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Weekly Bulletin, January 30, 2022

This Sunday we continue the "Faces of Our Faith" series with the story of Jonah.


Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Scripture: Jonah 2:1-10
Sermon: “Faces of Our Faith: Jonah"

This Sunday's sermon continues the "Faces of Our Faith" series with the story of Jonah. As artist Sarah Are says, "This story is about a man who was reluctant to forgive and a God who is so loving that grace and forgiveness are the only option." What role does forgiveness play in your life?

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week at a Glance

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live.
•No Bible Study this Friday or next.
•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Solomon Dedicates the Temple," will be taught by Patti Kooyman.

Save the Date

•Pastor Melissa will be away for continuing education February 4-8. District Superintendent Tim Riss will be the guest preacher on February 6.

To register for this online workshop on Spirituality and Dementia, click here. You will receive information for joining the workshop on Zoom once you register.

The Emergency Shelter Partnership will be held in the Parish Hall of Katonah UMC March 6-13. Volunteers will be needed to help provide meals, so please mark your calendars.


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 will resume on February 5.

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.

​In 2020, the Table of Grace Community Kitchen began serving bagged lunches outside the First Methodist Church of Brewster, and began serving hot lunches in December of 2021. We paused serving lunches during this recent COVID spike, but hope to resume on February 5. If you would like more information, please email


Worship Information

While it is likely prudent for most to stay at home during the upswing in COVID cases, we will keep the option available for those who choose to come to worship in person. Worship will continue to be offered over Zoom and Facebook Live as well as in person at Katonah UMC. (Worship is at Purdys UMC on the first Sunday of every month.)

Information for joining worship via Zoom or Facebook Live 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.


Love & Support

January Birthdays

Haley Rohrer 1/7

Caleigh Boyer-Holt 1/12

Heidi Fiederlein-Kesper 1/12

Linda Gabrielsen 1/13

Melinda Benson 1/18

Sarah Elconin 1/18

Leeann Coffin 1/21

Christie Johnson 1/23


Prayers of the Church Family

Joys & Thanksgivings:

For Cathy, Michelle Dillman's aunt, for her successful cancer treatment!

Paul Stark, for his successful cancer treatment!

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:

Ruth’s brother Siegfried, Justine Burzesi, Barbara Coffin, Inday Day, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G., Carl Gioio & family, Zannie Johnson, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Mary Maliniak, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Diane, Leah, Tom Conroy, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Karen Eiler, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Susan Albanese, Millie Austin, Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, Phil Maliniak, Dick Ryley, Dotty Seirup, Marion Vella

Those Homebound In Nursing Homes And Care Facilities:

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


Learning Opportunities


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