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Weekly Bulletin, October 2, 2022

In This Bulletin:


text reads Here I Am Lord

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture: Psalm 30

Sermon: "The Paths of Life"

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 Purdys UMC. (Worship is at Purdys the first Sunday of the month and at Katonah the remaining Sundays.)


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•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, "Baptism of Jesus," will be taught by Jane Freeman.

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 (using supplies that are provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank), contact Bonnie Hyatt at We are serving bag lunches on the sidewalk outside the First UMC of Brewster until the colder weather begins.


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, such as the Pumpkin Patch, which will be happening soon at the UMC of Mt. Kisco.

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.


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, Terry Waters, Nicole Wilson, victims of violence everywhere

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Valerie, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, 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

Erik Johnson 9/1

Karen Beaty 9/12

Charles Rohrer 9/13

Adam Burton 9/15

Laure Milliot 9/15

Paul Milliot 9/17

Shannon Chapman 9/20

Ellen Rohrer 9/23


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