Keller UMC News                                                                            March 12, 2019
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2019 Ministry Council
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
none this week.

Chris Marsh and family on the loss of his
Mother, Helen.

The family and friends of Lawrence Roach.
Employment Opportunities

Two full-time custodial and maintenance postions at Keller UMC are open. Click here to find out more...
College Care Ministry

If you adopted a college student for the 2018-2019 school year, it is time to pack your Spring care packages. Bring packages to the Welcome Desk the weekends of March 23-24 and 30-31.  If you can't find your box, we have some available for you at the Welcome Desk and Church Offices. If you have questions regarding your student, packages or plan to mail your own package, please contact Kim Kuhlman.
Resource Center February Statistics

Volunteer hours - 237.5 
Volunteers serving - 52
Households served - 109
Total guest helped - 439
- 201 children under 18
- 31 adults over 65
Families still recovering from government shutdown helped - 2
Youth Ministries
(7th-12th Grade)
Be Part of Youth Music!

Youth Choir
The revamped youth choir for 7th-12th graders rehearses Sundays from 12:15-1:15pm in the Music Suite. 

Youth Praise Band
Rehearsals begin this Sunday, March 17, at 3:45pm in DAC 404. Youth Praise Band also leads worship on Sunday night for Collide and will participate in a variety of other services. If you play an instrument, love to sing or would like to work behind the scenes, c ontact Abigail for details!
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March 16 and 17
My God Why Suffering?
Job 16:1-17
 
God does not cause or desire our suffering, but we often ask God why when we are in the midst of pain and hurt. It is helpful to remember in these times that God is with us and we do not suffer alone or at the hands of a punitive God. How can we help others when they are suffering? Join us this weekend as we explore the story of Job and learn how to be a loving presence in the midst of pain.
 
Saturday 
5pm with Praise Band

Sunday 
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Hymns and Chancel Choir
Lent at Keller UMC

Lenten Devotional Journey
It's not to late to join us on a journey of Daily Devotionals. Wake up to a new devotional in your inbox as we dive into scripture and learning more of who we are called to be. Subscribe here!

Lean Into Lent Yoga
Prepare and open your heart for the Lenten season. Yoga is truly a mind, body, spirit connection and in this beginner yoga class you'll learn a variety of techniques you can take off your mat and into your daily life. Bring your mat and join us  Mondays, through April 8, 9-10am. Contact  Kristi Bjerke for details.  RSVP and let us know you're coming!

We encourage you and your family to serve outside the walls of Keller UMC with one of our partner organizations or a service project of your creation during the month of March. We love to see Keller UMC serving, so please send pictures of you and your family serving the community to  Cathy Dill or post to your Social Media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter). Get ideas here! Don't forget to tag with #KellerUMCserves and #MarchMegaMission1025.
SAGES in March

March 13, at 11:30am 
join the senior adults for a catered meal from The Chicken Place and a presentation by James Intia, Keller PD Community Service Police Officer, and Maureen Cooke and her canine companion, Boomer. James and Maureen will discuss safety in our community. Suggested donation of $7 for lunch.
Haiti Mission Trip Info Meeting

Sunday, March 17, join us at 12:30pm in DAC 417 for a brief gathering to share details and answer questions about the upcoming water filter mission trip to Haiti.
Changes to Our Website

March 18, we encourage you to visit our website, kellerumc.org. Sometime during this day, we are moving to a new web platform and want your feedback! The new site has a fresh look and we have worked to make it more appealing and user friendly. The new site is created in one of the ShelbyNext modules, (ShelbyNext is used for financial and membership information) and will be more compatible with payment forms, registrations, etc. We are able to create and maintain the new site for the same monthly cost and will save us money down the road. Email Carol Ann Fewell with questions or comments! 
End of Life Planning

March 27, April 3 and 10, 6:30-7:30pm in DAC 416, join  Pastor Jim Chandler and Hospice Social Worker, Danielle Robertson, for three informative sessions on preparing for end of life needs. Participants will also gain knowledge about hospice care. CEU credit will be given to any social worker, registered nurse or case manager that attends the class. Email  Victoria Wilson
with questions.
 
KUMC is kicking off our first ever Corn Hole League. This will be a great time for friends and family to gather for fellowship and fun! We will meet every Wednesday in the FLC for 16 weeks. There will be a double elimination tournament  March 31, from 1-6:30pm. The first 8 teams eliminated will be the recreational teams and the final 8 teams will be the competitive teams. The first night of league competition will be  April 3, at 6-9pm. Cost is $10 per person, per week. Winning team from both groups will select their favorite KUMC ministry to receive league proceeds. Stop by the Welcome Desk this weekend to sign up! Contact  Lauren Christenberry or  Gary Fewell for details!
Children's Ministries
Door-to-Door Food Drive

It's KUMC 3rd-6th graders!  Sunday, March 24, from 4-6pm, children will be divided up into teams (with a Sunday school adult) to go on a neighborhood food drive. They will be given a specific list of non-perishables needed for the Resource Center Food Pantry. They will ask for up to two donations per home. After thanking their neighbor, they will give them a note card with information about our church and resource center. Teams will return to the FLC to sort items and deliver them to the Resource Center together. Contact  Kristin Springer for details!
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