Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
May 27th thru June 3rd, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday
Join us virtually at 9am on Facebook
services are available to view on YouTube later in the day

Acts 1 & 2

“Pentecost in the Pandemic” 
Pentecost Celebration - Sunday, May 31st

Worship Watch Party 9AM
Courtyard/Tailgate Hymn Sing 10-11am
Pentecost Interpretive Dance 10am-12pm
Chalk the Block 10am-12pm
Care Package Assembly 10am-12pm
Social Distance Adult Sunday School 11am-12pm
Worship Watch Party 9 AM
Pentecost Worship will go live on Facebook at 9 am as usual. You may come to the Fellowship Hall and join us for a watch party on our computer if you are not able to watch at home. We will social distance and wear masks.
Courtyard/Tailgate Hymn Sing 10 -11AM
Bring a lawn chair and get comfortable under the shade tree in the courtyard. We’ll make sure to spread out a safe distance from each other. We’ll also save a few front parking spaces so you can join in from your car. Hymnals will be available for “rental” so we can sing a few favorite hymns acapella. Musicians and singers are invited to come help lead or sing a special song for us karaoke style. Masks are recommended.
Pentecost Interpretive Dance 10 -Noon
Channel your inner gymnast and twirl a red ribbon on a stick. We would love to see some of our young dancers. Twirl on the lawn or drive by and pick up a ribbon wand to take home and make a video for us to see on our Facebook page. 

Care Package Assembly
We will have tables set up in front of the sanctuary to fill care packages and make cards for those who need a lift. We’re compiling a list of people who could use some food or just some cheer, so please e-mail the office at if you know of someone who should be added or if you would like to help make deliveries. Donations of food and funds for this project will be accepted. If you'd prefer to make a card at home and bring it that day, you are welcome to.

Chalk the Block 10 – Noon
Help us decorate the sidewalks around the church with hopeful messages.
Social Distance Sunday School 11AM - Noon
We will have am Adult Sunday School gathering in the Family Life Center at 11 am. Bring your Bible and your coffee. We will observe social distancing and have a hand sanitizing station. Masks are recommended.
Front Porch Communion - Sunday June 7th

During this season of corona virus outbreak, we do not feel safe gathering in the church building, but we want to share Holy Communion, so you are invited to gather a community in your front yard. Sign up for a time spot and Pastor Stella will come visit you and lead your small group.

To participate, visit the Sign Up Genius page and choose a time spot. Please be mindful of others signing up and the neighborhoods they are in to see if you can minimize the pastor’s drive time. If you do not have a group, you can join the group on the church lawn Sunday afternoon at 2pm or ask to have communion brought to you after the groups meet.

Click here for Front Porch Communion FAQ's .
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
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
Bible on Tap has gone virtual!

Join the group on Monday evenings at 7pm via Zoom for a casual bible study!

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
All Sunday School and children's ministry activities are currently suspended until further notice. 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 Facebook for Children's time videos, Sunday School Lessons, bible story videos and craft ideas!
We are going to start providing monthly Sunday School/activity bags for the kids full of coloring pages,games, treats, etc- fun things to keep them occupied!

We will have June's bags ready to hand out at the Pentecost Celebration event on Sunday, May 31st but if you're not able to attend, we'll make sure and get it to you!
Summer is here and we are going to challenge our families to a Summer of Service! We'll provide weekly challenges each month for our children and youth and their families with opportunities to serve our neighbors, our community and our loved ones!

At the end of each month, we'll celebrate our accomplishments with a special treat! Stay tuned for your first set of challenges for June!
Virtual Youth Group-

Welcome to Youth Caroline Mata, Reagan Mojica and Roman Gonzales!

We want to keep our Youth healthy and Safe! We will not meet in person until further notice. Check our KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram for faith formation activities you can do at home!

We are doing Sunday School, Youth Group Game night and Thursday Night Check in by Zoom meeting. Check Facebook for the links to the meetings!
Join us for games Sunday and Thursday nights at 7pm! Zoom links on FB and Instagram!
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).

Current Prayer List

P rayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog,
Jack Nipper

For All God’s People
Erik Curtis, Melanie Tiemann,
Margaret McGuiness, Cody Childress,
Jean Moser, Lorene Whitten, Lisa Starlin, Natha Caldwell, Olga Parker, Kathryn Roark, Addison Johnson,
Dave Brown, Shirley LaFleur,
Curtis Rosenthal, Alva Baker,
Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Simone Schrott

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme, Jon Vahl

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Larry Murphree
The family of Arnold Cassidy Keesee
(Jennifer Holling's uncle)

If you would like to submit something for the weekly newsletter, you need to submit on Mondays, so we can send it out by Wednesdays. 

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