Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
November 11th thru November 18th, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, Nov 15, 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 1

"The Trees of the Lord are Watered Abundantly"

Church Council Meeting

Sunday, November 15th at 1:00pm via Zoom. Pastor Stella will be in the Fellowship Hall as well if you'd like to join her in person.

Agenda and Zoom link will be emailed the week before the meeting.
Come Worship with Us!

We are enjoying worship in the courtyard at 9am on Sundays with the singing of the birds, as well as online worship in our pajamas. Join us as Advent approaches!

Note some changes as cooler weather approaches. Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, our 9am service will move into the Family Life Center and we will begin a 4-week Sunday School Study called "Songs of the Season" which will happen in the Family Life Center 10am. We will social distance and wear masks for safety and Zoom will be available for Sunday School. Our online service will continue as usual, but the premiere will move to 11am.

Let us worship this Advent!
Turkeys Tackling Hunger

Thanksgiving will be here soon. Let’s help families in our area to have a special Thanksgiving meal. $30 will provide a family with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Please donate as you are able, any amount is helpful and appreciated.

We will be collecting until Nov 15. You may make your donation through the Online Giving (choose Hays County Foodbank option) or by mail to PO Box 69, Kyle,TX 78640.
Thank you all for your support!
Hello KUMC Family,

This year we are going virtual for our Angel Child gift giving. Please select and sign up for the child you would provide a gift for. We will continue to update the sign up with more children as needed. Gifts will need to be brought to the church and dropped off in the Fellowship Hall no later than Dec 4. 

Please contact Natalie Simcoe at or 512-422-4309 if you have any questions or issues with selecting a child. 
There will be an opportunity to purchase gift cards or donate monetarily for gift cards for caregivers of the children. Sign up slots will be added to the Sign Up Genius and there will be an Angel Tree donation option on the KUMC online giving page.
Save the Date- Annual Gift and Craft Market!

This year, due to the ongoing COVID situation, we have decided to make our Annual Gift and Craft Market fundraising event an Open Air Market. The event will be Saturday, December 5th from 10am-2pm in the front courtyard and parking areas.

If you would like to help with this event or know someone who would like to be a vendor, please contact Alissa Villarreal at More information to come!
Bring your own coffee and lawn chair and join us for Coffee Under the Tree every other Tuesday at 9:30am.

November 24th
December 8th
December 22nd

Your UMW invites all our church family to bake (or purchase) your favorite cookies, cakes, pies, cup cakes or sweet treats and contribute them for our Christmas Bake Sale in part with the KUMC Craft Market on December 5th.
All the proceeds will stay and help KUMC!
We do ask that you wrap all baked goods. Cookies should be pre-packaged in zip baggies (2 large or 4 small per bag) for ease in selling. We will take care of pricing!!

Please deliver your baked goods to the church on Saturday, DEC 5 by 10am.


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

The Cheer Circle met on Monday, November 9th in the FLC. The meeting was enjoyed by all who attended. We planned our Kyle Housing Authority Christmas Bags Giving and Bake Sale for the upcoming KUMC Craft Faire on December 5th. We shared in the Annual World Thank Offering presented by Treasurer Shirley Ellis. Our giving helps women, children and youth worldwide through United Methodist Women and Missions. 

We will continue to meet and follow COVID protocols and Kyle city requirements. We take temperatures, sanitize and space out chairs and wear masks. We will not be serving lunch until further notice.
The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month. We share a monthly devotional, prayers, fellowship and friendship. We invite interested ladies 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.
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 Sept. 28th.

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
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!
Advent Begins November 29th

Join us to kick off our Advent Sunday School series with a ZOOM Lesson at 10am on November 29th!*

*Sunday School Activity bags will be handed out November 22nd at 7pm at the church to prepare for Advent. If you cannot come that night, bags will be left on the bench by the playground.

View the Sunday School videos and more on our New Virtual Classroom and follow along with the activities!
Outdoor Children's Christmas Pageant

Sunday, Dec 20th at 11am in the Courtyard

Parents! Check your email and our Children's Ministry Facebook page for more info! Because of the different format for this year, we need a you to RSVP that you will be participating so we can assign parts.
Virtual Youth Group

Sunday School: Sundays at 9am**
Youth Group: Sunday nights at 7pm!

Zoom links on KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram!

**Starting Nov 29, Sunday School will be at 10am due to change in service times.
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, Olga Parker,
Kathryn Roark, Dave Brown,
Shirley LaFleur, Curtis Rosenthal,
Alva Baker, Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Tiffany Rabb, Susan Logan,
Monica Althenn, Erin Norton,
Shannon Taylor, Isaac Pucket

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme
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