NM Conference News
Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2018
In this Issue

  • Another Successful Year at the Asbury Pie Cafe'
  • Bishop & Leslie in Africa with GCORR
  • Step One in Pictures
  • Picking up Pieces After Philippines Super Typhoon
  • McCurdy Ministries VIM opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
Another Successful Year
at the Asbury Pie Cafe'
Submitted by Paul Merritt
This year the total number of pies sold was 1843 and the total income was $70,000. This total amount was increased by a generous gift from Thomas Gammill in memory of Esther Gammill. Esther was the Pie Lady for several years.  After paying expenses there will be $50,000 to fund the charities.  
Bishop & Leslie Bledsoe in Africa with GCORR
The General Commission on Religion & Race has purposed its mission & work this week on the continent of Africa. They have formed three separate teams consisting of board members and staff, who will go to either Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda. They will come back together later in the week for their Fall Board Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bishop Earl Bledsoe, is President of the Board of GCORR. He & Leslie are part of the team spending time in Zimbabwe.
A Very Successful Step One Conference in Pictures - More to Come!
Kim Griffith, Path1 Facilitator
Mike Baughman discussing the value of working with leaders who fit the demographic that you want to minister with.
Planter Panel - What works & what doesn't
Janet Norden, Community of Hope
Filling breakfast bags at X-ile
Samuel Rodriguez, Hispanic & Latino Ministries
John & Matt filled in for Donnie Williams talking about The Bridge
David Devereaux & Tim Hunsinger discuss strategies to create a multi-site church.
Rob Rynders - What Millenials want (& "Explorers")
Josh Kouri - The Ridge
Blessing the Ministry
Coaching Demo
Picking up Pieces After Philippines Super Typhoon
by Gladys Mangiduyos UMNS
United Methodists were picking up the pieces and preparing to assist others after the super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the northern part of the Philippines.

The full extent of the damage from Mangkhut is yet to be determined, but 54 people had been declared dead and another 49 were still missing Sept. 17 after the typhoon triggered a massive mudslide that destroyed hundreds of homes,  according to CNN. Philippines officials say Cagayan is one of the provinces worst affected by the storm.
Photo: Cagayan provincial information office.
McCurdy Ministries VIM Opportunities
The summer season is when McCurdy Ministries Community Center has the most volunteers. This past summer, over 150 volunteers with 12 sets of work teams, from seven states across the country served at McCurdy.

McCurdy is now scheduling individual volunteers, VIM, Emergency Response and NOMAD Teams for 2018-2019. You may come 12 months out of the year. With McCurdy's transition to a community center, they have construction, building demolition and program development needs. You may even drive a tractor!

To volunteer, contact Eufemia Romero at eromero@mccurdy.org or 505-753-7221 or Click here for the website.
From the Sept. 2018 McCurdy Ministries Community Center Message
Upcoming Events
  • Lay Servant Training - Oct. 19-20 - Covenant UMC-ABQ
  • Emmaus Women's Walk - Oct. 25-28 - Inlow Baptist Church Camp
  • CCYM Service Camp - Nov. 16-18 - Sacramento
  • Conference Office closed - Nov. 22-23
  • Conference Office closed - Dec. 24-26
  • Conference Office closed - Dec. 31-Jan. 2
  • Shared Ministries Due - Jan. 9
  • Statistical Reports Due - Jan. 23