Keller UMC News                                                                                April 9, 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!

Update on the HVAC
The committees of Keller UMC recently made a decision to replace aging HVAC units over the Sanctuary and Narthex. Click here to view a joint letter from the Trustees, Lay Leader and Finance Committee regarding this decision.
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
Melissa Byrum
Sydney Sizemore
Grace Feichtinger
Shellie Sakai
Jim Gallop
Now Hiring Nursery Workers

KUMC has openings for nursery workers. If you love working with babies and toddlers we have a place for you. Some lifting required and flexibility to work as scheduled including some weekends and holidays. Previous CPR certification a plus. Applicants are subject to background check and drug screen. Email  or call 817-431-1332. 

Easter Lily Ordering

Easter lilies may be purchased in memory or honor of those significant people in your life! Plants are $8 and may be taken home following the Easter service you attend. Place your order by April 12!
New UMW Circle

Moms of high schoolers, college students and young adults are invited to join the newest UMW circle, Journeys. They will meet the second Tuesday of each month. Their first meeting will be April 9, 6:30-7:30pm in DAC 414. Come and help plan their service projects for the coming year!
SAGES Trip to Texas Health Alliance

Wednesday, April 10,  11am-1:30pm, j oin the senior adults and Chaplain Mitzi Ellington for a program on how Texas Health speaks to and provides opportunities for senior adults to stay healthy as they age.  Meet at the hospital, 1 0864 Texas Health Trail (Golden Triangle at Hwy. 35W),   in the main lobby area (north door) at 11am, or  If you would like to carpool, meet at the church at 10:30am.  Lunch will be provided.
Women's Monday Morning Bible Study

New book discussion on Sabbath Teachings by Lynne M. Baab begins April 29 at 11am. Register for this gentle and inspirational introduction to sabbath by April 17!
Drivers Needed for the KUMC Resource Center

The Resource Center is now accepting applications to be a part of the Resource Center Team of volunteers.
Learn more here!
April 13 and 14
Journey Through Holy Week
Selected Readings from Luke 19, 22 and 23
Journey with us through the final week of Jesus' life as we await the joy of Easter. Remembering and retelling the full story of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the last supper, betrayal, trial and crucifixion helps us grow in our appreciation for God's great love through Jesus Christ. There is no joy in Easter without the pain and sacrifice of this Holy Week.
5pm with Praise Band

8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Hymns and Chancel Choir
Receptions for Pastor Chris

Join us in wishing Pastor Chris well as he leaves Keller UMC and begins work at another United Methodist Church. During his nearly eight years of service at KUMC, Pastor Chris played key roles in adding a fourth worship time, high attendance growth, and doubling the size of our space available for ministry. He challenged us to find new and important ministries that focused outwardly into the community. He celebrated with our church family in baptisms and confirmations, and walked with us through times of sadness and mourning.
We hope that you will stop by and share your thanks at receptions in the Atrium following each worship service on April 13 and 14. A basket will be available to drop notes, cards, etc. for those who want to share with Pastor Chris what he has meant in their lives.
April 10 and 17
6-7:30pm, Cafe Sicilia

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 The  Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice , by Cara Meredith.  Get details here!
Saturday, April 13

Join us from 3-4:30pm as we branch out and try something new! This year in place of Eggstravaganza we are hosting a Community Yard Party! The Yard Party provides an opportunity for all our neighbors to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, food, live music and fun! We are excited to have Jackson Christenberry on the main stage and Rita's Ice, Frio Pops and Doughnut Snob will be on site selling the most delicious treats! Bring a neighbor, blanket or lawn chairs, your favorite yard games (and a picnic for your family if you wish) and enjoy the afternoon together! We invite you to join us for worship at 5pm in the Sanctuary afterward.
Holy Week Worship

We invite you to experience all of the meaningful services of worship leading up to Easter Weekend! 
Maundy Thursday
The Last Supper Conversation - 
Luke 22:7-26  
Join us as we explore the keys to greatness in God's view: serving, sacrificing and loving unconditionally.

Good Friday
The Chancel Choir presents  Seven Last Words  by Michael John Trotta. Come and share in meaningful worship as you contemplate the agony and wonder of the final words of Jesus from the cross.

Easter is the celebration of God's willingness and ability to overcome anything, even death, for you and me. Today we can still be in disbelief about God's love and goodness, but it is not nonsense. It is God's good news to each of us!

5pm - with Praise Band

7am - Youth led Sunrise Worship
8:15am - with Chancel Choir
9:30am - with Praise Band
11am - with Chancel Choir

Note: No Youth or Children's Sunday school on Easter weekend (April 20 and 21) so that you may attend worship as a family!
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)
Senior Weekend
May 18 and 19

Graduating high school seniors of KUMC are invited to participate in Senior Weekend where graduates will be recognized during each worship service. A luncheon will also be hosted on May 19 following 11am worship. To be recognized and to attend the luncheon, you must register and submit required photos by May 5. Please submit one baby photo, one senior photo and the correct spelling of the honoree's name to  Abigail.  It is customary that high school juniors and their parents/guardians host the luncheon, (includes cooking, decorating and serving). Contact  Abigail Herrington  for details.

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