Keller UMC News                                                                     November 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 live in faith and not fear.

KUMC offices are currently open to staff only, due to COVID-19. Phones will be answered from 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, and Friday, 9am-noon. Worship is in Hybrid format, (services online and in person) by reservation, Sundays at 9 and 11am.
The latest updates and online programming available on our homepage.
Quick Links

Leadership Teams
 
This page of the website hosts information for the Lay Leadership Teams of KUMC. Agendas, meeting minutes and more for Finance, Lay Leadership, Ministry Council and more may be found here!

 
 
Year-to-Date Budget
Click here to view. 
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
Mike Razmussen
Christopher Downs
Richard Goode
Terry Wayne
Andy and Shelly Straub

Debbie Garrett-Smith and family on the loss of her uncle, Jerry McDonald.

Mark Lipman and family on the loss of his sister, Misty Thompson.

Altar Flowers
The Chancel flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Matthew Major by his mother, Sayda Major.
Connect and Serve 
KUMC Resource Center is open Tuesdays, 10am-1pm and Wednesdays, 4-7pm. If you know someone that needs help with food in this time of uncertainty, please refer them.  
View the weekly report.
Click here to serve!

Need a cloth face mask? Stop by the  church and pick one up from the bin outside the offices.
Youth Ministries 
(7th-12th Grade)
Group Chats
Check-in and share prayer requests with our small groups! Use the GroupMe app to connect.

Subscribe to Youth News to get the latest updates to connect and participate in youth ministry. Click to subscribe! 
Crossroads 2021

Senior year is here for our 2021 high school graduates! We are excited to kick-off our annual Crossroads small group and class on
November 29 in DAC 403 at 2pm. Each week, we will meet to discuss faith, life and how the two intersect. Our discussions aim to help students know each other better and discover things about themselves. We hope at the end of the year, students feel equipped to answer difficult questions about their faith and can stand firm in what they believe. 
5th and 6th
Grade Ministries
Just for You!

We have a Facebook page to share information on social media with you. Click here!  

We also, have a Remind for 5th and 6th Grade Fellowship. If you are not already signed up, use code: @5thamp6 to get connected!
Fellowship this Sunday

We will meet on Sunday, November 29, from 3-5pm by the preschool playground to work on our Drive Through Christmas Adventure station. Hope to see you there!
Children's Ministries

Virtual Children's Choir 

Children are invited to join us Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7pm for choir practice via Zoom! We have a recurring zoom meeting all set. Request access here! 
Children's Resources

Visit Keller UMC Kids Ministry Facebook page for announcements, spiritual formation resources, group chat opportunities and whatever else we can create to help us through the days ahead.
Sermon Focus this Coming Sunday:
Jesus As King
Luke 1:26-38

Begin the season of Advent with us in a new worship series focused on the Incarnation. We'll explore questions like: Why would God come to us in Jesus? What was the purpose of Incarnation? How are we meant to respond to the Incarnation, to God's coming to us in Jesus, today? As our faith and understanding grows together we might stand in awe of the Incarnation, and in turn incarnate the love of God that came to us in Jesus Christ.

Hybrid Worship
Sunday, November 29, at 9 and 11am 
Hybrid worship is worship for both those online and in-person. In-person worship will be available to a limited capacity, using a reservation system. Online worship will occur simultaneously on Livestream and Facebook.

We understand and affirm that many worshippers do not yet feel comfortable returning to in-person worship at this time. We encourage those at high risk and/or those not comfortable with indoor gatherings to stay home and continue to worship with us online. 

Online via 
Livestream or Facebook Live.
Digital Worship Guides are available here as well.

Advent Devotionals
Begins November 30
 
Over the season of Advent Keller UMC will come together in Sunday morning worship, small groups, Sunday school classes, and morning devotionals to take a deep dive into the question "Who is this Jesus?" We invite you to sign up to receive Daily Devotionals, every day except Sunday, as we immerse ourselves together in the season of Advent. Click here to sign up!
Get to Know KUMC Staff

How well do you know the members of the KUMC staff? Most of you are pretty familiar with Pastor Estee and Pastor Jason, but we have so many awesome staff members. Here is just a little bit to get to know them better! Click here for the article...
Order a Poinsettia
Deadline December 1

Order a poinsettia in memory or honor of someone special in your life! The plants will adorn the Sanctuary through Christmas Eve. Poinsettias are $8 each and deadline to order is coming soon!
Stewardship 2021 

Results of the 2021 Stewardship campaign are in. 
Click here for an article with details.

Warm Hearts Coat Drive
November 8-29
 
Winter weather brings yet another challenge for kids to attend school safely. Please consider donating any or all of your no longer used warm items on the list: winter jackets, hooded sweatshirts, scarves and gloves. Sizes needed are for elementary, intermediate and middle schools. Coats will be delivered directly to the Crisis Relief Counselor with KISD to distribute to the Title 1 schools in the district during first week of December. Please wash your donated items and place in bins located outside the church office.
Share Christ's Love During the Holidays
 
KUMC is offering three opportunities for you to reach out and share the love of Christ to those less fortunate this holiday season. We have modified our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas missions due to COVID restrictions!

Adopt a Family for the Holidays
You guys are awesome! All of our families have been adopted! See below for more ways to share Christ's love!

Adopt a Christmas Angel
November 15-December 6
Our Angel Tree is virtual this year! Angels can be "adopted" in the Narthex or online. Participants are children from the backpack program, Kids Hope and the Resource Center families. We have 75 Angels still waiting to be adopted. Spending range is $50-75 per Angel.
Click for details and to adopt a Christmas Angel!


Serve at the Drive Through Christmas Adventure
December 12, 1-4pm
We will provide a fun opportunity just for these families to celebrate, pictures with Santa, receive a food box, enjoy a drive through story time experience, fun crafts and allow parents to pick up the gifts donated to their child.
Sign up to serve! 
Online Prayer and Study 

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

Music for the Soul
For so many of us, music has been a massive source of comfort, catharsis and affirmation throughout the pandemic. So we've created a Spotify playlist called "Isolated Tracks" for you to share those songs with one another. Click here to listen to the soundtrack and the heartbeat of your church family and find affirmation, catharsis and hope.
UMW Virtual Christmas Party 
December 1, 4-5:30pm

Join Keller United Methodist Women for a virtual Christmas party! We will laugh, have fun and enjoy fellowship with other KUMC women. While UMW is hosting the event, it will be open to all women.
Click here for details and registration!
Small Groups Online 
 
If you have not engaged with a small group and would like to, click the links below to request access to the group that interests you!

Current Group Meetings:
Music & Worship Arts - Wednesday at 7:30pm
Bibles and Brews - Tuesday at 7pm
Life Quest SS - Sunday at 9:30am
Open Door SS - Sunday at 9:15am
Bible Journey SS - Sunday at 9:45am
Pathfinders - Sunday, 9:30am & Wednesday, 7pm
Homebuilders SS - Sunday at 10:30am
Faith, Fellowship and Fun - Nightly at 8:30pm
Friends in Faith - Sunday at 8:30am
Journeys Circle - Third Tuesday each month at 6:30pm
Upper Room Meeting - Wednesday at 11:30am
Esther Circle - Third Thursday each month at 6:30pm
New Life Connection - Sunday at 9:30am
Men's Prayer Breakfast - Thursday at 6:30am
Alzheimer Support - second Sunday monthly at 2pm
Cancer Support - second Monday monthly at 6:30pm