Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
October 14th thru October 21st, 2020
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, Oct. 18, 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 99

"Woven Into Holiness"
October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Make sure to let Pastor Stella and Pastor Jeana know how much you appreciate them by sending a note or card to PO Box 69, Kyle, Texas 78640!

Pastor Stella says "Thank you for showering me with love and appreciation!"

A note from Pastor Jeana-
Dear Kyle UMC,

Thank you so much for the flowers, cards and gifts you gave for pastor appreciation!! I’m so thankful to serve with Pastor Stella and all of you here at KUMC. 

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. 
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 18th, 6-7:45pm

Join us at the Dog Park at Steeplechase Park for a time to celebrate and give thanks for our pets. Stop by and let us give your pet a blessing.
Dear Church Families-

This year due to COVID restrictions, in lieu of the normal Trick or Treating for the Foodbank where the kids dress up and go door to door collecting food, we’d like to make this a contact-free church-wide, community wide event.

What we envision is church members from different subdivisions and communities around Kyle advertising to their community that KUMC is collecting food for the Food Bank and our Blessings Box. This can be done through homeowner association newsletters and community Facebook pages. (I will provide you with a letter template!) Advertising will include a contact free pick up time (October 31st from 9am-11am) and a contact person (you!) that residents will contact with their address for food pickup. During that time, you and any other church members from your subdivision will pick up the food from people’s porches and bring it to KUMC to help restock our Blessings Box pantry. We will leave a treat on the porches of people that donate! You are welcome to wear a costume if you wish when you do pick up! I will be at the church Fellowship Hall to receive the food items at 11am on the 31st.

Can you help us with this project? Please contact Alissa Villarreal to participate. We have contact people from Steeplechase, Kensington Trails and Hometown Kyle if you live in those neighborhoods and want to help with pick up. Looking for a contact person from Plum Creek and any other neighborhoods!
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!
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

To all Sisters In Christ! Please join us for the United Methodist Women (UMW) Fall General Meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm in our FLC. Yes, the City of Kyle has lessened restrictions and the KUMC Trustees have approved that we can meet indoors with COVID protocol. We will take your temperature, sign a COVID waiver, sit in sanitized chairs - well spaced apart and wear masks.

We will be presenting our annual UMW Special Recognition Pin and voting on the 2021 local/global Mission focus. Our Guest Speaker will be Pastor Stella who will share details from the October Rio General Conference as well as roll out her book of Devotionals “Living between Alpha and Omega”.

If you want to learn more about UMW and what we do, it is a wonderful opportunity to hear about our current ministries and enjoy an evening of fellowship and faith. We are happy to come and pick you up if you need a ride. See You There!   

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

Saturday, October 24th at 10am
*more details to come
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!
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, Natha Caldwell,
Olga Parker, Kathryn Roark,
Addison Johnson, 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 Erik Curtis
Zoe Fallgren's family, her mother
passed away
Mike Todd's family, his sister passed away
The family of Shelby Stokes (Lynne Kyle's niece)

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme
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