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Weekly Bulletin, October 23, 2022

In This Bulletin:


Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

This Sunday Bonnie Hyatt is leading worship and preaching while Pastor Melissa is away. 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

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, in the Katonah UMC sanctuary
as well as on Zoom. (On October 26, Prayer Circle will be on Zoom only.)

•Pastor Melissa will be away October 21-27. Bonnie Hyatt will preach and lead worship on October 23.

•No Bible Study this Friday, October 21. The study of Creation Spirituality, by Matthew Fox, will resume on Friday, October 28, from 12-1 on Zoom.

•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Feeding of the 5,000," will be taught by Patti Kooyman.

Save the Date

•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

This Sunday, October 23, is the last day to bring in 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,

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:

  1. For Katonah UMC, by clicking here and using your Paypal account or bank/credit card

  2. 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 605-468-8013, access code 970901#. Please feel free to also email your prayer requests to Pastor Bernadette Logan at

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.


United Methodist Church at

Shrub Oak

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, Sarah Esposito, 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, Robert Resendex, 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


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