News for the week – March 26-30

This Friday, March 30, we will continue our study topic, “Boundaries with Kids”.  On March 16, we looked at the relationship between good boundaries and good character.  Helping our kids develop good boundaries also helps them develop good aspects of character. This Friday, the session’s title is, “Kids Need Parents with Boundaries.”  We’ll learn that the best way to teach boundaries is to model boundaries.  I realize that our Friday schedule is sporadic because of the school calendar and the holidays, and I know this is a busy time of year for a lot of you. I do hope you will come to FMM when you can, because even if you miss some of the sessions of this study, you will still gain a lot from it.

Mekeel Christian Academy (formerly Schenectady Christian School) is hosting open house: April 28, 1:00-3:00 PM.

Concert to benefit Refugee outreach at Emmaus:


“Rhythms for RISSE” is a benefit event taking place on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at the Massry Center for the Arts, a performance venue at the College of Saint Rose. The event will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 PM, during which bidders can walk around writing down their “bids”. Items being auctioned include gift certificates from the Albany Massage Therapy Association, Chipotle, ISmile, Eastern Mountain Sports, Schauber Riding Stables, and more, as well as merchandise such as CDs from cellist Jami Sieber, items from the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, a backpack from Ten Thousand Villages, silk scarves from China, etc.

At 7 PM a world music concert will begin in the recital hall, featuring performances representative of the countries of the refugees. Performers include former and current members of the Saint Rose music department, as well as community members including storytellers from the group “Children at the Well”.  The night will conclude with a reception in the lobby.

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance by emailing, or at the door that night. Suggested donation is $10 for community members, $5 with a student ID.


Friday Night Movies – in the Hearth Room 8:00 PM
March 30 TBA
April 6 Passion of the Christ (R)

Book Group – will be reading The Shack by William Paul Young. The group will begin meeting April 18 at 7:00 and continue meeting on Wednesday nights until we have worked through the book.  All are welcome.  Read chapters 1-4 before the first session.