Keller UMC News                                                                      December 4, 2018
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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
Gretchen Armon
Cindy Hendricks

Sympathy Request
Beth Sherrer and Paul Barnhart on the loss
of Paul's father, Frank Barnhart.

December 5: 
Breakfast for Dinner - choice of warm biscuits or buttery pancakes served with bacon, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit for all.

Click here for pricing and future menus.
UMW Christmas Party

December 11, 6-8pm, a ll UMW circles will gather together and celebrate the season with dinner and fellowship. Cost is $15 at the door. RSVP by December 4. Contact
Janette Gerig  if you would like to attend! Childcare is available with request no later than December 4.
Busy Moms Circle

December 6,  6:30-8:30pm in the FLC Kitchen, the Busy Moms will  bake and package cookies to be sent to our troops overseas, Kristal Haskins will take care of the shipping. 
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 9, 2pm in DAC 417.
Cancer Support Group

A caring community for those currently fighting, or who have battled cancer and for those who provide care and support is offered  December 10 , 6:30-7:30pm in DAC 413. All are welcome to attend this monthly gathering.
Advent and Christmas
Worship Schedule

Click here for details on the Advent season!
Serving the Community

We have many upcoming opportunities for all to share Christ's love! Our Evergreen Christmas Dinner is December 14. Click here for details on this event and more and get signed up! 
December 8 and 9
Give the Gift of Expectation
Luke 3:8-17
Isaiah 12:2-6
Perhaps the most enchanting and haunting feature of Benjamin Britten's  A Ceremony of Carols  is its simplicity. What could be more sublimely austere than medieval carols in Middle English, accompanied by the plucked strains of a lone harp? The picture and the sound evoke the hopeful, watchful sense of the days leading up to Christmas. Join us for worship filled with beautiful music and anticipation of the gift of Emmanuel, God with us!
Saturday at  5pm 
Sunday at  8:15, 9:30 and 11am
Website Issues Resolved

Our apologies for the issues with our website this past weekend! There were some technical issues beyond our control and we have worked diligently to correct the situation. Everything should be back to normal now. We appreciate your grace and patience!

Thank you all who made our celebration weekend so wonderful as we committed our giving for our 2019 ministry and our debt reduction over the next three years. Your generosity is what makes all of the ways we share Christ's love possible. 

If you have not turned in your cards for these important commitments, please do so online, by mail, or in worship during our offering time as soon as possible. We need your commitments in order to make budgets and plans for the years to come. Thank you again for your generosity and your ministry!
Worship an Hour - 
Serve an Hour

Christmas worship can be such an amazing experience to share with family and friends. This year, we are asking you to consider giving your time in service to make Christmas worship happen for others. Then, as you come to Christmas worship with your family, you may enjoy the experience as others are serving. T here are several different worship server opportunities available. Please come by the Welcome Desk to sign-up or click here!
Angel Tree Christmas Party

Congregation members still needed to assist with the Angel Tree Christmas Party December 8, 1-4pm. Help connect God's family by bringing a little Christmas to the families of our Backpack food program, Kids Hope and the KUMC Resource Center clients.  Sign up to serve here!
Looking to Get Connected?

Sunday, December 9,  at 5:30pm in DAC 410 we invite you to h ear about who we are at KUMC and what it means to join with us. This is a time for people who are looking to join officially or get more information on ways to connect. An official time to join through baptism or church membership is offered. 
Blue Christmas
December 12,  6:30pm

The Christmas season is filled with wrapped boxes, blinking lights, and decorated conifers. Joy and excitement surround us wherever we go. For many, however, the Christmas season is filled with painful reminders; reminders of lost loved ones, divorce or separation, lost jobs. Join us for Blue Christmas worship as we unite for a time of honest reflection, acknowledgment of the painful experiences we face, while looking ahead to hope and new life.
SAGES in December

December 12, 11:30am in DAC 411, the SAGES gather for their monthly meeting with a covered dish luncheon. They will enjoy caroling from the Building Blocks Preschool and Elvis tribute artist, Moses Snow, will entertain with some Elvis Christmas favorites. A love offering will be collected for Mr. Snow and they will have sign ups for the January Souper Bowl!
Young Adult Mission Trip

January 2-6, young adults ages 18-24 (must be out of high school) are invited to participate in a mission trip to New Orleans, Louisiana! We are partnering with Habitat for Humanity for three days of construction work in the Crescent City. We will also have time to explore the historic French Quarter! $315 per person covers program fee, transportation, lodging and 9 meals. Contact Abigail for details. Register by December 17!
Children's Ministries
Family Fun for Advent 
Children's Christmas Eve Service
Children in 4th-6th grade have the opportunity to serve by assisting with worship through speaking parts, ushering, greeting and serving communion during the 2pm Christmas Eve Service. Please sign up with Jenny Smith by Wednesday, December 12.
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)
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