Kyle UMC Weekly Newsletter
Aug 9 thru August 16, 2022
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022
Both In Person Services
in the Family Life Center
9am & 11am

Join us on Facebook live
at 9am Sundays.

Luke 12:49-56

“Let Us Run the Race”
Beginning August 21st, we will be splitting our worship services into two distinct services.

9am will be traditional service in the Sanctuary with weekly communion and predominantly hymns.

11am will be a contemporary service in the Family Life Center with monthly communion and a mixture of praise music band and guitar music.

Transitioning to these formats is going to be a church wide effort so we are asking everyone to pray about and share with us how they would like to participate and serve. Below is a survey to share ways you would be interested in serving or are already serving. This form will help us know who to ask as we schedule people but not a commitment to do something every week. Training is available for all of these things.
Praise Band for 11AM Worship

We will have our first weekly Praise Band meeting and rehearsal this Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30PM in the FLC. Anyone who is interested in playing weekly or on rotation is invited. Let Pastor Kallie know if you have questions (
Memorial Service for Margaret McGuinness

It is with sadness that we want to share with our Kyle UMC community that Margaret McGuinness died the morning of August 3rd at home. Please be in prayer for Richard and their whole family in their grief.

The Memorial Service for Margaret McGuinness will be this Saturday, August 13th at 1:30pm in the Sanctuary with reception following in the Family Life Center.
Join us at 11am on Sunday, August 14th for our Blessing of the Backpacks and Third Grade Bible Presentation! Students of all ages and teachers can bring their backpacks to receive a blessing before the start of the new school year!
Walk to Emmaus

Would you like to spend 3 days deepening your faith, love and service? There are two upcoming retreats that are available.

Men's Walk - August 11-14
Women's Walk - November 3-6

Click here for more information about Walk to Emmaus.

If you have questions, contact:
Shannon Taylor 512-993-9499
Gloria Ruiz 512-635-1385
Lynnette Barker 512-618-3339
Blessing of the Animals

Join us for a Blessing of the Animals at the City of Kyle's National Dog Day event on Friday, August 26th from 5-7pm at Steeplechase Dog Park. Bring your Pet to receive a Blessing. We will be located outside of the dog park.
August Blessings Box Drive- Back to School Snacks

This month we are collecting lunchbox snacks like goldfish, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, pretzels to help our students as they go back to school.

Canned soups and ravioli with pop tops, individual mac & cheese cups and ready to eat meals are always needed.

Items can be placed directly into the Blessings Box, brought to church on Sundays or to the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thanks for Loving your Neighbor, KUMC! As always, please help us maintain the integrity of our Blessings Box. Please no opened or used food or hygiene products.
Coffee and Conversation

Everyone invited! Please plan to join a small group for a
1-hr social time on Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your own choice of beverage to sit and chat and get to know Pastor Kallie in this informal setting.

We meet every other Tuesday, same time and place.

Kyle UMW is now Kyle United Women in Faith. We actively serve our church and community. We take a break during the summer to renew and refresh to get ready for
an exciting fall full of activities. Stay tuned!!

Kyle UWF is offering a monthly 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. Please contact Lynne Kyle at 775-338-2014 (mobile) or 512-504-3888 (home) or

The Cheer Circle is taking their summer hiatus and will meet again starting Monday, September 12 at 11:00am in the FLC corner classroom.

The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month at the time and location above. We share a monthly devotional, prayers, fellowship, friendship and a light lunch. If you want to learn more about this wonderful opportunity of faith and service, please call Circle Leader Natha Caldwell at 512-618-3908. We can provide a ride too.
Adult Sunday School meets at 10am every Sunday.

Wallace Class- Join the class this Sunday for "Parables from the Backside" led by Brian and Lynette Barker.
The Christ in the Current Class is led by Brenda Hearn. Explore current events and confront them with scripture.
Children's Ministry
Join us for Sunday School every Sunday
at 10am in the Family Life Center.

Sunday, August 14th-
Back to School Party at 10am.
Backpack Blessings and Third Grade Bible Presentation during the 11am service!

Celebrate Wonder is a Sunday school curriculum that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe environment for kids to ask big questions — helping them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourage creativity. Through carefully-selected Bible stories, songs, videos, and hands-on activities, Celebrate Wonder gives children the tools to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives.
Youth Ministry
Sunday School at 10am on Sundays! Masks encouraged.

Youth group meets once a month for special events during the summer. After Labor Day we will go back to every other week youth group!

**DATE CHANGE! Sunday, August 21st, 6-8pm-Join us for dinner and Game Night in the Family Life Center!
Faithful Heart Yoga
Instructors: Krystyn Jensen & Edmee Files

Saturday mornings, 8:30am – 9:15am
KUMC Fellowship Hall
For Active Older Adults, Chair Yoga options available, and anyone who wants to feel a Christian connection while working to heal and/or strengthen your body while building your connection to Christ!

RECOMMENDED DONATION: $5/person or a donation to the Blessings Box.
Bible on Tap

Join the bible study on Monday evenings at 6:30pm in person on the outdoor patio at Ilario's.

Contact Krystyn Jensen at for the link to join!
Your giving remains critical for our continued ministry. 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.

*NEW- Text to Give: 1-844-336-0751
How-to guide click here

By Mail: PO Box 69, Kyle, Texas 78640
Regular Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm.

Please leave a message on the office phone at 512-268-2331 or email

You may contact Pastor Kallie at

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 (512-618-3908).

Prayer request slips are available on Sunday and may be placed in the offering plate or offering box to be given to the pastor. Persons may also contact Joann Runkle (832-741-7237) or Nancy Davidson or 518-542-6294 with requests (please include both email and phone info for us when sending request).
Prayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog,
Paul Nipper, Virginia Moore

For All God’s People
The families and community of Uvalde
All those with COVID, the people of Ukraine,
Melanie Tiemann, Cody Childress, Shirley LaFleur, Jean Moser, Lorene Whitten, Curtis Rosenthal, Isaac Pucket, Tammy Parra, Olga Parker, Caroline Steiger, Mark Bidwell, Doris Gomez, Barbara Wallace, Stephen Mallard, Joe Preslar, Kevin Thomas, Trey Smith

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Margaret McGuiness

The newsletter now has it's own email!

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Please send submissions to
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