Keller UMC News                                                                      December 3, 2019
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2019 Ministry Council
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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
Lee Estabrook
Andy Straub

Jody Bergman and family on the loss of her parents, James and Betty Mason. 

Jan Valendy and family on the loss of her uncle, Bob Gentry.

Chris Bishop and Marie Peel on the loss of their aunt, Pat May.

Birth Announcements
Brandon and Natalie Moretz on the birth of
their daughter, Madeline Claire.

New Members
Lori Robbins
Crafty Crafters
This UMW circle finishes the calendar year with a fun craft! We will make sock animals and dolls for Cook Children's Pediatrics on Keller Parkway. Just purchase some colorful socks, bring scissors, needle and thread and we'll get started. See you at 9:30 am Wednesday, December 4, in DAC 414.
Alzheimer's Support 
Caregivers or adult children of those with Alzheimer's or other dementia conditions are invited to attend this month's meeting December  8, 2pm in DAC 417.

Cancer Support Meeting
A caring community for those currently fighting, or who have battled cancer and for those who provide care and support is offered  December 9 , 6:30-7:30pm in DAC 413. All are welcome to attend this monthly gathering.

SAGES Christmas
Wednesday, December 11, at 11:30am, our senior adults  will have a covered dish spread of tasty dishes as they celebrate the Christmas season. Enjoy wonderful music from the Building Blocks pre-school children and a special performance by the Central High School music department under the direction of Leigh Ann McClure. Come and be inspired with the sounds of Christmas joy.
Peace in the Chaos
Luke 1:26-38
We often think that if we could eradicate chaos from our lives then there would be peace, only to discover that chaos thrives on our frantic desires to eradicate chaos. What does peace in the chaos look like?

Saturday - communion will be served
5pm - with Praise Band

8:15am - with Traditional Hymns 
9:30am - with Praise Band and communion
11am - with Chancel Choir
Desserts for Evergreen

This Friday at noon, 4 and 6pm, KUMC members serve a holiday meal to residents at Evergreen. Pies are still needed! If you are willing to bake or bring,  sign up here!
How Will You Serve This Christmas?

For Blue Christmas, Travelers Christmas and 6 services on Christmas Eve, we need 185 people serving in varying roles. The process is simple, decide which service and how you would like to serve; fill out a label with your name and email address; and place over the appropriate spot on the banner outside the Sanctuary. Let's work to get all our Christmas server needs filled! Kim Kuhlman will send confirmation emails and can answer any questions.
Children's Christmas Musical

Why did God come to Earth at Christmas as a baby?  Join Michael, the archangel, Sara, Cherry and Harold as they explain to the heavenly host what will happen that first Christmas and why. You will love the Biblical content, humor and diversity of music, including the classic Ten Commandments song,  The Perfect Ten.  Children, kindergarten through 6th grade, will present this musical production on December 8 at 6pm followed by a  dessert reception.
Mission 1025 Cookie Drop

Pick up boxes at the Welcome Desk to take home and fill with homemade cookies. Then take them to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone you run into in your day-to-day errands. Boxes are labeled with an invitation to our Christmas Eve worship services. We also have boxes with labels for those treats you wish to deliver to people in the community who are working on Christmas Day. Cookie Drop Boxes are available for pick up December 7-22. Contact  Cathy Dill for details! 
It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!

Advent is such an important time to learn, to delight and to go as the disciples we are called to be.  Throughout this season of advent we will embark on an Advent Devotional Project. Each morning (except for Sundays) subscribers will receive a devotion in their inboxes written by one of our staff members. Devotionals will run December 2 through Christmas Day. These devotionals will lead us through scripture and give us a call to action. Subscribe by clicking here.
Sign Up for the UMW Christmas Dinner
December 12, the UMW invite all women of the church to a Christmas party and dinner, 6pm in DAC 410. Reservations required. Cost is $15.  Make yours here by December 9.
Caroling with KUMC
December 14, all are invited to join us for worship at 5pm. Afterward we will enjoy a Nacho Bar in the Atrium before we head to Evergreen for Christmas Caroling!
Angel Tree Adoptions
All our angels have been adopted! Deadline for returning gifts is December 8. If you would like to serve for the Angel Tree Christmas Party on December 15, click here!
Children's Ministries
Family Advent Calendar
Pick up your Family Advent Coloring Calendar at the Welcome Desk this weekend or download a copy here!
Children's Christmas Eve Service
Children in 4th-6th grade have the opportunity to serve by assisting in worship through speaking parts, ushering, greeting and serving communion during the 2pm Christmas Eve Service. Sign up with Jenny Smith by Friday, December 6.
Youth Ministries  (7th-12th Grade)
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