In this Issue: Events and Opportunities
ABQ MASS MEETING - MORAL REVIVAL - AUG 15, 7pm 

 Worship & Study Opportunities * Leadership & Advocacy Training
Immigrant Justice *  Christian Unity *  Volunteer for NMCC  *   and more!


Wash yourselves; 
make yourselves clean; 
remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; 
cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the
orphan, plead for the widow. 
- Isaiah 1:16-17

T o the Churches of New Mexico
   
B eloved
G race to you and Peace from our Lord Jesus Christ.

Divided peoples struggle with one another from Korea to Charlottesville.  Barred borders repel families seeking refuge and reunification.
 
The brokenness of our world is, daily, becoming more evident. Unhealed wounds from centuries-long disparities set the parameters for present conflicts that spill out in ways we have not yet learned to avoid.
 
Two evils threaten an epidemic of dis-ease: barefaced hatred and vulgar indifference. 
 
Many of those who stroll the halls of power, of prisons, or of marketplaces, carry a contagion of contempt for anyone not their own.    
 
Others, equally diseased, discharge infectious indifference to anything but their own well-being.
 
Both suffer blindness to the treasure of our common humanity and the riches of our diverse cultures 
-- the gifts of our loving Creator.
 
How are we, the church, to respond when an epidemic of hatred and indifference threatens to spread a malignancy of odium for the outsider in our midst?
 
We must garner our resolve to rise up together: to stand in the breach when our neighbors, our communities, our world is threatened with a debilitating plague of dis-ease.
 
In this issue of Ecumenical Notes, you will find several opportunities to stand together.  
For a start, you are all invited to join me at the Mass Meeting for a Moral Revival tonight.
 
No one of us can do it all, and no one needs to act alone. 
 
But each individual and each congreagation can choose one issue, one organization, one day of the week, when they will stand with others of good will, to " seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow."
 
The hour is now.  Let us not hesitate. 
~~~~~~~
 
Rev. Susan J. Quass, Executive Director NMCC

Poor People's Campaign 
A National Call  for  Moral Revival 
  
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Join the 
Rev. Dr. 
William Barber 
for a 
Mass Mee ting moral


Tuesday, August 15th, 7pm to 9pm
Central United Methodist Church
201 University Blvd. NE in ABQ 
(North of Central Ave. and east of I-25)

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off a 15-state public event tour to address issues of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation in the states. The events are being co-led by grassroots organizations, local faith leaders, and other people of conscience, as well as the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

 

PLEASE bring your family and young people
Be inspired. Join the moral and ethical call to justice focusing us on concerns of economic disparity, out of sight military spending, racism and environmental degradation.  

Parking and Child Care available ~   Spanish Translation provided.

THREE EVENTS:

August 20, 3-5pm   Albuquerque Sanctuary Forum II  
Panel discussion
Aug 26 11am-2pm Standing for Immigrant Justice 
Program & Fundraiser
Aug 26, 7-9pm. Our Roots Run Deep - Benefit

2017 LAM-NM Advocacy Conference
Oct. 14, 2017

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry NM's annual Advocacy Conference will be held on Saturday, October 14 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Plan now to attend and watch for more detail here!

" What unites us is much greater than what divides us." - Pope John XXIII

All residents of New Mexico are invited to  A Commemoration of The 
500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION

One Body - Many Members
One Spirit - Many Gifts
An Ecumenical Vesper Service of Song & Prayer 
Followed by a Community Dialogue

2:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday,  October 29, 2017
St Johns United Methodist Church,  2626 Arizona St NE, ABQ

WORSHIP 
together  then  join in conversation.

SHARE
the ways  we are living our faith as  ONE BODY  through  prayer,  service, ministry & social witness.

EXPLORE
the ways  our  MANY GIFTS  can meet  more of our neighbors' needs in  New Mexico  & beyond .

      DOWNLOAD Flyer<<

If your city/town/community would like to hold a service on 
 please contact  New Mexico Conference of Churches .

The African American  Catholic Community in NM
Invites you to join them for Mass

August 27 at Noon
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church 
5901 St. Joseph's Dr. NW Albuquerque.

The AACC in New Mexico supports and reinforces African American culture in the Catholic Church through liturgy, social justice and education.    DOWNLOAD FLYER
   Sept 9, 9am-3pm  
  
J oin the Reverend Dr. Wallace Ford  and  MTS Graduate Jennifer Murphy-Dye for a  workshop on the nature and mission of the church: how it all began and where we are now...                 Registration information 
                        Guadalupe Commons,  Santa Maria de la Vid 
5825 Coors Blvd SW, ABQ


The central question of all Christian theology is Jesus' challenge,  "Who do  you say that I am?" The Christian community in every age has explored  the question and attempted to answer it in light of Scripture and human  experience. The course will study both past answers and  contemporary  positions.                                               
Fridays and Saturdays starting September 15
Faculty:   Faculty: Frank Yates and Howard Ebert 
More information:   Christina Spahn   


Vital congregations depend on healthy leaders.
Join the many Lutheran and Episcopal congregations finding renewal and purpose at the  Church Development Institute  being offered this fall in  New Mexico. 
Sept 16 - all day             Oct 14 - WebEx 9-11           Nov 11 - all day.        
Jan 13 - WebEx 9-11      Mar 3 - all day                     Apr 14 - WebEx 9-11 
May 12 - all day 

 
click for SWC-UCC
3:00pm, Sunday, October 15 
Installation Service for 
The Rev. Dr. William Lyons,  Conference Minister

All are invited to attend Bill Lyons's service of installation at 
United Church of Sun City,  11250 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, Arizona.  All clergy, please wear robes/red stoles and arrive at 2:40 to gather for processional.   Reception to follow. 

World Student Christian Federation
Responds to Climate of Fear  

Your Faith on Feminism Conference
Oct. 20-22, 2017
St. Joseph's College, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Registration costs vary based on if you require a billet and whether you are a student    Registration Form.
NCC2017Unity
Christian Unity Gathering November 8-10,  Silver Spring, MD 

The 2017 Christian Unity Gathering
" Resilience, Resistance, and Persistence ."  Come and be inspired and equipped for the long journey ahead!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  
   
New Mexico Conference of Churches
        • Graphic Artist:  Mapping our Churches Project
        • Data Clerk: Mapping our Churches Project 
        • English/Spanish Translators: brochures and bulletins
        • Office Assistant w/ Internet Skills: building an ecumenical calendar 

STAY CONNECTED:
New Mexico Conference of Churches
1019 Second St, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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