Appointment News
The Bishop and his Appointive Cabinet have made the following appointments.


Pre-Conference Meetings
Randall Partin, Provost will host the following Pre-Conference Meetings to discuss Annual Conference plans and news.
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
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A Grace-Full Life , Authors Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds
Jorge Acevedo, our 2017 Annual Conference special guest will be leading two Pre-Conference Early-Bird Workshops using his latest book, A Grace-Full Life as the starting point for discussion. Rev. Acevedo and his co-author, Rev. Wes Olds suggest that we think of a big umbrella with the word "GRACE" emblazoned on it and that what we know of life from the womb to the tomb is under grace whether we recognize it or not. The authors propose that there are four short phrases that describe the four seasons of grace all beginning with the word even: even there, even now, even more, even when. These four phrases become the 4 chapter headings of this slender book. Get ready for Annual Conference now and read this book filled with insight about living a grace-full life.

Focus on Annual Conference 2017

Activities will be scheduled in and around Las Cruces to highlight the beauties of the city but the business sessions and meetings will all be held in the Las Cruces Convention Center.  You can buy all your meals there created by an award-winning chef.  The cost is only $15 per person/meal.  The Convention Center is located in the midst of popular restaurants, if you would like to explore the gastronomic offerings of Las Cruces.  Register by May 15th to avoid the $25 late registration fee. Click here for all the info & registration
Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders
May 8 - 12, 2017 - Phoenix, Arizona
Everyone Has to Deal with Conflict 
     Conflict is normal and inevitable - whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts. 
     The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. The five-day institute also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. 
     Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings. Thus, managers in business, attorneys, experienced mediators, and others in leadership will be enriched by the training as well. 

Upcoming Events
  March
March 25 - El Paso UMW Spring Meeting - Grace UMW-El Paso 
March 26 -   Mountainside UMC's 50th Anniversary - Bishop Preaching  
April
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
May 30 - Early Bird Workshops - Las Cruces Convention Center
May 31-June 2 - Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM 

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 
 
 
 
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New Mexico Annual Conference  

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

(800) 678-8786 toll free; (505) 255-8786; (505) 265-6184 fax

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