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Memorial United Methodist Church

Worship at Memorial

August 30, 2015
8:30 a.m.    Worship and communion in the Chapel
10:00 a.m.  Worship in the Chapel
                    Rev. Bob Walker preaching

Sunday at Memorial

Sunday School - August starts vacation bible school. All children ages 3 and up are welcome. Invite a friend. 
Fellowship Coffee Hour 11:00am - Please join us in the fireside room for a snack and fellowship. 

Sunday School Notes and News



Vacation Bible School start this Sunday, August 2, 2015.


For the month of August get ready to zoom and swirl through the centuries

to discover God's love is with you all the time - including right now!

The adventure starts soon, so grab your friends and blast to the past with us!


Where: MUMC - Courtyard room 1

When: Sundays in August

Time: 10am


Memorial Outreach

Life Coaching Services We offer coaching services for persons from all walks of life. We support personal and interpersonal coping and growth for people seeking assistance in daily life challenges.  You do not have to be a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in order to seek the services of ‘Memorial Outreach’, everyone is welcome. 
Call  (phone:914-949-2146 ) or e-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to find out whether Memorial Outreach can provide you with what you are looking for and to make an appointment. All information and sessions are confidential. Coaching services are provided free of charge. Donations are welcome. The office is located at 250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY here for flyer


  Tuesdays @ Dorry’s gathers “conversation partners” weekly for informal table talk. There is no charge. Just come and order your food from Sylvia and enjoy the discussion and the company. Please join us. No reservations are needed. Tuesdays @ Dorry’s is coordinated by Dorry’s friends at Memorial United Methodist Church, Congregation Kol Ami, Sisters of the Divine Compassion and The White Plains Examiner.

September 1, 2015 - A Conversation about TRANSITIONS - Change in our personal circumstances can be a challenge. Sometimes we face drastic losses, but most changes happen just in the course of life – we lose a job or switch it, new people join our families, we move our home, we grow older, a friend or companion is no longer in our lives…and what else? At this time of year we tend to face transitions. We meet the new year – academic year for some; the end of summer; the Jewish New Year, a time of reflection. Do we feel dread or a sense of adventure? Make resolutions or steel ourselves to face our routines? All of the above?

September 8, 2015 Presentation to be announced.

September 15 & 22, 2015 - Discussion topics to be decided.
Because of the Jewish High Holidays we won’t have formal presentations.


A Word From the Laity

(Editor’s note: this is a place for members and friends of Memorial to make written contributions to the eblast. Space is limited and cannot be used to promote a business. Please send your submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)


Thank you, Memorial, and an update on the Mulvaney family


I am moved by the generous response from the Memorial community to the call for emergency housing for Devan and Lucy last week. They will be staying at the Mastersons’ house for the next month, and I am deeply grateful for the way Kathy Masterson reached out to me to offer their home . The specifics of their needs beyond housing and beyond the end of September are unclear – they depend on the course of Don’s healing –  but their need for prayer and support for the long haul is very clear. Following the car accident that killed Devan’s mother (Ledell) and his sister (Katherine, better known as Kat), Devan’s father (Don) remains in critical condition at Westchester Medical’s trauma center. I will keep Memorial updated on progress and additional needs for concrete support. Thank you all! --Benz


Memorial Thrift Shop

is always seeking Volunteers
Shop Location: Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 10–2, Fri -Sat 10–4. For More Information Contact MUMC at 914-949-2146 or The LOFT at 914-948-2932. Benefiting Memorial United Methodist Church and The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center. 


New News!


You’re Invited

Stop Hunger Now NYC Showcase Event

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
 Rhinelander Gallery

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
6 – 7:30 pm

Help Stop Hunger Now end world hunger by:
 - Learning about the organization and mission –
- Packaging meals -
- Joining the movement -

Please RSVP to by August 13th
 - light refreshments will be served –











Hello everyone,
Members of the WESPAC Middle East Committee are getting ready to hit the streets and leaflet and petition in support of the nuclear deal with Iran.  Please consider joining us.  Please see the email below from Laura Myerson:

Dear WESPAC members and friends,


In early September at the latest, the U.S. Congress will vote on the historic agreement reached between the U.S. and Iran that will dramatically curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions against Iran. 


As you know, the Republican party and right-wing billionaires are colluding with Israel in an all-out campaign to destroy the deal, for which they need to convince some Democrats to join them in a “no” vote.


Our representatives, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representatives Lowey and Engels, are either undecided or leaning toward a “no” vote. We cannot allow them to. We have to put as much pressure as we can on them to represent the majority of Americans who are in favor of the agreement and vote “yes” on the pact, because the only alternative is more conflict and war.


WESPAC is going out there to mobilize that pressure. Attached is a flyer we intend to hand out on busy streets several Westchester towns. We will be asking people to sign a petition to our legislators (also attached) demanding that they vote “Yes” for peace, which we will reproduce and deliver to all four legislators.  We will encourage those who sign to make calls there and then on our cell phones, and give them a script to make it easy. Attached are also talking points to help you engage with people.


We are asking all WESPAC members and friends to join us in this very important campaign.  Please respond to this email with a commitment to work at one of the locations – it will be for just a couple of hours.


Every Saturday, 12:00-1:00 Organized by Concerned Families of Westchester

Hastings-on-Hudson at VFW Plaza, Warburton Avenue and Spring Street

Contact Person: Frank Brodhead,


If you would like to get a few people to leaflet/petition with you at any other location, we will get the materials to you, and YOU will be the contact person there.


Please contact the WESPAC office at 914-449-6514 for further information.


Forward for Peace

Laura Myerson

For the Middle East Committee of WESPAC


Iran petition    Talking points.doc    Wespac Iran petition   Call script.doc


Announcement, from Pastor Karen:
Memorial's SPRC has granted me a one-month renewal leave for this coming August. This is in accordance with the United Methodist Book of Discipline, which calls for ordained clergy serving full-time to receive such a renewal leave for one month every four years. In thirteen years of pastoring, this is my first renewal leave, and I am very grateful. I will also take my accumulated vacation in July. My last day in the office will be June 25, and I will return on September 1

Opportunities to serve the church:
  • As our dear Nicholas prepares to graduate and go off to college, he will no longer be preparing and running our worship slides, taking video of the sermons, and posting those videos to our website. If you would consider taking over any part of these jobs, or would like more information, please speak to Pastor Karen or Debbie DeMerritt. 
  • Would anyone like to be in charge of the coffee hour? Currently, Debbie D. is making the coffee, the church staff is buying the supplies and baked goods, and Pastor Karen has made a sign-up poster. Most Sundays seem to be covered, and most days it's working okay, but a lot of the same people are filling in to make things run smoothly. It would be a great benefit to have someone in charge of coffee hour--not to do all the work, but to coordinate. Could it be you?



Memorial United Methodist Church
Click here for directions.250 Bryant Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-2146

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