Keller UMC News                                                                        February 5, 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
Doug Shaw
Cleo Brannan
Muriel Henderson
Evelyn Joo
Dustin and Amanda Daulton

David Burke and family on the loss of his
father, Paul Burke.

Mark Houghteling and family on the loss of his sister, Chris Houghteling-Bondi.
Did You Upgrade Your IPad or Tablet this Christmas?

If so, please consider donating your old one to the church! Tablets will be used at the Welcome Desk on weekends to assist members and guests with registration and other information! Contact Melanie Grice if you have one to give!
2019 Ministry Council

Executive Team
The team  normally meets weekly on Tuesdays to review all new ministry requests. They discuss to insure that the proposed ministry is in line with our mission statement, has the necessary staff and lay support, falls within the budget approved by Ministry Council, and has appropriate space available. They also discuss big-picture challenges and opportunities.
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Crafty Crafters

This UMW circle will meet  Wednesday, February 6, in DAC 414 at 9:30am. They will make Valentine's Day favors for Meals on Wheels recipients and  the SAGES luncheon. All supplies are provided.  Just bring yourself and plan for a fun, relaxing time of crafting and conversation.
Get Information on KUMC Mission Trips

Thursday, February 7, 6-7pm, join us in DAC 410 for details and information on upcoming mission trips to Belize, Haiti and Mexico for adults!

P. S. If you have extra sunglasses, glasses cases or prescription eyeglasses, we would love to have them! Our Belize optical team can find them a new home on their next trip - just bring them to the Church Office or Welcome Desk!
Food Drive for Keller UMC Resource Center

Pick up a re-usable shopping bag with shop list attached this weekend at the Welcome Desk. Shop for items and return anytime between now and February 24!
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!
Alzheimer's Support

Caregivers or adult children of those with Alzheimer's or other dementia conditions are invited to attend this month's meeting February 10, 2pm in DAC 417 from 2-3:30pm.
Cancer Support Group

A caring community for those currently fighting, or who have battled cancer and for those who provide care and support is offered  February 11 , 6:30-7:30pm in DAC 413. All are welcome to attend this monthly gathering.
Valentine's Luncheon

February 13, 11:30am in DAC 411, bring $7 (suggested donation) for the catered lunch and join the SAGES monthly gathering to enjoy musical entertainment by David Gerig and Carlene Edwards. 
February 9 and 10
God's Forgiveness
Psalm 32:1-5
 
Living with guilt and sin erodes our peace, but being open and confessing our wrongdoings to God cures us in many ways. God's forgiveness is always available. When we fully experience it, we are set free and given new life through God's love and grace. Join us this weekend as we explore how to experience the peace of God's forgiveness.
 
Saturday 
5pm with Praise Band

Sunday 
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Hymns and Chancel Choir
Registration Deadline February 8 for the
Enneagram Conference

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. 
Join us Saturday, February 16. Workshop materials, lunch, snacks and drinks provided. Cost is $99 per person. Get details and register!
Rehearsals Have Begun for Seven Last Words

On Good Friday the Chancel Choir will present  Seven Last Words, a Lenten cantata. Rehearsals are  Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm in the Music Suite. All who are interested in singing this beautiful work are welcome to join us!
Small Group Launch Event

We believe everyone has a next step in their faith journey. Are you ready to take yours? We want to invite you to join us in a Small Group Launch Event. Whether you are already in a small group, interested in joining one, or not sure how to feel about small groups yet this event is for you! It is here we will look at where we are now, where God is calling us to go and how much of a vital role the community around us plays in that. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, sign up for a small group or even begin your own. We will have resources available to help you hit the group running. We will meet in DAC 411 on Sunday, February 10, at 5pm. If you have questions, contact Pastor Lauren.
Grief and Spirituality
Wednesdays, February 13, 
20 and 27, 6:30-7:30pm 

Join Pastor Jim Chandler and Eldon Reynolds for this three-week series for those facing loss of any kind. 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 to guide you. This is not a therapy group. It is a safe place to work through the grieving process. No reservation required. Meet in DAC 416.
Building Blocks Registrations for 2019-2020

February 13 - Kindergarten Registration Begins
(Priority given to continuing students and KUMC members)

February 19 - Preschool Registration begins for continuing students and KUMC members

February 25 - Registration begins for returning families that do not currently have children enrolled

February 27 - All registration opens to the community

Registration takes place in front of the Building Blocks office in the FLC. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Building Blocks at 817-431-5318.
Thank You KUMC!

Women of the UMW would like to thank our generous members for their donations to the Pocket Change fundraiser. We collected $2,342.52 which purchased 720 dry erase markers, 378 boxes of Kleenex, 432 roll of paper towels, 540 glue sticks and 1,350 pencils. These were divided between Caprock Elementary, Keller-Harvel Elementary and Florence Elementary our three backpack/Kids Hope schools. Thank you everyone for your giving spirits.
Does Your Business Have an Interest in Sponsorships at KUMC?

Sponsorship opportunities provide exposure for your business to a church community  of more than 2,500 people for each event. We are seeking sponsors for the following 2019 events:
 
Dessert and Auction (new this year)
Saturday, March 2, 6-8:30pm
One night auction supporting KUMC youth missions. 
 
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27, 4:30-6:30pm
KUMC hosts this free annual community trunk or treat with crafts, games, music, food booths and more! 

Contact Cathy Dill for details.
Tour the Holy Land

March 23-April 1, 2020 - guided tour includes the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Franciscan Wedding Chapel at Cana, Nazareth, Caesarea, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa and many other sites important in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Cost per person is $3,796 and includes hotels, many meals, airfare and all transportation, guides and entrance fees.  Contact  Jan Valendy  with questionsGet detail brochure and register!
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

Youth Ministries (7th-12th Grade)
Interested in Joining Youth Music Ministry?

February 10, 3:30-4:30pm, come to an interest meeting for 7th-12th graders w ith a love for music and a desire to engage with their church. Whether through a choir or a praise band, youth-led worship plays an essential role in our spiritual lives. Use your gifts and passions in music to co-create fulfilling worship experiences with fellow youth. Opportunities to lead music include 8:15am Worship, Collide, Youth Weekend and Mission Trip. If you are an accomplished musician, experienced with sound equipment or just love to sing, come learn more about Youth Praise Band and Youth Choir.  RSVP  and let us know you're coming! Contact   Abigail Herrington   or   Carl Lorey for details.
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