Keller UMC News                                                                              June 23, 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 facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19
Staff are working remotely and only in the office as necessary.
The l atest 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  on this page!
 
Click for list of members

Year-to-Date Budget
Click here to view. 

Ministry Council Minutes Online
for June 1 meeting are  available here!
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
Alex Beckwith
Muriel Henderson
Dave Moore
James and Rose Biehl
Steven Kuhn
Dennis Kozey
Ronnie Gilbert

Geri Shehan and family on the loss of her father, Jerrold Harrison

John Koudelka and family on the loss of his father, John Koudelka

Kim Kuhlman and family on the loss of her mother, Rose DeBoer

New Members
Gabe & Cori Reaume
Shari Quackenbush
Shari & Richard Meisner
Eric LaCross
Austin LaCross

Birth Announcement
Jolee Jean Dula, daughter of Kara and Brett Dula. Grandparents are Paula & Mark Miller.

Altar Flowers
The Chancel flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of the birth of our seventh grandchild, Remy Layne Grant, on June 15, by Jan and Jimmy Grant.
Drainage Project - Phase 1 Completed
 
For several years, as the  KUMC facility has expanded, the problem of how to manage heavy rain water drainage from roofs and the grounds, has been an increasing issue. Much work has been done to resolve this issue... Get the story here!
Stephen Ministry

Even though our church campus is empty, there is no reason you should feel empty. In this time of uncertainty, know your Stephen Ministers are here and willing to walk with you through whatever you
might be facing.  Our time of caring may look a little different, via Zoom or Facetime, but our care is still the same as always, walking and praying along beside you.  If you feel a Stephen Minister is right for you, contact Pastor Lauren .
5th and 6th
Grade Ministries
Just for 5th-6th Graders

We have created a Facebook page just for you! Join us as we share information on social media!

Keller UMC 5th & 6th Grade Fellowship 

Zoom Calls
Join the call, now each Wednesday at 6pm with your 5th and 6th grade friends. Check Remind for ID and password or  click to request access at least 15 minutes prior to call!
College Ministry

Reflect Devotionals

Every Wednesday morning, check out our social media pages for a video message just for college students, with words of reflection and very likely, a bit of fun! These devotionals can be done on your time, and you're welcome to invite others to participate with you. Click here to connect to our YouTube channel!
Children's Ministries
Children's Resources

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!
June Sunday School Packet Pick Up
 
If you missed picking up a packet, please stop by and get one from the bin under the porte cochere.
Taking Care of and Caring For

Concern about being sick or catching an illness was very real in the days of Jesus. While authorities of Jesus' day were trying to take care of the sick, Jesus was caring for the sick.

Worship Online Only 
Sunday, June 28, at 9:30 and 11am 
Join us online via  Livestream or  Facebook Live
Digital Worship Guides are available here as well!

New Midweek Worship Opportunity Begins

Our first in-person worship opportunity of the "yellow light phase of re-opening" is a Thursday offering called Vine and Branches Midweek Worship. This thirty-minute prayer service includes music and a guided devotional, held in the KUMC Sanctuary. Vine and Branches services will be at 4, 5, 6 and 7pm on June 25, with the 4pm service reserved for at risk participants. Reservations required and may be made through June 24. (This week's 4pm service is full) Get details here!
Online Prayer and Study 

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

Our Emotional & Spiritual Lives 
Virtual Study with Pastor Jason
What do we do with all of the emotions we feel each day? Do we repress, oppress or dismiss them? Do we just "power through" and "get over it?" What are we to do when our emotions overtake us, and we are left in a puddle of tears or red-faced and yelling? Join week two of this six-week conversation as together we learn what to do with emotions, how to hold them and what they teach us.

Conversation on Antiracism
with Pastor Lauren
There is no denying the heaviness and heartbreak occurring in the world. Have you found yourself asking what can I do? What should I say? Me too. In the past I have led studies at this church, but this time I would like to invite you to join me in a conversation. We all have a lot of listening and learning to do in regards to racial justice. Join the second of this six-week journey as we begin to take the first step to a lifetime of learning. 
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 Class -  Sunday at 9:30am
Open Door SS Class - Sunday at 9:30am
Bible Journey SS Class - Sunday at 9:45am
Pathfinders Class - Sunday, 9:30am & Wednesday, 7pm
Homebuilders SS Class - Sunday at 11am
Faith, Fellowship and Fun Class - Nightly at 8:30pm
Friends in Faith Class - Saturday at 4pm
Busy Moms Bible Study Circle - Tuesday at 9:30am
Journeys Circle - Tuesday at 7pm
Monday Women's Bible Study - Monday at 11am
Upper Room Meeting - Tuesday at 11:30am
Esther Circle - Third Thursday each month at 6:30pm
New Life Connection Class - Sunday at 9;30am
Men's Prayer Breakfast - Thursday at 6:30am
Alzheimer Support - second Sunday each month at 2pm
Cancer Support  - second Monday each month at 6:30pm
Virtual VBS Kicks Off Monday, July 13

While we can't be together we hope to empower families to have intentional time this summer as they grow in their faith together. Our goal is to make it fun and super easy for parents! Daily videos will post each day and will guide kids through Bible stories, craft projects, science experiments and more, but feel free to do it at your own pace! Depending on your comfort level, this is also a great opportunity to have VBS with your neighbors or another family!  Join us July 13-16  for VBS fun as we strive to learn more about God together. Please make sure you register each child who will need a craft and activity packet!  Get details and register by June 30!
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.

If you need a cloth face mask, stop by and pick one up from the bin outside the church offices. As businesses start to reopen and people get out, there is still a need for face coverings. The Sisters of Sewing Circle is trying to maintain a supply, so If you know of a need for masks, please call Toni Bliss or email Julie McLauchlin and we'll do what we can to help.
 
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 to the Resource Center for a free box of food. 

COVID-19 has brought a new normal to the operations at the Resource Center and we need your help! We are short volunteers for the summer weeks. Families and individuals are encouraged to serve as a we continue to function as a mobile pantry. Click here for the full article on summer at the Resource Center and get involved!

The Resource Center served 365 individuals last week. Click here more information in our weekly report!

Project Transformation
Want to find a way to help the community? The Resource Center and Project Transformation have joined forces for this summer. July 13-16 the Resource Center will be helping provide food boxes as well as volunteers. Get details and sign up to serve here!
Youth Ministries  (7th-12th Grade)
Apply to Be a Youth Council Representative

Students, are you ready to be part of an amazing new ministry for youth? Join the Youth Council! Students in 7th through 12th grade are invited to apply for a position as a grade representative on the Youth Ministries Council.  Applications accepted through   July 19 .
Group Chats and Zoom Calls

Collide (7th-12th Graders)
Check-in and share prayer requests with our small groups! Use the GroupMe app to connect.
Click to join your group:

Zoom Calls
Receive the call link or meeting ID by joining your class GroupMe Chat or contact Abigail. 

Wednesday  Collide call times:
Jr. High - 6pm and  Sr. High - 7pm

There will be changes for youth Sunday school as we move into the yellow light phase of campus closure. Subscribe to Youth News to  get the latest updates to connect and participate in youth ministry during the campus closure.  Click here to subscribe! Please contact Abigail Herrington if you have any questions.