Hi, Everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and break week. For our next meeting, May 3, our topic is “Obedience.” To most people, obedience doesn’t sound very appealing. After all, we reason, we are or at least should be free…. free to do what we want.
Just like we value obedience from our children for the sake of their safety and well-being, so God values obedience from us. Obedience has more to do with faithfulness than it does with oppression. Obedience is hearing, responding and especially listening for God’s call on our lives.
Date Topic /Refreshments
May 3 Obedience /Megan
May 10 God’s Will /Melissa
May 17 God’s Guidance /Rita


Book Group has chosen their next book, with a discussion date of May 7 at 7:00 pm at the church. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama (Author), Desmond Tutu (Author), Douglas Carlton Abrams (Author). Becky reports there are library copies available. If you would like her to order a book for you, please let her know. beckynold85@gmail.com

RISSE Together Community Playground
RISSE, 715 Morris St., Albany, NY 12208
A new community playground is taking shape
for refugee students at RISSE on June 22 & 23, 2019.

The Jonesville UMC is forming a working group. Please let me know if you are interested in joining, or you can sign up on your own. Building skills are not required. There are tasks for logistics and meal prep too. Sign up today for you, your family, or your organization to work on the build weekend (or the weekend after when we’ll be doing finishing touches). Please go to www.risse-albany.org for more info.

Patchwork of Love
Attention Quilters, 2019 SUMC Patchwork of Love quilting workshops are now completed and all of the efforts provided a wonderfully large number of quilts for the mission to provide warmth, comfort and love to children and infants in need. Because some have not been able to let go of the quilting bug, some mini quilting sessions have been scheduled for the coming months. Quilting sessions will be in the Hearth Room from 10 am to 3pm on the days listed below:
May 7, Tuesday
May 22, Wednesday
June 4, Tuesday
June 19, Wednesday
July 9, Tuesday
July 24, Wednesday
Bring your projects and lunch, and enjoy a day with the quilters. If you have any questions please contact Suzy Calvin at slcalvin@verizon.net.

Grace and peace,