Scripture: Acts 2: 1-4
May 28 is Pentecost Sunday, and we will continue our Emerge sermon series. Please join worship at 10:30 in person at Katonah UMC or on Zoom. (In-person worship is at Purdys UMC on the first Sunday of the month and at Katonah UMC the remaining Sundays.) Next Sunday, June 4th will be at Katonah UMC for Pastor Melissa's last service.
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
•You're invited to bring a photo of yourself with your mother or a mother figure for our church bulletin board (photos will be handled carefully and returned!).
•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 14, June 21, June 28, July 5th.
•Friday Bible Study meets from 12:30-1:30 on Zoom.
We're studying the Book of Acts.
•There is NO Sunday school this week.
Sundays In June
June 4: Pastor Melissa's last Sunday. Worship will be held at Katonah UMC.
June 11: Pastor Melissa and Bonnie Hyatt at Annual Conference. Guest preacher to be announced.
June 18: Kellogg Scholarship Sunday and Father's Day. Nina Kellogg is preaching.
June 25: Bonnie Hyatt is preaching.
From the Staff-Parish Relations Committee
A New Beginning
It is an exciting time awaiting a new beginning for both the congregation and our newly appointed minister. Now is the time when we can prepare spiritually and emotionally for this new chapter in our faith journey. Thanks to all who have been praying during this time of clergy appointments.
With careful discernment, prayer, and understanding of our church community, on Thursday March 9th Rev. InKoo Chung , the district Superintendent, met with Katonah UMC/ Purdys UMC SPRC committee to introduce our new Pastor, Rev. Lori Miller. Her appointment begins July 1st. Pastor Lori is a senior pastor with relationship as a Full Elder.
Pastor Miller has answered the call as our pastor and comes to us most recently from Newtown UMC in Sandy Hook, CT., having served there seven years. Previously she served as Pastor of Pound Ridge Community Church, and several other churches -- first answering the call in 1985 as an associate pastor. Our new Pastor Lori has a unique set of spiritual gifts, and a diverse set of experiences. She has a warm and caring personality, and lots of enthusiasm. She has experience leading Bible Study, Prayer Group, and involvement in community and ecumenical outreach as well as a gift of preaching. She enjoys hiking, nature, is a voracious reader and loves the cultural offerings of New York City.
We will receive Pastor Lori as our new spiritual leader sent to encourage us on our faith journey in a new, vibrant and effective way. We look forward to working with her beginning July 1, extending grace and support as we get to know each other.
In the meantime we will pray for Pastor Lori, her husband, and her grown son and his family as they prepare for the transition. We will keep Pastor Melissa and Barry in our prayers as they prepare for the new appointment. We look forward to being a welcoming community with God's help. I like the quote from "Seeking: How Do We Begin Again?" from the Lenten series which says "Give us the courage to laugh with joy when opportunities for new beginnings walk our way."
Members of the SPRC present for the meeting 3/9/2023:
Jane Freeman Purdys UMC
Paul Dengler Purdys UMC
Kathy Gallagher Purdys UMC
Michelle Dillman Purdys UMC
Paul Milliot Katonah UMC
Anne Corneck Katonah UMC
Angelo Corradino Katonah UMC
Jane Freeman, SPRC Chair
NEWS FROM SPR
SPR is pleased to announce that Erika Panzarino has accepted the position of Part-
time Administrative Assistant. She brings experience and potential to the position.
We are blessed to have filled the position after many weeks of search and thankful
Pastor Melissa is able to provide orientation for Erika before Pastor Lori arrives.
Her office hours will be from 10am-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Cooperative Parish representative from Purdys, or Ellen Rohrer (email@example.com), the representative from Katonah.
COOPERATIVE WIDE UM MEN'S MINISTRY: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
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
For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:
Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Sarah Esposito, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Evahn Wenis
For Those In Need of Help and Healing:
Ken & Susan, Liz, Nann, Olga, Tara; Dennis & Jean Boyer, Nancy Boyer, 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
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
For Those Grieving:
Lindsey, Loved ones of Thomas, Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Carol L., Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Eleanor Murphy, Ophelia Banklian Newbold, Ruth Ryder, Joe Seroka, Marilyn Shipman, 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
Elizabeth Walsh 5/1
Hannah Czerwinski 5/3
Jordan Ellsworth 5/3
Stephen Walsh 5/5
Jytte Nutley 5/6
Alexandra Johnson 5/7
Maija Arbolino 5/10
Kathy Gallagher 5/10
Mark Dennis 5/17
Nina Kellogg 5/20
Scott Hickey 5/21
Kaylie Grieger 5/21
Erik Swee 5/25