Keller UMC News                                                                       January 14, 2020
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2020 Ministry Council
 
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Year-to-Date Budget
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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
Amanda Richolson
Carl Singleton
River Clausen
Sunney Lemons
Sydney Lemons
Janet Coleman

Janice Burris on the loss of her husband, Tony Burris.

New Members
James and Julie Vandespyker, and son, Benjamin 

Shawn and Lori Shelton

Dave and Karen Marconi
Belize Mission Trip Informational Meeting

January 22
6:30 pm, DAC 415

Are you interested in going on an International Mission Trip? Do you want to help others be able to see? Join us for an informational meeting for the 2020 Belize Mission Trip, set for June 21-28. We'll discuss cost and many more details.

Many thanks to all the people who helped take down the Christmas decorations! Mary Fran Highsmith and her team of volunteers always do a great job, and this year the take down process ran smoothly and quickly thanks to additional help!  Youth volunteers were a wonderful addition! If you haven't turned in volunteer hours for this, please send them to Kim Kuhlman.
Youth Ministries
(7th-12th Grade)
Made With Love Fundraiser

February 1  KUMC Youth are sponsoring Made With Love. This event includes a live dessert auction and small silent auction to raise funds for youth mission trips. Youth planning to participate in either Junior or Senior High Mission Trip are required to attend.  Sign up for a shift here!  If you are interested in assisting with planning this event, please contact  Abigail Herrington

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Come and See  
Why was John motivated to point Jesus out and who is this other disciple with Andrew? The answer reveals a lot about our own relationship with Christ.
Saturday
5pm with Praise Band

Sunday
8:15am with Hymns and Organ
9:30am with Praise Band
11am with Chancel Choir
KUMC Offices Closed

The church offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Staff will be back to assist you on January 22!
 
What are You Doing on Wednesdays?
 
January 15 we kick off our first session of Wednesdays at Keller! 

We'll start with a bring your own dinner in the Family Life Center at 6pm followed by a variety of small group options at 6:30pm. 

Details on these groups may be found on our website under Events. This session features a Pastor's Bible Study, Financial Peace University, a small group just for young families and Sundays on Wednesdays at a new, evening time! 

Watch for details on these and more...you won't want to miss out on these opportunities! Childcare will be available.  Contact Pastor Lauren  for details!
Busy Moms Bible Study Circle

Are you looking to connect with other moms? Would you like a group of women with whom you can share the joys and struggles of raising children in today's world? Does finding a place where you can be physically and spiritually refreshed sound wonderful? 

Busy Moms Bible Study is a UMW circle for moms designed to focus on creating community and spiritual renewal. The first, second and third Tuesday of the month are devoted to Bible study. The fourth Tuesday will include a range of activities such as preparing freezer meals, effective de-cluttering techniques and service projects. 

Meetings are Tuesdays in FLC 204 at 9:30am. This circle will not meet in the summer. Monthly evening meetings will offer a Moms' Night Out where the group will go out to dinner together giving everyone an opportunity to relax, enjoy and connect. These are the second Thursday from 7-9pm. Contact Ali Beckwith, Amanda Stansberger or Kristal Haskins or text 402-217-2343 for details.
Tree Planting Volunteers Needed

The Trustees Committee is seeking adult and youth volunteers to assist with planting of replacement trees and shrubs on the church campus Saturday, January 18, from 9am-12pm, weather permitting. If interested in helping, please contact   Bob Whetson
Join Us for a Walk in the Park!

January 25, meet at 9am in DAC 413. We will head out for a 40 minute walk/jog and return for a 20 minute discussion on  7 Effective Ways to Make Time for Exercise and Nutrition. If you have any questions please contact  Lauren Christenberry.
Behind the Scenes Serving Opportunities

Receptionist/Front Desk - Fill-in for times when Gina Hartman will be away or is asked to attend a meeting. Answer phones and greet people in the Church Offices. Full training on phone system provided.
 
Bulletins and Kid's Packets - Each week, a team of two people comes the Church Offices to get our worship bulletins and kid's packets ready for the weekend. This is usually done on Friday mornings, but day can change due to holidays or special worship services.
 
Pew Pockets - Each week, usually on Wednesday mornings, teams of 2-3 people come in to put items into our pew back pockets. These items include text- to-give cards, envelopes and prayer request cards.
 
If you would be interested in any of these service opportunities, please contact Kim Kuhlman.
Yoga for Everyday Practice

Yoga is mind, body, spirit connection and here you will learn a variety of breath and physical techniques you can take off your mat and into your daily practice. Invite the body to participate in your spiritual and emotional practice in this basic yoga class. Should be able to transition from floor to standing with ease. Mondays 9-10am in DAC 412 from January 13-March 2. Come to one class or come to all! Email Kristi Bjerke if you have any questions.
Climate Justice

For 2020, KUMC and Keller United Methodist Women are joining together to promote stewardship of our Earth. As stated in the Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church: "...we understand that God is calling each of us to respond to (the impact of global climate change) and that as a denomination we cannot hope to transform the world until we change our way of being in it."

We have decided to focus our response in segments throughout the year: air, land, fresh water and salt water. We'll give an overview of current trends and will challenge you to make a difference.

Our focus for the first quarter of 2020 is Air. Click for details and a kid-friendly carbon footprint survey!