When Jesus ascends, he tells his disciples “You are witnesses of these things.” Notice, he doesn’t say “you will be witnesses” or “please consider witnessing if you have time.” Witnessing is not voluntary, it’s a state of being.
Sanctuary Worship at 9 and 11am
The Sanctuary is open for masked and socially distanced worship. No reservations required.
Nursery is available for children ages 0-3, in limited numbers, by reservation only.
Keller UMC Summer Theater Workshop presents Seussical, Jr. Participants will learn all about the joy of bringing a production to life through acting, music, choreography and technical theater workshops all culminating in three live shows! Performances are free...donation will be collected for the Methodist Children's Home in Waco.
Participants, children entering fourth through twelfth grade, can immerse themselves in a real, live musical production. Due to COVID accommodations, participants are limited - spaces for 4th-12th graders remain. Components include singing, dancing, acting, stage crew and set creation.
This summer, KUMC is hosting its first Family Mission Week, and we want you to be a part of it!
A team of leaders, across three different ministry areas, came together to create a five-day mission event for the whole family. Adults, youth and children will all participate in various service projects throughout the Keller community as well as the greater Fort Worth area. Families with students in 6th grade and under will serve together on short-term projects during the day and return to the comfort of home at night. Youth in 7th through 12th grade will stay overnight at KUMC (Sunday-Thursday) for a similar but separate Mission Week experience. Adult volunteers are needed for the youth portion of the event.
We are reaching out to church members for potential projects. If you need garden renovation, home improvement or something similar please fill out this form by June 15. Requests will be reviewed by our leadership team. We will contact you to let you know the status of your application upon consensus of the feasibility of the project.
Register for the KUMC Memorial Golf Classic
June 5, 11am-4pm. Cost is $90 which includes golf, cart, range balls and hamburger buffet. Proceeds from the tournament support UMCOR and KUMC Resource Center. Eyeglass donations for Belize are also encouraged. Hole sponsorships are available through May 24.
The time has come to sign up to help make VBS 2021 possible in person! Numbers for participant registration will be based on volunteers willing and available to serve. So, mark your calendars and sign up today to help with Vacation Bible School!June 21-24,from 9am-12pm. Limited capacity in person and virtual options will be available. Participant registration will open Tuesday, May 11!
Keller UMC teams up with St. Luke UMC in Belize to help provide eye screenings to the community. No experience is necessary to join the team, we will train you. The services of non-clinical members provide include: pre-screening, glasses dispensing, fitting, cleaning, orientation and glasses case/sunglasses distribution. Trip dates are October 9-16.
Friday, May 21, UMW Reading Express Circle will discuss the book We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, by Cokie Roberts. Roberts explores issues confronting women: balancing work and family, the diverse roles of women, and the connecting and distinctions between different generations of women. Meet via Zoom at 10am.
As we emerge from the COVID shutdown, we find ourselves in the unique position of being able to look at all KUMC ministries with a fresh perspective. The Ministry Council and staff want to take this opportunity to re-imagine how we approach our worship services, as well as programming for children, youth and adults. You will soon receive an invitation to participate in a church-wide survey focused on gaining understanding of your thoughts and feelings on worship, spiritual development and our connections with each other. The results of the survey will be shared with you and used to inform and guide us as we work to discern how God is calling us to the future KUMC. When you get the survey, please add your voice to His calling.
Director of Congregational Care Search Begins
We are pleased to share that a new staff position has been created by the Staff Parish Relations Committee of Keller UMC. This new position is for a full-time Director of Congregational Care who will be responsible for overseeing caring ministries at KUMC. This new position comes after a period of prayer and discernment by the pastors and SPRC following the retirement of Pastor Jim Chandler in December. Read the full article here!
Sunday School In-Person Meetings
Here is a list of Sunday School classes meeting back in person this weekend at 10am:
Faith in Friends - DAC 415
New Life - DAC 407/414
Homebuilders - DAC 416
Pathfinders: DAC 409/410/411/412
Faith, Fellowship and Fun - DAC 417
Open Door - DAC 408/413
Young Couples - DAC 404
Seekers - DAC 402
5th and 6th Grade Ministries
If you are not already signed up for Remind, use code: @5thamp6 to get connected!
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 and a minister will respond.
Laura and Payne Wald
Alice and Chuck Edmunds
Friends and family of Lisa Harper Wood, who passed April 27
Vi Sumner and family on the loss of her husband, Don
Florence Beartlean and family on the loss of her son, Mark
If you are a new member or just thinking about joining, we have a series of short videos explaining what being a member at KUMC involves. Click for more!
Connect and Serve
KUMC Resource Center
The Resource Center is open Tuesdays, 10am-1pm and Wednesdays, 4-7pm. If you know someone that needs help with food, please refer them!
Join Pastor Estee for a trip to the Holy Land to tour the most sacred sites in the Bible. This will be our third attempt to take this journey, as the last two trips scheduled in 2020 and 2021 could not happen because of the pandemic. Maybe you remember the trip being advertised last year and the time wasn’t right for you then. If so, here’s another chance to take the trip of a lifetime. We’ll visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and other holy sites. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Estee.
A caring community for those currently fighting, or who have battled cancer and for those who provide care and support is offered May 10, 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom. All are welcome to attend this monthly gathering. Click here to gain access.
Thanks for the Help!
Very early this past Saturday morning Troops 1910 and 1920 arrived ready to perform a service project for the church. The Scouts, along with our Grounds Ministry team, raked and picked up all the leaves, twigs and branches around the Susanna Wesley House, Scout House, Resource Center and the Hallelujah Trail property from the weather event we had last week. Their act of kindness saved the Facilities team hours of work to make our campus beautiful again. We would like to thank each of you for coming out and showing the care and concern you have for the physical property that makes Keller UMC special.
2021-2022 Registration for Building Blocks
Registration is now open for three-year-old through kindergarten-aged children. Call 817-431-5318 to schedule a tour. Get details here!
Be sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, Youth News and to stay up to date for 7th-12th graders. Click here to subscribe! You can also follow us on social media and Remind!
We are so excited to honor our high school seniors! Join us in-person and virtually to celebrate on May 23 during our 9 and 11am worship services. High school seniors who wish to be recognized during worship services are required to fill out a registration form.
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