Keller UMC News                                                                              June 18, 2019
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2019 Ministry Council

Year-to-Date Budget
Click here to download  or stop by the Welcome Desk for a copy!
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
Wesley Straub
Belize Mission Trip Participants
Bible Study
with Pastor Lauren

Join this June study led by Pastor Lauren. From 6-7pm, we will work from the book of James as we drink coffee, read scripture and discuss how this scripture calls and challenges us. Remaining dates are June 19 and 26 in DAC 417.
A Sweet Welcome

Caring members of the congregation have shared many delicious treats over the years. We thought it would be neat to welcome new Senior Co-Pastors, Jason and Estee, with a sampling of the goodies we have enjoyed! The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPR) will host receptions on July 6 and 7 after each worship service to welcome them. We invite any of you that wish to take part to sign up to bring your favorite cookies, candies or "church lady chocolate cake" to share. Please contact Cathy Dill  or sign up here!
Tour the Holy Lands
March 23-April 1, 2020

KUMC Senior Co-Pastor, Estee Valendy, will join you on this guided tour of 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. The per person cost includes hotels, many meals, airfare and all transportation, guides and entrance fees. 

Growing Out
Hebrews 10:24-25

The aspen tree's roots do not grow deep. Many think this would allow them to be blown over in a bad storm or strong wind, but they persist. They are able to do this because although their roots do not grow deep, they grow out and connect with the roots of other aspen trees nearby. Join us this week as we take a look at the root systems in our lives.

5pm - with Praise Band

8:15am - with Chancel Choir
9:30am - with Praise Band
11am - with Chancel Choir
Vacation Bible School Starts Monday!

Please note that 5th and 6th grade classes are full!

VBS Needs You!
Volunteers Needed Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm
We are gearing up for an exciting week next week but we are few volunteers short! Please help us make sure we are ready for lift off!! Totally OK, if you can't help out everyday! If you could help out a day or two, please let Angela Miller know AS.A.P.
Ice Cream Scoopers for Closing Program
We need 6-8 people to help serve ice cream during the closing program on Thursday, June 27 . Please email Victoria if you are available to help.

VBS Work Days and Work Nights
Come help us turn our church into something out of this world! We will be creating spaceships, hanging stars, sorting craft supplies, and all the things we have to do to get ready for VBS! There's a job for everyone! Hope you'll come out and join the fun and we prepare to shower our VBS participants with God's love!

Join us in the Family Life Center 
Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-20,  9am-1pm (childcare provided)
Sunday, June 23, noon to around 4pm
You are welcome to bring your lunch or snack to eat while we work!

VBS Volunteer Appreciation and Training
We will have a brief, but fun training on Wednesday, June 19, in the Family Life Center. It will be at 6:30pm and we will provide a snack dinner. If you need childcare for the training, please email Kristin to reserve a spot for your child.  
Belize Mission Trip

A team from Keller UMC left last Sunday to partner with St. Luke Methodist Church in Belize to help provide eye screenings to the community! Our prayers go with our Belize team this week, and with all the people of Belize!
Theology Uncorked

Tuesdays, July 2-30, 6-7:30pm, meet at Cafe Sicilia, 6801 Rufe Snow Dr. The book for this session is Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. Bring a bottle of wine and join Pastor Lauren as we take a deeper look at our faith and how we are called into action to share Christ's love with the world. 
Children's Ministries
Summer Sunday School

Kids have the opportunity each week to choose their own adventure... cooking, Legos, STEM, recreation, crafts and board games just to name a few! Each week we'll explore a spiritual habit as we learn the importance of spending time with God, spending time with others, using our gifts, and sharing our story . We're going to have a blast learning and growing together! Congregation, we need your help!  Children's Ministry asks you to please prayerfully consider teaching at least two Sundays this summer. All lessons will be prepared, the kids are awesome, and you get an opportunity to model the act of service for our children. Please consider this very special opportunity!  Contact Jenny Smith to sign up! 
Youth Ministries (7th-12th Grade)
Summer Movie Nights

Movies might be more real than you think! Put yourself in the picture and find truth in your favorite films this summer. We'll take some of the most popular films from the past few years and look at how we can find God in their messages. Youth in 7th-12th grade are welcome to attend. Our next movie,  Spiderman - Into the Spider-verse, is June 19 - click for details!
Sr High Trip
to Burger's Lake

Saturday, June 22 , a ll senior high students are invited to a day on Burger's Lake in Fort Worth! Burger's Lake is a 30-acre park with a full acre spring-fed lake for the best swimming ever. Completely chlorinated, filtered, and chemically maintained by a state-of-the-art purification system, the lake is clean and safe for swimming. If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact  Abigail . Drop-off time at 8:15am in DAC 404 (the YAC). Pick-up is at 4:45pm also in the YAC.  Register here  by June 18. $32 cost includes transportation, lunch and park access.
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