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NM Conference Learns About Messy Church
NM Conference Learns About Messy Church
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Bishop Bledsoe at the Border with GCORR

Bishop Bledsoe is the President of the Board for the General Commission on Religion and Race.  As part of their annual meeting in San Diego, the Commission planned to cross the border into Mexico.  This visit was to demonstrate solidarity and compassion for migrants around the world.   

Roll Down, Justice! A Lenten Biblical Reflection 
Lent, a period of 40 days of reflection between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, offers Christians an opportunity to renew their commitment to being more Christ-like.
GCORR's Lenten Biblical Reflection, Roll Down, Justice!, written by Faye Wilson and featuring the music and reflections of Mark A. Miller, poses the following questions to believers:
  • What are you prepared to give in order to have a closer walk with God?
  • What can you give in order to embrace anew the work of justice?
Mark Miller has written a collection of songs, lyrics and music, which remind us of the work we have to do. We all learn in different ways and this study calls us to sing to ourselves and to each other the call that we each have to do to "seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." Carry the commitment to care - to bring about justice in God's world - as a song in your heart. Roll Down, Justice!
GCORR's Lenten Biblical Reflection,  Roll Down, Justice!, is based on six songs* that are included in the book/CD set   Roll Down, Justice!  - Sacred Songs and Social Justice. The songs in this Lenten series are offered as six videos, and each video includes a guide for study. 
  
    
 

The NM Conference Prays Our Way Forward
Are you concerned about the future of the United Methodist Church as a global connection? Do the issues that separate us seem too big to overcome?  Only by coming to God in prayer can we put aside our own desires and ideas of what is right, and understand what God's will is for our Church. Randomly, the New Mexico Conference was assigned Holy Week to Pray Our Way Forward. We hope that you can find some time to pray about the future of our Church amidst the contemplation & celebration of Holy Week. We will be sharing more information as the week draws closer. 

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Lead 'em Laughing: Using Humor in Preaching 
By Brett McArdle and Cindy Caldwell (UMCOM.org)

     According to pastor   Jerry Herships, "God's love ... is like gum on the bottom of your shoe. You cannot get rid of it."
     For Herships, founder of   AfterHours Denver, a bar church and homeless ministry, being funny comes naturally. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he spent more than 25 years working as a standup comedian and entertainer before deciding to give it up for a more glamorous career as a minister.
     But one doesn't have to be a comedian to employ humor as an effective way of helping a message stick.
     Humor helps break down listener's defenses, encourages community and authenticity, demonstrates the preacher's humanity and draws attention to the truth - sometimes most clearly seen when held up to the light of humor.
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This Thursday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America Day!
What a Perfect Day to Honor All our UMC Teachers & Helpers!




Upcoming Events

March
March 3-5 - ROC & CCYM - Sacramento
March 26 - Mountainside UMC's 50th Anniversary - Bishop Preaching
April
April 9-15 - NM Conference Pray Our Way Forward Week
May
May 30 - Early Bird Workshops - Las Cruces Convention Center
May 31-June 2 - Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM 

Bishop's Itineration Schedule - Updated 
 March 4 - FUMC-Childress - 10:00 am
March 5 - St. Stephen's-Amarillo - 2:30 pm 
March 11 - Trinity-First-El Paso - 2:00 pm Postponed
March 18 - FUMC-Odessa - 10:00 am Postponed 
March 19 - FUMC-Lamesa - 3:00 pm 
March 25 - St. John's-ABQ - 2:00 pm Postponed 
April 2 - FUMC-Lubbock - 2:00 pm
April 8 - FUMC-Plainview - 10:00 am
April 22 - FUMC-Roswell - 2:00 pm  Postponed 
May 13 - FUMC-Farmington - 10:00 am  Postponed

 
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