In this Issue: Events and Opportunities

* Church Women United * Stand with Immigrants *
* April 14th CIRCO a Benefit for the Ecumenical Community *
 * African American Catholic Community Anniversary *
* Upcoming Events  * New Resource for Civil Discourse *
Church Women United 
April Forum
Friday, April 6 @ 9:30am
Christ United Methodist Church
6200 Gibson SE, Albuquerque

Campaign for Healthier Solutions
Speaker:  Dr. Bahati Ansari,  Los Jardines Institute (The Garden Institute).  
The Institute is a70-year-old organization working for social, environmental and economic justice that is building a multi-generational movement.
 
Los Jardines Institute 
(The Gardens Institute)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
505-503-6281   ljinewmexico@gmail.com
 






NMFCIJ Fundraiser
Sat. April 7 @ 6:30pm
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Concert:  We Are One
April 7 @ 7:00pm
April 8 @ 3:00pm
Central United Methodist Church
201 University Blvd NE, ABQ

We're doing two concerts in Albuquerque this season!   In addition to our 80+ singers, this season we have been lucky enough to hire a few professional musicians to perform with us!
 
By our intentions, by our actions and by our voices, we will help make a positive change in the collective consciousness.
 
 Last Call:  
Registration ends April 9


CIRCO
Benefit for Community
April 14, 2018
5:30 pm Gathering & Hospitality
6:00-8:30 pm Dinner and Program
 
SANDIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10704 Paseo del Norte NE,  ABQ

Celebrating Community & Connections!
*Ecumenical Turquoise Chalice Awarded to Rt. Rev. 
Michael 
        L.Vono, Bishop (retiring), Episcopal  Diocese of Rio Grande.
*Entertainment by Flamenco de Abo & students  of the  Public
*Dinner by Mujeres en Acción!
 
The Evening Will Benefit :

Detention Ministry, Pastoral Outreach, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Refugee and Asylee Program, Lutheran Family Services, RMS, ELCA
 
TICKETS:   available online here:   www.nmchurches.org
         $35 each or table of 8 for $250  
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Native American Ministries  Sunday  
April 15th

In the NM Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Four Corners Native American Ministry has been reaching out to Native American people in that area since 1989.
 
The ministry consists of seven chartered churches, a children's day care center, a thrift shop and 11 outreach congregations in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.  The Director of the Ministry is Rev. Raquel Mull.  

Chris Hedges
Reclaiming & Restoring New Mexico 
from Sa crifice Zone to the Land of Enchantment   / with Chris Hedges
Sun, April 15 @ 1:30-4:30pm
Central United Methodist Church 
201 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, 87106

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist, graduate Harvard Divinity School, ordained Presbyterian minister, former professor at Princeton University, author of 11 books, including New York Times best-seller "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" (2012). $D onation.

Space is limited.  Register HERE. 
For more information:   Hbeaumont@IWJ.org

NM InterFaith D ialogue 
NM Interfaith Dialogue
Thursday, April 19  @ 5:30 pm
 NM Islamic Center
 1100 Yale Blvd SE ABQ 
 
At the next meeting of the NM Interfaith Dialogue   we'll be discussing Chapter 4 of the book,  Being Muslim,  a slim volume that provides an overview of key contemporary political and social issues, offering a cross-cultural attempt toward understanding.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe
 African American Catholic Community
Sunday April 22  @  12 noon
26th Anniversary Mass and  Scholarship Awards  
Funded by the Black and Indian Mission Office Grant
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church
5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, Albuquerque.       More  information: 505-836-3627

Diocesan Choral Evensong
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Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
Sunday April 22 @ 5pm
Trinity on the Hill
3600 Trinity Drive,  Los Alamos

With Maxine Thevenot, Director of Music and Organist,  Cathedral of 
St John, Albuquerque.
 
3:00pm  Afternoon tea
3:20pm   Rehearsal
5:00pm   Evensong
5:45pm   Reception and pot-luck

Marriage Encounter Weekend
        April 28 & 29

Celebrate your marriage at the        
               upcoming 
Marriage  Encounter  weekend!
For more information, visit MEofNM-ASF

Coming Soon
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April - June
Homiletics Workshop
The Art of Sermon Preparation and Preaching
CEU credit available  

April 27-28 - Riverstone Church, Farmington
June 22-23 - First UMC-ABQ
May 4-5 - First UMC-Roswell
May 18-19 - First UMC-Odessa
June 1-2 - Western Hills UMC- El Paso
 
Instructors: Rev. Joe MacDonald & his wife, CLM, Cazandra MacDonald, bring a wealth of experience. Joe is finishing his D.Min with an emphasis in Homiletics & Cazandra speaks across the country on behalf of the hemophilia community. 
 
The evening times are 6-9:00 pm. The day times are 9 am-3:30 pm. Participants need to attend both days for CEU credit.
 
There is no cost but a love offering will be taken. Registration: contact Cazandra at 575-405-0768 or  cazmac9910@gmail.com. Please indicate that you are interested in registering for the Homiletics Workshop.


New Mexico 
 Pilgrimage for Unity

A Three Day Ecumenical Pilgrimage t hrough northern New Mexico to b uild up the Body of Christ
Registration Fee $50.  For more information or to register visit our website.
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018.

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Student Theological Debate Society 
2018 Debate Camp
Application Deadline June 1

SUMMA is inviting high school students entering grades  9-12 in the fall of 2018 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 17-25 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country!

At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience and there is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun!

New Resources
Civil Discourse Curriculum
A program for reflection, consideration, discussion

T he Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations has developed a five-week Civil Discourse Curriculum, focusing on civil discourse and designed for reflection, consideration and discussion.
 
The Curriculum, available at no cost, is a five-week curriculum to guide discussions about politics, policy, and legislation, while strengthening our relationships with one another.  It is designed for church groups, adult forums, campus ministries and youth groups.
 
For more information, check Episcopal Public Policy Network or contact Yarborough at ayarborough@episcopalchurch.org.

2018 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
   
  We are seeking volunteers to help with:
        • Events
        • Database-GIS: Mapping our Churches Project 
        • English/Spanish Translators: brochures and bulletins
        • Social Media: building an online ecumenical calendar 

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