Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
October 21st thru October 28th, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, Oct. 25, 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 90

"The Lord is Our Dwelling Place"
In preparation for All Saints Day, we would like to receive the names of people in the congregation or loved ones that have died in the past year.

Please email those names to me at:  Pastor Stella will be reading the names for our worship service for Sunday, November 1st, and we will have a special way to remember these saints. The deadline is Sunday, October 25th.

Pastor Jeana
Front Porch Worship
Every Sunday at 9am (in addition to online worship)

Bring a comfortable lawn chair and join us under the shade tree in front of the church on Sundays. Beginning on the first Sunday of September, we will be holding a short, simple worship service each Sunday with prayer, Scripture, and communion. 

We will social distance and wear masks for safety. Please note, our regular online service will still be our primary service every Sunday and posted on Facebook and YouTube as usual. Stay home, worship online, and stay safe if you need to – but come be fed on the church lawn if you’re feeling hungry and ready for that. 
Sunday November 8th - 9:00AM - 1:00 PM
Kyle United Methodist Church is having a blood drive! So c'mon in to lend a helping arm and help us save local lives. We'll be hanging out in the church parking lot. 

It's easy, just make an appointment online by clicking here or call us at 512-206-1266 and mention group code 58296. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are still welcome. 

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 this drive, contact Natalie Simcoe at or 512-422-4309.

*Remember! Eat a full meal before donating and bring your photo ID. 
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!
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.

October 27
November 10th
November 24th

United Methodist Women (UMW) had their Fall General Meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm in our FLC. 

They presented their annual UMW Special Recognition Pin and voted on the 2021 local/global Mission focus. The Guest Speaker was Pastor Stella who shared details from the October Rio General Conference as well as rolled out her book of Devotionals “Living between Alpha and Omega”.
UMW 2020 Slate of officers, left to right: Lynne Kyle, President; Sandra Richards, Vice President; Phyllis Kinsey, Treasurer. In front: Betty Brooks, Secretary.
Lynne Kyle presents Jayme Bryson with the UMW Special Recognition pin for all the work she does behind the scenes for all the activities at Kyle UMC.

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 held their October meeting on Monday in the church courtyard. The Circle continues on its path of service. We are active; moving forward with plans for our fall missions. We continue to follow COVID protocols and Kyle city requirements. Next Meeting November 9th.
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!
New Fall Sunday School Series!

Join us for a 4 week series on Thankfulness!

View the Sunday School videos and more on our New Virtual Classroom and follow along with the activities!

Supplies for Sunday School are provided in the monthly activity bags! Pick up November activity bags at Costume Parade on the 24th or Prayer Stations on the 31st.

Costume Parade at Orchard Park Assisted Living

THIS Saturday, October 24th at 10am

Join us for an Outdoor Prayer Station event on Saturday, October 31 from 11am-1pm to celebrate finishing our Lord's Prayer Unit!

Families will travel from station to station and complete a prayer task. Children will be given a bag at the beginning. At each station they will receive a take home item.
COVID Precautions: No sharing of supplies. Masks required. Sanitizer at each station. One family at a time per table. Tables spaced at least 6 feet apart.
Virtual Youth Group

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

Zoom links on KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram!

**Stay tuned for an OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT opportunity! Details to come!**
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

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Shelby Stokes (Lynne Kyle's niece)

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme
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