Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
August 21st through August 28th, 2019
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir and Praise Band will be taking a break from Weekly Practice during the Summer.
Sunday, August 25th

Job 11:5-9
Mark 4:26-32 

"The Growing Seed"

Memorial Service for Mike Beeman

Memorial Service for Mike Beeman is this Saturday, August 24th at 2:00pm with reception following in the Fellowship Hall.

If you would like to contribute refreshments for the reception, please contact Katie Sprute at 512-731-3814 or

Third Grade Bible Presentation

We will be presenting bibles to children entering 3rd grade on Sunday, August 25th during both services. If your child is older than 3rd grade but has not yet received a bible, please let Alissa Villarreal know so we can include them.
Church Work Day

Saturday, September 28th, 9:00am

Come help clean up our church and enjoy a yummy hamburger lunch!
Kyle United Methodist Church is partnering with Allied Services of Kyle to help Navigate Homelessness in children and youth in Kyle. Allied Services of Kyle (A.S.K) is a service-driven collaboration of churches, businesses, organizations and individuals that provide short-term relief and create long-term systems of physical, emotional, and spiritual support for citizens in the greater Kyle community.

The Navigating Homelessness Group meets the last Monday of the Month and KUMC is now hosting the meetings in the Family Life Center. The next meeting is Monday, August 26th at 10:30am.

For more information about Allied Services of Kyle, please visit
Bible on Tap

Bible on Tap meets every Monday, 6:30pm at Wicked Wings (5401 FM 1626 Ste 305, Kyle, TX 78640) for an hour long bible study, which covers a current event topic that provides countless opportunities for discussion and biblical reference! All are welcome, not just members or people who attend KUMC! No bible needed and no homework/materials to prepare ahead of each meeting. 

Come join this wonderful group of non-perfect Christians who get together each week to support each other as they explore, learn, and go deeper into their faith. 

Faithful Heart Yoga

Instructor: Krystyn Jensen, 200-hr certification

Last Sunday of the Month
12:30pm – 1:30pm

KUMC Family Life Center

Open to anyone who wants to feel a Christian connection while working to heal and/or strengthen your body while building your connection to Christ!

COST: $5/person (for family rates, contact Krystyn Jensen, ); 10% of all monies collected will be donated to KUMC!
The members of the Living the Questions Adult Sunday School class invite you to join in a study of John Wesley and Methodists, the beliefs and actions that started the group of believers called Methodists.

The class will consist of some readings, some presentations, and an extended dialogue about what it means to us today. Travel with us from Epworth, Lincolnshire in 1703 through time attending Oxford, during ordination in the Anglican church, on a trip to the New World in 1735 to preach in Georgia, and onward to return to England, Aldergate Street, and the continued the development of a group of Methodists, in both England and America, as Methodism was born. Live the Questions with us in the faith journey.

We invite you to join us at 10:00 on Sunday mornings in the Wallace Classroom.
Coming in September! Whirl Children's Curriculum!

Characters kids can relate to
Videos feature animated characters that model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out faith.

Each Whirl lesson is centered on scripture and gets kids into the Bible.

Age-appropriate resources
Lesson materials and videos are available for pre-kindergarten through grade 6—equally engaging younger and older kids.

Faith in action
Learner leaflets include several suggestions for families to live out faith throughout each week.
Sunday Night Youth Group
starts back on Sunday, August 18th

Who wants to come hang out with some awesome youth?!? We are in need of adults to help with Youth Group. Can't help every Sunday? That's ok! Help when you're able. We have to have a minimum of 2 adults each Sunday for Safe Gatherings ratio so that gives us an opportunity to have lots of adults impact the lives of the kids in our growing youth group!

Can't help on Sundays? You can support our youth by providing meals and snacks.
If you'd like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Alissa Villarreal at or 361-441-4206. Or visit our table at the Ministry Fair this Sunday, August 4th at 10:00am!
Sunday, August 25th- Helping our Neighbors. Youth Group will meet at the church for some pizza and then walk over to Kyle Elementary to clear out some plants and plant some flowers to help beautify their campus!
Youth Sunday School
This Summer, we welcome new teachers to our Youth Sunday School-- Shannon and Jon Taylor and Paul Mojica! Thank you for serving our youth!

The Bible Lessons for Youth format of “Explore,” “Focus,” and “Connect” is an intentional learning approach to help teens FOCUS on the original context, EXPLORE how the passage speaks to their lives, and CONNECT with how to live out God’s Word in their daily lives and in the world.

Summer Theme: Covenant (Ruth, 1 Samuel, Matthew, Luke, John, Ephesians, Hebrews, Romans)
Young Adults Group
The Kyle UMC Young Adults group is made up of all church attendees (no church membership required) between the ages of 18 - 40! Young Adults at KUMC currently serve in various areas of worship and church life including the Sanctuary Choir and Praise Band, the Missions Committee, Sunday School Teachers/Support Teachers, the Youth Leader, and many more. In addition, the group coordinates the Reverse Advent, support each other through a Facebook group, and will present other service and social activities near future.

If you are a member or simply attend KUMC and would be interested in getting involved with this wonderful group of Young Adults, please contact the Young Adult Representative, Krystyn Jensen at or 512-618-7478. 
Coming Soon!

Our Kyle UMW is bringing us the Annual Ice Cream Social , with a Silent Auction ! It is coming on September 29 th , at 12:15p.m. , after the second worship service. We want to ask all of you, our congregation family, to check your closets, look in the garage, find those things that are in good shape, but you no longer use – and donate them to our Silent Auction! Or make something unique – baked goods are always welcome! Hand-made items are very special, and add a personal touch to our auction. Thank you for your contributions! Sincerely, Lynette Barker, Kyle UMW President.

United Methodist Women News

We invite anyone interested in learning more about what we do to in service and to share in God’s love to please come and visit our Circles. We welcome new faces and new ideas. We enjoy working on our ministries and helping support local charities; focusing on women and children’s needs. 

The Kyle UMW Nominating Committee presents the following Officer nominations for the 2020 UMW Year.

President, Lynne Kyle
Vice President, Betty Brooks
Secretary, Phyllis Kinsey
Treasurer, Shirley Ellis


The Kyle United Methodist Women Cheer Circle will take a break and not meet in the summer. We will start up our regular meetings on Monday, September 9 th at 11am in the FLC. Phyllis Kinsey is serving as hostess. We will share lunch and our summer stories then get our Fall activities calendar set up. Come Join Us!!

The Cheer Circle meets on the second Monday of each month at 11am in the Family Life Center. We share a devotional, prayers, fellowship, friendship and we work on our current Missions. A light lunch is served.  
Prayer Ministry meets
every Tuesday at 2 pm
in the Sanctuary

Current Prayer List:
Prayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen

For All God’s People
Debbie Taylor, Erik Curtis, Cody Childress, 
Melanie Tiemann, Alice Herzog, Nancy Davidson, Tristan Villarreal

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme, Jon Vahl

Prayers in Sympathy
The family of Mike Beeman
The family of Betty Laxson

Please visit and click on "ONLINE GIVING/E_TITHE at the top of the screen to get started. 

Directions on how to do this are located in the Front of the Sanctuary or in the Fellowship Hall.
Tuesday- Thursday from 9am–2pm.
Appointments can be made by calling 512-268-2331
or Pastor Stella at 512-415-6708.

Dates To Remember!

Aug 24- Memorial Service for Mike Beeman, 2pm
Aug 25- Third Grade Bible Presentation, both services
Aug 25- Faithful Heart Yoga, 12:30pm, FLC
Aug 26- Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Wicked Wings, Kyle
Aug 27-  Coffee Hour, 9:30am, Starbucks in Target
Aug 27- Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, Sanctuary

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