In this Issue: Events and Opportunities

*Opportunities to Engage in Ministry and Study This Summer  *
* Resources for Ministry and Mission *

 Thank You to all who participated, volunteered & donated to

CIRCO:  Benefit for Commun ity

We Raised Over $22,000 for:
Detention Ministry, Pastoral Outreach, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Refugee and Asylee Program, Lutheran Family Services, RMS, ELCA
And, for his many contributions to New Mexico we awarded  the 
Ecumenical Turquoise Chalice 
the Rt. Rev. Michael L. Vono, 
Bishop of the Episcopal  Diocese of Rio Grande.
SummerEventsSummer Opportunities
Taize in the Desert
Taize in the Desert
JUNE 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

We are so excited to celebrate our 
 6-Year Anniversary in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and hope you will join us in prayer and celebration! All are welcome. This is an ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer. TaizĂ© is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe. Following the service we will have refreshments in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons! 
Save the date: Every Third Friday: July 20, Aug 17, Sept 21...
Location: Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey,  5825 Coors Blvd. SW, ABQ 
More information: EMAIL or call 505-873-4399

Hike of the Month 

JUNE 16, 2018, 7:00 am, 
St. John's United Methodist Church (2626 Arizona St NE)

Hikers should come prepared for a 6 to 6.5-mile hike on  Gooseberry Spring Trail, Mount Taylor,  Moderately Difficult to Difficult.  Bring sunscreen and a hat, a windbreaker or light jacket, and rain gear. Please carry plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch for the trail.   We will meet at 7am in the east parking lot at St John's and carpool to Mount Taylor.   Info & RSVP:
Save the date for future hikes:

Poor People's Campaign Events:  Monday, June 18
Two Locations:  Gallup  & 
Santa Fe

Gallup:  5:00pm at the Railway Public Space on main road. 
              Indigenous Dances at 7:00pm  
     Focus on  uranium with a call for our solidarity. 
     Contact if interested in carpooling

Santa Fe: 2:00pm at the Roundhouse. 
Teach-in and Rally  Theme: Everybody's Got a Right to Live
Location: Roundhouse, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe.
More Info:  CONTACT    
Tell us you are attending: Facebook
Faith leaders in clergy garb strongly encouraged to participate.

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June 22-23:  Homiletics Workshop
The Art of Sermon Preparation and Preaching

Instructors: Rev. Joe MacDonald & his wife, CLM, Cazandra MacDonald, bring a wealth of experience. Joe is finishing his D.Min with an emphasis in Homiletics & Cazandra speaks across the country on behalf of the hemophilia community. 
Details:  First United Methodist Church, ABQ. The evening times are 6-9:00 pm. The day times are 9 am-3:30 pm. Participants need to attend both days for CEU credit.  There is no cost but a love offering will be taken.  Registration: 575-405-0768 or . Mention: Homiletics Workshop.

Watershed Way Events June 23 & 24
Sat., June 23, 5:00 pm til dark
Location:  pavilion at the end of Campbell Ranch Rd, ABQ
A river experience with Elaine Enns and Ched Myers. Program begins at 5. Music by Zehner Brothers. Bring food to share at 6:30 potluck. All are welcome. Because what we know we will love and what we love we will protect.  
Watershed Way Chama:  on the Chama River near Ghost Ranch
Sun., June 24, 3:00 pm
A river experience with Elaine Enns and Ched Myers who will be conducting a Watershed Way week at Ghost Ranc h.  Info: Stephen Picha 505-280-1860. 

Sunday, June 24 @ 12 noon
African American Catholic Community
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Please join the 
ASF African American Catholic Community  for mass at 
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church
5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, ABQ    I nformation: 505-836-3627

UNEARTHED Coversation Series
Las Cruces and Albuquerque 
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, ABQ
An evening of film and conversation with panel.  Intro by Mayor Tim Keller, panel moderated by  Tara Gatewood to discuss oil and gas in New Mexico.   $10 suggested donation. See their films  HERE
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00pm
The Southwest Environmental Center, 275 Main St., Las Cruces
An evening of film and conversation exploring  oil and gas in New Mexico.  See their films  HERE

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Theology on Film Series presents:  "On the Way"
Wednesday, June 27 th, 6:30-9:00pm

All are welcome to join the Norbertine Community for Vespers at 6:00pm in the Church of Santa Maria de la Vid. 

  A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. runtime is 2h 3min.  Discussion following the film to be facilitated by Mike Pitchford.   
For more information, EMAIL or call the Abbey (505) 873-4399 ext. 237  
 Location: Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey,  5825 Coors Blvd. SW, ABQ 87121

Pizza and Popcorn will be provided! No cost * Donations will be gratefully accepted
Register NOW

June 22, 23, 29, 30, July 6, 7, 20, 21
Fridays, 7:00 - 8:30pm,  Saturdays, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location:  Santa Maria de la Vid Abby, Library Seminar,                     
5825 Coors Blvd, SW, ABQ
This course studies the development of the Christian theological tradition in its unity and diversity, through the contributions of major theological figures, critical movements within the Christian community and the social context in which theology is formed. It explores a variety of approaches to theological inquiry from classical tradition to modern revisions in 
interpretation, diversity and the research skills necessary for studying theology today.   FLYER

NEW Registration deadline: August 1, 2018

 New Mexico 
Pilgrimage for Unity 

A Three Day Ecumenical Pilgrimage t hrough northern New Mexico to b uild up the Body of Chris t.   Registration Fee $50.  For more information or to 
register visit our website .
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ABQ Theology on Tap -  First Tuesdays
July 3 -   Aug. 7  -  Sept 4
O'Neills Pub, 4310 Central Ave NE, ABQ

ABQ Theology on Tap, a safe space for all generations to come together to interact with and listen to engaging speakers while enjoying some grub & a pint. What better way to spend a Tuesday night after work or school? Topics vary but are sure to generate enthusiastic discussions!    More Information


Monthly Forums - First Fridays

Sept. 7 - Grace UMC, 420 San Lorenzo Ave, NW, ABQ
Oct. 5  -  Shepherd of the Valley PCUSA, 1801 Montano Rd. NW, ABQ
Nov. 2  -  First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St NE, ABQ
Dec. 7  -  St Paul Lutheran, 1100 Indian School Rd. NE, ABQ

Upcoming  Courses

THEO 579: Enculturation and Evangelization FLYER
August 31, September 1, 14, 15, 28,29
THEO 501: Systematic Theology & Theological Method FLYER
October 26, 27 November 2, 3, 30; December 1, 14,15

New Resources resources
Culture of Renewal program


Creating a Culture of Renewal is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master practical leadership tools to bring new life to your congregation.  You will discover the vital interplay between interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and congregational culture. Developed by busy church leaders for busy church leaders. Successful completion earns you a Certificate of Congregational Renewal.  LINK

united against racism Book
Unite to  End  Racism

Rising out of the NCC's Truth and Racial Justice Initiative, ACT Now!:  United Against Racism , provides prayers, thoughts and reflections for use by individuals, small groups, congregations, and communities. These tools can help individual spiritual reflection on racism or give a frame for reforming our institutions to become inclusive, beloved communities and equip us for the work of ending racism. Order yours  here .

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