In this Issue: Events and Opportunities
  Installation of The Rev. Dr Lyons * Climate Justice * Music Workshop  
NM Pilgrimage * Fall Ecumenical Worship * Building Blessing * Immigration

D o not worry about anything, but in everything
 by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.  And
the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
 -   Philippians 4:6-7

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

In these times, we are confronted with a daily diet of uncertainty and conflict in our national and local body politic. The climate has given rise to a malaise of apprehensions and doubt.  Some are paralyzed by their fears, unable to respond to the seemingly interminable mêlée. But we are given a teaching that can help us.  We are invited, through prayer, to let go of caustic messages and fearful projections of the future. We are invited to leave these behind so that we are free to serve God and serve the people with all our time, talent, and gifts.
 
In the darkest days, after the crucifixion, the Spirit was poured out on the disciples, men and women, who had gathered and were "constantly devoting themselves to prayer" (Acts 1:12-14).  Let this encourage us not to lag in our practice of prayer - both individual and communal. Let us lift to God the many challenges that New Mexico faces in these days, and petition for the power and vision to respond with imagination and sustained vigor to the needs of our communities.
 
As we move into summer's heat, may we be spurred on in our mission and witness by the blazing vitality of the Holy Spirit of Pentecost. May we remember again in this season that we are emissaries of the Divine who bids us go into all the world in Jesus' name.  May we claim our commission: to heal the wounded, to break the bonds of oppression, to tear down dividing walls, to set captives free and to bring Good News of the abundant love of God and the grace of our Lord Christ Jesus to all. 

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Rev. Susan J. Quass, Executive Director NMCC


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

Save the Date >>   October 29, 2017   << Spread the Word

NMCC STD Flyer2017.10.29
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
To be held in Albuquerque & other locations TBD

NMCC: Uniting  Roman  Catholic , Anglican & Protestant Churches of New Mexico

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


Flyer Music workshop
Paperless Music Workshop
Saturday,  June 17

Strategies for cultivating participatory 
singing and liturgy 

Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey 
Norbertine Community
5825 Coors Blvd SW,  Albuquerque, NM 


Sunday June 18: The Trials of Seeking Asylum
Dr. Kymm Gauderman, UNM Professor of History, expert witness in 70+ asylum cases. 
    
Sunday, June 25:   Immigrant Economics
Gerry Bradley, MA, Senior Researcher & Policy Analyst New Mexico Voices for Children.     

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church,  107 W. Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe

Guest Speaker: Cynthia Scharf
former Advisor to the UN General Secretary  on the 
2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement 

 Sponsored by:   New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
New Mexico Conference of Churches
Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe Social Justice Team

More Information: NMIPL


Building Blessing & Open House

Saturday, July 22

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New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity 
   Sept 14-17      Register Now

The Inaugural New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity will take place from September 14th to 17th from Ghost Ranch to The Santuario de Chimayo in Northern New Mexico. In the spirit of ecumenism, build relationships with your brothers and sisters in Christ through liturgy, dialogue, education, prayer and song. Space is limited so register today.           Contact: Michael Pitchford
                                 
 
Hold the Date! Sunday, October 15 
Installation Service for 
The Rev. Dr. William Lyons,  Conference Minister

All are invited to attend the installation service:
3pm, Sunday, October 15 at United Church of Sun City, AZ.

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 

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

 505-243-6234 | NMCC@NMChurches.org  | NMChurches.org