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Weekly Bulletin, December 25, 2022

In This Bulletin:


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Please join us either in person or on Zoom for a candlelight Christmas Eve service at Katonah UMC at 5:30 pm. On Christmas morning we will have a service of Lessons & Carols at Katonah UMC (and on Zoom) at 10:30 am. You're welcome to wear your pajamas to church on Christmas morning!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, in the Katonah UMC sanctuary
as well as on Zoom. On December 28, prayer circle will meet on Zoom only.

•Pastor Melissa will be away December 26-31. In case of a pastoral care emergency, please contact Stacey Elconin for a referral at

•Friday Bible Study resumes on January 6.

•Sunday School resumes on January 8.


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.


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 bulletin highlights 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


The UMC In Mission to the World

submitted by Bonnie Hyatt

I often wonder if many UMC people know of all that the Global UMC and our New York

Annual Conference does in Mission. I hope these mission blurbs will inform and inspire


The City Society is one such mission. A brief history from their website:

“The City Society began, 180 years ago in 1838, when Methodist women saw the need

to move outside the comfort of their church buildings to teach children to read. They

wanted to share the light of Christ with children and then their families. They

established the forerunner of the 'charity schools' which then became public schools."

It is always sad when a church closes.  But the story of Trinity-James Senior Housing speaks to me of transformation from the ashes. Look at what God can do with the ashes!!  New life.  I often ponder; this building is built on holy ground of the former Trinity Morrisania UMC in the Bronx. Think for a

moment all the praise and prayers that were said on this ground since 1874.   I love that they saved pieces of the building architecture and pictures of the church and pews in the lobby, giving respect and a legacy to those who came before. God is making all things new.

Click here to watch a short video.


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 & Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Filomena, Olga; Dennis & Jean Boyer, Justine Burzesi, Ellie Lucas Chapman, John Corneck, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Carl Gioio & family, Briedge Joyce, Ed Lane, Bob M., Melissa Magnotta, Louis Pugh; Anne, Karen, Nieves, & Stephen Rannekleiv; Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Valerie, Theresa Baird, 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, Ruth Ryder, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman, Andi Strauss

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, Bruce Laemmel, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, 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, Ellen & 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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