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Weekly Bulletin, April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday worship is at Purdys UMC at 10:30 am, followed by an Easter egg hunt!


In This Bulletin:


Prepared, by Hannah Garrity

Easter Sunday

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12

Sermon: “Full to the Brim: An Expansive Life"

Easter Sunday worship is at 10:30 am at Purdys UMC and also on Zoom (email for Zoom info) as well as the church Facebook page.

The artwork to the left, "Prepared," is by Hannah Garrity, who says, "In this paper lace art piece, the inside of a bowl is patterned with images telling the initial moments of the Easter story. This design depicts burial spices in patterns. Amidst the spice patterns, a sunrise emerges. At the top is an abstract image of the empty tomb."


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live.

•"Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism" meets on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm over Zoom, through April 13, along with the three other churches
in our Cooperative Parish.

•There is no Sunday School held on Easter Sunday, but nursery care will be provided.

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 14 at Purdys UMC at 7:30 pm

Good Friday, April 15 at the UMC of Mt. Kisco at noon

Easter Sunrise, April 17 at the Cross River Dam at 6:30 am

Easter Sunday, April 17 at Purdys UMC at 10:30 am
Bring a flower to place on the cross on the front lawn of Purdys UMC!
Easter Egg Hunt to be held outside Purdys UMC after church!

Lenten Study

Wednesday Evenings in Lent

On Wednesdays through April 13, we will gather from 7-8 pm on Zoom, along with the UMC of Mt. Kisco, FUMC Brewster, and Drew UMC of Carmel, to learn together from GCORR's (General Commission on Religion and Race) latest study, "Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism." This week's topic, "Right Relationships," will be facilitated by Pastor Melissa.


Giving & Service

Sunday School Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Sunday School food drive. We were able to donate a LOT of food to the Community Center!


Table of Grace

Table of Grace is back to offering a hot, sit-down lunch every Saturday at the First UMC of Brewster. The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help some Saturday to prepare and/or serve lunch, using food and supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank, contact Bonnie Hyatt at


Help for Ukraine

Rev. John Calhoun, an elder in the New York Annual Conference and former missionary to Ukraine, has shared that United Methodists are on the ground responding to this human-caused disaster and caring for the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing. Through The Advance, the donation platform of the UMC Board of Global Ministries, there are two ways that you can give in support of these efforts:

1. Advance #14053A: Eurasia In Mission Together -- Ukraine and Moldova. Donations to this Advance account will be quickly transferred to the bank account of the UMC of Ukraine, which has a system in place to receive these donations, put them to immediate use, and provide reporting on the usage of these funds. To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #14053A in the memo line, or go to: Eurasia in Mission Together.

2. Advance #982450: UMCOR International Disaster Response. Donations to this Advance account will be directed to UMCOR, which is already partnering with agencies on the ground in Eastern and Central Europe to assist those displaced by the fighting. Donations to this account should be designated "for Ukraine." To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #982450 in the memo line, or go to: UMCOR International Disaster Response.


Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship

The Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship recognizes individuals who selflessly serve and contribute to the Katonah community through their actions, fellowship and commitment to service. Don Kellogg was a “quiet doer” in the community – a man dedicated to his family and Katonah that served in a number of local organizations, always willing to lend a hand and give of himself.

Members of the Katonah United Methodist Church and the Kellogg family serve on this scholarship fund committee and an award commitment of $5000 has been established for the calendar year 2022. The committee is targeting a June disbursement date and two awardees to share this commitment based on the community’s response to this request.

Organizations and persons interested in rewarding an individual who has enriched our community are encouraged to read on. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals planning to enroll in either a skills training course or degree program. Nominations will be accepted through May 10. The nomination process is described below.

Sponsors should send a brief letter describing the individual’s commitment to community service supported by specific examples. The sponsor should also provide a description of the training course or degree program that the individual plans to attend, the estimated cost of the program and the sponsor’s contact information. All award decisions by the committee will be final. Scholarships will be payable directly to the student. Nomination letters can be emailed to Nina Kellogg at or mailed to the following address by May 10:

Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Committee

Katonah United Methodist Church

5 Bedford Road

Katonah, New York 10536


Love & Support

April Birthdays

Heidi Fiederlein-Kesper 4/8

Stefan Swee 4/15

Melissa Boyer 4/19

Alice Walsh 4/26

Katie Gonoud 4/27

Benjamin Carminucci 4/30


Prayers of the Church Family

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Lucas Chapman, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Barbara Coffin, Inday Day, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G, Kathy Gallagher, Carl Gioio & family, Zannie Johnson, Brian Jones, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Laure Milliot, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Stephen Rannekleiv, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Ruth’s brother Siegfried, Susan Albanese, Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, Amy Doza, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Irene Burns, Inez Campbell, Bodo Fischer, Ernie Greenslade, Harriet Harris, Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll, Pastor Jin Kim, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis



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