Branching Out Newsletter
 Weekly News
May 29th through June 5th, 2019
Sunday Worship Services
9:00am in the Sanctuary

11:15am in the Sanctuary
Choir Practice: Wednesdays 6:45pm in Sanctuary

Praise Band Practice: Wednesdays 7:45pm in the Sanctuary
Sunday, June 2nd

John 14:15-21

"Spreading Like Fire"

Mourning the loss of a KUMC family member

It is with great sadness that we inform you that John Corzan passed away, Sunday, May 19. A memorial service has been planned for Tuesday, June 25th at 10:00am. Please keep Beverly and family in your prayers.

June Office Hours

The Church Office will be open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-2pm during the month of June.
Communion Rail Offering

Our Blessings Box and pantry are quite empty. Don't forget to bring your non-perishable food items for the Communion Rail offering this Sunday.

Help us to provide much needed food for the summer!
Farewell Service and Brunch

Please join us for a Farewell Service for Pastor Darlene at 10:00am on Sunday, June 30th. There will only be one service at 10:00am followed by a Potluck Brunch.
Wednesday, May 29th
Family Life Center

All are welcome to attend! We love new ideas and inspiration!
Register now for Vacation Bible School! 

Want to help? Register to volunteer at
Puerto Rico Mission Trip

Please say a prayer for our youth, Cameron Duhon and Lauren Byrd and for Krystyn Jensen as they head to Puerto Rico on June 8th for a Mission Trip.

Upcoming ramp builds

Saturday   June 8, 2019

Currently, there are 20 people in the Kyle/Buda neighborhoods who are in need of a ramp, some have been waiting over a year.

We have another ramp build with the Texas Ramp Project scheduled for Saturday, June 8. There is a Signup Genius for this build if anyone is interested. If you would like to help with the upcoming ramp build on Saturday, June 8th, please fill out the signup genius or contact Tom Simcoe at 512-413-8045 or

Also, Gary Strunk of TRP has asked if there are any members of our church that would like to work with him one day during the week to build a ramp. Usually takes 4-5 hours to do a ramp. f you would like to help build ramps one day during the week please contact Gary Strunk/TRP at 812-797-1810 or email
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.

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

Beginning Monday, April 8th at 6:30pm, Bible on Tap will move to Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse on Kohler's Crossing here in Kyle. 

This hour long, weekly bible study will cover a current event topic that provides countless opportunities for discussion and biblical reference! There is nothing to prepare or study ahead of time.

Please join us for this relaxed and fun filled weekly gathering while we explore our current world and how our faith and the bible helps us navigate our daily lives!
Starting February 4, 2019, in the Wallace Classroom in the Family Life Center, 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 this spring.

Registration Fee: $185 if registered by July 4th
or $230 after that, through July 22nd
Prayer and Offering in Sunday School

Your children are learning about prayer and offering in their Sunday School classes. We will now be including a time to take offering during Sunday School. In Sunday School, we have talked about why we give (because of what God has given us) as well as our attitude towards giving (God loves a cheerful giver). We also talked about how, by working together, we can accomplish more than working alone.

We encourage you to talk to your child about bringing an offering to Sunday School each week. This is an excellent way to help your child form a good habit of "giving back" to God. A time will be set aside during class each week to pray over and recognize the offerings received. Remember: There is no amount that is too small! :) Your child should have been given an offering bank to collect coins and a coin purse to bring their coins with them to church. If your child didn't receive one, please let us know! 

More than Money

An offering can take more than one form. Teach your child that her good behavior and willingness to serve others is also an acceptable offering. Some kids don’t have money to bring and shouldn’t feel left out and like they are not able to give to God. Give kids notecards and allow them to write down something they can give to God besides money, like volunteering their time or making a pledge to show love to someone who needs it. They can place this card in their offering envelope in place of money. This way everyone can be involved, and kids learn that giving to God involves their whole life, not just their money. 

Summer Sunday School

During the summer, our two elementary Sunday School classes will combine. We'll have one class for Toddler-Preschool and another for K-5th.

This Summer we'll be exploring The Fruits of the Spirit with All in One Bible Fun!

Join us for fun bible stories, crafts and activities this summer--every Sunday at 10:00am
Youth Group End of School Pool Party
for all incoming 6th-12th graders!

Sunday June 2nd 4-6pm**

Abby Carson's Grandparent's Pool
190 Angel Hill Road
Niederwald, TX 78640

About 20 minute drive from Kyle. Please let Alissa know by May 19th if you will need a ride.

Parents if you're able to be a driver, please let me know! Any food or drink donations would be appreciated as well!

Youth Group will not meet every Sunday during the summer. We'll get together for fun activities and events! Stay tuned for more info.
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)
Unit 1: A Fullfilled Covenant

May 12th Session 1 A Promise that Endures
May 19th Session 2 When the Whole World's Against You
May 26th Session 3 The Gift of Second Chances
June 2nd Session 4 Stronger Together
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. 
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 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. Lynne Kyle 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.  

We invite anyone interested in learning more about what we do to share in God’s love to please come and visit the Cheer Circle. 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. If you want to hear more about this wonderful opportunity of faith and service, please call Circle Leader Lynne Kyle at 512-504-3888 or Secretary Shirley Ellis at 512-262-7292 with any questions.
Prayer Ministry meets
every Tuesday at 2 pm
in the Sanctuary
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.
Dates To Remember!

5/29 Choir Practice, 6:45pm (Sanctuary)
5/29 Praise Band Practice, 7:45pm (Sanctuary)
5/29 VBS Planning Meeting, 6:30pm, FLC
6/2 Youth Group Pool Party, 4-6pm
6/3 Bible on Tap, 6:30pm, Aviator Pizza, Kyle
6/4 Prayer Ministry, 2:00pm, Sanctuary
6/5-6/8 Annual Conference
6/8 Ramp Build
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