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 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 PastorJohnKay@gmail.com.
Men and women can grow in their faith by reading and studying in a small group, praying for others together, and serving others. The T.L.T. Sunday School Class meets from 9:45 to 10:45 am on Sunday 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
Our United Methodist Youth Fellowship (U.M.Y.F.) meets weekly at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Open to youth in 7th through 12th grades, the group meets together to deepen friendships, study scripture, and learn about service. They serve throughout the year and take an interstate summer mission trip. Youth are encouraged to follow safety protocols.
Do you have additional questions or want to get involved? Please email James Hamilton at email@example.com.
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 PastorJohnKay@gmail.com.
For details about our Kavanaugh Kid's Day Out, please see the Kid’s Day Out tab above or click here.
* 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 delicious-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.
Details of the 2022 projects will be posted soon!
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 (FISH)
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.
The 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.
Women In Need (WIN)
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.