Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
April 24th through May 1st, 2019
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir Practice: Wednesdays 6:45pm in Sanctuary

Praise Band Practice: Wednesdays 7:45pm in the Sanctuary
Sunday, April 28th

Galatians 3:23-29 (NRSV)

"You belong here...and so do they"
Given by Brad Johnson

Church Council Meeting
Sunday, April 28th at 12:30pm


We are currently out of room to take donations for the Free Garage Sale. Please hold onto your items and bring them on Sunday, April 28th.
Easter Lilies

If you purchased an Easter Lily and would like to take it home, they are in the Fellowship Hall. Any lilies that are not taken home after church on Sunday, April 28th will be donated.
Kyle United Methodist Church is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, April 28th! Come lend a helping arm and save local lives. We’ll be stationed in the church parking lot.
If you have eligibility questions, check out We Are Blood’s website. If you have more specific questions or would like assistance signing up, call We Are Blood at (512) 206-1266.
For questions specific to our drive, contact Natalie Simcoe at, (512) 422-4309
*Remember! Eat a full meal before donating and bring your photo ID.
*A minimum of 21 potential donors must be signed up in advance for the blood drive to take place.

Upcoming ramp builds

Saturday   May 11, 2019
Saturday   June 8, 2019

Currently, there are 20 people in the Kyle/Buda neighborhoods who are in need of a ramp, some have been waiting over a year.

We have another ramp build with the Texas Ramp Project scheduled for Saturday, May 11. There is a Signup Genius for this build if anyone is interested. If you would like to help with the upcoming ramp build on Saturday, May 11th, please fill out the signup genius or contact Tom Simcoe at 512-413-8045 or

Also, Gary Strunk of TRP has asked if there are any members of our church that would like to work with him one day during the week to build a ramp. Usually takes 4-5 hours to do a ramp. f you would like to help build ramps one day during the week please contact Gary Strunk/TRP at 812-797-1810 or email
Helping our Neighbors at
Kyle Elementary

On Saturday, April 27, Kyle UMC will construct new bleachers for our neighbors at Kyle Elementary School. We need folks to help build the bleachers. If you are interested in helping contact Paul Mojica at

We also need funding. The cost of the lumber and hardware is almost $700.00. The Rio Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church will cover half, so we need to raise $350.00. If you can help with the cost, please make your check out to Kyle UMC and write “school bleachers” in the memo section. The school administrators are excited to have new bleachers for their field day on May 24 th . Thank you in advance for your generosity and servant heart!
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, April 29th at 10:30am. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.The next meeting will be a continued discussion on the initial short term goal of providing Hygiene Kits and the long term goal of providing transportation to and from different aid services.

The Children of Incarcerated Parents Group will meet on Thursday, April 4th at 11:00am at the Kyle Police Department. Please join Allied Services of Kyle as they begin to put together solutions to better serve the children in our community who are directly affected by these circumstances.

For more information about Allied Services of Kyle, please visit
Save the Date!
Free Community Garage Sale

Saturday, May 4th 8:00am-noon

Open to anyone in the Kyle/Hays community in need!

Bring your clean/gently used/sorted (hangers appreciated) items from the Lighten Your Life for Lent drive to the church during business hours or on Sunday’s during church hours by Sunday, April 28 th . If you have clothing racks we can use we would greatly appreciate it and they will be returned to you.

A sign-up to help sort items April 18 th – May 3 rd , pick-up larger furniture items from members homes (May 3 rd ), and/or to help at the sale itself (May 4 th ) will be available through sign-up genius soon and a copy will be placed the Fellowship Hall!

Most importantly, spread the word and invite people who could benefit from this event!
Bible on Tap- New Location

Beginning Monday, April 8th at 6:30pm, Bible on Tap will move to Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse on Kohler's Crossing here in Kyle. 

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!
Starting February 4, 2019, in the Wallace Classroom in the Family Life Center, 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 this spring.
Youth Group End of School Pool Party
for all incoming 6th-12th graders!

Sunday June 2nd 6-8pm

Abby Carson's Grandparent's Pool
190 Angel Hill Road
Niederwald, TX 78640

About 20 minute drive from Kyle. Please let Alissa know by May 19th if you will need a ride.

Parents if you're able to be a driver, please let me know! Any food or drink donations would be appreciated as well!

Join us for Food, fun and fellowship every Sunday from 6-8pm in the Family Life Center. All 6th-12th graders and their friends are invited!

If you have any questions, please contact Youth Director, Alissa Villarreal at .
We could really use help with meals and snacks! If you, your family, your ministry group or Sunday School group would like to sponsor a meal or snacks, please sign up below!

You are welcome to make a monetary donation, provide supplies for a meal, prepare a meal and drop it off or come prepare the meal on Sunday and stay to hang out! Our youth really appreciate the support of our congregation! 
Join us Sundays at 10:00am in the Family Life Center for Sunday School.

  • More show than tell
Animated Bible story videos use visuals and sound effects, giving kids the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.

  • Bible-centered approach
Kids interact with the Bible in every lesson, following the arc of the biblical narrative.

  • Continue the conversation
Kids walk away from lessons, retelling the stories they’ve learned and taking home completed activities.

We'll have 3 classes for the Fall: Toddler-PreK, Kinder- 2nd, 3rd-5th grade
Youth Sunday School

CORE (Connect, Own, Reveal, Empower®) is a resource designed to help teenagers discover their true identity, value and worth as God’s children and empower them to reach their potential in faithfully following Christ with others.

Dig In is a four session study for groups of all sizes that takes teens on the journey of addressing the obstacles they’ve experienced in understanding who they are in Christ toward connecting with God and others in new and healthy ways.
  • Identity Theft
  • Delete the Spam
  • Connect with God
  • Connect with Others
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 KUMW Cheer Circle will meet on Monday, May 13th at 11am in the Family Life Center. We will be finishing up our Spring activities as we bring our “cheer” and love to those we serve. We will share a devotional, fellowship and a light lunch. Please join us!! If you need a ride, call Shirley Ellis at 512-262-7292. 


The Twilight Evening Circle gathering is on May 9th at 7pm in the Family Life Center. Our program will be from the UMW Sisterhood of Grace Program Book. Please join us. If questions, please contact Joan Goodwin, 972-679-3600.
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!

4/24 Choir Practice, 6:45pm (Sanctuary)
4/24 Praise Band Practice, 7:45pm (Sanctuary)
4/27 Kyle Elementary Bleacher Build, 8:30am-2pm
4/28 Blood Drive 8:30am
4/28 Faithful Heart Yoga, 12:30pm (FLC)
4/28 Church Council Meeting 12:30pm, FLC
4/28 Youth Group
4/29 Navigating Homelessness Meeting, 10:30am, FLC
4/29 Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Aviator Pizza, Kyle
4/30 Coffee Hour, 9:30am, Starbucks in Target
4/30 Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, (Sanctuary)
5/4 Free Garage Sale, 8am-12pm, FLC
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