Children & Youth

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at Kyle United Methodist Church recognizes that all children are blessings from God. We have many programs for our little ones– such as Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Nursery Care and Children’s Fellowship events.

Youth Ministry

At Kyle United Methodist Church, Youth grades 6-12 gather together for bible study on Sunday mornings, Youth Nights on Sunday evenings and to become involved in aspects of worship, serving alongside adults and leading the younger children. We have special events and retreats throughout the year and offer Confirmation classes in the spring.

Youth Group meets every other Sunday from 6-8pm. Check the newsletter or church calendar for more information!

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School every Sunday at 10:00am . We currently meet in the Family Life Center for Children’s Sunday School and in the Youth Room for Youth Sunday School.

Meet the Children’s & Youth Director

Alissa Villarreal, grew up in the United Methodist Church in the Corpus Christi area. She moved to San Marcos in 2001 where she attended and graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jason Villarreal for almost 15 years and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Peyton. The Villarreals have attended Kyle United Methodist Church for over 7 years now where Alissa has taught Sunday School, served on the Family Ministries committee and has led Vacation Bible School for the past 4 years. Alissa enjoys working with children and looks forward to serving the children and youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their faith and love for God.

If you have any questions about Children’s or Youth Ministry, please contact Youth Director, Alissa Villarreal at

Children in church? Yes, please!

What if they get fussy, or are loud, or even start crying?

When you are here, the church is filled with a beautiful, joyful noise, and we would not trade that for all the silence in the world. It might not seem that way in the moment, you might even feel like everyone is looking at you, but the presence of children in the church (regardless of whether they are quiet or loud) reminds us that worship is not about quiet contemplation and ceremony, but coming together as a community to share in the grace of God. They might not get it fully right now, but you’re helping to build a relationship between them and God, and that’s a good thing.

 Can my children participate in service?

There is a designated children’s message time just before the sermon. During that time we normally breakdown the message of the sermon in a way that children can better understand. All children (young and old) are invited to come up and participate in this part of the service.

During the 11am service, following the Children’s Message, kids 2nd grade and under are invited to go to Children’s Church for play based worship and learning.

Where is the nursery?

All of our classrooms (including the nursery) are in the Family Life Center. If you enter the church through the Fellowship hall, it is the building across from the playground.

  • Our nursery is not currently staffed but the nursery is available to you for nursing, changing and if your little one just needs a minute of quiet.
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