We Celebrate Memorial Day Today!

The NM Conference Office will be officially
closed for Memorial Day.
We will also be closed the Monday following
Annual Conference, June 5th to recuperate.  


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No New Appointments Today! 

All Worship Booklets Available for Download & Print

     The booklets for the Opening Worship, Jazz Vespers and Ordination & Going Forth are available on the Annual Conference Webpage. 
     The order of worship will be on the screen but we understand that it is important for some members to have a copy to follow.  If that is you, please take the time to download & print your copy.  There will be some copies available but in order to save on cost and trees, not many. Click here

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Annual Conference is in a few days!  The weather forecast looks clear with a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday.  The average temperatures will be in the mid-80-90 degree highs and 65 degree lows.  We will be in the Convention Center most of the time.  It will be in the mid to high 80's for our Worship in the Wilderness and Fellowship and Food Trucks events. 

Preparing for Pentecost - June 4th
from Discipleship Ministries
 
A Confirmation Prayer for the Day of Pentecost   
Lord, on the Day of Pentecost, you sent the Holy Spirit to dwell among your disciples. In the same way, we pray for the presence of that same Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts and in our minds, not just today but from now on until Jesus comes again. We ask that you fill us anew with your presence, not for ourselves, but so that we might be strengthened for the work of ministry to which you have called us, individually and collectively. We thank you for the lives of our confirmands today, and ask your special blessing on each of them, that as they live out their faith, this step of their Christian journey will always remind them of who they are and whose they are. Let today also remind and refresh our commitment to you. In the name of Jesus we ask it all. Amen.

Rethinking Doubt 
by Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow - Rethink Church
 
     Christians believe a lot of strange things. We believe that Jesus is fully human and fully God. We believe Jesus was born after God "overshadowed" Mary. We believe Jesus died. Really died. We believe Jesus rose again. For real.
     But, when we start to ask questions about what we believe, the foundation of certainty crumbles quickly. These are mysteries, all of them.
     I recently got a text from a dear friend, a lifelong Christian, who confessed: "I'm in a deep rut. I feel disillusioned with God and the church."
     This troubled me for many reasons, but none of them were due to his disillusionment with God.
     It troubles me because the church has done such a poor job of inviting mystery and un-knowing into the equation of what it means to be faithful people.
After all, our God is beyond all knowing, so why must we seek to define the un-definable?
     I have been thinking a lot about the nature of faith and what we believe. We, as Christians, have a very helpful textbook definition of faith, carefully explained in Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." I love this because it's both clear, and also open to wonder. Click here for the full article 
 

Upcoming Events


May
May 30 - Early Bird Workshops - Las Cruces Convention Center
May 31-June 2 - Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM
June
June 9-11 - King's Kids Camp (grades 2-4) - Sacramento
June 19-23 - Ritmo Camp (grades 7-grad) - Sacramento
July
July 3-7 - Sacramento Family Camp - all ages
July 9-14 - Music on the Mountain - (grades 7 - grad) - Sacramento
July 10-14 - Promise Seekers Camp (grades 4-6) - Sacramento
July 31-Aug. 4 - Camp Sunshine - Sacramento

August
Aug 11-12 - Lay Servant School - FUMC-ABQ  
 
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  

11816 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112

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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