The roundabout at Killarney Way and Shamrock Street is closed to all traffic. Detours around the area are clearly posted. Motorists will be detoured using Killarney Plaza Drive, Cavan Drive, Donegal Drive, Roscommon Drive, Shamrock Street and Foley Drive. Access to all businesses near the roundabout will be maintained during construction. Business entrance signs will be posted. The closure, which is expected to last about three months, comes as part of a stormwater improvement project. Please allow additional time in getting to and from activities on the church campus. Click the image below to see an enlarged map of the detour.
Brewed Awakenings, our coffee kiosk in the Welcome Center in the Asbury Building is now benefitting Killearn United Methodist Church Missions!! All proceeds will help support the outreach ministries of Killearn United Methodist Church. There will be new exciting features to come in the future. We will offer coffee’s from our missional areas of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba along with monthly spotlights from different Killearn United Methodist Church Missions support areas. Please help support Killearn United Methodist Church missions by frequenting CAFÉ WITH A CAUSE between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings. Enjoy some coffee and meet someone new!
We also need more volunteers! Be a missionary by helping out at CAFÉ WITH A CAUSE. "The Yoke is Easy and the Burden is light!"
Yes, the new Church Directory has arrived and will continue to be distributed in the Church office! Each family whose picture is featured in the Family Section of the Directory will receive 1 free Directory per family pictured. Families whose pictures are not included in the Family Section may purchase 1 Directory per household at a cost of $8.00 cash or check. Each family receiving or purchasing a Directory will be asked to sign for it so that we can assure that as many households as possible have an opportunity to have one. Thanks to all of you for your support and patience during this process!
If you desire, or need, to be drawn deeper into prayer, to open to God, to pray in silence, and to let the spirit pray within your heart, please join us Tuesday evenings from 7:00PM-8:30PM in the Asbury Building, Room 6. Every Tuesday we begin with book discussion followed by Lectio Divina and 20 minutes of Centering Prayer. You need have no experience, just the desire. The group will begin the study of a new book, The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God by David Frenette, in a few weeks. For more information, please contact Sharon Krantz at 728-1154 or http://email@example.com.
Fall 2013 registration for Killearn Kids Preschool began Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:00AM for returning students and church members. Open registration began Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:00AM for new families. We offer a Christ-centered educational program for 2–5 year olds with 2 day, 3 day, and 5 day options. Killearn Kids Prescool is a state approved VPK provider. Please call the Preschool at 893-1278 to arrange a tour or visit the website at http://www.kumconline.org/www.killearnkids.org for more information.
Summer Camp registration is about to begin. Get ready for an exciting time of crafts, chapel lessons, field trips (elementary schoolers only), and water slides! We offer a preschool summer camp for 2-5 year olds and an elementary summer camp for children entering kindergarten through rising 6th graders. Registration began March 11, 2013 for those families who can commit to at least 4 weeks of preschool camp or at least 6 weeks of elementary school camp. Open enrollment began on April 1, 2013 for those seeking fewer weeks of camp. Please call Julia Karter at 893-1278 (Preschool) or Steven Rudzik at 508-1777 (Elementary), for more information. You can also visit our website at http://www.kumconline.org/www.killearnkids.org to
The Pregnancy Help & Information Center is a ministry whose purpose is to help women, and the men in their lives, who face pregnancy or parenting in difficult circumstances. With that in mind, they are reaching families by building relationships with, and providing support to, moms, dads, children, and unborn babies. Every Mothers Day, the Pregnancy Help & Information Center (PHI) distributes baby bottles to help raise funds for this ministry. This was done on Sunday, May 12, 2013. This is a ministry of LIFE and we encourage you to fill them with checks, cash, or coins in whatever amount the Lord leads you, and bringing the bottles back Sunday, May 19, 2013. This is an opportunity to give back to others and to help “one of the least of these”.
Do you want to serve the Lord?
Do you want to assist your fellow neighbor, community or church member?
We have several options for you to volunteer for projects.
• Each month on the second Saturday
• Minor projects to completed in two to three hours by a small team of (two or three).
• Projects will be assigned on an as need basis.
• Small projects are anticipated to be completed in a day or less by a small team (six or less).
• Major projects that may be multi-day and require large teams (larger than six members on site).
The current Project Schedule is as follows:
May 18, 2013 Killearn United Methodist Church
Build New Wheelchair Ramp
Eight to ten volunteers are needed for a wheelchair ramp project on the south side of Tallahassee. We will be rebuilding an existing landing and constructing a new 20 foot ramp in cooperation with Ability First, a local non-profit organization. We would love to have a designated photographer in addition to carpenters and helpers! We will meet on site on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:30AM. Volunteers should sign up by contacting John Stott at 668-9076, email at John6Stott@comcast.net, on the iServe Saturday CCB group, or on the Facebook page.
June 8, 2013 Second Saturday Projects
Landscaping – weeding & trimming
Wheelchair Ramp Repair
Wheelchair Railings Repair
For more information on iServe or to become involved please contact the iServe Leaders:
John Cousins 668-2907 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Stott 339-7634 email@example.com
Visit us at http://www.kumconline.org/Missions_i-Serve.cfm
In conjunction with our pastors' sermon series that begins Sunday, May 19, 2013, we are offering several opportunities to participate in study groups. These groups will use study questions and discussion topics provided by our pastors each week. So, find a group that fits your schedule and join the group this week! The list of groups is on our web site and in the display racks around our campus.
Worship Together Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for families to worship with one another, and for us as a church family to all worship together. Our busy lives separate us from one another. This is an opportunity for the children of our congregation to see adults worshiping, praying and listening to the Word of God. We all know that children watch our actions more than they listen to our words.
If you want to experience a mission trip of a lifetime, here is an opportunity for you. There is a trip scheduled to visit our sister church in Barajagua, Cuba from September 11–18, 2013. You will spend the week with Pastor Enoc and his wife Edita, participate in the church activities, worship, prayer, visiting the sick plus enjoy the great Cuban hospitality. You will really get to know your brothers and sisters in Cuba. Our visits mean a great deal to them and you will come away truly blessed. If you are interested please contact any of the following who have recently been to Barajaqua and they will tell you more: Doug Nordby, Rowe Rogero, Maren Cox, Linda Bianco, or Scarlet Smith. Please prayerfully consider this. Commitments need to be made by May 31, 2013 so the Visas can be obtained. If you are ready to sign up, contact Terry Denham 850-727-7145, or firstname.lastname@example.org, District Cuban Mission Coordinator.
Let’s join together in love and spirit at The Women of Faith Conference next Fall. To assure the best group seating we need to register by June 1, 2013. To register, and for additional information for this September conference, please contact Christina Brannon at email@example.com or 933-6521. Please do not register without receiving our group information. Speakers and musicians currently scheduled to appear are: THIRD DAY, SHEILA WALSH, HOLLY WAGNER, ANGIE SMITH, MAX LUCADO, MARK LOWRY, LISA HARPER AND CECE WINANS.
We’ve had such fun getting together the first Sunday of the month for the last several months. Let’s keep the fun going! Nuberri on Kerry Forest is sponsoring a Killearn Kids Ministries Share Day on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Make plans now to meet another family there for a time of laid back fellowship. Mention Killearn Kids and Nuberri will make a donation to Killearn United Methodist Church!
The Life Enrichment Center near Leesburg, Florida on Lake Griffin, is offering a “Family Camp” July 22–25, 2013. You can join families from across the state as they explore what it means to be a family of faith in a chaotic world. Your family can learn about God, worship together, and have a LOT of fun along the way. There will be campfires, swimming, stories, games, silly songs, and all your camp favorites. Each family gets private lodging with private bath. If your family would like more information on this opportunity, please contact Beth (http://firstname.lastname@example.org). They also have special weekends set aside for “Grandparents & Me” weekends for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 5–11).
Interested in Mission work, but not able to travel right now? Well the mission field is coming to you! EF Educational Homestay Programs has high school age students coming to American for 3 1/2 weeks this summer. Students are from Spain, France, Germany and Italy. Arrival is August 2, 2013 and departure is August 27, 2013. We need volunteer host families to provide a bed, meals including a packed lunch during the work week, transportation to and from one of six bus stops around town, and lots of american hospitality! Students are supervised during the work week days, Mondays-Fridays from 7:30AM to 5:30PM. This is a great way to share your blessed life with other young people. Please contact Susanne Westendick-Spell at 850-294-5496 or email at http://email@example.com.
We are planning a family-oriented mission trip to Leon, Nicaragua to serve alongside the 12 Churches Ministry. This trip is designed for a parent/grandparent and child to experience serving our Lord together, while growing in their faith and growing in their relationship one to another. The trip is planned for August 3–10, 2013. The trip is limited to 15 people. Please come to the meeting Sunday to have your questions answered or call Chris Smith in the church office.
We are currently looking for another location for our Grace House Ministry. Our existing home is not close to a city bus stop causing transportation for our guests to be a major concern. If you have a rental home near a bus stop or know someone who does please call Marilyn in the church office.
The Florida Conference is gearing up to begin building Phase One of the Madison Youth Ranch over the course of the next two years. The Ranch will serve as the north campus for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home and be built on over 300 acres of beautiful land just outside of Madison, Florida. It will be a residential facility for hurting children and will eventually provide therapeutic residential care, independent living, career development, spiritual growth, and more. There are some needs that we are hoping folks in our congregation will be able to help furnish as we prepare to begin building the ranch.
Needed Equipment List:
• Dump truck with at least a 5 yard capacity
• Track excavator (medium to large) capacity
• Back Hoe with a 4/1 front bucket and a 24" and 30" shovel on the hoe
• Electric dump trailer (7' x 14') with 4' sides
• 10 ton heavy equipment trailer (goose neck) 20' to 24'
• Dozer to push and level out roadways 6' to 8' front blade
• 7' to 16' light trailer for hauling lumber
• Industrial chipper for trees
• Bobcat skidder with bucket/forklift/grapple attachments
• Grader for road work
• High reach with extending capabilities
These next few months leading up to the construction phase, are critical to the reality of our mission. With God's guidance, along with the help from the United Methodist family, it will be the foundation for the largest expansion in our 104 year history. On behalf of those who will be loved on this new campus, I want to thank you for your consideration of this request and continued commitment to help children in need. For any questions, follow-up discussion or if you are willing to make a donation, please call 386-668-5088 or email http://www.kumconline.org/www.Madison.Ranch@fumch.org.
Primetimers offers educational and mission service experience for older adults. Exciting 5–10 day events offer opportunities for educational forums, cross-cultural exposure, faith-filled reflection, and greater exposure to the work of The United Methodist Church and the church universal. There are two options to serve for 2013: Henderson Settlement in Kentucky and also in Costa Rica. For more information or to register, http://www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer-Opportunities/Types-of-Volunteers/Primetimers/PrimetimersTy.