Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
July 17th through July 24th, 2019
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir and Praise Band will be taking a break from Weekly Practice during the Summer.
Sunday, July 21st

Psalm 78:1-4
Matthew 21:28-32

"The Two Sons"

Summer Office Hours

The Church Office will be open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-2pm during the month of July.

The Loss of a KUMC Family Member

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Marie Anderson passed away Monday, July 8th. She was a long time member of Kyle United Methodist Church and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service will be Friday, July 19th at 10am in the Sanctuary with reception following in the Fellowship Hall.
Register now for Vacation Bible School! 

Want to help? Register to volunteer at

If you'd like to sponsor a child or make a monetary donation for VBS, please put your contribution in the offering plate marked "VBS"
VBS Decorating Night
Wednesday, July 17th 6pm (FLC)
All are welcome!

VBS Sound Tech/Assembly Night
Thursday, July 18th, 6pm, (FLC)

If you are a volunteer and have questions about VBS, you can come either night to visit with Alissa.

Safe Sanctuaries Training Options

(Safe Sanctuaries training is required for anyone volunteering with VBS)
Wed, July 17th 6pm
Thursday July 18th 6pm
Supplies Needed:
We need trench coats and spy hats, walkie talkies, magnifying glasses, briefcases and other "spy/secret agent" gear!

As always, monetary donations are appreciated to help with costs or to sponsor the cost for a child to attend!

Contact Alissa Villarreal if you have any questions.
Kyle United Methodist Church is partnering with Allied Services of Kyle to help Navigate Homelessness in children and youth in Kyle. Allied Services of Kyle (A.S.K) is a service-driven collaboration of churches, businesses, organizations and individuals that provide short-term relief and create long-term systems of physical, emotional, and spiritual support for citizens in the greater Kyle community.

The Navigating Homelessness Group meets the last Monday of the Month and KUMC is now hosting the meetings in the Family Life Center. The next meeting will be Monday, July 29th at 10:30am in the FLC.

For more information about Allied Services of Kyle, please visit

Church Council Meeting

Sunday, July 21st
Save the Date!!

Church Work Day
Saturday, July 27th
9am- ?
Coffee Hour at the Parsonage

Coffee Hour on July 30th will be at 9:30am at
the Parsonage (103 Wallace, Kyle)
Worship Workshop
Wednesday, August 7, 7 PM

Are you in the band or choir? Do you serve as a liturgist or help set up for church on Sundays? Or are you just interested in having wonderful worship at Kyle UMC?

Join Pastor Stella for a brainstorming session and dinner at the parsonage, 103 Wallace Street, on Wednesday, August 7 at 7 PM. We’ll talk about what makes great worship and discuss ideas for the fall and Christmas seasons. Everyone who wants to be part of the conversation is welcome. 

Contact Pastor Stella at (512) 415-6708 or to RSVP.
Bible on Tap

Bible on Tap meets at Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse on Kohler's Crossing here in Kyle every Monday night at 6:30pm. Beginning July 29th, they will meet at Wicked Wings in the HEB Shopping Center.

This hour long, weekly bible study will cover a current event topic that provides countless opportunities for discussion and biblical reference! There is nothing to prepare or study ahead of time.

Please join us for this relaxed and fun filled weekly gathering while we explore our current world and how our faith and the bible helps us navigate our daily lives!

Faithful Heart Yoga

Instructor: Krystyn Jensen, 200-hr certification

Last Sunday of the Month beg. Mar 31 st
12:30pm – 1:30pm

KUMC Family Life Center

Open to anyone who wants to feel a Christian connection while working to heal and/or strengthen your body while building your connection to Christ!

COST: $5/person (for family rates, contact Krystyn Jensen, ); 10% of all monies collected will be donated to KUMC!
The members of the Living the Questions Adult Sunday School class invite you to join in a study of John Wesley and Methodists, the beliefs and actions that started the group of believers called Methodists.

The class will consist of some readings, some presentations, and an extended dialogue about what it means to us today. Travel with us from Epworth, Lincolnshire in 1703 through time attending Oxford, during ordination in the Anglican church, on a trip to the New World in 1735 to preach in Georgia, and onward to return to England, Aldergate Street, and the continued the development of a group of Methodists, in both England and America, as Methodism was born. Live the Questions with us in the faith journey.

We invite you to join us at 10:00 on Sunday mornings in the Wallace Classroom.
Blessing of the Backpacks

Children young and old are invited to bring their backpacks to church during both services on August 11th to receive a blessing and backpack tag for the new school year!

We will have a Back to School party during Sunday School hour at 10:00am.
Third Grade Bible Presentation

We will be presenting bibles to children entering 3rd grade on Sunday, August 25th during both services. If your child is older than 3rd grade but has not yet received a bible, please let Alissa Villarreal know so we can include them.

Registration Fee: $185 if registered by July 4th
or $230 after that, through July 22nd
Prayer and Offering in Sunday School

Your children are learning about prayer and offering in their Sunday School classes. We will now be including a time to take offering during Sunday School. In Sunday School, we have talked about why we give (because of what God has given us) as well as our attitude towards giving (God loves a cheerful giver). We also talked about how, by working together, we can accomplish more than working alone.

We encourage you to talk to your child about bringing an offering to Sunday School each week. This is an excellent way to help your child form a good habit of "giving back" to God. A time will be set aside during class each week to pray over and recognize the offerings received. Remember: There is no amount that is too small! :) Your child should have been given an offering bank to collect coins and a coin purse to bring their coins with them to church. If your child didn't receive one, please let us know! 

More than Money

An offering can take more than one form. Teach your child that her good behavior and willingness to serve others is also an acceptable offering. Some kids don’t have money to bring and shouldn’t feel left out and like they are not able to give to God. Give kids notecards and allow them to write down something they can give to God besides money, like volunteering their time or making a pledge to show love to someone who needs it. They can place this card in their offering envelope in place of money. This way everyone can be involved, and kids learn that giving to God involves their whole life, not just their money. 

Summer Sunday School

During the summer, our two elementary Sunday School classes will combine. We'll have one class for Toddler-Preschool and another for K-5th.

This Summer we'll be exploring The Fruits of the Spirit with All in One Bible Fun!

Join us for fun bible stories, crafts and activities this summer--every Sunday at 10:00am
Youth Sunday School
This Summer, we welcome new teachers to our Youth Sunday School-- Shannon and Jon Taylor and Paul Mojica! Thank you for serving our youth!

The Bible Lessons for Youth format of “Explore,” “Focus,” and “Connect” is an intentional learning approach to help teens FOCUS on the original context, EXPLORE how the passage speaks to their lives, and CONNECT with how to live out God’s Word in their daily lives and in the world.

Summer Theme: Covenant (Ruth, 1 Samuel, Matthew, Luke, John, Ephesians, Hebrews, Romans)
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. 
United Methodist Women News

We invite anyone interested in learning more about what we do to in service and to share in God’s love to please come and visit our Circles. 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. 


The Kyle United Methodist Women Cheer Circle will take a break and not meet in the summer. We will start up our regular meetings on Monday, September 9 th at 11am in the FLC. Phyllis Kinsey is serving as hostess. We will share lunch and our summer stories then get our Fall activities calendar set up. Come Join Us!!

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.  
Prayer Ministry meets
every Tuesday at 2 pm
in the Sanctuary
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.
Dates To Remember!

7/17 VBS Decorating Night, 6pm, FLC
7/18 VBS Sound Tech/Assembly Night, 6pm, FLC
7/20- VBS Day! 10am-5pm
7/21- Church Council Meeting, 12:30pm, FLC
7/22 Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Aviator Pizza, Kyle
7/23 Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, Sanctuary
7/24- Calendar Planning Meeting, 6:30pm (FH)
7/27 Church Work Day, 9am-?
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