trip is still open. Cost is $400/student and $300/adult. Final payments due May 27. Scholarships are available. Adult female chaperones needed for both Jr. and Sr. High teams. Register here!
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