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Weekly Bulletin, January 8, 2022

In This Bulletin:


Magi/seekers journey after a golden star in a midnight blue sky, accompanied by multicolored friends and angels
"The Golden Pilgrimage," by Carmelle Beaugelin

Epiphany Sunday

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon: "We Keep Seeking"

This Sunday we will explore how a life of faith is like a journey. We will also receive new Star Words for the new year. Those who received a Star Word last year will be welcome to say something about their experience with the word in 2022. Don't know what a Star Word is? Come to worship at Katonah UMC (or on Zoom) this Sunday at 10:30 am to find out!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

•KUMC Council meets Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 pm on Zoom.

•Friday Bible Study resumes on January 6.

•Sunday School resumes on January 8.

•Epiphany Concert at FUMC Brewster on January 8 at 3 pm.


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 at


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

Let me introduce you to the New York Annual Conference Missionaries around the world.

Click here to see more information.

From the website: “Missionaries in the field are the Lord’s feet on the ground, in places we are not. They serve as agents of God's transformation. They do not go and fix problems on behalf of others. Instead, they go to be in ministry with the local community. They go to learn, listen and serve as witnesses of God's transforming grace and power.”

Please say a prayer for their safety, health and strength.


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

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


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