Keller UMC News                                                                     November 17, 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.
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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
Sherry Thomas
Donna Gallop
Kyle Engebretson
Andy and Shelly Straub
Betsy, daughter-in-law of James and Rose Biehl
Mike Razmussen
Christopher Downs
Richard Goode

Altar Flowers
The Chancel flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Susan and Princess Lani by Ben Racelis. Ben arranged for this dedication prior to his passing.
Stewardship 2021 

If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider providing a commitment to support the general budget of Keller United Methodist Church in 2021 by completing your estimate of giving card.
Click here!
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!
5th and 6th Grade Fellowship this Sunday

Meet by the preschool playground at 3pm this Sunday for fellowship. Don't forget to bring your Thanksgiving items!
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.
Is It Well?
What does it mean to be well? Does being well mean being happy? Maybe. Or maybe it means something even deeper than that. Maybe being well speaks more to stability and groundedness than an emotional feeling. Join us this week as we learn what it means to be rooted in the midst of chaos.

Hybrid Worship
Sunday, November 22
, 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!
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!

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 will go 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. 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.

The Book of Longings
UMW Reading Express Study Begins this Friday
All women are invited to participate in a study of the book by Sue Monk Kidd on the third Friday of each month at 10am via Zoom. We will discuss the title, how women lived during this time period, how Jesus and Judas were portrayed and why we don't know more about Jesus prior to John, the Immerser. 
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