A Word From Pastor Bob
I can’t thank everyone enough for the wonderful send-off I received this past Sunday. Kind words were said about me (and I was “roasted” as well!). I received wonderful gifts, including a Green Bible (printed on recycled paper and with soy-based ink) that was signed by many of you. I also received the most beautiful rainbow stole I have ever seen that was hand-sewn by Helen Andrew.
The potluck lunch was a bountiful feast. As you may know, the potluck is the third sacrament of United Methodism (along with baptism and holy communion). I especially enjoyed being showered with water balloons and wet sponges by our Sunday School children (thanks, Darlene, for organizing this).
My heart is filled with gratitude not only for the send-off party, but for the past 20 months I have served as your pastor. These months have been filled with much laughter and some tears. Together, we got Memorial back on its feet and ready for a full-time pastor. My life has been enriched by sharing this time with you.
As I said in my sermon, although I will no longer be your pastor, I will always be a friend of Memorial. I will continue to work with you in a different role to help make our world a more just, a more welcoming and a more humane place.
We formally welcomed Lena Kemper to the Memorial family this past Sunday during the 10 a.m. worship service. We are delighted that she is now an "official” member!"
CK's education pastor, HyoYeon Park, gave birth to a baby girl on June 8 (Sat.)
The baby's name is Wensley Yoonseul Park. The new mom and the baby both are healthy. Let's congratulate Seong-Min and HyoYeon family.
Sunday at Memorial
Sunday School -All children ages 3 – 5th Grade are welcome to join the Sunday School every week following the Children’s word. We use the “Seasons of the Spirit” curriculum. Please feel free to check it out at http://www.spiritseasons.com . See Darlene DiDomineck for more details!
Fellowship Coffee Hour 11:00am - Hosted by the Bunting Family, Jay Albrecht and Michael Hackett
ENGAGE (11:45-12:30) : Engage on June 23 will feature Geoff Smith and Nick Mottern who will share their knowledge of the use of drones by US intelligence and the military for spying and destruction of military targets and alleged terrorists. The topic is one of current interest. President Obama has stated his intent to revise drone use protocols and to involve Congress in efforts to redefine anti-terrorism policy and the Use of Force Authorization enacted after 9/11. Learn what Nick and Geoff believe needs to be done to address continuing threats of war, killing off the battlefield, and threats to our liberty.
Youth Group (11:45-1:45 – Youth Coffee House) All youth in Grades 6th-12th are welcome to join us for lunch, fun and planning for the year!
The Week at Memorial
Wednesday Night Book Study 6:30PM Soup 7:00PM Study -
Join us as we study the text Jesus and Empire by Richard Horsley. The text focuses Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God and his for justice in ancient Rome. --www.amazon.com See Darlene for a copy of the text or order one from your local bookseller. Soup and fellowship are provided
Tuesdays @ Dorry’s 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Food ordering starts at 5:30 p.m.
Dorry’s Diner • 468 Mamaroneck Avenue • White Plains • 914-682-0005: gathers “conversation partners” weekly for informal table talk, and sometimes we hear live music. There is no charge. Just come and order your food from Sylvia, who serves all of us. Everyone is welcome. 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.
June 25-George Latimer-New York State Senator
George Latimer, who sometimes comes to Dorry’s to speak or to listen to others’ presentations, will be our featured guest again this time.
George will tell us what he thinks we need to be aware of in the State Senate, and we will get to ask him questions.
July & August
As always, we’ll suspend programming for the summer but will eat at Dorry’s and keep each other company whenever we can. See you there!
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
TO BOB, IN TRANSIT
who sees imperfect people kindly,
gleans graciousness from their faults,
vaults my hurts to hopefullness.
Where'er you go in years to come,
we know your trail'll be marked
by peaceful stars, and more -
thanks for your encouragements
to grow in love, laughter, sharing.
Memorial UMC Emergency Assistance Program/Good Samaritan Fund Needs Your Help!
Every day 200,000 of our neighbors in Westchester County are food insecure. Members of the Memorial family and the greater White Plains community look to faith communities for critical assistance during times of crisis and struggle. Help us reach out in solidarity to our neighbors in need. As the weather gets colder utility bills increase and so have requests for assistance from our neighbors.
Financial donations of all amounts are greatly needed to assist with utility bills, and rent/mortgage arrears.
Gift Cards in $5, $10, $20 increments to:
• Grocery Stores: (Stop and Shop, Pathmark, A&P)
• Gas Stations
• Drug Stores: (Duane Reade, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid)
The Memorial UMC Emergency Assistance Program is open Mondays from 3PM – 6PM.For more information contact Deaconess Darlene DiDomineck.
Memorial Thrift Shop is always seeking Volunteers
Shop Location: Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Hours of Operation: Mon & Wed 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.
Fellowship Coffee Hour
Volunteers needed for Coffee hour. Please sign up online, click here,
or on the form out side the Narthex. contact Angela Stone
or call her at 914 949-2146. Instructions for Coffee Hour click here.
Support Memorial's "250" neighbors
Four organizations are based at Memorial, 250 Bryant Avenue: