Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
September 23rd thru September 30th, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2020
Join us in person at 9am for short worship under the tree or at 10am on Facebook
Services are available to view on YouTube later in the day

Psalm 25:1-10a

"Paths of Love"

Front Porch Worship
Every Sunday at 9am beginning September 6 (in addition to online worship)

Bring a comfortable lawn chair and join us under the shade tree in front of the church on Sundays. Beginning on the first Sunday of September, we will be holding a short, simple worship service each Sunday with prayer, Scripture, and communion. 

We will social distance and wear masks for safety. Please note, our regular online service will still be our primary service every Sunday and posted on Facebook and YouTube as usual. Stay home, worship online, and stay safe if you need to – but come be fed on the church lawn if you’re feeling hungry and ready for that. 
Food Drive and Labyrinth Walk
Saturday, September 26th
8am to 8pm

Come experience the labyrinth, a walking prayer path.

We will set it up in the back parking lot and make it our goal to outline the entire prayer circle with food for the Blessing Box as we go through the day. Stop by and pray or give (or both!)

We will draw the labyrinth in chalk on the back parking lot and outline with glass brick. If you would like to help with the set up on Friday, September 26, please contact Pastor Stella at
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 18th, 6-7:45pm

Join us at the Dog Park at Steeplechase Park for a time to celebrate and give thanks for our pets. Stop by and let us give your pet a blessing.
Bring your own coffee and lawn chair and join us for Coffee Under the Tree every other Tuesday at 9:30am.

September 29
October 13
October 27

As required by the United Methodist Women’s Bi-laws and Guidelines, the Kyle UMW Nominating Committee must publish and submit to the Hill Country District the following:

2021 - 2022 UMW Slate of Officers
President                   Lynne Kyle
Vice President           Sandra Richards
Secretary                   Betty Brooks
Treasurer                   Phyllis Kinsey
A big thank you to the nominating committee: Jayme Bryson, Dorothy Hyde, Phyllis Kinsey and Simone Schrott.

We are so excited to announce we are meeting again!! 

The Cheer Circle will meet on Monday, October 12th at 9:30am under the tree in the church courtyard as we continue to plan our fall activities. Bring a folding chair, your mask and a drink.
The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month at the time and location above until further notice. We share a monthly devotional, prayers, fellowship and friendship. We are not serving food at this time.  
We invite anyone interested to please come and visit the Cheer Circle. We welcome new faces and new ideas. We enjoy working on our local and global missions; 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 with any questions.

During this time of sheltering in place, we have all longed for a touching connection with our world, our faith and our friends. With this in mind, Kyle UMW is offering a weekly devotional to be emailed, texted or mailed directly to you. You don’t have to be a member of Kyle United Methodist Church to receive it. Just contact Lynne Kyle at 775-338-2014 (mobile) or 512-504-3888 (home) or
Bible on Tap is now meeting in person and virtually!

Join the group on Monday evenings at 7pm in person or via Zoom for a casual bible study! Both options are available! We're going to begin meeting in person again on the outdoor patio at Ilario's starting on the 28th.

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
  • Lord's Prayer lesson series
  • First Sunday of the month Sunday School lesson via Zoom! (starting in September)
  • New interactive Virtual Sunday School Classroom!
All Sunday School is virtual for now, but this is a great opportunity to build that family faith formation at home! Check our KUMC Children's Ministry Facebook page for resources!

Check out our New Virtual Classroom for Children's time videos, Sunday School Lessons, bible story videos, games and craft ideas!
We're learning the Lord's Prayer this Fall!

Join us for a 10 week series on learning about prayer and the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray!

View the Sunday School videos and more on our New Virtual Classroom and follow along with the activities!

Supplies for Sunday School are provided in the monthly activity bags! Next bag pickup is Sunday, Sept 27th at 7pm!

Costume Parade at Orchard Park Assisted Living

Saturday, October 24th at 10am
*more details to come
Virtual Youth Group

Sunday School: Sundays at 9am

Youth Group: Sunday nights at 7pm!

Zoom links on KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram!
New Youth Group series:
"Made to Make a Difference"
Learn how God created every person on this Earth with a special purpose and how the world is waiting for you to share yours! Don't let your youth hold you back!
No matter where you are, or where you've been, God wants to use your story to change the world. After all, He made you to make a difference!
Online Giving Opportunities

Your online giving remains critical for our continued ministry. We know this is a time of financial stress, but please give to your church electronically or by mail if you are able. Help us continue to be the church for a community in need.

Online: Click the button below or go to and click the green online giving button at the bottom of the home page.

By Mail: PO Box 69, Kyle, Texas 78640
*We will not be in the office regularly at this time.

Please leave a message on the office phone at 512-268-2331 or email

You may contact Pastor Stella at 512-415-6708 or

Children and Youth Ministry Director Alissa Villarreal is available
at 361-441-4206 or
Our purpose is to serve God by dedicating ourselves to pray each day for each person, need and concern as listed in both the confidential prayer list and the persons named in the church bulletin and newsletter. We welcome anyone who would like to join us. For more on joining, contact Natha Caldwell.

Prayer request slips are available in the sanctuary pews and may be placed in the offering plate on Sunday to be given to the pastor. Persons may also contact Natha Caldwell (512-618-3908) , Joann Runkle (832-741-7237) or Pastor Stella Burkhalter (512-415-6708) with requests (please include both email and phone info for us).

Prayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog,
Paul Nipper

For All God’s People
Melanie Tiemann, Margaret McGuiness, Cody Childress, Jean Moser,
Lorene Whitten, Natha Caldwell,
Olga Parker, Kathryn Roark,
Addison Johnson, Dave Brown,
Shirley LaFleur, Curtis Rosenthal,
Alva Baker, Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Tiffany Rabb, Susan Logan,
Monica Althenn, Erin Norton

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Jack Nipper
The family of Dave Dost
The family of Erik Curtis
Zoe Fallgren's family, her mother
passed away

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme
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