Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
Week of May 23rd to May 30th
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir Practice: Tuesdays 6:30 pm in Sanctuary

Praise Band Practice: Wednesdays 6:30 pm in Sanctuary
Sunday, May 27th
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23(NRSV)

Pastor Darlene will be on vacation from June 4 through June 20.  

The bulletins for all four Sundays in June will be printed on May 28 th .  

If you have an event you want printed in the bulletin or if you have an announcement for an event between May 28 and June 30, please have that information to Darlene by May 27.
If you can spend time, here are some jobs:

--Send Guest Contacts from attendance books to Shannon Taylor who sends out welcome notes and prepare attendance books for upcoming Sunday.

--Any group can send announcements straight to Carole Coburn at   Please have it in by the Tuesday before the Sunday you want your news out.  It needs to be in PDF format
Since Pastor Darlene will be on vacation June 4-June 20 th  the need for volunteers to keep the office running is great.  

Contact Jayme Bryson 512-539-8972  or Joann Runkle at 832-741-7237  for more information.

--Fold Bulletins for upcoming Sunday
--Answer phones and take messages.  Typical office hours are M-W from 9:00am-1:00pm
--Prepare Sunday’s Children’s Packets
--Check thermostats and doors after worship on Sundays

No Youth Group this Sunday for the Memorial Day weekend.

We are starting our Summer Schedule of not meeting on Sunday nights regularly. We will meet at different times during the summer for activities.

Our first Summer activity will be a Pool Party at McNaughton Pool in Plum Creek on June 3rd.

Stay tuned for other exciting summer activities!

Our Blessings Box is getting utilized by the community, which is great, but that also means that it is getting emptied out quite frequently. Please consider donating non-perishable food items, diapers, personal care items and snack food items (goldfish, raisins, etc) if you are able.

One person from the community told us she visits the Blessings Box at least twice a week and is especially grateful for the diapers and kid friendly foods. She says she stops by on the way to take her kids to the park and can almost always find a snack for them.

Sunday, June 3rd 6-8pm
Plum Creek McNaughton Pool
Pizza and Snacks served.

Grades: entering 6th grade-entering 12th

We invite all kids that are going to be in 6th grade in the Fall to join us as you are now part of Youth Group!
Young Adults Group
The Kyle UMC Young Adults group is made up of all church attendees (no church membership required) between the ages of 18 - 40! Young Adults at KUMC currently serve in various areas of worship and church life including the Sanctuary Choir and Praise Band, the Missions Committee, Sunday School Teachers/Support Teachers, the Youth Leader, and many more. In addition, the group coordinates the Reverse Advent, support each other through a Facebook group, and will present other service and social activities near future.

If you are a member or simply attend KUMC and would be interested in getting involved with this wonderful group of Young Adults, please contact the Young Adult Representative, Krystyn Jensen at or 512-618-7478. 
UMW News


The Kyle United Methodist Women Cheer Circle will not meet in June. We will meet in July to help coordinate our summer UMW Fundraising efforts.

The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month at 11am in the Family Life Center. We share a devotional, prayers, fellowship, friendship and we work on our current Missions. A light lunch is served.  

We invite anyone interested in learning more about what we do to share in God’s love to please come and visit the Cheer Circle. We welcome new faces and new ideas. We enjoy working on our ministries and helping support local charities; focusing on women and children’s needs. If you want to hear more about this wonderful opportunity of faith and service, please call Circle Leader Lynne Kyle at 512-504-3888 or Secretary Shirley Ellis at 512-262-7292 with any questions.


Attention Ladies! Our next Twilight Circle meeting is on T hursday, May 10 at 7pm . Come join us.   This will be our last meeting before the summer break. We will be meeting in the Family Life Center.
VBS is available to all kids entering Kindergarten to entering 5th grade.

For questions regarding this year's VBS,
please contact Alissa Villarreal at
Vacation Bible School 2018!

Mark your summer calendars! This year we are doing VBS a little differently . It is going to be a one day event on Saturday, July 28th from 10:00am to 5:00pm with a family party starting at 5:00pm!

We will continue the VBS celebration on Sunday, July 29th as we invite families to attend the 10:00am service and the kids to sing the songs they learned.

Rolling River Rampage invites children on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace! 

We will need all hands on deck to make this year's community outreach project a success. Please prayerfully consider serving this amazing mission to share the love of Christ with children in our community.

Positions needed:
Assembly Leader
Science Leader
Music Leader
Recreation Leaders
Bible Storytellers
Group Guides
Youth Helpers
Nursery and Preschool Leaders
Registration Team
Decorating Team
Kitchen Help
Family Party Set up and Clean up
And many more!

Let Alissa Villarreal know if you would like to help with this year's VBS!
If you are unable to help that day, you can also sponsor a child for only $5 so that we can make this amazing opportunity available to all!

**We are in need of the following to borrow for VBS as props, please let Alissa Villarreal know if you have something we can use!

Bag chairs
Artificial Christmas Trees
Canoes, Kayaks, Oars
Life vests
Ice chests, camping lanterns, other camping equipment
Pop up canopies

VBS Decoration Creation Meeting

Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30pm
Family Life Center --All are welcome!

Summer Kick Off Pool Party- Sunday June 3rd, 6-8pm McNaughton Pool, Plum Creek
Youth Group
***During the Summer, Youth Group will not meet every Sunday. We will get together for fun activities mid-week or on the weekend. Stay tuned for more activities posted!!

If you have any questions, or issues with the new time, please contact Youth Director, Alissa Villarreal at .
Youth Sunday School

Spending time in community with other believers is an important part of every student’s spiritual journey. That’s why Bible Studies for Life: Students is designed around a plan to help disciple to students with wisdom, starting with real-life issues and connecting them to God’s Word in an intentional way.

In Jesus Changes Everything , students will learn that Jesus is calling, and when we answer, everything changes

Prayer Ministry meets every Tuesday at 2 pm in the Sanctuary

  USHERS NEEDED - Please help!
         If you attend the first service, please consider serving as an usher 
     Regular or occasional volunteers are welcome 
Please contact George Davidson (518-466-0301 or
Please visit and click on "ONLINE GIVING/E_TITHE at the top of the screen to get started. 

Directions on how to do this are located in the Front of the Sanctuary or in the Fellowship Hall.
Küber -- When you need a Spiritual lift...
The United Methodist Church not only supports helping conserve our earth's resources but also helping those who might need a lift to church. That's why we're starting our latest ministry: Küber. Küber is KUMC's way of giving our congregation a spiritual lift! (thanks  Paul Mojica )
If you feel called to share your ride, please let us know! If you're someone who needs a ride, let us know that too! We would love to help match people up.
email: kuber [at]
Dates To Remember!

5/23 Praise Band Practice 6:30pm (Sanctuary)
5/27 No Youth Group
5/28 Disciple Bible Study 6:30pm
5/29 Prayer Ministry Meeting 2:00pm (Sanctuary)
5/29 Choir Practice 6:30pm (Sanctuary)
5/30 Praise Band Practice 6:30pm (Sanctuary)

If you would like to submit something for the weekly newsletter, you need to submit on Mondays, so we can send it out by Wednesdays. 

Here is the information/suggestions we need:
What is happening?
What committee or group is doing it?
What day? Time? Location? Deadline?
Who to contact (name, phone, email)

Please send submissions to
|Kyle United Methodist Church| 512-268-2331 | |