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Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 ~  9:30AM  
WORLD COMMUNITY DAY  

@ First Presbyterian Church,   215 Locust St NE  ABQ

The theme, "Reaching for Wholeness in Harmony with God's People", reflects the idea that being in wholeness requires feeling safe, cared for, valued and connected within our local community and the larger world at peace.  Coffee fellowship will begin at 9:30 followed by the program at 10:00. All are invited to join us!  For more information please contact Sharon Hamilton at 620-0223.
 
Dec. 7  -  9:30AM. Christmas Forum @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
 1100 Indian School Rd. NE, ABQ

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Love is Stronger than Hate
SHOW UP FOR SHABBAT
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 ~  5:30-7:00pm

3800 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Please join us this coming Shabbat as we partner with the AJC. We will say Kaddish for the 11 who were murdered, healing prayers for the wounded and discussing positive ways we can combat hate in our community. - Congregation Albert. Show your interest on Facebook LINK.
November Opportunities
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018  ~ 7p.m. to 8 p.m. 
FIRST TUESDAYS:  ABQ Theology on Tap 
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!

  
Nov. 8 , 2019 ~ 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
   ICE Bystander Training

Temple Beth Shalom
Santa Fe, NM
More information HERE.





BishopHunn   Nov. 8 , 2019 ~ 5 P.M.
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      Menaul School Open House     

Open House for the area students and families who might consider  Menaul School  FLYER
301 Menaul Blvd. NE,  Albuquerque, NM 87107   



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Nov 9-11, 2018.     National Donor Sabbath

Be a symbol of Hope for those who are waiting.

 Research has shown that one of the main reasons people hesitate to register is the belief that it is against one's religion. All of the major religions in the U.S. consider organ donation to be a final act of love, charity and generosity. With the help of the Congregation of Churches, we can eliminate this misconception and teach donation as a true act of compassion supported by all major U.S. religions.   FLYER/BULLETININSERT

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Twilight--A Time to Pause: 
 Community Reflections in a Time of Climate Change

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm to 8:30pm
 1300 Girard NE, ABQ
 
"Twilight: A time of pause when nature changes her guard...." Howard Thurman
 
Join us in reflecting upon the "twilight" time we find ourselves in. What sustains us? What wisdom can we share? How shall we proceed knowing so much and yet sometimes feeling so small as we face an enormous reality? What inspires us? 
 What new directions call to us?

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The Power of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Thursday Nov. 15, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Bahai's of Albuquerque Center 
5700 Ouray Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.  

 
This is an uplifting presentation based primarily on the profoundly inspiring work of the renown Benedictine Br. David Steindl-Rast. We will watch the videos followed by discussion.

Let our Families Go: 
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Pilgrimage, Protest, Prophetic Witness!

Nov. 15, El Paso TX 
A multi-faith pilgrimage to the Mexico/American Border in El Paso and to the teen tent prison in Tornillo, Texas as a movement of witness and demand for immigration justice and change.  Beginning November 12, we will travel from city to city, building our momentum of protest. At each target stop city, there will be an power action with media release. Culminating in El Paso, Texas on November 15 in a multifaith action of witness and protest.
Participants include Faith in Action.   For more information FLYER o r click LINK.

  
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 7:30 pm

Taize in the Desert
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey 
5825 Coors Blvd. SW, ABQ

All are welcome. An ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer centered in song, scripture and silence.

Save the date: Every Third Friday:  Dec. 21. ....
More information: EMAIL or call 505-873-4399.


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Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM

2018  Advocacy Conference
Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30am to 1:00pm



Keynote speaker:  The Rev. Amy Reumann,  Director of ELCA Advocacy

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM hosts an advocacy conference each fall.  The conference includes sessions on topics related to our Advocacy Agenda as well as the basics of advocacy. The conference is open to all.
 
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1000 Indian School Rd. NE, ABQ
Registration Deadline: November 9
Information and 
Registration HERE.

  
Sat., Nov. 17 2018, 12:00 Noon 


Hike of the Month: Bosque del Apache

Meet at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St NE.  
Group meets in east parking lot to carpool to trailhead.

Info  HERE  & RSVP:  mmadara@stjohns-abq.org

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"Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope"

Opening reception 
 1pm-4pm, Nov 17th

Santa María de la Vid Abbey seeks to bring together people, perspectives, and beliefs through the arts, encounter, and prayer. This is Art at the Abbey's third annual art exhibition. This art exhibition is part of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's efforts within Pope Francis' two-year campaign, Share the Journey

Nov 17-Dec 20, 2018 

Norbertine Community of Santa María de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121


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November 18, 2018
3:00-5:00PM

HEALTH CARE:
Human Right/Spiritual  Duty

St Andrew Presbyterian Church 
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE, ABQ
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Advent Wait and Watch
December 1, 2-018
3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Covenant Presbyterian, 9315 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque.

An afternoon and evening of contemplative practices. Sponsored  by:  Ecumenical Institute for Ministry. Choose between three prayerful options, enjoy a simple meal and a Taizé Worship. FLYER
 

Cost: $20 before 11/25/2018, $25 at the door. 
 Preregistration.

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Witness for the People 
12 Noon @ Roundhouse
A.M. Morning Advocacy Training
 
Join people of faith and conscience as the legislative session begins. Details to come.   IWJ-NM

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 
Justice and only justice you shall pursue (Deut. 16:18-20)
January 18-25, 2019

For program materials click HERE.
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of the World Council of Churches
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         April 5 , 2019 ~ Friday 5:30 to 9 P.M.
CIRCO for the Community
 Fundraiser  for Ecumenical Ministries

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Dismantling  the 
Doctrine of Discovery

From Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA

Leaders from across the Rocky Mountain Synod gathered in Estes Park last week for our annual Theological Conference. Participants spent the week experiencing sacred stories from one another, shared in hard conversations, and embraced silence and worship as tools for transformation. Our guests included:

  • Prairie Rose Seminole, Program Director for Native American/Alaska Native Ministries, ELCA
  • Dr. Raymond Pickett, PLTS
  • Pastor Albert Ranaivomanana, Betela Seminary, Madagascar
  • Rev. Susan Quass, New Mexico Conference of Churches

As part of our on-going commitment to deepening our repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, we have  toolkit of resources for congregations and ministries.

In addition, Bible Studies from the conference included a study on lament, Jesus and the Renewal of Community, Centering Prayer, Race Relations, and Hungering for Justice. These studies and resources will be shared as they become available on the   Theological Conference webpage.

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Volunteer Chaplains Wanted
is currently recruiting ministers to serve our officers and the community.  More information:  FLYER .

Support the Conference of Churches
2018 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
   
  We are seeking volunteers to help with:
        • Events
        • GIS: Mapping our Churches Project 
        • English/Spanish Translators: brochures and bulletins
        • Social Media: building an online ecumenical calendar 

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