In This Bulletin:
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9
Sermon: "Glorious Diversity"
This Sunday we continue the worship series "Sacred Earth" with an exploration of the basic teachings of Creation Spirituality. Join in worship at 10:30 am either on Zoom or in person at Katonah UMC. (Worship is at Purdys the first Sunday of the month and at Katonah the remaining Sundays.)
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, in the Katonah UMC sanctuary
as well as on Zoom.
•Bible Study is on Fridays from 12-1 on Zoom. We are studying Creation Spirituality,
by Matthew Fox.
•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Manna and Quail," will be taught by Lori Corradino.
Save the Date
•Pastor Melissa will be away October 19-26. Bonnie Hyatt will preach and lead worship on October 23.
•Costume Sunday is October 30! Wear your Halloween costume to church!
•Charge Conference will be held with the other churches in our Cooperative Parish on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm, at Peekskill United Methodist Church.
Giving & Service
Care Packages for College Students
From this Sunday through October 23, we're collecting items to send care packages to the ten college students in our churches. Some of their favorites include chocolates, sour patch gummies, Twizzlers, Kit Kats, Kinder Joys, Veggie Straws, tortilla chips, chocolate chip M&M cookies, Pringles, breath mints, granola bars, protein bars, hot chocolate packets, soup packets, or Halloween candy. You could also bring hand sanitizer, gum, pens, homemade baked goods, or gift cards for Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. You can also make a donation to help with the cost of shipping the packages. Make checks payable to Katonah UMC and write "care packages" in the memo line.
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/or distribute bag lunches outside the First UMC of Brewster (using supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank), contact Bonnie Hyatt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPR Message from Stacey Elconin
October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Please consider giving a gift to our church in honor of Pastor Melissa. There are two ways to give:
For Katonah UMC, by clicking here and using your Paypal account or bank/credit card
For either church, by check in our weekly collection with pastor appreciation in the memo line
Holiday Food Drive for the Community Center of Northern Westchester
Donations of flour, sugar (1-2 lb bags), vegetable/olive oil, coffee, tea bags (small boxes), hot chocolate, or butter or shortbread cookies can be brought to either church beginning on October 30. Frozen turkey breasts or frozen roaster chickens can be brought directly to the Community Center. See the website for hours and location.
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 newsletter will highlight ministries and events happening around the Parish.
Every Wednesday from 7-7:45 pm there is a prayer conference call for the entire Cooperative Parish. The number is 1605-468-8013 access code 970901#. Please feel free to also email your prayer requests to Pastor Bernadette Logan at tbumc1Logan@gmail.com.
This year's Charge Conference will be held with the other churches in our Cooperative Parish on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm, at Peekskill United Methodist Church.
TRUNK OR TREAT & PUMPKIN PAINTING
United Methodist Church at
Sunday, October 23, 1-3 pm
Free pumpkins for children to paint and decorate. Hot chocolate and apple cider available!
Love & Support
Prayers of the Church Family
For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:
Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Sara Reino, Aryanna Smith, Stefan Spall, Evahn Wenis, Jakob Wenis
For Those In Need of Help and Healing:
Filomena, Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Ellie Lucas Chapman, John Corneck, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Valencia Elliott-Perry, Richard G., Carl Gioio & family, Yvonne Knudsen, Bob M., Louis Pugh, Marja-Liisa Smith, Ruth Starr, Terry Waters, Nicole Wilson, all those affected by hurricanes
For Those Fighting Cancer:
Charlie, Diane, Leah, Valerie, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Alice Dunn, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, Carol L., April Midin, Petie Nylund, Stephen Rannekleiv, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman
For Those Grieving:
Loved ones of Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Inez Campbell, Ruby Chapman, David Gambardella, Bruce Laemmel, Phil Maliniak, Cindy Mathewson, George Milliot, Joe Seroka
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
Birthdays in the Church Family
Tommy Walsh 10/4
Deborah Moore 10/4
Michael Wenis 10/5
Paul Dengler 10/5
Nate Carminucci 10/11
Lisa Beaty 10/13
Sam Johnson 10/13
Kristoffer Swee 10/14
Matt Rohrer 10/18
Ann Hardy 10/19
John Casavant 10/21
Lori Corradino 10/30