COVID-19 Accommodations and Updates
We know you have questions!
Please refer to this page for the most up-to-date information.
The campus of Keller UMC is currently closed. Online worship and programming are now available. Our Ministry Council is evaluating and making determinations on how and when we might be able to re-open for in-person worship. We regret that we won't be able to gather for in-person activities for a while but we celebrate that many of our small groups are finding new ways to connect with each other! Click here for an article on our "Stoplight Approach" for phased re-opening at KUMC.
When can I expect another update?
Quick News is emailed to all subscribers on Tuesdays. If you do not get the weekly email newsletter, you can view this week's here. We are also sending a weekly This Weekend in Worship email on Fridays. Click here for this Friday's message!
How do I give while the campus is closed?
Although worship and regular programming are operating online only at this point, ministry is still happening. Keller United Methodist Church is still serving our community and congregation, therefore, we still rely on faithful giving. You may make an online gift here or text 817-809-3431 to give on your smartphone. As always, you are welcome to send your gifts in the mail. We are picking up our mail regularly. If you have any questions on ways you can give, contact Dan Reid, KUMC Financial Administrator.
missing your KUMC family? We miss you too!
Here are ways to stay connected:
Our worship services are going to be online only for the time being. We offer two services on Sunday, at 9:30 and 11am. Services will look a little bit different but we are working to provide meaningful times of reflection and prayer.
Livestream and Digital Worship Guides can be reached here.
Extended Family Sunday School Packet Pick Up
We have had a great response to the monthly family Sunday school packet and are excited to announce we will be expanding them to include resources for youth and adults. We hope these resources will help you further explore the scriptures from worship, find new meaningful ways to connect with God and grow in your faith together. Please mark your calendars and plan on swinging by on Saturday, June 6, from 10am-12pm. We will rejoice in seeing your faces, toss you your packets, and give you all air hugs and high fives under the porte cochere.
We are providing various studies and activities via Livestream and other online venues. Click below for current offerings:
• Facebook and Facebook Live
We frequently share posts on Facebook that link to our website and other platforms. We also use Facebook Live to broadcast worship and you can make comments and interact with the pastors. We had 1,197 unique devices connected our first weekend via Livestream and Facebook! Make sure you "like” us on Facebook so you receive notifications on when we are live.
Visit Facebook Live here!
• Quick News
If you are already subscribed, great! If you have a friend who is not getting emails from us, please let them know and they can subscribe here.
As always, kellerumc.org is an important resource. Registrations for future events, prayer requests, and a whole archive of articles are found here!
• Contact Us
Staff are currently working remotely and only in the office as necessary. The situation will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis and updates will be provided. If you have questions, please email and someone will respond.
• What if there is an emergency or I need to speak to a pastor?
Please call the office at 817-431-1332 and let us know 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, please let us know as well and a minister will respond.
• Face Masks
The Sisters of Sewing circle at Keller UMC has been busy sewing face masks and has a stock to share with the church family. If you need a face mask (fabric, non-medical) you may pick one up from the bin outside the church offices.
• Lay Leadership teams will meet via email, Zoom video conferencing or postponed if need be. Team members will be notified as decisions are made.
How Can I Help?
Connect and serve in new ways!
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 of your interest.
If you or someone you know is in need, click here so that we can respond.
Do You Enjoy Sewing?
Sisters of Sewing circle is making face masks for various organizations in the community and beyond. We are using the pattern from Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana but we are altering their pattern to allow for an opening in the back for insertion of a filter. If you have sewing experience and are interested in helping us, contact Julie McLauchlin (361-244-4411) for details.
The 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. The box will include enough food to get through 1-2 weeks complete with meats, eggs, fresh vegetables and more.
The Resource Center has been a huge source of help for those struggling with food insecurity during this unprecedented time. Each week brings more and more families in need and we are able to provide them with a box of food to feed their family for a week. Along with the increase demand, comes an increase in need for food to help fill the boxes. We need you to help make a difference and fill the Resource Center pantry shelves with food. The following items are the greatest need:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned soups/Ramen
- Canned Pasta Sauce
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned meat – tuna, chicken and/or canned ready meals, such as ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc
- Beans – any variety in 1 or 2 lb. bags
- Rice – 1 lb. bags preferred
If you are unable to shop for food, donations are always welcome and needed. We are able to purchase food through Tarrant Area Food Bank for discounted cost to help fill in the needs.
Please continue to pray for the Resource Center, the volunteers and the clients. If you are interested in volunteering or helping in any way, please reach out to Cathy Dill.
Meals on Wheels is operating from The Friends of the Keller Library, located at 137 Taylor St., Keller, TX 76248, during our campus closure. Contact Tina Lipman at 817-888-2403 with questions.
What can we pray about?
We are navigating these uncharted waters with you. Are you anxious, sick, stressed or worried about your job? Submit a prayer request...we want to pray for you!