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 22, 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 100

"Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord"

Join us in person or online for worship, music, prayer, and missions including our Blessing Box, Angel Tree, United Methodist Women’s gift giving, and Filling the Stable for Heifer International.

Sunday Worship in Advent: “Learning the Walk in the Dark” – November 29 & December 6, 13 and 20 in the Family Life Center at 9 AM and online at 11AM.

Advent Sunday School: Songs of the Season- Sundays at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall Join us as we read the songs from the Gospel of Luke that were sung around the birth of Jesus.

Advent Musical: “Learning the Walk in the Dark” – Sunday, December 13 at 11 AM

Children's Christmas Service- Sunday, Dec. 20th at 11am. More details to come.

Blue Christmas – Church Parking Lot on Sunday, December 20 at 4pm. Gather around the fire pit for a special service for a quiet service anyone experiencing grief during the holidays

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th – 4-6:30 pm Come & Go Blessings in the Sanctuary – Stop by the Sanctuary (or just the front porch) for a blessing from Pastor Stella. Enjoy the decorations and the sacred space of the sanctuary. Church members will be asked to choose a time and sign up online so that we will be spread out over the time period for safety, but no one will be turned away on Christmas Eve – you may just have to wait a bit to come in. 

7:30 PM Christmas on Zoom- Sign on and worship with your church family. Sign on information will be provided.

Sunday, December 27- Special online service at 11 AM with our District Superintendent Andy Smith and music from Texas State Campus Ministries. No 9am service this day.
Fill the Stable Project

During Advent, the congregation at KUMC prepares our hearts for the Christ child by remembering that Christmas is not our birthday but Jesus' birthday. Every year we have a “Fill the Stable” mission focus for Advent to reorient our giving in this season toward others in Jesus’ name. In honor or memory of a loved one, you can purchase an animal or a share of an animal through Heifer International to help “fill the stable” for Christmas Eve.

Heifer gives livestock and training to people around the world, following up on how they are doing, and transforming communities in the process. The most beautiful of the Heifer principles is called “Passing on the Gift.” After their projects are established, families that received resources from Heifer pass on these gifts to other families in need in their community, allowing them to help others as they have been helped.

Please select your animal donation option using the button below. You will be able to fill in the name of your loved one as well. You will be given Payment Options and Honor Card options after you fill out this form.
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!

We need people to help DONATE items for the BBQ sandwich fundraiser and people to WORK the booth. If you are able to help with either, please click the button below to sign up!
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 5pm 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!
Edible Nativity Building Zoom Party

Start off Christmas break with an Edible Nativity Building Party!

Please RSVP "Going" on the Facebook Event if you would like to participate! I will put together a kit of materials for you to pick up or I can drop it off to you.

THEN... on Friday, December 18th at 7pm, we'll get together on Zoom to build our nativities together! Miss Alissa will read the Christmas story too!

For more information or to RSVP:

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.
Edible Nativity Building Competition

Sign up on the Facebook Event if you want to participate! We'll judge them at our Youth Christmas Party on Zoom on Sunday, December 20th at 7pm!

For more info and to sign up:
Rio Texas Conference Mission, Service and Justice Opportunities for November and December 2020

Click here to view opportunities to serve!

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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