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Weekly Bulletin, September 25, 2022

In This Bulletin:


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Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture: Job 12:7-10

This Sunday we continue the worship series "Sacred Earth" with a Blessing of the Animals service. Join in worship at 10:30 am either on Zoom or in person on the front lawn of Katonah UMC. Please bring a lawn chair if you can, and invite your friends and neighbors to bring their pets too!


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. There is no Bible Study on Friday, September 23. We will resume on Friday, September 30.

•There is no Sunday School this week since the Blessing of the Animals service is particularly child-friendly.

Save the Date

•Pastor Melissa will be away October 19-26. Bonnie Hyatt will preach and lead worship on October 23.

•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.

"'S Wonderful!: Gershwin as Songwriter"

An exploration of the songwriting talent of the great George Gershwin from his first hits through to his last. Click to Register!


Giving & Service

Care Packages for College Students

From this Sunday through October 23, we're collecting items to send ten care packages to the college students in our churches. Some of their favorites include 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 either Katonah or Purdys 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.

There will be a meeting of the Cooperative Parish Council on Sunday, September 25 at 3 pm at Yorktown UMC. The laity representatives to the Parish Council are Bonnie Hyatt from Purdys and Lori Corradino from Katonah.


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, Joe Seroka, 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

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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