About the United Methodist Church
▶ Where can I read more about the United Methodist Church, including their mission, social practices and relation to other Christian faiths?
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs … So the mission of our congregation is to make disciples. This is a four-fold task….We could abbreviate our mission as one of welcoming-worshiping-nurturing-sending.” To read more about UMC’s mission, visit the Mission and Ministry page here.
Our Social Principles explain more fully how United Methodists are called to live in the world. For information on how the Methodist church stands in terms of social, economic, political & world communities and more, visit the Church & Society page here.
For additional helpful information, you may choose to browse any of the following resources:
- Upper Room: Daily Devotional Guide: www.upperroom.org
- UMCOR: United Methodist Committee of Relief: www.umcor.org
An important first step would be for you to visit us in worship on an upcoming Sunday at 10:15am. If you do visit, please be sure to introduce yourself to me. During your visit you will become more acquainted with our caring and diverse congregation, while also gaining an understanding of our values and beliefs.
The United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco
Childcare is provided during our 10:15am Sunday worship services.
Sunday School for children aged 10 and under will take place during our worship service, at 10:15am. Read more about Sunday School here.
Youth Involvement: Our youth are encouraged to be active members of the church family. All children and teens are welcomed to participate in our Youth Group, cook outs, musicals and youth choir. Click here to learn more about our youth group.
Family-oriented volunteer opportunities are always available. Some popular community outreach appropriate for all ages include volunteering at our Pumpkin Patch, helping to give back to our neighbors during Faith in Action, contributing to our mission trips and participating in the annual CROP Walk. Recently we took several trips to assist in cleanup in Prattsville, NY during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Family events: Families can enjoy fun activities together such as church field trips to baseball games and amusement parks as well as Wednesday Night Suppers.
Pumpkin Patch: Each October, thousands of pumpkins set a striking vision against the traditional white steeples of our church. A fundraiser for the ministry and missions of the church, this has become a widely-anticipated community event.
Christmas Bazaar: The annual holiday event promises gift items for everyone on your shopping list, along with Christmas items, home-baked goods and decorated wreaths. Most highly-anticipated of all are our gift baskets, filled with donations by local businesses, and an affordable but extravagant homemade luncheon.
For upcoming events, including Flower Patch, Tag Sale, Great Pumpkin Festival, Blessing of the Animals and more, check our calendar here or sign up for our newsletter.
The church participates in mission work as well: For instance, we put together health kits and created awareness for the earthquake in Japan. We took several trips to help repair the damage of Hurricane Irene as well as collected food bucket donations to assist in the aftermath of the storm.
Your donation, made payable to United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco, can be sent to:
United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco
300 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Contact us directly: Feel free to contact our office. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call during office hours (Mon-Fri from 9:15am-11:40am). Use the website’s contact form to email us through our website’s existing infrastructure.
Our weekly email letter will let you know what is coming next and what our focus is as a congregation. Each letter is accompanied by a personal note from the Pastor on what to expect in the coming weeks. You can subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter by filling out the form on the right side of this page.
Our monthly newsletter is a physical publication sent to our mailing list at the beginning of each month. These letters contain upcoming information, a letter our Pastor, and a dedicated Kids’ page. Click here to read the latest issue.
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▶ What can I expect to observe when I attend a service at the UMC of Mount Kisco? How can I prepare for my visit?
The initial building has been greatly expended since the 1800s: Halstead Hall, our chapel and classrooms were all added between 1938 and 1941. After renovations to the sanctuary, the church merged with the Bedford Hills church and was newly named The United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco in 1973. The steeple, then 110 years old, was replaced in 1980, just before the building’s honor of being recognized as a historic landmark in 1982.
We take great pride in preserving this historic space in its proper condition. Keeping up with repairs on the grounds and structure help to ensure a long future as rich as its rich past.