Keller UMC News                                                                       November 7, 2017
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Congregational Care
Your church family wants to know when you have a life event! Please call the office 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, please let us know as well and a minister will respond. 

Prayer Requests

Eric LaBorde
Doris McFarland
Casey Ritcher
November 8: 
Fresh Baked Lasagna with beef, served with toasted garlic bread and tossed salad with Italian dressing. Kids option: Cheese Pizza with a fruit cup.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
Prayer Covering Ministry

As Pastor Jim said on Sunday, prayer coverings provide hope for people who receive them. If you wish to be part of this important ministry by making prayer coverings, please attend our next meeting  November 14 at 10am in the Hallelujah Center. Contact Lisa Lerner for details!
College Care Ministry

Return your College Care packages to the Welcome Desk  this weekend . Please include $5 to offset postage costs.
Just Over a Week Left to Register for the Holy Land Tour
 
Join Pastor Chris for an incredible trip to the Holy Land February 27-March 8. Deadline is November 14 to be guaranteed a spot with our group. Contact  Jan Valend y at 817-431-1332. Download the printable brochure or pick one up at the Welcome Desk. 
Thank You!

The United Methodist Women would like to thank all of our church family who donated health kits for UMCOR.  Due to your generosity we delivered 317 kits to the local drop-off site for UMCOR. They were very thankful for the kits. The kits will soon be on their way to Sager Brown UMCOR depot in Baldwin, Louisiana.
November 11 and 12 
Future
Revelation 21:1-7

God's future, with a timeline we do not fully understand, promises final victory. In the end, God's love and presence come to dwell with humanity in an eternal way. We may hear worldly news that seems to contradict this in the short term, but nothing can change the end. People of faith have a future with God, and if our current experiences seem short of the amazing love and grace of God, they are not the end.

Saturday:
5pm with our Praise Band

Sunday:
8:15am with Brass Ensemble and Organ
9:30am with our Praise Band
11am with Chancel  Choir, Brass Ensemble and Organ
Get Connected!
 
Come to Connection Point to learn who we are at KUMC and what it means to join us. Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm, we will meet in DAC 410. For those looking to join officially or get more information on ways to connect. There will be an official time to unite with us through baptism or church membership at the end of the event if you so desire.
Veteran's Day Celebration
 
Thursday, November 9, our Building Blocks preschool will celebrate Veterans with a program in the Sanctuary at 9:30am. All are welcome to attend!
 
November 11 and 12 the UMW invite you to Sharing the Joy in the FLC. This annual world market event supports local and international non-profit and fair trade organizations. Ministries that help those in need from digging water wells to assistance for the homeless. Fair trade organizations offer products such as paper bead jewelry, oil-drum art, home d├ęcor items, organic coffee and chocolate and so much more. Give unique Christmas gifts that support nonprofit organizations at home and around the world!
Community Storehouse
 
November 20, Keller UMC will partner with the Community Storehouse to distribute food for a Thanksgiving meal to families in Keller ISD at risk of food insecurity.  Serving opportunities include providing hospitality and assist clients with loading boxes to their cars. Nursery provided. Approximately 60 volunteers needed to serve in two hour shifts between 12-6pm.
Register here! Contact  Pastor Page   for details!   
Advent Art Contest/Exhibit
 
Thank you to everyone who made our first Art Exhibit, Vinyl Theology, such a great success! Entries for the next art exhibit will be due by Sunday, November 26. The theme is Advent: Prepare the Way and is based on Isaiah 40:1-5. Click here for guidelines! For more information, contact Trey West.
Children's Ministries
Main Event Outing 
12:15-4:30pm

Sunday, November 19, join your 5th and 6th grade friends for laser tag, bowling, gravity ropes, pizza, games and fun! Everything is included  for $20. We will leave following 11am w orship and Sunday school and be back in time for youth choir at 4:30pm.
 Drivers and chaperones needed - contact Kristin. (We must have a minimum of 20 people to get this rate). Register by Thursday, November 16!
Youth Ministries
Guest Speaker on Human Trafficking

Sunday, November 19, Rebekah Charleston will be here to talk about human trafficking during 9:30 and 11am Journey classes in the YAC. She grew up in Keller, was active in her church youth group and as a result of choices she made in her teens became a victim of human trafficking for many years. She will tell her story and help us to understand how this could happen to anyone anywhere. All 7-12 grade students are invited to attend. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us too.
7th-12th Grade Opportunities

Connection Groups
A great way for students to get to know each other better, build strong relationships with other students and adult mentors and begin to understand the importance of accountability within their peer group. Contact  Martha Houghteling for details!  
Journey
 Sunday, 9:30 and 11am
Collide 
Sunday, 5:30-7pm