Keller UMC News                                                                    September 11, 2018
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Congregational Care
Please notify your church family at 817-431-1332 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
Noah Johnson
Don Frels

Sympathy Request
Sue Ann Scott and family on the loss of her mother, Annette Herbold.
September 12: 
Spaghetti with meat sauce served with Texas Toast and full salad bar. Kids: Same, but with marinara sauce.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
SAGES in September 

All seniors are invited to join us September 12, 11:30am in DAC 409 for a covered dish and presentation and tour with Pastor Page on the Keller UMC Resource Center. Please bring a can of meat or vegetable to donate!
Kids Hope 
Back-to-School Dinner

We look forward to another great year of connecting with the children in our community through mentoring as our kids Reach for the Stars. Mentors, prayer partners, clergy and school counselors, join us at 6:30pm on September 20 in DAC 410/411 as we kick-start another amazing year of sharing Christ's love with the children in our community.
Contact  Cathy Dill for information!
Youth Mental
Health Workshop 

 
September 22, 9am-5pm, KUMC Youth Ministries in partnership with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance and Texas Health Behavioral Health Services, presents a free youth mental health workshop for church and community members. Youth In Crisis: How You Can Help is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent experiencing a mental health issue, addiction or personal crisis. Get details and register here!

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?

September 15 and 16
Recalculating: Disciples of Jesus
Luke 5:1-11
 
Jesus calls the common fishermen to be his disciples by meeting them exactly where they are, doing their normal, everyday business. Too often we think that God only calls in a burning bush or on a mountaintop retreat. Do you have your eyes, ears and heart open to God redirecting you in the normality of everyday living?
 
Saturday: 
5pm with Praise Band
 
Sunday: 
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Chancel Choir
Small Group Studies for Fall 

There are many small groups resuming and several new groups that begin this month! Here are just a few:
 
Busy Moms Circle
-  info meetings September 12, 9:15am, FLC 204 and 6:30pm, DAC 416 

The Table - formerly Empty Nesters (September 12)
- For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

Discovery Class (September 16)
- Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Christ (6-week study)

Reading Express Circle (September 21)
- Train to Crystal City  by Jan Jarboe Russell 

Safe Sanctuary Training Offered September 16      

Safety of children and youth at KUMC is a high priority. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity with our children, we need to have your Safe Sanctuary approval on file. If you need to renew or apply for the first time, this group training is for you! September 16, at 9:30 and 11am in the FLC, we will have all the paperwork and will be able to accept $15 processing fees as well. If you prefer, online training available here!
Theology Uncorked
******New Location!

Join Pastor Lauren for week two and three wrapping up this series discussing the book,  Convictions , by Marcus J. Borg, and how this applies to our faith formation today. September 17 and 24,  at Palio Pizza and Pasta on Keller Parkway  from 6-7:30pm.  Join us for spiritual growth, community and good wine! Bring your favorite bottle of wine to share!  Click this link to order your copy of the book for $11.
Grief and Spirituality

Join Pastor Jim Chandler and Rev. Eldon Reynolds for this three-week series for those facing loss of any kind, Wednesdays, September 19 - October 24, 4:30-5:30pm in DAC 416. Discover steps that lead to a way forward. We can live life again. Loss of a loved one is not the end of us. Learn to listen to your inner self and receive helpful information. This is not a therapy group. It is a safe place to work through the grieving process. Click here for details!
Looking to Get Connected?

September 23 at 4pm, join us for Connection Point and learn about who we are at KUMC and what it means to join us. This is a time for people who are looking to join with us 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. Meet in DAC 410-411.
Mission 1025

September 23,  5:30-7pm,  join us in the FLC for a light supper and help us move our food drive collection to the new Keller UMC Resource Center food pantry! If you have a wagon at home, bring it with you! Please wear closed toed shoes. 
Can You Share Some Love
with a College Student?

We had an awesome response to our College Care program this year with more than 75 students signed-up to be adopted. Thank you to all of you who stopped by the Welcome Desk or contacted us to adopt one or for some, more than one student.  We have 20 students that have not yet been adopted and we want 100% of our college students to receive these packages twice a year. Even if you don't have college students, this is a truly wonderful way to extend the love of Christ. We provide all the details, including dates to return the filled boxes. We will also mail them for you.  Please contact Kim Kuhlman if you can help!
Children's Ministries
Children's Christmas Musical 

K-6th grade kids can still be part of  Band of Shepherds, the children's musical that will be presented at KUMC on December 2. New choir member registration will close on September 26.  Click for details and rehearsal schedule.
Acolyte Training

At Keller, children in third-sixth grade are invited and encouraged to assist in worship by serving as an acolyte. Each week in worship acolytes bring in and carry out the light of Christ. A training which teaches the symbolism and ritual of acolyting, as well as the mechanics, is offered each Fall. Sunday, September 23, at 4pm we invite your third-sixth grader to attend with a parent or guardian. Please contact Jenny Smith to sign up.
5th-7th Grade 
5th and 6th Grade Fellowship
Sundays, 5:30-7pm

- Second Sunday each month -fun games and fellowship
- Fourth Sunday each month -emphasis on mission projects

Look for upcoming events and details on the website!
Created by God for 5th-7th Graders
September 22-23

Created by God helps students begin to understand the way God created us as boys and girls and how our sexuality is a big part of the way we are made. Students will travel to Crosswinds Ranch in Bridgeport, TX, and take part in a ropes course, games, hayride, a bonfire and more. Registration deadline is tomorrow and class is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $65 and includes lodging, transportation, materials, food and book. Get details and  register here!
Youth Ministries (7th-12th Grade)
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