Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
September 18th through September 25th, 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, September 22nd

   Psalm 34:11-20
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

“Grief is Upon Me”

Church Council Meeting

Sunday, September 22nd
at the Parsonage (103 Wallace)
Youth Game Night at the Parsonage

Sunday, September 22nd from 6-8pm
at the Parsonage (103 Wallace) -- right down the street from the church!

Hosted by Pastor Stella Burkhalter and Shannon Taylor

*Bring a friend, your favorite game and/or snack to share. Other games and snacks will be provided.
KUMC T-shirt Sales

Deep Roots, Wild Branches design will be on a Heather Royal Blue colored t-shirt. Shirts are super soft, same fabric and fit as the VBS shirts.

Shirts are available in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Cost is $12/shirt (or you can round up to $15 for an extra donation!*). Sign up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.

Deadline to order to have your shirt by Blessing of the Animals is Sept. 22nd.
Deadline to order to have your shirt by the Parade is October 6th.

*Proceeds benefit the youth for Lock-ins, Retreats and Mission Trips.
Church Work Day

Saturday, September 28th, 9:00am

Come help clean up our church and enjoy a yummy hamburger lunch!
Donuts and Fellowship

Did you know that the donuts we enjoy every Sunday are provided by generous donations from our congregation? This is the last quarter of the year so lets have donuts every Sunday!

Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall or talk to Jayme Bryson about how you can get involved!
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. 
Be ready the next time disaster strikes our area.  We have 2 remaining Basic ERT classes scheduled for 2019. Share these classes with your church and friends. You do not have to be a Methodist to get trained and help during a disaster. Class locations & dates below along with a link to the Basic Training sign-up.
October 5th at FUMC Lampasas
November 16th at Windcrest UMC in San Antonio

Faithful Heart Yoga

Instructor: Krystyn Jensen, 200-hr certification

Fourth 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!

Kyle Founder's Day Parade
Saturday, October 19th
We will need candy donations (not chocolate) and riders for our float! Contact Pastor Stella for more information.

Post Parade Painting Party
Join us after the parade to paint a community mural, play some games, make some crafts and eat snacks! There will be a small pumpkin patch for photo ops!

(Due to conflicting events in the area that day, the painting party will be
in lieu of the Fall Festival this year)
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, September 30th at 10:30am.

For more information about Allied Services of Kyle, please visit
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.
*Your child should have brought home an information sheet in their parent packet from youth group last week. If you didn't get it, I can email it to you and I will upload to KUMC YOUTH Facebook group.
Sunday Night Youth Group is BACK!

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!
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.

Potluck and Ice Cream Social
There will be a potluck meal followed by the Ice Cream and Silent Auction. Please consider bringing a dish to share--no need for desserts since we are doing ice cream. Hot Dogs and Sausage Dogs, Chili topping and all the fixings sponsored by the Living the Questions Class. UMW Sponsoring Desserts and Ice Cream

We still need Sides, Salads, Chips, Fruit and Whatever!! Please have them PLATE READY! Hot Side Dishes like: Baked Beans, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Cold Side Dishes like: Salads, Slaws, Fruit Plates, Vegetable Tray, Chips and Dips. Contact Lynette Barker for more information. Sign up sheet in the fellowship hall on sign up online.

Silent Auction
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 next Cheer Circle meeting will be held on Monday, October 14 th at 11am 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 food. A light lunch is served and October is hosted by Simone Schrott.  

We invite anyone interested 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 with any questions.


All women and young ladies are invited and encouraged to come. We have a devotional time, prayers, discuss our current mission projects, and enjoy some fellowship. We hope you can come participate in this meaningful experience. Our regular time of meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of the month. See you then!
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:
Prayers for Our Homebound
Craig Christiansen, Alice Herzog

For All God’s People
  Erik Curtis, Melanie Tiemann, Nancy Davidson,
Tristan Villarreal, Donald Davidson, Margaret McGuiness, Beverly Corzan, Thelma Foye

Prayers for Military
Andrew Klemme, Jon Vahl

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!

Sept 22- Church Council Meeting, 12:30pm, Parsonage
Sept 22- Youth Group Game Night, 6pm, Parsonage
Sept 23 - Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Wicked Wings, Kyle
Sept 24- Coffee Hour, 9:30am, Starbucks in Target
Sept 24- Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, Sanctuary
Sept 28- Church Work Day, 9:00am
Sept 29- UMW Potluck Lunch, Ice Cream Social & Auction, 12:30pm, FLC

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