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November 19, 2014

We hope you enjoy this month's mid month news.  This email includes:
Many of the Mission West pastors participated in the 2014 CCSW Ministerial Salary Survey in August and September.  The results are now available on the Mission West web site.

Please let Charlotte, Karakay, or Angeline know if there is anything we can do for you or your congregation.
Are you Ready...
Advent is Right Around the Corner
Believe it or not, advent will begin on Sunday, November 30th.  Disciples Home Missions will release the 2014 Advent resource packet after Nov. 25th.  Be sure to check their web site when it becomes available.

DHM also has some wonderful in home faith ideas for Advent and Christmas for families that you could share with your congregation.  There are also videos that explain each week of advent on You Tube.  
Advent for Families: Week One
Advent for Families: Week One

Check out more resources from DHM here.
All are Welcome to Join us for Ski. Sabbath. Mission in Santa Fe, NM & Glorieta, NM from Sunday, Dec. 28- to Wedensday, Dec. 31st
It's not too late to join us!
The RSVP deadline for  to join us for the "Gospel According to Frozen" (the hit Disney film) has been extended to December 5th. This is a Mission West wide event, for all ages, to come together to enjoy time in fellowship and worship, where you can choose to Ski, take Sabbath, or participate in mission work in a beautiful mountain setting.  Prices are very affordable and who doesn't need time in the mountains to refresh and renew your soul?  Check out the web site for more information.
"Unchurchy Church"MV
Faith, Hope and Jazz service makes the local magazine
You may have heard about the Faith Hope and Jazz weekly 
worship service Monte Vista Christian Church hosts at the popular local restaurant, the Monte Vista Fire Station.  Now so has much of Albuquerque with a special mention in Albuquerque Magazine.   Read the article to learn more about this worship service.
Ordination Service for Karakay S. KovalyKK
Please join us
For Karakay S. Kovaly's ordination into Christian Ministry at the Chalice Abbey in Amarillo, TX on December 5th at 7pm.  Please RSVP through facebook or email Karakay.

Registration for General Assembly is Open
Columbus, OH July 18-22, 2015GA
General Assembly will arrive faster than you think!  Check out the web page where you can get early bird registration discounts, see what the youth are planning, fun things to do in Columbus, a general schedule, and so much more.  Check out this video:
2015 General Assembly - Columbus, Ohio - July 18-22, 2015
2015 General Assembly - Columbus, Ohio - July 18-22, 2015

The Deadline for receiving proposed resolutions in the Office of General Minister and President is Jan. 19, 2015. Visit this link for more information on submitting a resolution.  There are also many promotion tools found here.
Disciple Summer Mission Registration is Open
Only 250 spots for each tripDSM
Group Registration forms are now available on the Disciple Summer Mission website. Please send yours in ASAP to reserve your spot!  There will only be 250 spots open for each trip, so get your form in now.  In 2015 there are two trips available because of the overwhelming response we've experienced over the last few years.  Please join us in Albuquerque or Nashville this summer.  Cost is $275 with $75 per person due by March 1st and remaining balance by June 1st.

Many thanks to our churches, pastors, and lay leaders in Albuquerque who are helping the DSM team coordinate work in the area.  We couldn't do it without you.  If you have a mission project or non-profit we could work with, please let Karakay know.
Rally, Retreat, and Camp DatesDates
Save the Dates

Rally's and Retreats

DatePostmark DeadlineCostTypeGrades
Dec. 28 -31Dec. 5$150 Sabbath & Mission.
$325 to $350 for Skiing.
The Gospel According to FrozenAll Ages
(not just for youth)
Feb. 7Jan. 23$10CEA JYF Winter Fun3rd to 5th 
Feb. 13-14Jan. 23$20TRA Elementary Retreat1st to 5th
Feb. 20-22Jan. 30$130HPTRA Mid Winter RetreatHPTRA 6th to 12th & HPA 3rd to 5th
April 10-12March 20$90CEA Spring Rally3rd to 5th,
6th to 8th,
9th to 12th 


Summer Camps

June 8-13CEA CYF Conference 
(9th to 12th Grade)
June 10-14MW Chi Rho 
(6th to 8th Grade)
June 17-20TRA Elementary Camp
(1st to 5th Grade) Parents & Grandparents Welcome
June 21-26HPTRA CYF Conference 
(9th to 12th Grade)
June 26-28CEA Grand Beginnings (4 years old to 3rd Grade with Parents or Grandparents)LBCR
June 29- July 3Disciple Summer Mission
(6th to 12th Grade)
Alburquerque, NM or Nashville, TN
July 6-10CEA JYF Camp (3rd to 5th Grade)LBCR
July 5-118ers/Created to be me (8th Grade only)Disciples Crossing
July 13-16HPA JYF Camp (3rd to 5th Grade)Ceta Glen
July 18-22General AssemblyColumbus, OH
July 27-Aug. 1CYLS (Christian Youth Leadership Seminar- Area Leadership Teams & Councils)Ceta Glen

(LBCR = Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat. BRCL=Black River Center for Learning.)


You can download forms and a date list for your congregation in the  youth portion of the mission west web site.