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* Courses and Workshops *  Save the date   and more!

Oct. 2, 2018  ~ 7 to 8 PM, 
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!

NHCC ABQ
October 4, 2018 ~  7:00pm

Film: Humanity on the Move:
 Los Comandos & Towards the North

Towards the North:  At a tiny refugee shelter in Tapachula, Mexico, meet a family, who like millions of others, are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central America. With unprecedented intimacy, witness the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run...
Los Comandos:  Violence has overrun El Salvador. The emergency medical unit "Los Comandos de Salvamento" is standing up to the gangs' violent reign of terror. See how gang violence is leading people to flee El Salvador and head north.   INFO & Tickets


Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 ~  9:00AM  
RETREAT 

@ Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Ch,  1801 Montano Rd. NW, ABQ

First Fridays
Nov. 2  -  9:30AM   World Community Day  Worship @ First Presbyterian
 Church USA,  215 Locust St NE, ABQ
Dec. 7  -  9:30AM. Christmas Forum @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
 1100 Indian School Rd. NE, ABQ

ThisMonthOther October Opportunities

OCTOBER 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
 
ROADBLOCK Conference: 
Stopping Human Trafficking 
 in New Mexico
 
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
400 Huning Ranch Loop SW, Los Lunas, NM 
  
Presentations by Special Agent Anthony Maez from The Office of the Attorney General and Dr. Megan McKenna, theologian and author. The Conference is FREE and there will be refreshments and lunch for all who attend.
 
Roadblock is an organization spear headed by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, who are committed in helping those victims of Human Traffickers. .

Register for your FREE Ticket at  www.roadblocknm.com

  
OCTOBER 13, 2018, 7:30 A.M.


Hike of the Month: Fourth of July Canyon

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

  
October 19, 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: Nov.16,  Dec. 21. ....
More information: EMAIL or call 505-873-4399.


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THEO 501 Systematic Theology 
and the Theological Method
October 26, 27, November 2, 3, 30, December 1, 14, 15
Fridays, 6:30 p.m.  8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m. 
 
This course examines the foundations of theology and theological method. It explores the role of Scripture, doctrine, ecclesial practice, philosophy and the sciences in theological reflection. It examines the distinctive and diverse methods that are employed in contemporary Christian thought with special emphasis on practical theology. The central themes of faith, revelation, God, creation and eschatology are addressed.
 
  Instructors:  Dr Frank Yates and Dr. Howard Eber.    FLYER

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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
St. Paul Lutheran Church,  1000 Indian School Rd. NE, ABQ
Information and Registration HERE.

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Save the date
 Nov 8, 2018 ~ 5P.M.

The ordination and consecration of the
as the next Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande.
First Presbyterian Church
215 Locust St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Nov. 8 , 2019 ~ 5 P.M.
                 Menaul School Open House       FLYER
Open House for the area students and families who might consider Menaul School 
301 Menaul Blvd. NE,  Albuquerque, NM 87107   

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         April 5 , 2019 ~ Friday 6 to 9 P.M.
CIRCO for the Community
New Mexico Conference of Churches 
 Fundraiser  for Ecumenical Ministries

RESOURCES RESOURCES
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Webinar Series: 

Getting the Vote Out


Every other Tuesday beginning on August 21 and concluding the Tuesday prior to Election Day, October 30. 
A webinar series to provide resources and tools to develop a non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaign that can make a measurable difference in YOUR community. Attendees will be able to participate in the live webinars as well as have access to the playback following each recording. Provided by the National Council of Churches.

DofD Worship Sept 2018 RMS ELCA
 
DofDResourcesResources for 

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.


Volunteer Chaplains Wanted
Albuquerque Police Department Chaplain Unit 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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