Keller UMC News                                                                            March 31, 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 closed until April 30 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
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
Rose DeBoer
Sue Green
Hannah Henscheid
Lee Estabrook
Brooke Joyner
Leona Dickenson
Art Dickinson
Merle Yockey
Lori Seibold
Raymond Miller
Violet McMichiel
Jerrold Harrison
Sayda Major
Jerry McDonald
The Clarkson family
The Straubs family
Virginia Benefiel
Helen Gilies

Del Fast and family on the loss of his brother, Al Fast

Cheryl Mullen and family on the loss of her father, Jeff Gilies

Altar Flowers
The Chancel flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the 6th birthday of Charlie Jo Edison by Christine Edison.
Meals on Wheels  

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

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

Watch the "Story of Stuff" online video at

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!
Children's 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 UMKC 5th & 6th Grade Fellowship 
The One Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we'll celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Jewish people had one idea of what Messiah would be. Jesus had another. Let's explore how our expectations of God are also limited.

Worship Online Only 
Sunday, April 5, at 9:30 and 11am 
Join us online via Livestream or Facebook Live
Digital Worship Guides are available here as well!

It's Not Palm Sunday without a Palm Parade!
We need your help! Create a palm branch - either grab a palm branch near your home, or get creative and craft something or make yourself a palm out of paper! Record a video of your whole household waving your palms and send these videos to  Kristin Springer  by 8pm, Thursday, April 2! Watch this video for ideas!

Palm Parade 2020
Palm Parade 2020

Holy Week Packets for Adults - April 4 
We recognize that not everyone has the capability to connect with us online. Therefore, we are preparing a printed packet for Holy Week. This includes devotionals and ideas for you to celebrate Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday at home. Children's packets will also be available for pick up.  Saturday, April 4, 10am-12pm, we invite you come to the porte cochere of KUMC for a drive through pick up for these resources. 

Eggstravaganza To Go - April 4
We are so sad that we not able to be together for Eggstravaganza this weekend but there's still fun to be had and memories to be made. We've created a special packet for you to have some "eggceptional" fun along with a few resources to help you prepare to celebrate Easter as a family. Please sign up on the link below and make plans to swing by the church this Saturday from 10-12pm to pick up a packet for each child in your family. We'll toss you your packet and give you a social distancing appropriate air hug.  
Holy Week Continues

Maundy Thursday, April 9
Online Worship at 7pm
Our Maundy Thursday service will be participatory and will involve time for you to share in ritual actions in your home. You can gather the following supplies in advance of Maundy Thursday worship to be prepared: perfume or oil for anointing; a bowl, water, soap and towel for washing; bread and juice for Holy Communion.
Good Friday, April 10
Online Worship at 7pm
Our Good Friday service will focus on the seven last words of Christ. This service will lean heavily on art and music to help us enter into the passion of Christ. Seven candles will be extinguished throughout the service. You can participate by preparing seven candles in your home that you can extinguish as you worship with us.
Easter Sunday, April 12
Online Worship
at 9:30 or 11am
Holy Week culminates on the most triumphant day of the Christian year - Easter Sunday. On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the enduring truth that goodness is stronger than evil and love is stronger than hate! Easter will be different this year as we will not be able to worship together in person. But we still hope you will worship with us online to celebrate the hope we have in Christ Jesus our Lord!
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 19 and 20. The study will be held on Zoom - Click for the link!  Meeting ID: 953 851 870.

Lenten Devotional Series
are sent to your inbox daily throughout the season of Lent. 
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 Suddenly Have Lots of Free Time and Enjoy Sewing? 
Sisters of Sewing circle is making face masks for the medical teams at JPS and we are extending 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. Masks will be picked up, washed and sent to JPS! Questions? 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. Sign up to serve here!
Youth Ministries  (7th-12th Grade)
Group Chats and Zoom Calls

During this time of social distancing, we're getting creative with keeping everyone connected.

Journey Sunday School Group Chats
The GroupMe app allows each youth Sunday school class its own chat. Join your group to share scripture readings and reflection questions.
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's still time to check-in and share prayer requests with our small groups! Use the GroupMe app 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.

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

Sunday call times:
Crossroads - 11am
9:30 Senior High Sunday School - 12:30pm
11am Combined Sunday School - 2pm
9:30 Junior High Sunday School - 3:30pm
Junior High Collide Small Group - 6pm
Senior High Collide Small Group - 7pm

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're 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 required to participate.  Get details here!