United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women are a vital part of the ministries and missions at Keller UMC. They offer a variety of small groups for study and fellowship. Women of all ages are invited to join!
CRaFTY CRAFTERS CIRCLE
The Crafty Crafters meet on the first Wednesday of each month (September-May). Most of the craft projects are associated with a specific mission project. We meet at 9:30am in DAC 417. For more information, contact Janette Gerig, 682-667-5662.
January 8 - Luncheon favors for Senior Activities Center
February 5 - Valentine’s Day candy craft for church staff
March 4 - “Fortune Cookies” for Meals on Wheels recipients
April 8 - Teacher Appreciation Gift Boxes for children’s Sunday School teachers
May 6 - Mother’s Day paper straw tulips
Esther Circle is primarily involved with social justice issues and meets the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. Social time begins at 6pm and the study begins at 6:30pm in DAC 414. Contact Kara Hammonds for for more information.
March 19 - Creation Care Service Project - Action TBA
March 27 - Field trip to Fort Worth on Friday, March 27, 9am-2:30pm. The sites that we are visiting are Republic Services, a recycling company to learn how recycled products are processed and United Community Center’s Wesley Center to learn about their educational enrichment program for children 4-13. Lunch will be at the Taste Community Restaurant, a nonprofit lunch eatery offering a pay-what-you-can policy. Anyone interested in going on this field trip should contact Kara Hammonds or Polly Soulsby. We will carpool from the church parking lot.
April 16 - Creation Care Service Project - Honor Earth Day plant a tree
May 21 - Creation Care Service Project - Action TBA
Mary Circle meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (September-May) from 10-11:30am in DAC 414. All women of the church are invited to this group that combines studies of UMW literature with service projects. For more information, contact Robyn Childress.
Our Fall meetings we will be studying Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship. The Spring study is Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission.
Our service project is collecting diapers for the Resource Center.
Ongoing Service Projects:
~ Collection of antibiotic ointment, band-aids, and 2X2 gauze sponges for Get Ye Them to Eat ministry
~Evergreen Apartments-collection of paper products and personal care products for residents
READING EXPRESS CIRCLE
A United Methodist Women book club that meets the third Friday of each month (September-May) at 10am in DAC 416. Book titles are chosen from the approved UMW reading list on social issues. RSVP and let us know you are coming and if you will need a book! For more information, contact Imma Jeanne Alexander.
September 18 - The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
October 16 - The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
November 20 - The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
December - UMW Christmas Party
January 15 - Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
February 19 - The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzennegger Pratt
March 19 - Becoming by Michelle Obama
April 16 - The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
May 21 - We Are Our Mothers Daughters by Cokie Roberts
Finding it hard to schedule a regular time to meet with friends for fellowship, study, and prayer? Perhaps a Cyber Circle will be just what you need. UMW Cyber Circle designed to connect busy women through their computers or smart phones. This approach can establish a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their faith journey. Cyber Circle meets the second Tuesday each month, 8:30-9:30pm, on Zoom. Due to online restrictions, this group is limited to 10 participants. Link for Zoom will be sent out to each participant to connect with the group.
Currently looking for a group leader, if interested, please contact Polly Soulsby.
SISTERS OF SEWING CIRCLE
The UMW Sisters of Sewing (S.O.S.) find fellowship in gathering the second Monday of the month (September-May) to make items for mission projects and learn new sewing/quilting techniques. They meet at 9:30am in DAC 417. Come join the fun and kinship! Even if you aren't a seamstress you are invited to join us- we have great teachers! For details, please contact Julie McLauchlin, 817-337-2790 or Gloria Faver.
January 13 - Lap Quilts for Youth Auction
February 10 - Aunt Philly Rugs
March 9 - Table Runners
April 13 - Congo Restoration Bags and Hand Out Mystery Bags
May 11 - Mystery Bag Reveals and Luncheon
BUSY MOMS Bible Study CIRCLE
Are you looking to connect with other moms? Would you like a group of women you can share the joys and struggles of raising children in today’s world with? Does finding a place where you can be physically and spiritually refreshed sound wonderful? Busy Moms Bible Study is a United Methodist Women’s circle for moms designed to focus on creating community and spiritual renewal. The first, second and third Tuesday of the month are devoted to Bible study. The fourth Tuesday will include a range of activities such as preparing freezer meals, effective de-cluttering techniques and service projects. Meetings are held in FLC 204 at 9:30am. This circle will not meet in the summer months. Monthly evening meetings will offer a Moms' Night Out where the group will go out to dinner together giving everyone an opportunity to relax, enjoy and connect. These take place on the second Thursday from 7-9pm. Contact Ali Beckwith , Amanda Stansberger or Kristal Haskins or text 402-217-2343 for details.
SUPER MOMS CIRCLE
Super Moms provides an evening group setting for study, worship, fellowship and service for women who work outside of the home. Super Moms meet the second Sunday of every month from 5-6:30pm. This UMW circle is primarily composed of mothers who work outside of the home. We meet to discuss how to balance the day to day activities of working and taking care of our family. Also complete service projects designed to promote Christian growth and fellowship. For more information, contact Jenny Muzik.
This UMW circle is for moms of high schoolers, college students or young adults. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the DAC 414 for fellowship, worship, study and service. Contact Corinne Green for more information.
January 21 - Book Study Session 3
February 18 - Service Project (TBD)
March 17 - Service Project (TBD)
April 21 - Book Study Session 4
May 21 - Planning for 2020-2021
Prayer Covering Circle
This ministry promotes community and prayer by making lap size quilts, shawls, and afghans for individuals in need of comfort because of illness, loss of a loved one or are in the midst of a crisis. The creation of these coverings are made at home and prayed over at our meetings where we share ideas and get help if needed. Meets the third Tuesday of the month (except July and December) from 10am-12pm in DAC 414. Contact - Sarah Colvin or Paula Burda
2020 Creation Care
Keller United Methodist Church and Keller United Methodist Women are joining together to promote stewardship of our Earth. As stated in the Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church: “...we understand that God is calling each of us to respond to (the impact of global climate change) and that as a denomination we cannot hope to transform the world until we change our way of being in it.”
We have decided to focus our response in segments throughout the year: air, land, fresh water and salt water. We will give an overview of current trends and will challenge you to make a difference.
Our focus for the first quarter of 2020 is Air. Click for more!
Pocket Change is an annual UMW fundraiser, that supports various ministries each year.
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