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Weekly Bulletin, May 29, 2022

The worship series "Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart"

continues this week with the prophet Jeremiah's message to the exiles in Babylon.


In This Bulletin:

Upcoming Events

Sunday School Mission Project & Appalachia Service Project

May Birthdays & Prayers of the Church Family


In this image, Jesus looks up with grace. A shimmer of gold on his skin represents the presence of God in him.
New Roots, by Lauren Wright Pittman

Worship on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Scripture: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7

Sermon: "Dreams Unraveled"

This painting is based on the message Jeremiah delivered to the exiles in Babylon to "Build houses and settle down; cultivate gardens and eat what they produce...Promote the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile." This passage from Jeremiah has me thinking of how to live faithfully in a time of such violence.
I hope to see you in person (at Katonah UMC) or on Zoom for worship this Sunday at 10:30.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and in the Katonah sanctuary. (On June1, Prayer Circle will be held on Zoom only.)

•Bible Study is every Friday from 12-1 on Zoom. We're studying the
Acts of Paul and Thecla, comparing and contrasting it with the gospels
and with the letters of Paul in the New Testament.

•No Sunday School this Sunday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Save the Date

Come get your car washed and support Appalachia Service Project (ASP) on Saturday, June 11, and Saturday, June 18, between 9 and 3 on the Edgemont Road side of the Katonah church.

•ASP Sunday is June 19.


Giving & Service

Sunday School Mission Project

The Sunday School children are collecting money for Heifer International, an organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. The money will go specifically to upgrade llama stock in Bolivia and alpaca stock in Peru. Please consider donating during Children's Time in worship, or sending a check to either Katonah or Purdys UMC marked "Heifer International."


Table of Grace

Table of Grace provides a hot, sit-down lunch every Saturday at the First UMC of Brewster. The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help some Saturday to prepare and/or serve lunch, using food and supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank, or using your own supplies, contact Bonnie Hyatt at


Help for Ukraine

Rev. John Calhoun, an elder in the New York Annual Conference and former missionary to Ukraine, has shared that United Methodists are on the ground responding to this human-caused disaster and caring for the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing. Through The Advance, the donation platform of the UMC Board of Global Ministries, there are two ways that you can give in support of these efforts:

1. Advance #14053A: Eurasia In Mission Together -- Ukraine and Moldova. Donations to this Advance account will be quickly transferred to the bank account of the UMC of Ukraine, which has a system in place to receive these donations, put them to immediate use, and provide reporting on the usage of these funds. To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #14053A in the memo line, or go to: Eurasia in Mission Together.

2. Advance #982450: UMCOR International Disaster Response. Donations to this Advance account will be directed to UMCOR, which is already partnering with agencies on the ground in Eastern and Central Europe to assist those displaced by the fighting. Donations to this account should be designated "for Ukraine." To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #982450 in the memo line, or go to: UMCOR International Disaster Response.


Love & Support

May Birthdays

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


Prayers of the Church Family

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Lucas Chapman, Sara Reino, Aryanna Smith, Stefan Spall, Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Filomena, Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G., Kathy Gallagher, Carl Gioio & family, Yvonne Knudsen, Bob M., Laure Milliot, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson, victims of violence everywhere

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Stephen Rannekleiv, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Christine Camarra, Inez Campbell, Ruby Chapman, David Gambardella, Ernie Greenslade, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Mary Ann Albanese, Irene Burns, Bodo Fischer, Harriet Harris, Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll, Pastor Jin Kim, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis


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