MOVEMENTUM Training with Ken Willard
MOVEMENTUM Training with Ken Willard

MissionInsite Coming to the NM Conference
MissionInsite Video
MissionInsite Video

Sept. 21  - FUMC, Clovis 
Sept. 22  - El Paso District Office
Sept. 23 - St. Paul's, ABQ

Contact Cheri Lyon for more info:  

Roselie Johnston, Ministry/Program Coordinator

Hello everyone!  I am honored and excited to be part of the New Mexico Conference team. I grew up in the NMAC as a P.K.  Rev. Marty Singleterry (retired, now serving St. Peter Lutheran Church in Carlsbad) is my mother.  I am an eighth generation Methodist and have been working in program ministry at the local church level for more than twenty years.  In addition to the Conference Ministry and Program Coordinator, I continue to work part time at St. Stephen's UMC as Director of Solid Grounds Coffeehouse.  I care deeply about the work of the Church and look forward to serving with you as part of the NMAC.

Santa Fe Protest on Social Justice Issues in our State
Includes Several NM Conference Pastors

     Our own, Randall Partin, Blaine Wimberly, Brad Bennett, Keith Wilks, and Stephen Wiard joined the protest in Santa Fe on economics and social justice.  In October, a protest is being planned with Rev. William Barber from NC in attendance. We will be provide information when it becomes available. 
     From the New Mexico Conference of Churches  
by Kay Huggins, Interim Executive Director, New Mexico Conference of Churches 
     It was a beautiful fall day in Santa Fe...but the beauty was not the charm of the city. Rather, yesterday, the beauty at the Roundhouse radiated across the rich variety of Christians gathered to demonstrate their moral solidarity regarding a wide range of issues facing our state. Speaker after speaker rose to address issue after issue... at the heart of all the speeches was the implicit prayer: help us govern better. Speakers affirmed - and the assembled Amen-ed - the desire to be just, to create a state government that works for all New Mexicans, to honor the gift of life in all its forms and to respectfully create space for God's grace and judgment to work within our state. This was the day of Moral Action in Santa Fe...and it was beautiful.
     Within a few short weeks, a special session will be called to deal with the budgetary issues from the last fiscal year as well as the current budget. It is a time of crisis --- and for such a time, your voice of calm, reasoned, faithful morality has a purpose. A word spoken by you might prevent the budget being balanced on the backs of the youngest, the weakest, the most frail and the least of our New Mexican family.

United Methodist Women Annual Fall Meeting - October 14 - 15th

     Registration will be on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at Grace UMC, Alamogordo 
If interested in touring the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, meet at the School Friday at 1:30. The tour will be from 1:30-3:00 p.m. It is considered a jewel in the desert. The School is located at the corner of White Sands Blvd. and Indian Wells Road.
     Our Worship Service will be Friday night at 7 pm after District supper meetings at 5 pm. Retired Pastor Mary Taken will lead the service.
     Jim Talbert of Shared Table will be Saturday's luncheon speaker.  The Banquet will be Saturday night at Patron's Hall, next to Flickinger Theatre, in historic downtown Alamogordo, 1006 New York Avenue. The meal will be catered. 
     Hope to see many of you in Alamogordo. If you arrive early, I recommend visiting the Space Hall of Fame, The IMax Theatre, Alameda Zoo (oldest zoo in the Southwest) and the shopping district in historic downtown
Patty Coulter
U.M.W. Conference Vice President 
Registration is due Sept. 28th
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Summer to Fall NM Conference Memory Book


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'Bridge Events' Connect Churches and Neighbors
D oes your church include members who are involved in activities outside the church: runners, cyclists, soccer-baseball-football moms/dads?  Find ways to serve in the "P-Free Zone".   
Vilonia UMC Back to School Grub
By Amy Forbus 
     A safety fair. A back-to-school bash. A cooling station at an outdoor festival.
Each of these events could be sponsored by any group or organization. So what difference does it make when a church is behind the effort?
     With planning and prayer, it begins to build a bridge of relationship between the church and its community.
     The concept of "bridge events" has gained traction since being highlighted in the 2013 book Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building Relationships. Each attendee of this spring's  Grow By One Summit sponsored by the Arkansas Conference Center for Vitality received a copy of the book, and one of its co-authors, Kay Kotan, served as the keynote speaker.
     Those who have read the book or who attended the summit learned that congregations create bridge events as "P-Free Zones": no preaching, no prayers, no pressure, no pocketbooks. Authentic relationships take time, so bridge events seek to lay a foundation for effective faith sharing.

Coaching - Basic Training scheduled for
October 19-21 has been postponed until the spring.  Please contact Cheri Lyon for more info:

Upcoming Events
Sept. 21 - MissionInsite Training - FUMC, Clovis 
Sept. 22 - MissionInsite Training - El Paso District Office
Sept. 23 - MissionInsite Training - St. Paul's, ABQ 
Sept. 23 - 2 4 CLM Training Begins - FUMC, Roswell

Oct. 2-5 - Fall Clergy Retreat - Sacramento
Oct. 3 - Healthflex Presentation - Sacramento
Oct. 7-8 - Lay Servant School - Asbury UMC, Odessa
Oct. 13 - Healthflex Presentation - Covenant UMC, ABQ
Oct. 14-15 - UMW Fall Meeting - Grace UMC, Alamogordo
Oct. 19 - Healthflex Presentation - St. Mark's UMC, El Paso

Nov. 4-5 - Lay Servant School - FUMC, Belen
Nov. 7-11 - Prep for Prof. Coaching Cert. Training - Sacramento  
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