Our Music Directors
Colchester Community UMC
As a provisional ordained elder
in the UMC recently appointed to the Western Catskills Parish, my wife
Marianne and I seek to share our faith in Jesus Christ, the son of God
who grants Grace and Mercy by way of the divine Love of God through
communion in Holy Spirit, with His children.
We are experiencing through the members of the Western Catskills Parish community the Open
Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors that is the life blood of a
Our mission is to strengthen the church as a Body of Christ by focusing
on the importance of daily prayer, worship attendance, financial giving,
service to others, and evangelism.
We look forward to sharing our gifts and welcome the opportunity to get
to know you, as you get to know us.
East Branch/Harvard UMC
United Church of Roscoe
Effective July 1, 2016 Dora Janeway Odarenko was appointed to the Western Catskills Parish to serve the United Church of Roscoe and East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church. Growing up, Dora's first career dream was to be a pastor; however, she became a teacher instead, and loved teaching at any level. In her late fifties, Dora once more heard a call to ministry and went to Yale Divinity School where she became a Methodist. Against all odds, because of her age, Dora was appointed as a licensed local pastor to the Esopus United Methodist Church in Port Ewen on the Hudson; then to Gaylordsville in Connecticut; and finally to Long Hill UMC in Trumbull, Connecticut before coming to the Western Catskills Parish. She has always loved the Catskills and family-sized churches and is looking forward tremendously to being among us.