Keller UMC News                                                                         January 9, 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
Barbara Hunt

Sympathy Request
Ann Anker and family on the loss of her brother, David Caddell.
January 10: Baked Potato and salad bar. Kids option: grilled cheese with raw carrots and fruit cup.

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Last Chance to Participate in the Best Body Countdown
 
As church members we want to be good stewards of the gifts God has given us which includes our bodies and our health. This is a guided 52-day journey of self-discovery promoting wellness-both inside and out. The journey begins with an assessment, January 10. On-line late registration through January 9. Space is limited. Details and registration here! 
SAGES Souper Bowl

Wednesday, January 10, at 11:30am, in DAC 409. If you did not sign up to bring soup, but would like to, please email Victoria and let her know. Otherwise, please bring bread/crackers, salad or dessert. We will vote on the best soup with a monetary donation. The winner will determine which mission the money will go to support. (Donations may be coins, bills or checks.)
Communion Server Training
 
If you are a current communion server, or would like to learn about serving communion, we will have a complete training on Sunday, January 14, following 11am worship. If you have questions or are interested in attending, please contact Kim Kuhlman.
Alzheimer's Support Group
 
Our next meeting is  January 14. This is a caring and understanding environment for you to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, share your feelings and experiences and equip you with knowledge about available resources. Caregivers or adult children of individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementia conditions are invited to attend the second Sunday of each month from 2-3:30 pm in DAC 417. 

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?
January 13 and 14
People Who Pray
Luke 11:1-10

Do you have all the answers? A life without prayer assumes that you do. Disciples of Jesus Christ take the time to pray often, listening for God's voice over their own. Prayer is humble conversation with a loving and creating God. How can we use the art of prayer to transcend our own thoughts and reach into the heart and desires of God?

Saturday: 
5pm with Praise Band

Sunday: 
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Chancel Choir
Connection Point    

Sunday, January 14,
come hear about who we are at KUMC and what it means to join us. This is a time for people who are 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. We will meet in DAC 410-411 at 5:30pm.
Finding God in Music and Culture    

Monday, January 15, 7-8pm in DAC 415. This six-week series, led by Rev. Wendi Bernau of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, focuses on  Pop Culture Music,  on musicians who profess faith but chose not to be part of the "Church Music Industry." The class will be considering the artist as prophet - what do these artists say about who God is, who we are and how we live as people of faith? Being outside the Church Music power structure, these artists have the ability to speak some challenging words to the institutional church. Through group discussion, class members will be able to go deeper in their understanding of who God is and the ways we can see God. Registration is not required. Contact Trey West for details!
Early Response and United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Training
 
Before you gather your clothing donations, rush to someone's aid, or try to engage in a mission trip - you should learn how to help and be an effective leader.
 
Saturday, January 20, 9am-5pm          
Mansfield FUMC,  777 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Mansfield
Trainers: Susan Luttrell and  Donnie Sherwood
Cost: $30 (class materials & lunch)
Register Here (Closes January 16)
 
Saturday, January 27, 9am-5pm
Fort Worth FUMC,  800 W. Fifth St., Fort Worth
Trainer: Chuck Graff
Cost: $30 (class materials & lunch)
Register Here (Closes January 22)
 
Saturday, February 17, 1-5pm
FUMC Mansfield, 777 N. Walnut Creek, Mansfield
Trainer: Teresa Sherwood
Cost of Class: $20
Register Here (Registration closes February 12)
 
More info: email Janna Elliott
Children's Ministries
Peanut Butter River

January 21, 5:30-7pm
You will need your imaginations for this one! Join us as we work in teams to cross the treacherous peanut butter river. No worries friends with allergies, no actual peanut butter will be used in this game! Bring a friend and $2 for pizza.
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. Please note that there are 2 separate liability forms that you will need print, complete and return to Abigail.
Chaperones are needed.  Email Victoria to let her know you have registered.
New Art in the Youth Activity Center

There is a new mural in the YAC. Please stop by between services on Sunday morning or before worship on Saturday evening to take a look! Special thanks to Zoe Grice for her beautiful work!
Youth Outing at Altitude Trampoline Park

Sunday, January 14 , youth are invited to jump at Altitude Trampoline Park in Fort Worth from 4-6pm! Youth ministries leaders will be present at the park during the entire two hour period. However, youth are responsible for the cost of tickets and any snacks they would like to purchase. KUMC will not provide transportation for this event. Parents and guardians must arrange transportation for their youth. Parents and guardians will also need to complete Altitude's liability waiver which can be found on their website. For more information, contact Abigail Herrington. We hope to see you there!
Parent/Student Informational Meeting

Sunday, January 21 , 12:15pm in the YAC. We will discuss summer youth mission trip, upcoming activities and hear Abigail Herrington review her plans for the youth program. You will also have the opportunity to update Medical Release Forms and have those notarized onsite.  
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