Sharing the heart of Christ

... through small groups


We believe that the Christian faith is best lived out in community.* 

We can share that faith both within the community of a small group and with that community to the city that we call home.


Women on Zoom

Women are invited to a Bible study on Zoom.  Women meet online from 10:30 to noon on Fridays.  Please contact the teacher, Pastor John Kay, for details.  (940) 232-0410 or


All Adults

Men and women can grow in their faith by reading and studying in a small group, praying with each other for others, and serving others. When we emerge from the 2022 pandemic, we plan to offer T.L.T. Sunday School Class:  From 9:45 to 10:45 in the Library on the first floor of the Education Building. Named after a quotation of Methodism's founder John Wesley, the Think and Let Think Class examines topics of interest.




Youth in person

 Open to youth in 7th through 12th grades, our youth group meets together midweek to deepen friendships, study scripture, and learn about service.  They serve throughout the year and take an interstate summer mission trip.  Midweek United Methodist Youth Fellowship (U.M.Y.F.) meets weekly at 6:00 on Wednesday evenings.  Youth are encouraged to follow safety protocols. 

Do you have additional questions or want to get involved?  Please email James Hamilton at


We celebrate that God’s grace is active in the lives of children, whom we define as growing from birth through 5th grade.  

If you would like for your child to be baptized, please contact Pastor John Kay at

 For details about our Kavanaugh Kid's Day Out, please see the Kid’s Day Out tab above or click here.


Do you have questions or want to get involved with Children's Ministries? 

Email Nicole Kay about Children’s Sunday School at

Email Deleathia Garner about the Kid's Day Out at  


* For your own Bible study about the communal nature of Christianity, check out Acts 2:42, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4:12, and Hebrews 10:24-25. Click on the scriptures to read them and then use your browser’s back-arrow to return.


... through missions


Community Food Pantry

In 2017, we installed a cabinet on the east side of the church’s campus.  Members donate non-perishable food items and other items for Greenville’s hungry, who do not have to ask and may access it 24/7.


Panera Bread Mission

In 2017, we began this mission in which Panera gives us bags and bags of day-old bread for distribution to the hungry.  We sort through the deliciously-smelling bread, place some in our community food pantry, and then deliver most of it to Women In Need (WIN), Homeless under the Bridge, FISH, Boles Home, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Reecy Davis Senior Center.




For The City

Kavanaugh is a leading congregation in this week of massive mission projects.  Greenville churches are working together to benefit the people of Greenville.

With God’s help more than 400 members of 20 churches in June:

  • Completed carpentry, paint, or roof repair on 12 houses.
  • Mowed, trimmed trees, and removed poison ivy on 6 yards.
  • Finished 1 major yard project at the Salvation Army.
  • Repaired 2 retaining walls at the Greenville Sports Park.
  • Made 5 trips to the dump.
  • Filled 450 trash bags.
  • Visited 400 residents in 5 nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
  • Packed and delivered 500 goody bags to 80 apartment residents, 2 senior living communities, Glen Oaks Hospital, daycare workers, the Public Library, Hunt County Courthouse employees, 3 post office locations, Greenville Police Department, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Hunt County E.M.S., and 4 fire stations.
  • Visited 220 businesses downtown and along Wesley Street with prayers and encouragement.
  • Walked more than 5 miles in the process and collected trash along the way. The leader said that he burned an average of 3,483 calories daily while walking an average of 10,153 steps a day according to FitBit.
  • Visited 70 patients in the cancer center at Hunt Regional Medical Center.
  • Corporately prayed for more than 10 hours before F.T.C. by 35 people.
  • Served 640 lunches to the workers.
  • Labored an aggregate of 5,000 hours in planning and execution.
  • And took more than 4,100 photographs by 4 photographers.

For The City organizes quarterly worship services at a variety of churches so that we may not only work together in June, but also, worship and fellowship together. 


Groups Meeting at Kavanaugh

The church also provides service to the local area by offering meeting space and encouragement to several organizations, including the Cub Scout Pack 0367, the Girl Scouts, and quilting groups.




Hunt County Shared Ministries, known as FISH, provides a food pantry and utility assistance for families in need. KUMC provides financial support for FISH. Church members also contribute non-perishable food for the food pantry using a collection box in the church.


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides support services for individuals and families in need. KUMC donates food, clothing, and money from benevolence funds to help the Salvation Army serve others.


WIN, Women In Need

WIN operates a shelter and life-changing assistance for women who have been victims of family violence. In addition to providing financial aid for the organization, KUMC provides supplies for the shelter. The church also shares the excess bounty from our fellowship dinners, the annual Christmas dinner, and other events with the shelter’s residents.