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February 16, 2017
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How Many People Can a Pastor Pastor?
By Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder

One of the most important things I do as the pastor of Kessler Park UMC is give pastoral care to members of the congregation. This involves a range of activities, including praying for people in the hospital, visiting shut-ins, and talking to people who are in various stages of distress.

But pastoral care requires physical presence. The problem is that as a congregation grows in size, it becomes more and more difficult for one person to be present for every member. I can’t get everywhere I need to be in order to do all the pastoral care that needs to be done.

I discovered recently that this a simple scientific fact. In the 1990s, a British anthropologist named Robin Dunbar discovered that “human societies contain buried within them a natural grouping of around 150 people.” This became known as “Dunbar’s number,” and led to his theory that this is the maximum number of stable social relationships which one person can maintain. Or put another way, “it’s the number of people you would not feel embarrassed about joining uninvited for a drink if you happened to bump into them at a bar.”


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Upcoming Meetings

Board of Trustees - Thursday, Feb. 16
7pm, Conference Room

Good Shepherds Post-Valentine
Lunch and Bingo

Friday, February 17, at 11:30 am

Please RSVP to Colleen Kelley at 214-536-1397.

 
This Sunday, KPUMC welcomes the Waxahachie High School Chorale and Combined Mixed Choir. 
Both choirs will offer special music during worship. 
High on a scaffold, Jose Carmona with Good Space finishes retrofitting another of the sanctuary chandeliers. The remaining 10 lamps will be converted to LED illumination in coming weeks, thanks to Ken Kelley's initiative.
Also, thank you to David Spence and GoodSpace for their time and efforts to keep us in the light.

Tuesday, February 21
10am in the Fellowship Hall
This week's discussion: Women of the Bible
Reiki Fellowship Dallas will be at KPUMC in Room 213 this Saturday for free 20-minute sessions between 10am and 12:30pm. No appointment needed.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a gentle hands-on technique used to promote health and relaxation. The recipient lies on a massage table fully clothed while the practitioner lays his or her hands lightly on the body in a series of positions. The positions include the crown of the head, forehead, throat, heart, solar plexus, abdomen and upper hip; care is taken to avoid personal areas of the body that might make a recipient feel uncomfortable. 
The effect of a Reiki session is usually deep relaxation,
well-being and calm.

Next Wednesday night dinner will be provided by and benefit our Children's Ministry.

Dinner will be served at 6pm,
followed by classes for all ages at 6:30pm.


Kids of Character meet in Room 206.
The Youth will will meet in the Youth Room.


Adults are welcome to participate in one of three
different experiences:


GriefShare (Conference Room): GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. Every week, Jenni Jennings will share a video, and lead a discussion guided by scripture and reflection.

How to Believe Like a United Methodist (Chapel): Rev. Wes Magruder will lead a 3-week class on the foundational doctrines of our church. Consider this a short-course in Methodist theology!

Game Night (Fellowship Hall): If neither of the classes sound appealing, you’re welcome to stick around and drink coffee, play games, and have some light-hearted fun.

You can pay for dinner on our website by clicking here
$8 for adult meals
$4 for children's/half meals
Vegetarian options usually available
North Texas Conference Reconciling Churches
Fellowship Potluck

Saturday, February 25
6:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church
4105 Junios Street

Bring a dish to share and enjoy food and conversation with members of your fellow Reconciling Congregations.
PRAYER CONCERNS

Aaron, Logan, Sydney & Annabelle
Todd Bothun & Family
Greg Combs & Family
Earl Wayne Cross
Yolanda Gonzalez
Lolly Guerra
Emogene Hall
Brett Headland
Pamela & Kayo Mullins
Mary Rasberry
The J.T. Walker Family
Rhonda Wheatly
Ruth Zaccarello
Those seeking employment

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
Thursday, February 16
1:00 pm KPUMC at Hogg Elementary, 1144 N. Madison Ave.
7:00 pm Board of Trustees Meeting, Conference Room
7:00 pm Al-Anon Meeting, Room 18 (Jenny C., 214.728.3875)


Friday,  February 17
11:30 pm Good Shepherds Post-Valentine Lunch & Bingo, Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm
 Open AA Meeting, Fellowship Hall (Sara T., 214.941.1045)

Saturday, February 18
9:00 am Reiki, Room 213
9:00 am
 Closed AA Meeting, Room 18 (Sara T., 214.941.1045)

Sunday, February 19
9:15 am Coffee available in the Fellowship Hall
9:30 am Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
9:45 am Sunday School, all ages
11:00 am Sunday Worship, Wes Magruder preaching
5:00 pm Pastor's Bible Study, Conference Room
6:00 pm Credo Choir Rehearsal, Fellowship Hall
6:00 pm Spanish Speaking Al-Anon Meeting, Room 18


Monday, February 20
10:00 am Taking Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS), Room 18
10:30 am Prayer Group, Chapel

7:00 pm Closed AA Meeting, Fellowship Hall (Sara T., 214.941.1045)
7:00 pm Debtors' Anonymous, Room 18


Tuesday, February 21
6:00 am North Oak Cliff Running Club, Parking Lot
10:00 am UMW, Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm
 Al-Anon Meeting, Room 18 (Jenny C., 214.728.3875)
7:00 pm Bible Study, Conference Room 

Wednesday, February 22
4:15 pm New Creation Choir Rehearsal, Room 202
5:00 pm Joyful Noise Choir Rehearsal, Room 202
6:00 pm Wednesday Night Live!
6:00 pm Spanish Speaking Al-Anon Meeting, Room 18

6:30 pm The Kessler Ringers Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Thursday, February 23
1:00 pm KPUMC at Hogg Elementary, 1144 N. Madison Ave.
7:00 pm Al-Anon Meeting, Room 18 (Jenny C., 214.728.3875)

LOOKING AHEAD:
March 1 - Ash Wednesday Service
March 7 - Faith on Tap
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