Keller UMC News                                                                               July 28, 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
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  here!
 
Click for list of members

Year-to-Date Budget
Click here to view. 
Giving Statements

At more than halfway through the year, it's a good time to review your giving statement. If you are part of our online directory, you can check this anytime using these instructions. If you would like to join the online directory, click here.
 
Our staff is happy to assist. If you prefer not to be part of the online directory and would like a statement sent to you via email or the post office, call Dan Reid at 817-431-1332 (leave a message that he can pick up working from home) or email him. Dan can also assist if you find an error or have a question. Thank you for giving faithfully as you are able during these trying times.
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
Dennis Kozey
Sue Hauf
Janice & Watson Mitchell
Lenora Randerson
Claire Henschied
Steve Kuhn
Kayla Epting
David Roy

Memorial Service
Amanda Richolson's memorial service will be held on July 31 at 10am. Service is not open to the public, but you may watch via Livestream at this link .
5th and 6th
Grade Ministries
Just for You!

We have created a Facebook page to share information on social media with you!

Keller UMC 5th & 6th Grade Fellowship 
Children's Ministries
Did You Miss Out on Virtual VBS Last Week?

Not to worry! We have reopened registration and are offering a second chance to participate. Everything is online through a private Facebook group for you to do it at your own pace. Do the whole week in a day or spread it all out over several weeks!

Each day features a series of videos that lead you through the daily Bible story and theme through crafts, music, science and snack.
 
Registration is open through July 29 and packets will be available on Friday, July 31. The packets include most of what you need for the week and are $5/child. Each child will need their own packet. A few additional supplies, most of which you probably already have at home, are also needed.
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!
"Come On God, I Am Just One Person!"
Take in the two verses in Philippians 3:12-13 before Sunday. It is so important for all of us to stay focused and remember who and whose we are. Just as Christ grabbed hold of Saint Paul, Christ is seeking to touch us. Yes, we are just one person, but with Christ the possibilities will blow your little socks off.

Worship Online Only
Sunday, August 2, at 9:30 and 11am
We will share in Holy Communion this weekend as well, so plan to have your juice and bread ready as we worship online via  Livestream or  Facebook Live

Digital Worship Guides are available here as well!
Online Prayer and Study 

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

Feasting with the Word 
Wednesdays in August and September
, 12-1pm, join others who would like to explore the Gospel of Mark with Pastor Jason. Each session will explore two chapters of the Gospel of Mark with questions and reflections. This is a Bible study via Zoom, so bring your own lunch and we will provide the link (we will even provide the scripture on the screen for you). First session is August 5!  Request Zoom access!

Spiritual Direction Ministry
KUMC is excited to offer a new ministry to our congregation - Spiritual Direction.  Spiritual direction is an intentional time to reflect and deepen your relationship with God while taking a look at what is going on in your everyday life with someone who is trained to listen deeply and to help you recognize the work of the Holy Spirit.  This video answers common questions, but for more information or to make an appointment, email Tonya Minton Maxon, or call or text 817-601-8873.  Meeting can be held via FaceTime or Zoom. 

Spiritual Direction 062820 MP4

Do You Need Help with Technology?
 
Last week we sent out a survey to some of our adults to see if technology assistance was needed. For those of you who participated in this survey, we thank you so much! Do you or someone you know need help with staying connected to our church through technology during this time? Your church family is ready to help you with all of your technological needs. If you need assistance, or are willing to offer assistance to someone, please contact Pastor Lauren.
Important Health Concerns
During the Pandemic
 
Your Faith Community Nurses want to create an awareness for adults of any age about two important health care concerns that have been recognized during this pandemic. The first concern is that people experiencing symptoms that could represent a true emergency are not seeking the help they need in a timely manner. The second concern raised is that gravely ill persons are arriving in emergency rooms without advance directives to assist medical personnel in providing care that meets their needs and wishes. Click here for helpful information that may benefit you or a loved one.
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 9:30am
Bible Journey SS - Sunday at 9:45am
Pathfinders - Sunday, 9:30am & Wednesday, 7pm
Homebuilders SS - Sunday at 11am
Faith, Fellowship and Fun - Nightly at 8:30pm
Friends in Faith - 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 - 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
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. 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 during July and August. If you know someone that needs help with food in this time of uncertainty, please refer them to the Resource Center for 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 412 individuals last week. Click here more information in our weekly report!

Youth Ministries  (7th-12th Grade)
7-Up Welcome Weekend

We are excited to welcome our 7th graders to the Youth Program in style! How will we do it?! During the week of August 9-15, upperclassmen will deliver small gifts and welcome signs to each new student. They will also leave personal invitations asking students to participate in youth events and activities. You must register your child for this event. However, we want it to be a surprise so try to keep it a secret! The youth member designated as your child's welcome buddy will connect with you about the best time to deliver the surprise. Please, provide the phone number at which it is easiest to reach you. Contact Abigail Herrington if you have any questions.  7th grade parents and guardians registration open through August 7!
Collide Group Chats

Check-in and share prayer requests with our small groups! Use the GroupMe app to connect.
Click to join your group:

Subscribe to Youth News to  get the latest updates to connect and participate in youth ministry during campus closure.  Click to subscribe!  Contact Abigail Herrington  with questions.