NM Conference News
March 25 - 31, 2019
In this Issue
  • 2019 Appointments
  • Lydia Patterson Institute Dedicated as UM Historic Site
  • Sacramento Summer Camp Schedule is Out!
  • UMCOR Sunday - March 31st
  • Emily Sannebeck Scholarship
  • 3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions
  • Seeking Cinco Estrellas Applicants
  • Baptism Photos Needed
  • McMurry University Sikes-Melugin Lectures 2019
  • Upcoming Events
2019 Appointments
The appointment season has begun. We will post appointment changes on the Conference website every Monday morning once received from the Bishop's Office.
Lydia Patterson Institute - Dedication of Historical Site
During Annual Conference 2018, it was resolved that the Lydia Patterson Institute would be declared to be a United Methodist Historic Site. On Wednesday, March 20th, the Lydia Patterson Institute dedicated the new historic site.
Thanks to Will Steinsiek, Conference Archivist for photos.
Sacramento Summer Camp Schedule is Out!
  • April 26-28 - Springtime Adult Retreat
  • June 7-9 - Young Elementary Camp (2nd - 4th graders)
  • June 17-21 - Sacramento Youth Camp (7th - grads)
  • July 8-12 - Older Elementary Camp (4th - 6th graders)
  • July 17-12 - Music on the Mountain (7th - grads)
  • July 29-Aug 2 - Camp Sunshine (16+)
  • July 1-5 - Family Camp
  • June 3-7 - Horse Camp (4th - 6th graders)
  • June 24-28 - Youth Horse Camp (7th - grads)
  • July 22-26 - Girls Elem. Horse Camp (4th - 6th graders)
  • June 24-28 - Youth Horse Camp (7th - grads)
  • July 31 - Aug 4 - Advanced Horse Camp (7th - grads)
Please note that all grades are rising grade levels.

Each camp has its own cost for campers and volunteers, with the exception of horse camps which are $385 for campers/$150 for volunteers. For more information, call 575-687-3414. Register by May 15th to save $15. Register online: click here
Please keep the youth and sponsors attending CCYM this weekend in your prayers.
UMCOR Sunday - March 31st
UMCOR Sunday is March 31st. For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Sunday offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope.

Donations UMCOR receives through this offering, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover our costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.

UMCOR does not receive United Methodist World Service or apportionment funds, so without your offerings , UMCOR would not exist.

The Judicial Council
Emily Sannebeck Scholarship
Asbury United Methodist Church is accepting applications for the Emily Sannebeck Scholarship. The scholarship is for $2000 for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Applicants should be enrolled or applying for enrollment in a seminary, technical or vocational school, or a college. Preference shall be given to single women, but any needy student may apply. The scholarship fund was established in memory of Emily Sannebeck who was an active member of the Methodist Church for many years. She cared deeply for the development of Christian values and the opportunities for women to advance their careers. This year will be the 21st year of awarding the scholarship. The scholarship award for the 2018-2019 school year went to Judy Tucker, a student at the UNM. She is a pre-med student majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Music. Deadline for applications is May 17, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the award selection in June. For exact dates and an application, please contact Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, or church@asburyabq.org
3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions
By Peter Bregman for Harvard Business Review
I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.
Maybe I should order them all . . .

Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then about something else.

We spend an inordinate amount of time, and a tremendous amount of energy, making choices between equally attractive options in everyday situations. The problem is, that while they may be equally attractive, they are also differently attractive, with tradeoffs that require compromise. Even when deciding between kale salad (healthy and light), salmon (a heavier protein), and ravioli (tasty, but high carbs).

If these mundane decisions drag on our time and energy, think about the bigger ones we need to make, in organizations, all the time. Which products should we pursue and which should we kill? Who should I hire or fire? Should I initiate that difficult conversation?
Seeking Cinco Estrellas Applicants
Every year at Annual Conference, we celebrate churches who go above and beyond in support of mission work and missionaries. If your church has this particular call, please check out the Conference Board of Global Ministries webpage for the criteria. Churches must meet 5 of the criteria to be considered.

T o apply, submit in writing or by email a detailed summary of how your church has fulfilled at least 5 of the criteria. Be specific. (Advance Specials of GBGM qualify for this) Contact Rev. Mike Stahl . Deadline is May 15th .

Baptism Pictures Needed
During Annual Conference this year, we will celebrate our Baptisms. We would like to create a video including baptisms from around the Conference. We have received only 13 photos thus far. We need more! If there are concerns about posting images of little ones publicly, rest assured that the video will not be shown on social media or on the website. Please submit photos ASAP to Alli Newsom at alli@nmconfum.com.
McMurry University Sikes-Melugin Lectures 2019
Rev. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean is an ordained UM Pastor and the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. She directs Princeton's Young Adult Innovation Hub which helps churches find new ways to build relationships and nurture the spiritual lives of 20-somethings, and she advises the Log College Project, an initiative that helps churches move youth ministry beyond youth groups.

On March 28th at 3:30 pm, she will offer "Adulting 2.0: Coming of Age in the Immanent Frame" and at 8:00 pm "Hacking the Giant Hairball: How Martin Luther, Kimmy Schmidt and the Start-Up Generation are Re-Making Church." Old Main Building, Matthews Auditorium.
UMM Cancelled: The United Methodist Men's Meeting scheduled for April 6th in Las Cruces has been cancelled due to organizer illness. They intend to try to schedule an event next year.
Upcoming Events
  • CCYM 2019 - March 29-31 - Sacramento
  • Pension & Health Wellness Retreat - March 29-31 - Sacramento
  • Judicial Council meets - April 23-26 - Evanston, Illinois
  • Annual Conference - June 13-14 - Crowne Plaza, ABQ
  • Youth 2019 - July 10-14 - Kansas City, MO