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Weekly Bulletin, May 8, 2022

This Sunday we continue the worship series "Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart."


In This Bulletin:


Worship on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon: "Unraveled by Uncertainty"

The artwork depicted here is "Step Into the Swell," by Lisle Gwynn Garrity. It's based on Matthew 14:22-33, in which Jesus invites Peter to step out onto the water to join him. This story is one of my favorites! I hope to see you in worship this Sunday, either in person at Katonah UMC, or on Zoom.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live.

•Bible Study is every Friday from 12-1, offered on Zoom. We're studying the Gospel of Judas, comparing and contrasting it with Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Thomas Believes," will be taught by Patti Kooyman.

Save the Date

Plant Sale at the United Methodist Church of Mt. Kisco, May 5-6 from 12-6 and May 7 from 9-3.

Kellogg Memorial Scholarship 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 is back to offering 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.


Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship

The Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship recognizes individuals who selflessly serve and contribute to the Katonah community through their actions, fellowship and commitment to service. Don Kellogg was a “quiet doer” in the community – a man dedicated to his family and Katonah that served in a number of local organizations, always willing to lend a hand and give of himself.

Members of the Katonah United Methodist Church and the Kellogg family serve on this scholarship fund committee and an award commitment of $5000 has been established for the calendar year 2022. The committee is targeting a June disbursement date and two awardees to share this commitment based on the community’s response to this request.

Organizations and persons interested in rewarding an individual who has enriched our community are encouraged to read on. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals planning to enroll in either a skills training course or degree program. Nominations will be accepted through May 10. The nomination process is described below.

Sponsors should send a brief letter describing the individual’s commitment to community service supported by specific examples. The sponsor should also provide a description of the training course or degree program that the individual plans to attend, the estimated cost of the program and the sponsor’s contact information. All award decisions by the committee will be final. Scholarships will be payable directly to the student. Nomination letters can be emailed to Nina Kellogg at or mailed to the following address by May 10:

Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Committee

Katonah United Methodist Church

5 Bedford Road

Katonah, New York 10536


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:

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

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, Ruby Chapman, Amy Doza, David Gambardella (grandson of Helen and Bodo Fischer), Ernie Greenslade, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

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



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