Keller UMC News                                                                        February 6, 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 Request
Amanda Horn
February 7:
Spinach and cheese stuffed pasta shells topped with basil marinara sauce served with a  fresh tossed salad and warm french bread. Kids: Beef Ravioli, green beans and applesauce.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
Crafty Crafters

This UMW Circle will meet at 9:30am Wednesday, February 7, in the Hallelujah Center. We will be making mug rugs. All supplies are furnished. Join us for the fun and fellowship.For details contact Janette Gerig or cell 682-667-5662. 
Sing with KUMC for Holy Week!

You're invited to join the Keller Choral Union as we prepare special music for Holy Week! For Good Friday and Easter, we will be singing movements from Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah amongst many other great musical works. Rehearsals begin February 7 and a complete rehearsal schedule can be found here. For details, contact Trey West.
Living as a Covenant Community  - New Study Begins February 21

This six-week study examines major covenants throughout the Bible and what they reveal about God's character and eternal love for us. Covenantal living calls us to acts of mercy and justice, not only with those in our community but with all. Come join us as we explore these Covenants and engage and grow with our loving God, and our love for others.RSVP and let us know you are planning to join us Wednesdays at 6:30pm in DAC 416! 

Alzheimer's Support

Join a caring environment to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, share your feelings and experiences and equip you with knowledge about resources. Caregivers or adult children of those with Alzheimer's or other dementia conditions are invited to our next meeting February 11, 2-4 pm in DAC 417. 
SAGES in February

Wednesday, February 14, 11:30am, in DAC 409-412,  Pastors Chris and Jim will lead us in a special observance of Ash Wednesday. Lunch will be catered and we will be signing up for our trip to Waco on April 11, to visit the Children's Home and the Boy's Ranch.  The cost is $40 for the trip, includes transportation and lunch.  (Must have paid registration by March 14.)

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?
February 10 and 11
People Who Witness
Acts 1:6-11

Living as a follower of Jesus Christ means telling the story of what difference God's love and grace makes for you. We share things that are important to us, such as pictures of kids and grandkids, foods we love to eat and music we enjoy, but sometimes we forget to share the most important thing in our lives, the love of Jesus Christ. How can we go out of our way to tell other people what a difference God makes in our lives?

Saturday: 
5pm with Praise Band

Sunday: 
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Chancel Choir and Organ
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
 
Join us as the KUMC youth will be cooking up pancakes and all the fixins' in the FLC February 13 from 5:30-6:30pm. This is a fundraising opportunity for the youth who will work with parents and guardians to serve during this meal. All funds given will be donated to offset small expenses for the Youth Mission Trip. If you want to register to volunteer or bring supplies click here!

Shrove Tuesday with Sean and Trey
 
Sean, Trey and Jeremy are at it again! Come to What's On Tap (in Keller Town Square) on Tuesday, February 13, from 6-8pm and grab a pint while they sing songs for Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, and Lent, plus a bunch of other random tunes that you won't want to miss!  What's On Tap will be donating a percentage of all sales during this family friendly event to Free The Girls , an organization dedicated to helping girls rescued from sex trafficking live a life of true freedom. C ontact Trey West or Sean Edins for details!  
Building Blocks
 
Sweetheart Dance
Thursday, February 15
, 6-7:30pm in the FLC. Come for a night of dancing, snacks, photos and more! Tickets available now - $15/couple in advance, $20/couple at the door and $5 for each additional family member.

Building Blocks 2018-19 Registration
Kindergarten Registration Begins February 15 (Priority to in-house children and KUMC members). February 26 Preschool Registration begins for In-house children and KUMC members. February 28 Preschool Registration begins for returning families with no children enrolled. March 5 Registration open to the community. To schedule a tour or get details, call 817-431-5318.
Be a Part of Miles 4 Mission

Saturday, March 3 , 8:30am-12pm. All proceeds from this race support mission work in Keller, Dallas-Fort Worth and around the world.  Do you have a business or know of someone who does that would like to be a corporate sponsor for the event? There are many other ways to be part of this fun event: Participate in the 5k or 1 mile color run, serve on race day or help with pre-race preparations.  Get details and registration information ! E mail Janna Elliott with questions .
Eggstravaganza 2018 is Coming!
 
It'll be here before you know it! March 25, 4:30-6:30pm KUMC hosts this enormous event! We could use your help to share Christ's love in our community. Click here for details and get signed up to serve!
Children's and Youth Choirs

Children's Choir has started back and rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7pm in FLC 204 during Wednesday night Dinner. 

Impact Youth Choir is back as well and rehearses Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm in the Music Suite.  Impact Youth Choir will be doing a Summer tour to Missouri. Info now available on our website!

Both groups will have several opportunities to sing in worship throughout the Spring.
Looking for Gardeners!
 
Would you like to learn how to garden? Do you know how to garden, but need a space to do it while providing food for yourself and for neighbors in the community? You can rent a garden bed in the KUMC community garden for $25 for a full year! The bed and soil are provided along with lots of help from fellow gardeners. You provide the plants, seeds and labor. Interested? Just complete the application. If you have questions, contact Janette Gerig or call 682-667-5662. In 2017 our gardeners donated 475 pounds of produce to Keller Senior Activities Center! Wouldn't you like to be a part of this worthwhile and fun project?
Children's Ministries
Children's Sabbath

On March 3-4 we will observe Children's Sabbath. Each of our worship services, we will be led by the children in our church family who are in fourth through sixth grades. They will be offering the prayers, reading scripture, special music and ushering. If your child would like to be a part of this special opportunity, please contact Jenny Smith
Youth Ministries
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