Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
August 7th through August 14th, 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, August 11th

Matthew 25:1-13
Luke 12:32-40 

"Lit Lamps"

Summer Office Hours

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

. 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.

For more information about Allied Services of Kyle, please visit
Cancelled: Church Work Day

Church work day will be scheduled for
a later date.
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.
Lend a Helping Arm

Blood Drive, Sunday August 18th
9:30am - 12:30pm in the KUMC Parking Lot

Make an appointment online at and use group code B786 . Contact Natalie Simcoe at or 512-268-2331 for more information.

Make sure to eat a full meal before donating and please remember your photo ID.
Bible on Tap

Bible on Tap meets every Monday, 6:30pm at Wicked Wings (5401 FM 1626 Ste 305, Kyle, TX 78640) for an hour long bible study, which covers a current event topic that provides countless opportunities for discussion and biblical reference! All are welcome, not just members or people who attend KUMC! No bible needed and no homework/materials to prepare ahead of each meeting. 

Come join this wonderful group of non-perfect Christians who get together each week to support each other as they explore, learn, and go deeper into their faith. 

Faithful Heart Yoga

Instructor: Krystyn Jensen, 200-hr certification

Last Sunday of the Month
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.
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
Coming in September! Whirl Children's Curriculum!

Characters kids can relate to
Videos feature animated characters that model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out faith.

Each Whirl lesson is centered on scripture and gets kids into the Bible.

Age-appropriate resources
Lesson materials and videos are available for pre-kindergarten through grade 6—equally engaging younger and older kids.

Faith in action
Learner leaflets include several suggestions for families to live out faith throughout each week.
Sunday Night Youth Group
starts back on Sunday, August 18th

Who wants to come hang out with some awesome youth?!? We are in need of adults to help with Youth Group. Can't help every Sunday? That's ok! Help when you're able. We have to have a minimum of 2 adults each Sunday for Safe Gatherings ratio so that gives us an opportunity to have lots of adults impact the lives of the kids in our growing youth group!

Can't help on Sundays? You can support our youth by providing meals and snacks.
If you'd like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Alissa Villarreal at or 361-441-4206. Or visit our table at the Ministry Fair this Sunday, August 4th at 10:00am!
Youth Group Back to School Event at EVO

Join us Sunday, August 18th from 6-8pm at EVO. Bring your friends! Please RSVP with Alissa by August 11th.

$12.99/person includes:
- 90 Minutes of Bowling (Shoe Rental Included)
- Pizza Buffet (2 Slices of Pizza per Guest)
- Unlimited Soft Drinks
- 40 Point Game Card
- 2 Hour Unlimited Video Game Card*

*Unlimited game cards will not work on cranes, coin pushers, merchandisers, or photobooths and will not allow redemption of tickets the prize room. 

Meet at Evo by 6:00pm. Bowling will be from 6-7:30pm. Arcade can be played at any time.
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!

Aug 7- Worship Workshop, 7pm, Parsonage (103 Wallace)
Aug 11 - Backpack Blessings,both services. Back to School Party during Sunday School.
Aug 12- Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Wicked Wings, Kyle
Aug 12 - Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, Sanctuary
Aug 13- Coffee Hour, 9:30am, Starbucks in Target
Aug 18- Youth Back to School Night @ Evo-6-8pm
Aug 25-  Third Grade Bible Presentation, both services

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