Keller UMC News                                                                            March 24, 2020
Hebrews 13:6 - We can say with confidence, 
'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.'

The prayers of your church family are with you 
as you adjust to the Tarrant County declaration to shelter in place.

Quick Links

Leadership Teams
 
Click for list of members

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
Al Fast
Rose DeBoer
Sue Green
Hannah Henscheid
Lee Estabrook
Brooke Joyner
Leona and Art Dickinson

New Members
Duke Miller & Shelly Meyer,  Madison & Sierra Miller

Tim and Linda Skiles

Geri Shehan

Music & Worship Arts  Zoom Chat
 
Wednesdays, 7:30-8pm, Carl Lorey, Director of Music and Worship Arts, will be on this chat where choir members, celebration ringers, brass ensemble and dance ministry members will have time to check in. We will not rehearse, instead, we will talk about  plans for days ahead, answer questions, take prayer requests and then pray to conclude our time together. All you will need to do is click the link to download the Zoom software and join the meeting! 


Creation Care Challenge

Join people around the world for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28.   Turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30-9:30pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet and to raise awareness of energy consumption and the effects on the environment. This event was started on 2007 in Sydney, Australia. 
Children's Ministries
Children's COVID-19 Accommodations 

We have created a Keller UMC Kids Ministry Facebook page to share announcements, spiritual formation resources, group chat opportunities and whatever else we can create to help us through the days ahead.


No Facebook, no problem! Resources are available on the COVID Accommodations Page of our website. Click here for resources, tools and activities!
COVID-19 Accommodations at KUMC

Worship with us Online Only 
This Sunday, March 29, at 9:30 and 11am.
Join us via Livestream or Facebook Live
Digital worship guides will be available.

KUMC facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19
Staff are currently working remotely and only in the office as necessary. The situation is being evaluated on a weekly basis. Online tools for programming in addition to worship are available on the homepage of kellerumc.org. If you have questions, please email office@kellerumc.org and someone will respond.

New Ways to Connect and Serve

If you would like to volunteer your time
to make phone calls to check in on one another, or deliver groceries and run errands for those in our church family who need help, click here to let us know. 

If you or someone you know is in need
, click here so that we can respond.

Do You All of a Sudden Have Lots of Free Time and Enjoy Sewing? 
Sisters of Sewing circle has begun to make face masks for the medical teams at JPS and we would like to extend this opportunity even further! If you would like to donate face masks to JPS we encourage you to make some at home. Cotton materials preferred.  Here's a link to useful information and instructions.  Drop masks in the bin outside KUMC Offices. The masks will be picked up, washed and sent to JPS! If you have questions, please contact
Pastor Lauren.

KUMC Resource Center is operating as a mobile pantry. Clients remain in their vehicles and food is delivered to their car, Tuesdays, 10am-1pm and Wednesdays, 4-7pm. If you know someone that needs help with food in this time of uncertainty, please refer them to the Resource Center for a free box of food. The box will include enough food to get through 1-2 weeks complete with meats, eggs, fresh vegetables and more. Contact Cathy Dill to serve.


Meals on Wheels
 is operating from The Friends of the Keller Library, located at 137 Taylor St., Keller, TX 76248 during our closureContact Tina Lipman at 817-888-2403 with questions.  

Lay Leadership teams are meeting via email, Zoom video conferencing or postponed if need be. Team members will be notified as decisions are made.

An informational page linked from the kellerumc.org home page is available, offering the latest updates, links and news you will want to know.
Online Prayer and Study 

Join our pastors for Evening Prayer every night at 9pm. Evening Prayer is streamed on 
 

This Wednesday, join the Pastor's Bible Study at 6:30pm. Pastors Jason and Estee will be with you for study and conversation on the Gospel of John 17 and 18. The study will be held on Zoom - Click here for the link!  Meeting ID: 953 851 870.
Limited Action
The Good News of Jesus Christ is not in what we do or believe, it is in the Truth that we are limited and God embraces our limits for the sake of love. Can we embrace our limits in the hope of resurrection or are we bent to save ourselves?

Worship Online Only 
Sunday at 9:30 and 11am 
Join us online via Livestream or Facebook Live
Lenten Devotional Series

Receive daily devotionals throughout the season of Lent.  Click here to subscribe!

Youth Ministries  (7th-12th Grade)
Youth COVID-19 Accommodations

Journey Sunday School 
Join our new group chats! During this time of social distancing, we are getting creative with keeping everyone connected. The GroupMe app allows each youth Sunday school class its own chat.

Join your group to  share scripture readings and reflection questions from our current studies.
9:30am Junior High (7th and 8th grade) in DAC 405
9:30am Senior High (9th-12th grade) in DAC 402
11am Combined (7th-12th grade) in DAC 405

Collide (7th-12th Graders)
We may not be meeting face to face, but there is still time to check-in and share prayer requests with our small groups! During campus closure, we will use GroupMe to connect through chat groups for Junior High and Senior High.

Click to join your group:

Crossroads (12th Graders)
Crossroads will not meet until further notice. Please join the GroupMe chat for updates and to keep in touch!  Crossroads Chat

Confirmation Class
We are temporarily on hold. We will update as soon as we have more information.

Youth News get the latest updates to connect and participate in youth ministry during the campus closure. Not subscribed, click here! Please contact Abigail Herrington if you have any questions.
Senior Weekend

Graduation is almost here, and we are excited to celebrate our high school seniors in the class of 2020! Senior Weekend is a time for the congregation to honor students as they leave the youth program and enter adulthood. May 17 includes special moments of recognition in worship as well as a luncheon hosted for seniors and their families. Registration is required to participate in these events.  Get details here!