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Weekly Bulletin, July 2nd, 2023


Pastor Lori's First Sunday!

Please join worship at 10:30 in person at Purdys UMC or on Zoom for worship led by our new pastor, Rev. Lori Miller.

Gospel – Matthew 10: 40-42

A Note From Pastor Melissa

Dear ones of Katonah and Purdys,

I will never forget the farewell party you held for Barry and me. What a beautiful, joyful evening it was! I will treasure the experience, just as I treasure the years that God allowed me to serve among you. Thank you for the party, and thank you for the generous gifts as well. Thank you for being who you are. You are all in my prayers during this time of transition, and I know that God will continue to guide you into wonderful things.


Pastor Melissa


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 (note the new time!),
in the Katonah UMC sanctuary as well as on Zoom. Prayer circle will meet on Zoom ONLY on the following Wednesdays: June 28 and July 5th.

•Sunday School will resume in the Fall.

From the Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Let’s Welcome Pastor Lori the Old Fashioned Way on July 2nd during Worship at Purdys! Back in the Day a new Pastor was welcomed with items to supply the parsonage pantry.. Pound of potatoes, pound of sugar, pound of rice, etc..

Please sign up for the item you will bring to Purdys on Pastor Lori’s First, Sunday July, 2. You can either e-mail Erika at or sign up on the list in the back of the church.

Items include: Flour, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Sugar, Macaroni, Salt, Eggs, Coffee, Bacon, Tea, Popcorn and Fruit.


SPR Chair Jane Freeman


From Around the Cooperative Parish

Katonah & Purdys United Methodist Churches are part of the 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.

For more information about the Cooperative Parish, talk to Bonnie Hyatt (, the Cooperative Parish representative from Purdys, or Ellen Rohrer (, the representative from Katonah.


ReSET Westchester Gift Card Collection

ReSET plays a direct role in helping refugees establish new homes in our community, and has put out a call to action to the local spiritual communities in our area with a specific ask to support Asylum Seekers. More information can be found here.

To support this mission:

1) Purchase gift cards in $25 denominations for VISA/Mastercard, CVS, Target, Lyft or Uber.

2) Place the gift cards in an envelope with Ellen Rohrer's name and your name on the outside.

3) Put the envelopes in Ellen's mailbox in the back of the sanctuary in Katonah.

Ellen will coordinate delivery of the gift cards and obtain a receipt of donation for anyone who participates.


FUMC/Brewster Hosting Conference Missionary on July 9th

Hi Again Everyone, This is Jeanne Baker from FUMC/Brewster. We are excited about Helen Camarce's upcoming visit on Sunday 7/9. Helen has been a UMC missionary in Cambodia for over five years, sponsored by NYAC. She will visit our church from 4 to 6:30 pm and share her experiences of her missionary work. There will be refreshments and a meal after her talk and power point presentation. Below is information from our Conference website. Please share this exciting opportunity with your fellow parishioners. Our address is First United Methodist Church - 83 Main Street. Brewster. It's 2 doors down from the public library.

You can reach me at (845) 278-1755 if you have any questions. Blessings to you, Jeanne Baker/ Missions Chair United Methodist Church/Brewster Email: Cell #: (914) 484-3204



The Bible instructs us to meet together (Hebrews 10:25), encourage one another (Proverbs 27:17), and

worship God (Psalm 100:2). However, it can be challenging for men to find common ground and connect

spiritually. This is where a Cooperative-wide United Methodist Men's Ministry comes in. Many churches

already have men's ministries or small groups, but creation of a Cooperative-wide Men's Ministry would

bring together men from different churches in the same geographical area. A Cooperative-wide Men's

Ministry provides an opportunity for men to not only grow in faith but also form friendships, mentor

each other and participate in Christ-centered service opportunities.

Meetings are at 7pm every Monday night

Zoom ID# 379 626 3300

Password: letsgodj


Love & Support

Prayers of the Church Family

For Answered Prayers:

Filomena, Amelia B., Jean Boyer, John Corneck,

Paul Harris; Anne, Karen, Nieves, & Stephen Rannekleiv; Ruth Starr, Erich Wenis, Jacob Wenis

Joys & Thanksgivings:

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Sarah Esposito, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Evahn Wenis, Alex Kent, Skylar

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Ken & Susan, Liz, Nann, Olga, Justine Burzesi, Ellie Lucas Chapman, Leeann Coffin, John Corneck, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Galena E., Alice Elliott, Karina Feliz, Carl Gioio & family, Briedge Joyce, Ed Lane, Bob M., Anne Murdock, Louis Pugh, Chuck S., Marja-Liisa Smith, Mary W., Terry Waters, Christian Wenis, Nicole Wilson, Melanie H, Erich Wenis

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Noel, Valerie, Theresa Baird, Doreen Bistany, Rev. Wanda Craner, Benny Custodio, Tom Conroy, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Alice Dunn, Karen Eiler, Jim Fleming, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Artie R., Laila R., Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman, Andi Strauss, Margaret Howe

For Those Grieving:

Lindsey, Loved ones of Thomas, Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Carol L., Chip Mathewson, George Milliot, Eleanor Murphy, Ophelia Banklian Newbold, Ruth Ryder, Joe Seroka, Marilyn Shipman, The Family of Bruce Younkin

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Mary Ann Albanese, Mike Berardino, Irene Burns, Bodo Fischer, Harriet Harris, Pastor Jin Kim, Yvonne Knudsen, Lois Mold, Matty Oschwald, Emily Procopis, Ronald Schultzel, Ellen & Mike Wenis

Birthdays in the Church Family

Camille Burton 7/1

Noah Ellis 7/3

Ethan Kidde 7/6

James Kellogg 7/8

Chelsea Hardy 7/9

Patti Kooyman 7/10

Marja-Liisa Smith 7/13

Beverly Golisano 7/13

Tyler Golisano 7/16

Alice Kellogg 7/16

Irma Gabrielsen 7/17

Alyce Bilello 7/24

Olivia Casavant 7/26


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