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Weekly Bulletin - January 2, 2022

"Home By Another Way" - This Epiphany Sunday we explore the story of the Wise Men in Matthew 2:1-12.


Epiphany Sunday

Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon: “Home By Another Way"

Reverend Melissa Boyer, Minister

Justin Tan, Guest Musician

Worship will continue to be offered over Zoom and Facebook Live as well as in person.

Here's what to expect when you come to worship in person:

  1. Congregational singing is suspended for now, but soloists or a small choir may sing while masked.

  2. We will continue to have hand sanitizer stationed at entrances.

  3. We will continue using individually packaged cup-and-wafer servings for communion. You are also still welcome to bring your own bread and juice from home.

  4. The offering plate will remain at the back of the sanctuary for now, rather than being passed around.

  5. Passing of the peace during worship is still suspended.

Worship Information

Worship will be held at 10:30 am inside the sanctuary of

Purdys UMC, 106 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY.

You are welcome to bring your own bread and juice for communion.

Worship will always be at Purdys on the first Sunday of the month,

and at Katonah the remaining Sundays.

Information for joining worship via Zoom or Facebook remains the same every week:

Click on this link to join via Zoom.

(If you don't have Zoom, it's free, and safe to download by clicking here.)

Or go to Zoom, choose "Join a Meeting,"

and enter the meeting ID: 914 232 4094

and the password: 10536.

You can also join from any kind of phone by calling 646-558-8656.

When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 914 232 4094.

When asked for a participant ID, just hit the pound sign.

When prompted, enter the password: 10536.

(When you call on the phone, you can unmute or mute yourself by pressing *6.)

The service will also be livestreamed at 10:30 am

on the Katonah & Purdys Facebook page.

You don't have to have a Facebook account to be able to watch.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week at a Glance

• Prayer Circle every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom, Facebook Live, and in the Katonah UMC sanctuary

Save the Date

•Katonah Church Council meets on Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30 pm on Zoom.
•Parenting Group meets in the Katonah parlor on Thursday, January 6 from 11-12.
•Appalachia Service Project meets in the Katonah Parish Hall on Sunday,
January 9 from 2:30-4 pm.
•Friday Bible Study resumes on January 14 from 12:30-1:30 on Zoom.



Giving & Service

Donate to Katonah & Purdys

Please remember to keep up with your tithes and offerings as you are able! Here are three different ways to send your donations to the church:
  1. If you use online banking, have your bank send a check to Katonah UMC, attn Financial Secretary, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536 or Purdys UMC, 106 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

  2. Send a check in the mail to Katonah UMC, attn Financial Secretary, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536 or Purdys UMC, 106 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

  3. For gifts to Katonah UMC, you can donate here. Or you can go to your PayPal account and send a payment to Katonah UMC using the email address


Table of Grace, a mission of our Cooperative Parish, offers a hot lunch every Saturday
in the First UMC of Brewster.

The Mission of Table of Grace is to feed those who are hungry and to nourish body, mind and spirit. Whether in need or in wealth, all are welcome at the table.

​Since 2020, the Table of Grace Community Kitchen has been serving bagged lunches outside the First Methodist Church of Brewster. We've recently begun serving hot lunches inside the church building every Saturday from 11-1. (Follow the signs down the driveway.) Masks are required.

Thanks to a generous grant from the United Methodist City Society, and our membership with Hudson Valley Food Bank, we are able to provide our volunteers with most of the foods needed to prepare hot meals each Saturday. We've been given three computers and will have them available soon for job searches and resume development. We also plan to offer ESL practice and instruction.

We welcome all volunteers, whether affiliated with a church or not. For more information, email Bonnie Hyatt at, or click here to sign up to volunteer.



A Zoom link for this service will be sent out next week.


Love & Support


"Birthdays need to be celebrated. I think it is more important to celebrate a birthday than a successful exam, a promotion, or a victory. Because to celebrate a birthday means to say to someone: 'Thank you for being you.' Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday we do not say: 'Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.' No, we say: 'Thank you for being born and being among us.' - Henri Nouwen


  • 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


Prayers of the Church Family

Joys & Thanksgivings:

For Connor and Brianna Boyer-Holt, newly married!

For Cathy, Michelle Dillman's aunt, her cancer is gone!

Paul Stark, for his successful cancer treatment!

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Stefan Spall

Sara Reino, a 23-year old girl who is paralyzed

Lucas Chapman





Olivia Vitale

Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Carl Gioio and family

Nicole Wilson

Justine Burzesi

Marja-Liisa Smith

Yvonne Knudsen

Joe Seroka

Alice Elliott, Valencia’s mom, recovering from a heart attack

Bob M.

Paul Dengler

Mary Maliniak

Nafiah Ikram

Zannie Johnson

The Murphy Family

Inday Day

Angie Lemaster and her children

Heather Cattoor

Sheila De Roode

Pastor Kate and the First UMC of Brewster after a fire in the parsonage

Louis Pugh

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Janice Hollander

Jason Silverman

Rev. Richard Ryley

Lois Demaio

Christine Dacey

April Midin



Petie Nylund

Tom Conroy

Karen Eiler

Janet Schuman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Christine Camarra

Loved ones of Susan Albanese, mother of Michael Albanese

Loved ones of Marion Vella

Loved ones of Phil Maliniak

Loved ones of Millie Austin

Loved ones of Ruby Chapman, mother of Amy Chapman

Those Homebound In Nursing Homes And Care Facilities:

Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll

Lois Mold

Dotty Seirup

Matty Oschwald

Eleanor Murphy

Inez Campbell

Irene Burns

Mike Wenis

Ernie Greenslade

Pastor Jin Kim

Ronald Schultzel


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