Keller UMC News                                                                            August 4, 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 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!
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
Steve Kuhn
Kayla Epting
David Roy
Charlotte Hill
Jay Epting
Nancy Bragg
Kathy Anderson
Bentley Roy

Lori Forrest and family on the loss of her father.

Altar Flowers
The Chancel flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the 47th anniversary of Jim and Jan Nagel, July 31. 

New Members
Kent & Rebecca Engebretson, Hannah and Haley Engebretson
Susan Emerson
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
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!
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
Solomon was only a child, but was given the authority to be king. With such authority upon his head he confessed that he did not know even the simplest of tasks - when to go or when to stay. How does Solomon know how to move in such times? The spiritual practice of discernment - predictions (plans?) and promises.

Worship Online Only
Sunday, August 9, at 9:30 and 11am
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. 
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
Journeys Circle - Tuesday at 7pm
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

Getting Ready for Back to School 

Calling all students, teachers and educators! We want you to know we are with you as we begin this next school year. On Saturday, August 22, from 10am-12pm, drive through the porte cochere to receive a back to school blessing and backpack tag. Make a lap around the building and enjoy popsicles in the parking lot, drop books off for the youth ministry book drive and take a picture at the family photo booth.
Project Transformation
Book Drive 

Project Transformation is a national literacy outreach of the United Methodist Church, and the Fort Worth chapter needs help! They are asking everyone to donate chapter books for children in second grade through high school. The Youth are sponsoring a book drive to help fill the shelves! We ask that youth bring in books, new or gently-used, to help meet our goal of 250 donations. (Every ten books count for 30 minutes of community service!) Drop off books on Saturday, August 22, from 10am-12pm. Get details here!
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 August. If you know someone that needs help with food in this time of uncertainty, please refer them for food. The Resource Center served 521 individuals last week. Click here more 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'll 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.
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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.