Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
Week of June 20th to June 27th
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir Practice: 1st Sunday of the month at 3:00pm followed by fellowship time

Praise Band Practice: Wednesdays 6:45 pm in Sanctuary
Sunday, June 24th

Matthew 13: 31-33 (NRSV)

Safe Sanctuaries Training for Vacation Bible School

Safe Sanctuaries Training is required for everyone who is volunteering with VBS or any Children or Youth Ministry events. Training is available and recommended for all adults at the church so we can create a safe environment for our children at the church.

Safe Sanctuaries Training is good for 2 years but it is recommended
that everyone refresh their training every year.

Training Dates:

Saturday, July 7th 10:00am (Family Life Center)

Wednesday, July 11th 7:00pm (Family Life Center)

Sunday, July 15th 10:00am (Family Life Center)

Contact Alissa Villarreal at to
let her know you're attending!

Thank you all for helping to create a loving, safe environment for our
children and youth as they grow in their faith.

Staff email addresses

Since Tanya Spain’s departure, the position of Administrative Assistant has been vacant and, therefore, the email account at is not checked on a regular basis. When you need to contact KUMC staff members, please use the following email addresses:

Alissa Villarreal, Director of Children and Youth Ministries:

Jenny Sandoval, Director of Music:

All other information or questions should be sent to me at

Thanks for your help,
Pastor Darlene
June Diaper Drive

Thank you to everyone who came to the Donuts and Diapers Kickoff party for our June Diaper Drive. We collected lots of diapers and wipes last Sunday but as you probably know, babies need a LOT of diapers and these will go fast!

If you didn't get a chance to bring diapers (or wipes) last weekend, you can bring them to the Fellowship Hall any time in June.

Our hope is to get a "back stock" of diapers to restock the Blessings Box as needed.
Summer Choir Practice will be held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 3:00pm followed by a time of fellowship.

New choir members welcome! Interested in joining the choir? Contact Music Director Jenny Sandoval at
Sue Ferrell is turning 90!

You're Invited to Celebrate with Us!

Saturday June 23 rd from 2:00 to 5:00
At Kyle United Methodist Church
408 W. Lockhart, Kyle, TX 78640

RSVP TO: Anne Duhon or 512.749.7173

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.

Each Christmas, The Burke Center for Youth is one of the deserving causes that benefits from the KUMC Angel Tree.

They are hosting a Ditch the Road Trail Run - a 5k benefitting the center on Saturday, September 8th and KUMC would like to participate! Please join us!
You can sign up at  
and visit their website for more information about the center.

Contact Anne Duhon (512-749-7173) or Michelle Siegwalt (512-626-7041) for more info!
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 have a special meeting July 7th at 10:00am in the Family Life Center. We will be planning our Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction fundraisers , which are scheduled for July 29th after our Fifth Sunday Potluck Lunch at noon. All are welcome! Please add the day and time to your calendar! It's coming soon!

Anticipating the fun,
Lynette Barker, UMW President , Kyle
Questions, text or call 512-618-3339

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.

UMW Twilight Circle

The Kyle United Methodist Woman Twilight Circle is taking the summer off. Our next meeting will be September 13 at 7pm.  For those Ladies that cannot attend the day time Cheer Circle this is an excellent opportunity to come fellowship with other women in our church. More details to be provide as we get closer to the meeting. 
Mission U Donations for the Silent Auction:

Joan Goodwin will be attending the 2018 Rio Texas Conference Mission U in Kerrville, TX the weekend of July 13. They will be having a Silent Auction and are asking for donations. The money will benefit missions nationally and internally. 

Anyone that wants to donate something please contact Joan Goodwin at 972-679-3600 or email her at  She will need donations no later than Sunday July 8. 
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

Safe Sanctuaries Training for volunteers
Dates to be announced
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!

6/20 Praise Band Practice 6:45pm (Sanctuary)
6/25 Disciple Bible Study 6:30pm
6/26 Prayer Ministry Meeting 2:00pm (Sanctuary)
6/26 Praise Band Practice 6:45pm (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. 

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