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Memorial United Methodist Church

A Word From Pastor Karen


Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback over the last week about our plan to continue discerning our way forward together as a congregation. I have good news: we will have just one more meeting at this point, on March 6 after church.


It is important that we focus on the needs of the community as we prepare to discern our priorities. So: we will collect your ideas on this topic during coffee hour for the next few weeks. To do so, we will put up sheets of flipchart paper on the windows in Fireside. As you are enjoying coffee and company after worship for the next two weeks, please direct your conversation to this question:


What do you understand the needs of the community to be?


Please interpret this question as narrowly or as broadly as you wish. You might list your own needs, or the needs of Memorial’s congregation, or White Plains, or the world. Please write your ideas (in a few words only, please) on the flipchart paper. If you agree with what someone else has already written, just add a check mark. You can also email me your ideas.


Before our meeting on March 6, we'll type up the results and share them in the e-blast and by printed copy.


Here’s what will happen at our meeting on March 6: we will divide into groups of 6-8 people, each with an identified facilitator. Each small group will take the list of community needs that we have all identified, and develop a list of the five things they think are most important for Memorial to do in the next five years. Those lists will be given to the Church Council to combine, evaluate and prioritize. These results will be presented to the congregation as soon as they are ready.


I’m delighted to say that this process will be facilitated for us by the very capable Rev. Arlin Roy, LCSW, of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health and the Northeast Counseling Center in Pleasantville. His biography is below.


Please put March 6 on your calendar and make every effort to attend.

Pastor Karen


Rev. Arlin Roy: After graduating from Goddard College, Arlin Roy attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. School for Social Change and graduated from the Stevens-Gesner Project to Prepare Candidates for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry. He received Pastoral Care, Pastoral Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Group Psychotherapy certificates from Blanton-Peale Institute, a Master of Social Work degree from Yeshiva University, and a Certificate in Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Rev. Roy taught and supervised for fifteen years at Blanton-Peale Institute in New York City, a postgraduate psychotherapy training institute, and is past President of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Rev. Roy is a Diplomate in the American Psychotherapy Association and has Full Fellowship in Unitarian Universalist Parish and Community Ministries. Rev. Roy has published in popular periodicals and professional journals ranging from The New York Times and Critical Mass to Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Journal of Religion and Health, and Group: Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.


Worship at Memorial

Wednesday, February 10

Ash Wednesday

7:30 p.m. Ecumenical worship at Mt. Hope AME Zion Church


Sunday, February 14

First Sunday of Lent

8:30 a.m.     Worship and communion in the chapel

10:00 a.m.   Worship and communion in the chapel

Scripture: Luke 4:1-13


Sunday, February 21

Second Sunday in  Lent

8:30 a.m.     Worship and communion in the chapel

10:00 a.m.   Worship and communion in the chapel

Scripture: Psalm 27

The UMW lunch and planning meeting originally scheduled for Sunday, January 31, has been moved to Sunday, February 21 at 11:30.


Sunday at Memorial

Sunday School - All children ages 3 – 5th Grade are welcome to join the Sunday School every week following the Children’s time
Fellowship Coffee Hour 11:00am - Please join us in the Fireside room for a snack and fellowship. 


 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

 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.

February 16 -  Shahida Qadir - American Muslim Women’s Association - (Details to follow)



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!

Join us for A Moveable Feast!

 On Thursday evenings in various homes and public places, we will gather for a light meal and discussion of faith and ideas. We will continue February 11, with the third chapter of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, by Francis Collins. We'll gather at 6:30, and discussion will start at 7. We'll meet at Brandon and Ivannette's house--you can ask one of them, or Pastor Karen, for directions.


Flea Market Results! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Flea Market last Saturday a success! Many people worked long hours, but I especially want to highlight the contributions of Scott Havelka from the LOFT, and Angela Stone from Memorial. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we made over $2000 (split between Memorial and the LOFT), and cleaned out our storage spaces!





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