Pastor Jeb Archey at the Pumpkin Patch

All Saints Day: A Holy Day John Wesley Loved
By Joe Iovino - umc.org
 "Let saints on earth unite to sing, with those to glory gone, 
     for all the servants of our King in earth and heaven, are one."  "Come, Let Us Join our Friends Above", Charles Wesley

     November 1 is All Saints Day, a sometimes-overlooked holy day in United Methodist congregations. It is not nearly as well known as the day before, All Hallows' (Saints') Eve, better known as Halloween, but is far more important in the life of the church.
     John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, enjoyed and celebrated All Saints Day. In a journal entry from November 1, 1767, Wesley calls it "a festival I truly love." On the same day in 1788, he writes, "I always find this a comfortable day." The following year he calls it "a day that I peculiarly love."

Today is the Last Day of Pastor Appreciation Month.
Let your Pastor Know How Much you Care!

How to Create a FB Cover Graphic in Canva
Do you have a static website but want to augment communication to your congregation and to people looking for a church home using Facebook?  Do you think a free Facebook group/page will be a viable online outreach vehicle for your church?  One of the first steps is creating graphics to use in your page and Canva is an easy, free way to create these elements. 

25 Ways to Affirm Diversity
by Darby Jones
Pajarito Mesa Mission
Several years ago, my predominantly white congregation, if not dying, definitely was starting to lose consciousness. However, things began to turn around as church staff and leaders recognized the changing community - predominantly Hispanic and working poor - and decided to be intentional about embracing change. While we're not a standing-room-only congregation yet, we're thriving. Here are some ideas that might help your church as well. 

Healthflex Exchange Webinar Recording
For those who were not able to attend the meetings or Webinars
Oct. 26th Healthflex Webinar
Oct. 26th Healthflex Webinar

Don't Forget to Fall Back on November 6th!


Refugees Find Freedom, Welcome at Boise Church 
 from United Methodist Videos
Refugees welcomed in Boise UMC 
Refugees welcomed in Boise UMC

Upcoming Events
Nov. 4-5 - Lay Servant School - FUMC, Belen 
Nov. 7-11 - Prep for Prof. Coaching Cert. Training - Sacramento
Nov. 18-19 - CCYM - Sacramento (Bishop Preaching)
Nov. 24-25 - Conference Office Closed
Nov. 29 - UMC #Giving Tuesday
Dec. 23 & 26 - Conference Office Closed for Christmas
Dec. 30 - Conference Office Closed for New Year's Eve
Jan. 2 - Conference Office Closed for New Year's Day
Jan. 27-29 - FUMC-Bloomfield Lay Servant School 
Feb. 6-8 - Mid-Winter Clergy Retreat - Sacramento
Feb. 19 - Mountainside UMC's 50th Anniversary - Bishop Preaching
Annual Conference - May 31 - June 2, 2017 
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