Church calls off church

photo11.jpgThis church will likely be empty on Sunday morning.

The United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco is asking its members stay away from the 10:15 a.m. service.

Instead, members will be asked to perform “purposeful acts of kindness.”

The church explains:

Volunteers from both the church and the community will be joining together to perform various tasks such as: carpentry work, cooking, cleaning, calling on shut-ins, hospital visits, painting, litter pick-up and yard work. A total of 8-10 work projects, with something for all ages and abilities, will be held during Faith in Action Sunday, bringing together community members from both within, and outside the church. The New York Blood Center will have its “Blood-Mobile” parked in front of the church at 300 Main Street in Mt. Kisco.

“We’re excited about how our congregation has rallied to support this special weekend of service to our community. Many of the people in our work parties are neighbors who don’t even attend our church, but see the value of what we are doing and want to help. We invite everyone to join us,” says United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco’s Pastor Matthew T. Curry.

Anyone wanting to help out can meet at the church, 300 Main St., at 9:30 a.m.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.