Our prayer team meets every Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Church Library. Led by the Holy Spirit each name and concern is lifted up in prayer and will stay on the church prayer list until there is a request for removal. It is our ministry, and our mission to keep our church family, our community and our world bathed in prayer. This is an open ministry, which is open to anyone seeking to be lifted up in prayer.
Back Pack Ministry
Children at risk of missing meals on the weekend receive a bag of food that is nutritious, non-perishable and kid friendly every Friday at our local elementary school. This ministry, is made possible through the help of our church volunteers, and with donations from various individuals, several area churches, and Kirbyville businesses. These food bags, are put together by our volunteers with items from the South East Texas Food Bank and are distributed to those special children each Friday at the school.
In 2005 P&J Ranch and Kirbyville United Methodist Church joined together to organize a fundraiser for the church. What better way to fellowship and enjoy God’s beautiful country than to sponsor a trail ride. The trail rides raised much needed funds over the years to help the church financially. However, as time went on, finding enough volunteers to work the trail ride was getting harder and the last trail ride was in 2017. In the process of ending one funder raiser, a new fundraiser idea was born. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of P&J Ranch owners, Jim and Peggy McGinnis, the church started a cow herd in 2018. Enough money was raised to purchase 5 cows at auction, all giving birth which added 5 calves to the herd. When old enough, the calves are sold at auction, and the funds from the sale go directly to the church to help pay for repairs as needed at the church. Our herd has grown to 11 cows and more calves are expected. Another way of keeping God’s wonders of nature around for all to see, while helping ease the financial burden of the church.
United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Meeting days – First Wednesdays – 11:00 am. Luncheon & Meeting in the church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome.
Kirbyville UMC Food Wagons
For years the second Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Sunday to help support the ministry of Kirbyville Christian Outreach (KCO) in their distribution of food to those in need in our community. The youth of the church will be pulling the food wagons down the center aisle as they collect non-perishable food, and cash donations along the way to the alter where the food is blessed by our pastor before going on to KCO.
KUMC has been hosting bicyclists from around the country and the world for the past several years as they travel along the Southern Route from coast to coast. Jim Strickland, a long- time advocate of the outdoors, and our lay leader, had a vision several years ago for the church to be a place of rest for the bicyclists along their way. A place where they could shower, have a hot meal, work on their bikes and get a good night’s sleep. (There is a new bike stand and air pump in the room for their use.) Kirbyville is the last stop along the southern route in Texas going east, and the first stop in Texas going west. We have seen bicyclists from across the USA as well as from England, France, Germany, and Russia.