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Bishop Bledsoe Worships at FUMC-Odessa on March 19th

Bishop & Leslie Bledsoe and their grandson, Nicholas were hosted by Rev. Terry Tamplen and his gracious congregation.
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Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Services!
Covenant UMC Sunrise Service 2016

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Alli Costello: or post them on the "New Mexico UMC People" FB group.
Weird Church, Welcome to the Twenty-first Century 
 Authors Beth Ann Estock and Paul Nixon
Rev. Beth Ann Estock will lead an Early Bird Workshop at our 2017 Annual Conference focusing on ideas presented in her 2016 book, Weird Church. Weird Church presents a hopeful vision of the church emphasizing that moving into the future will require that we think in new and creative ways of living into what it means to be a church. The book, divided into two main parts begins with an exploration of seven significant ministry implications that flow from the epic cultural shakeup underway and the second half offers glimpses of emerging ways of engaging with new people in new ways. Explore new possibilities - read Weird ChurchSubmitted by Cheri Lyon 

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Amendments to be Voted on at NMAC17
by Heather Hahn 
photo: Mike Dubose, UMNS

     General Conference delegates had their say last year. Now, it's up to annual conference voters to determine whether five amendments will become part of The United Methodist Church's constitution.
     In the coming months, the voters   will consider changes  that address matters of gender equality, inclusiveness in membership, delegate and bishop elections, as well as bishop accountability. 
      To be ratified, a constitutional amendment first requires at least a two-thirds vote at General Conference, which happened in May 2016. Then, it must win at least a two-thirds majority of the total voters at annual conferences around the world.
     The voting starts at the Liberia Conference, scheduled for Feb. 13-19, and will continue through potentially early next year, depending on when annual conferences schedule their meetings. The Council of Bishops will certify the results at its next meeting after the voting concludes.
Here is an overview of the amendments in the order submitted to annual conference voters.
Click here to review amendments

Board of Ordained Ministry Scholarship   
2017 - 2018 Academic Year (June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018)
Please submit completed application to the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry of the New Mexico Annual Conference by sending it to the attention of the Board's Registrar, Linda Lucas:
            * By Mail: 11816 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
            * By fax to (505) 265-6184, or
            * By scanning and e-mailing it to:
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 21, 2017.  It is recommended that each applicant verify receipt of the application prior to that date with the Registrar at
(505) 255-8786 ext. 104 or email

McCurdy Ministries News
     God's spirit is moving at McCurdy Ministries!  We will be launching McCurdy Ministries' Community Center on Aug. 1, 2017, which means we will be expanding our ministries to include adult, youth, children and family ministries.  To learn more about our future plans and the many ways we seek to be the hands of Christ in the EspaƱola Valley, click on this link to read the March 2017 McCurdy Message:   Click here
     As always if you want to schedule a Volunteers in Mission Team, a tour of campus or request a speaker from McCurdy please be in touch with Rev. Diana Loomis at or call her at 505-753-7221, ext. 352.  We will once again have a table at the New Mexico Annual Conference so be sure to hello at conference.

South Central Jurisdiction Mission Academy - Sept. 10-13 in Aurora, NE 
The South Central Jurisdiction Mission Academy will take place September 10-13, 2017 in the Great Plains Conference. Our location this year is the Leadership Center in Aurora, Nebraska. The Leadership Center offers a serene, scenic setting, with many activities to do between sessions.  Let us know what topics you want to cover. Click for survey
Audrey J. Phelps, Dir. UMVIM & Disaster Response, South Central Jurisdiction
In partnership with UMCOR.

Focus on Annual Conference 2017
Ordination will be held on Friday, June 2nd at Noon at St. Paul's UMC, Las Cruces.

Upcoming Events

April 9-15 - NM Conference Pray Our Way Forward Week

April 21-23 - Clovis District Work Camp - Sacramento 
April 29 - CLM Training - Asbury-Odessa
April 29 - ABQ UMM - Central UMC-ABQ
May 5-6 - Lay Servant Ministries School - Christ Community UMC - El Paso
May 30 - Early Bird Workshops - Las Cruces Convention Center
May 31-June 2 - Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM
Aug 11-12 - Lay Servant School - FUMC-ABQ 
Sept. 10-13 - SCJ Mission Academy - Aurora, NE 

Pre-Conference Meetings
Saturday, April 22 nd  - 9:00 am                                          Highland UMC, Odessa, TX
Saturday, April 22 nd - 4:00 pm                                         First UMC, Hobbs, NM 
Sunday, April 23 rd - 4:00 pm                                             Kingswood UMC, Clovis, NM 
Saturday, April 29 th - 9:00 am                                          First UMC, Farmington, NM 
Saturday, April 29 th - 4:00 pm                                          Mesa View UMC, ABQ, NM 
Saturday, May 6 th - 9:00 am                                             Morningstar UMC, Las Cruces, NM 
Saturday, May 6 th  - 4:00 pm                                             St. Mark's UMC, El Paso, TX
Fall Itineration Schedule 
Sept 16 - Roswell, First UMC 2:00 pm
Sept 23 - Tucumcari, Center Street 3:00 pm
Oct 14 - Odessa First UMC 10:00 am (Central Time)
Oct 21 - Farmington, First UMC 10:00 am
Oct 22 - Albuquerque, St. John's 2:00 pm
Nov 18 - El Paso, Trinity-First 2:00 pm
Click here for the Conference Calendar

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Receptionist Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

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