Coming Out of Hibernation?

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoyed last weekend’s tease of spring, and I hope you’re not too dismayed about being sucked back into the Polar Vortex.  But things are warm and inviting at Friday Morning Moms!  This Friday, February 28, there will be a regular meeting with Dr. Rita Oliverio providing the program on dealing with the loss of a beloved pet.  Rita asks that you bring prayers, poems, or pictures that have been helpful to you if you have lost a pet.

As we say goodbye to February, I just had to share some important dates with you.  February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, Grapefruit Month, and National Mend a Broken Heart Month. It is Peace Corps Week, National Secondhand Wardrobe Week, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and Bird Health Awareness Week. Friday, February 28 is Rare Disease Day, Read Me Day, Floral Design Day, and National Tooth Fairy Day.

That Time of the Year…

Oh the weather outside is frightful – sometimes – so let me remind you of our inclement weather policy:  If Shenendehowa Schools are closed or delayed on a Friday morning when we are planning to meet, our meeting for that day is cancelled.

Coming attractions:

Patchwork of Love quilting workshops are underway. Quilts made are given to the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, for children who are victims of domestic violence.  All are invited; no experience necessary. Learn from the best! Fabric is available, extra sewing machine and everything needed to make a quilt is provided. Each workshop is from 9 AM to 5:30 PM in the church’s Hearth Room.  And here is the season schedule:


Wednesday, February 26

Tuesday, March 4

Wednesday, March 12

Thursday, March 20

Wednesday, March 26


Book GroupThe Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.  Discussion will be in Wednesday, February 26  at 7:00.

Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation will be holding a blood drive at SUMC on Friday,

February 28, from 1-.  6 pm.  Blood donations tend to drop in the winter, so every donor is appreciated and

helps save lives!  Homemade goodies at the finish!  Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation

supports pediatric cancer patients including blood cancer patients.  Your donations are

critical for these children!  Please sign up at or call 1‐800‐

RED CROSS for your appointment.


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper‐ March 4, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Membership and Evangelism  invites everyone to join with your  church family and friends for a delicious pancake supper  served in Fellowship Hall.  Our menu will include not only pancakes, but French toast, eggs, biscuits, breakfast potatoes, sausage and bacon and beverages.  There is a signup sheet in Fellowship  Hall.  All you have to do is add your name and indicate how many adults and children will attend.  A free will offering will be taken to cover the dinner costs and support the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund. If you would like to help with the kitchen preparations,  serve  or  clean  up,  please  contact  Donna  Rischbieter  at  or 877‐0553.  Hope to see you there.


Come on out of hibernation on Friday,  February 28 at 9:00 for Friday Morning Moms.


Grace and peace,