Keller UMC News                                                                          January 8, 2019
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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
Jessica Goode
Don and Vi Sumner
Kathleen Beaudette
Wednesday, January 9,  at 11:30am, the SAGES will have their annual Souper Bowl. A few members will prepare soup for the group. Everyone else will bring salad, bread, crackers or dessert. We will vote to choose our favorite soup and money that is collected will go to one of our church missions.
Child Protection Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, the committee will meet in DAC 417 to review the policies in place to protect children and youth. Contact Melanie Grice for details.
Blood Drive
February 10, 8am-1pm

Every blood donation is life-saving, life-enriching or life-changing. Donations made at donor centers and mobile blood drives affect the lives of people in your community. When you commit to give for life as a Carter BloodCare donor, you give hope to patients in need.  Sign up here!
Youth Ministries
(7th-12th Grade)
Youth Parent and Guardian Meeting

January 13, you are encouraged to attend a meeting at 12:15pm in DAC 404 with Abigail and Martha to discuss information regarding events and trips for the coming year. Important details on summer mission trips will be discussed and notaries will be available to complete necessary forms.
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January 12 and 13
The Sky is Falling: The World Around Us
Matthew 5:43-48 and 1 John 4:18-21
So many things divide our world today:  politics, race, socio-economic realities. We focus on our differences instead of God's law of unconditional love. Scripture tells us to seek God's divine image in everyone we meet. Even those who disagree with us and are different from us are our neighbors, our brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord. How can we live into that truth?
5pm with Praise Band

8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Hymns and Chancel Choir
Theology Uncorked
January 10, 17 and 24

Theology Uncorked is designed to create a community around food, wine and theological discussion. This study helps us take a deeper look at our faith and how we are called into action to share Christ's love with the world.The book for discussion this session is Unafraid by Adam Hamilton.  Purchase your book here!  Bring a bottle of wine to share and meet at Cafe Sicilia, 6801 Rufe Snow Dr., Watauga, TX 76148 from 6-7:30pm. We will be studying Part One of the text this week! Led by Pastor Lauren Christenberry.
Pocket Change
January 12-27

Pocket Change is an annual UMW fundraiser, that supports various ministries of the church. This year, funds will go to mid-year school supply replenishment for our Kids Hope and Backpack program schools. Items to be purchased will be dry erase markers, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, paper towels and  sanitizing wipes. Pick up a Pocket Change container, fill with your spare change and return to the Welcome Desk each week. The UMW will be there to receive your contributions. 
New Super Moms Circle
Begins January 13

The newest UMW Circle provides an evening setting for study, worship, fellowship and service for women who work during the day. Super Moms meets the second Sunday of each month from 5-6:30pm in the home of a member, and each will bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Study begins with the first two chapters of For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. The first meeting is at Jean Likhite's home, 1702 Rolling Bend Court, Keller TX. The theme is Mexican. Please invite any moms that you would like to join us. Contact Jenny Muzik for details!
Enneagram Conference
Saturday, February 16

Know Your Number is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram. In this workshop you will be introduced to the nine Enneagram Types. 
The more we know about these, the more we can choose to go to the high side of these numbers.  Workshop materials, lunch, snacks and drinks provided. Cost is $99 per person. Get details and register by February 8!
Children's Ministries
Join a Children's Choir 

Children's Choirs resume Wednesday, January 16, 6:15-7pm. Choirs meet weekly and will prepare music to sing in regular worship and Easter Sunday! Children's Choir is a great avenue for children who enjoy music and want to learn more about using their talents in worship.

1st-3rd grades meet in Room 204 with Jan Bawanan
4th-6th grades meet in Room 206 with Carolyn Swann
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