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Weekly Bulletin, December 11, 2022

In This Bulletin:


"The Courageous Choice," by Lisle Gwynn Garrity

3rd Sunday in Advent

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

This Sunday we continue the Advent worship series, "From Generation to Generation." The scripture this week tells the story of yet another angel telling someone, "Don't be afraid." This time the message is for Joseph, and it's delivered in a dream. What allowed Joseph to make the courageous choice to not "dismiss Mary quietly?" When we're faced with difficult decisions, how do we choose the better way? Explore this question and more in worship at 10:30 am either on Zoom or in person at Katonah UMC. (Worship is at Purdys on first Sundays & at Katonah the remaining Sundays.)


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, in the Katonah UMC sanctuary
as well as on Zoom.

•Bible Study is on Fridays from 12-1 over Zoom. We are currently studying
the Advent scripture texts for each week.

•The Sunday School lesson this week, "Parable of the Lost Sheep,"
will be taught by Patti Kooyman.

Save the Date


Giving & Service

Table of Grace

The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help any Saturday to prepare and serve a hot lunch at the First UMC of Brewster (using supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank), contact Bonnie Hyatt,

Share the Warmth Drive for the Community Center of
Northern Westchester

We're collecting NEW warm pajamas and NEW hats, scarves and gloves for newborns through 18 year-olds. Donations can be brought to either church.

Holiday Food Drive for the Community Center of Northern Westchester

Donations of flour, sugar (1-2 lb bags), vegetable/olive oil, coffee, tea bags (small boxes), hot chocolate, or butter or shortbread cookies can be brought to either church. Frozen turkey breasts or frozen roaster chickens can be brought directly to the Community Center. See the website for hours and location.


From Around the Cooperative Parish

Katonah & Purdys United Methodist Churches are now part of the newly-expanded Northern Westchester Cooperative Parish along with First UMC Brewster, Trinity-Boscobel UMC in Buchanan, Drew UMC in Carmel, Asbury UMC in Croton, the UMC of Mt. Kisco, Peekskill UMC, Grace UMC of Putnam Valley, the UMC of Shrub Oak, and Yorktown UMC.

This section of the church newsletter will highlight ministries and events happening around the Parish.

+Northern Westchester Cooperative Parish Conversations on Privilege and Race take place on the last Saturday of each month over Zoom at 10 am. Click here to join via Zoom, or use the following info:

Meeting ID: 893 3921 7734

Passcode: jesus

Dial: 1-929-436-2866

Meeting ID: 893 3921 7734

Passcode: 486390

+Every Wednesday from 7-7:45 pm there is a prayer conference call for the entire Cooperative Parish. The number is 605-468-8013, access code 970901#. Please feel free to also email your prayer requests to Pastor Bernadette Logan at


Love & Support

Prayers of the Church Family

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Sarah Esposito, Sara Reino, Aryanna Smith, Stefan Spall, Evahn Wenis, Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Filomena, Olga, Wendy Archer, Dennis & Jean Boyer, Justine Burzesi, Ellie Lucas Chapman, John Corneck, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G, Carl Gioio & family, Ed Lane, Bob M., Melissa Magnotta, Louis Pugh, Karen Rannekleiv, Nieves Rannekleiv, Robert Resendez, Marja-Liisa Smith, Terry Waters, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Valerie, Doreen Bistany, Benny Custodio, Tom Conroy, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Alice Dunn, Karen Eiler, Jim Fleming, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, Carol L., April Midin, Petie Nylund, Stephen Rannekleiv, Ruth Ryder, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman, Andi Strauss

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Inez Campbell, Ruby Chapman, David Gambardella, Bruce Laemmel, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak, Ophelia Banklian Newbold, Joe Seroka

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Mary Ann Albanese, Irene Burns, Bodo Fischer, Harriet Harris, Pastor Jin Kim, Yvonne Knudsen, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis

Birthdays in the Church Family

Mary Debany 12/1

Sebastian Fitzgerald 12/4

Kathryn Czerwinski 12/8

Lucas Chapman 12/10

Elizabeth Milliot 12/16

Kelsey Beaty 12/17

Stacey Elconin 12/22

Katherine Beaty 12/23

Barbara Coffin 12/23

Angelo Corradino 12/24

Ellen Wenis 12/24

Barbara Georgetti 12/28

Marc Milliot 12/29


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