Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
May 13th thru May 20th, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Join us virtually at 9am on Facebook
services are available to view on YouTube later in the day

John 14:15-21

"The Promise of the Spirit"
Starting next Sunday, May 24th, we will have a Sunday Morning Zoom Coffee Hour for those that would like to catch up! More details and zoom link to come.
I am so grateful for you! I hear about strife in our nation and in churches about when things should reopen and what the rules should be, and I give thanks to God that we have not experienced that at KUMC.

In every step of this frightening journey, we have been of one mind, loving one another, and seeking to care for the vulnerable as best we can. As I have listened to the experts and the community, I have begun praying about May 31 as a possible date to worship in person together again. I envision using the gift of our large Family Life Center, maintaining social distancing and other safety precautions, and continuing to offer an online offering as the point of connection for most people. 

May 31 is the Day of Pentecost, when we observe the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as reported in Acts of the Apostles. Would you join me in Praying for Pentecost? We will decide as the day approaches, but until then, May God keep us safe and give us wisdom. Keep reading for a couple of other options to be together - a car parade to cheer our community and drive-in dinner church.

-- Pastor Stella
Church Directory

We have had a lot of requests for ways to stay connected during our separation. One suggestion has been to send the church directory, by email, to all church members so that people can keep in touch.

If you would not like your information included in the emailed directory, please email Alissa at by Tuesday, May 19th. Information included will be name, address, email address and phone number.
Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 PM – Drive By Dinner Church, 6:30pm Grocery Give Away

We plan to do another food giveaway on our usual second Wednesday on the month in May. We would also like to continue our Dinner Church tradition with a drive-by. Come by between 5:30 and 6:30 and pick up frito pie kits and written devotionals for your family. Listen to some music and wave hello to a few church friends. 

Beginning at 6:30, you can also pick up a box of food if you have need. We will preregister guests the week of May 13. The Blessing Box will also be available for drop off or pick up. 
Virtual Church Council Meeting
Sunday, May 17th via Zoom!

If you are not a member of church council, but would like to attend the meeting, email Pastor Stella and she will send you the link to the meeting!

If you are unable to watch at home, you can join Stella at the church to view the meeting.
Virtual Coffee and Conversation

Every other Tuesday (beginning Tuesday, May 5th), Coffee Group will meet at 10:30am via Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 759 8476 9134
Password: 8SiZ1X
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
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 has gone virtual!

Join the group on Monday evenings at 7pm via Zoom for a casual bible study!

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
All Sunday School and children's ministry activities are currently suspended until further notice. 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 Facebook for Children's time videos, Sunday School Lessons, bible story videos and craft ideas!
We are going to start providing monthly Sunday School/activity bags for the kids full of coloring pages, chalk, bubbles, etc--no more work for mom & dad, I promise! Just fun things to keep them occupied! Please comment below if your children would like one!

We will have them ready to hand out at the Drive Thru dinner church event on Wednesday, May 13th but if you're not able to attend, we'll make sure and get it to you!
Please respond no later than Friday, May 8th!
Zoom Time!

Join us on Zoom this Saturday, May 16th at 2pm to catch up with your Sunday School teachers and church friends!

We'll record another "Good Morning" video in case you missed the last one! Hope to see you there!

Link for zoom will be on our Children's Ministry FB group page!
Sunday Night Youth Group- suspended until Further Notice

We want to keep our Youth healthy and Safe! We will not meet in person until further notice. Check our KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram for faith formation activities you can do at home!

We are doing Sunday School, Youth Group Game night and Thursday Night Check in by Zoom meeting. Check Facebook for the links to the meetings!
Join us for games Sunday and Thursday nights at 7pm! Zoom links on FB and Instagram!
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).

Current Prayer List

P rayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog,
Jack Nipper

For All God’s People
Erik Curtis, Melanie Tiemann,
Margaret McGuiness, Cody Childress,
Jean Moser, Lorene Whitten, Lisa Starlin, Natha Caldwell, Olga Parker, Kathryn Roark, Addison Johnson,
Dave Brown, Shirley LaFleur,
Curtis Rosenthal, Alva Baker,
Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Simone Schrott

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme, Jon Vahl

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Larry Murphree
The family of Arnold Cassidy Keesee
(Jennifer Holling's uncle)

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
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