Jonah and the Big Fish!

Hi Everyone,

This Friday, March 28, we will take a fresh look at the biblical book of Jonah.  If you have time, read it in advance.  Come with your questions, comments, and revelations and we will learn from each other


Coming attractions:

Patchwork of Love quilting workshops are almost done for this year. 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.  The final session will be Wednesday, March 26.



Book GroupThe Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.  Discussion will be in Wednesday, March 26  at 7:00.   The next book coming up is Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice.

Family Movie Night – March 28 at 6:30. “Frozen.”



Lenten Lessons through the Lens

The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5 and continues through Saturday, April 19. It can be a time in which some will choose to give up something. Some will go about their lives as if it was ordinary time. Some will choose to be more reflective. Have you considered looking for God through a lens? You are invited to join this on-line photo-a-day challenge. Share how you perceive each word or phrase for the day by posting your photo on our Facebook page at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church. No explanation for your photo is needed, unless you want to. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. You don’t have to be a great photographer. This project is more about the practice of paying attention and being intentional, than it is being the best photographer [though we encourage you to get creative! As the weather improves we hope to schedule a photo walk to help inspire you! The photo-a-day words are listed below. You can also find them on our website at and on the facebook page. Need a daily text or email reminder? Contact Donna Rischbieter at or text to 518-339-7972.

While this is intended as an on-line study we would love to form a photography group at our church. This new venture will understand spirituality and grace by seeing things in the everyday world as God might see them. In a day when cameras are everywhere, this group will be for everyone. Combining technology, artistic expression, contemplation, and fellowship, this group will be unique in how they interact, reach out, experience God’s creation, and enjoy God’s grace. Any questions? Please contact Donna Rischbieter or Denise Walling at

Lent : March 5 – April 19

Photo A Day



25 night

26 shadow

27 no

28 find

29 faithful

30 ate

31 happy




1 silence

2 water

3 go

4 temper

5 surround

6 new

7 rise

8 dream

9 beloved

10 home

11 alone

12 restore

13 blessed

14 rejoice

15 light

16 help

17 cup

18 far

19 roots




Great Strides - Katie and her family will be walking in support of their friend with “Team Lucy.”

“We wanted to invite you to join us walking on “Team Lucy” at the Great Strides, Cystic Fibrosis Walk at the Crossing (Park of Colonie), Loudonville, NY on Saturday, May 17th at 10am.  Registration can be completed through the site below.  The check in for the walk starts at 9am and is free but donations to Great Strides are very appreciated.  It is a fun, family friendly event with a BBQ & kids activity after the walk.

If you are walking and interested in ordering a TEAM LUCY t-shirt please let me know, the cost is $5 or wear yellow on the day of the walk.  The like to our page is below and there is a lot of exciting news, including a video created by her Mother about Lucy’s fight against CF!


This is very close to our hearts and we’d love to have you & your family join us on May 17th!  Thank you for your support and please contact me if you have any questions.”



I hope to see you all on Friday,  March 28 at 9:00 for Friday Morning Moms.


Grace and peace,