Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
January 6th thru January 12, 2021
Sunday Worship Services
Services will be streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube until further notice
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Join us in person at 9am for short worship in the Family Life Center or at 11am on Facebook Services are available to view on YouTube later in the day.

Genesis 1:1-5


Read along this week with Pastor Stella. Reading assignment for this week is Genesis 1:1-5.

To learn more, get a reading plan and view this week's video, visit Pastor Stella's information page:
We will not be having our Church Work day this Saturday, but Trustees is working on a list of tasks and projects that need to be done. Individuals or families will be able to select a task and complete them during a specific time period. More details to come.
Please join us in welcoming new members Patricia Davis, Diane Beard and Matt Fleischauer to our church family! All three became members on December 20th!
Due to colder weather, Coffee Under the Tree has moved into the Family Life Center. If you'd like to join the socially distant coffee and conversation, it is every other Tuesday at 9:30am starting January 5th.

January 19th
February 2nd
Alternative Free Garage Sale-Plan B

As with most things in 2020, we have had to regroup and get creative. We were not able to do our Annual Free Garage Sale in April due to COVID restrictions but Shannon Taylor has come up with a great alternative solution to help us de-clutter and enrich the lives of others in need.

During the holidays, use your extra time to clean out your closets, garages and attics. We will be donating our items this year to Arms of Hope, a not-for-profit Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need. For more information, visit

Bring your clean, undamaged clothing, toys and household items to the Family Life Center on Wednesday January 13- Friday January 15 from 10am-1pm or Friday January 15 from 5-7pm. Items must be bagged or boxed. No large appliances or mattresses will be accepted. Masks required. Arms of Hope will collect our donations on Saturday, January 16th.

Volunteers are need to accept donations at the above listed days and times. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jayme Bryson at 512-539-8972.
Your UMW will be working on the yearly calendar and planning for a great 2021! We all want to wish you God’s blessings in the New Year!

We will be changing to a monthly devotional in 2021 as we continue pray for a release from the Covid virus and still keeping connected. It will come on the 4th Thursday each month. If you have been receiving the weekly devotional, you will automatically receive the monthly devotional. 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 will meet on Monday, January 11th in the FLC at 11am. We 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!
NEW for 2021!

We will be doing Sunday School by Zoom at 10:30am every other Sunday starting January 3rd! We really enjoyed the "face to face" time with our kiddos. Alternate weeks will have crafts and other activities for the kids to do! Zoom link is same Children's Ministry Zoom we have been using but it will be posted to Facebook again in case you need it! We are looking forward to the possibility of outdoor, distanced Sunday School when things warm up in the Spring.

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!
Virtual Youth Group

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30am
Youth Group: Sunday nights at 7pm!

Zoom links on KUMC Youth Facebook or Instagram!
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,
Curtis Rosenthal, Alva Baker,
Jean Bahney's sister Mary,
Tiffany Rabb, Susan Logan,
Monica Althenn, Erin Norton,
Shannon Taylor, Isaac Pucket,
Shirley Ellis, Richard Schrott

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme
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