The Central UMC Vision Pathway was created in 2012 by an appointed group of 8 members plus our pastor Scott Sharp. The task took the entire year and was not easy or taken lightly. Their goal was to create a document that clearly stated what Central UMC wants for each of its members.
Your Newsletter team, created in response to your desire for improved communication, wanted to take this chance to review Central’s Vision Pathway.
There are four sections to our Pathway:

1) Mission Mandate answers the question “What are we doing?” It is the foundational layer upon which everything else is built and each word was carefully chosen. The mission mandate that was formulated by our team is this:
Growing Christ-Centered Community in a Distracting World
2) Mission Strategies answers the question “How are we doing it?” The scripture emphasis for this element comes from Jesus’ “Come to me…” statement found in Matthew 11:28-30.
There are 4 Mission Strategies:
  • Navigate – to remind us that the journey we are on takes some intentional focus on direction. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.” Jesus said. Matthew 11:28-30, The Message
  • Serve – calls us to action. “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” Mark 10:45
  • Engage – implies a level of commitment. “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
  • Worship – we are called to worship God, to give God thanks and to re-orient our lives through worship away from sin toward grace. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…” John 3:16-17
3) Mission Values answers the question “Why are we doing it?” 
There are five, two-word pairs including an adjective and a noun. These pairings are a way of really expressing what we hold at the “center” of our congregation.
  • Authentic Reverence – Experiencing how God claims, pursues, comforts and celebrates us. “Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people God is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before God in their worship.” John 4:23 The Message
  • Vibrant Tradition – Honoring our rich past to nurture a thriving future. “I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit…” John 15:5
  • Passionate Grace – Choosing to love, care and forgive as Jesus does. “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone…” John 8:7
  • Active Faith – Seeing each new week as an invitation to serve our neighbor as disciples of Christ. “Which one of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” Luke 10:36
  • Catalytic Generosity – Trusting God with our gifts and talents. “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed…it is the smallest of all seed, but when it is grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree…” Matthew 13:31-32
4) Mission Measures – answers the questions “When are we headed in the right direction? How do we know that we are hitting the target of faith in our lives and ministry? There are six mission measures. 
  • Living Beyond Self: How do I reach out to others? “And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
  • Faith Beyond Belief: How do my actions reflect my faith? 
  • Joy Beyond Expectation: Am I willing to be surprised by God? “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you!” Luke 1:35 The Message
  • Holiness Beyond Sunday: 24/7/365 Worship refocuses us. How are you living the rest of the week? “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart… Matthew 22:37
  • Gratitude Beyond Thanks: How did I respond to the Precious in my life? “Jesus asked, ‘We’re not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” Luke 17:17
  • Peace Beyond Circumstances: Do I know that God will get me through this day? “…Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be Still!”  Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:38
Your newsletter team will be taking a piece of the Pathway each month and write about them individually as we move through each year. We started back in February and have written about the four Mission Strategies. After reading this synopsis you may want a copy of the full document. This is available to you at the front desk. Or, better yet, you can click on a link to the full document by clicking on Vision Pathway in the Central to Life weekly email that you receive.  Also, you may not have noticed but each Sunday our bulletin contains many of our Pathway’s carefully chosen words to remind us that we have a Vision Pathway that guides all that we do and gives us a common language that we can learn and grow from.

Thank you to the Vision Pathway group for their dedication and hard work!
Outside The Walls
Rev. Scott Sharp

Inside The Walls
Governance Team
As I reflect on the eMail and phone calls I have received over the past few days, I must say I am lifted up by the love expressed for Jerri Foster by the members of CUMC.  I am touched by the compassion of the choir for Jerri and at the same time saddened in their grief over her departure. I am heartbroken by the response of some with their attacks against Pastor Scott, Pastor Kelly, and Jean Hawk. To my consternation, to this day questions and rumors continue to fly. SPRC was most justified in their decision; I trust that they were. Perhaps there was a better way to handle Jerri’s departure. Perhaps there was a better way to address the feelings of the choir and our members who love Jerri. In that light, I do pray and hope that we all learn and live in the way that reveals Christ’s love in all matters and to all people we touch as members of Central United Methodist Church.

Where needed, my prayers are that our loving Father softens our hearts and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we may seek forgiveness and be returned to the fruit we experience through the love of Christ. How? Living all that we find and feel and share through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Father, I pray for reconciliation and restoration revealing your will for church.

To Scott Zila and Jerri Foster, I thank you both for your years of service and support to me personally and Central United Methodist Church. There are times that God places change in our lives, closes some doors, and opens new ones. For this we need to be thankful and celebrate our trust in His plan for each of us.

To Pastor Scott, Pastor Kelly, and Jean, I have the utmost trust in each of you. I pray that you each be in Christ’s love and that you fully find and feel the appreciation and love of a grateful congregation as you lead us through a difficult time.

May we all find blessings in God’s love,

George Faulhaber, Chairman, CUMC Governance Team

In order to more fully outline the responsibilities of the various advisory members, the Newsletter will include an ongoing in-depth look at each of the committees.

Chairman:  Maurice Ikle

Members: Cathy Swain, Mel Legg, Scott Everett, Kyle Harder, Joann Sheets, Rob Lasater, John Brooks, Eric Lawson, and Clergy (non-voting).

Central's Trustees are 'vested with authority and power in matters relating to the real and personal property of the local church". Specific to this 'authority and power' are the responsibilities to: 

supervise, oversee and care for all real property owned by CUMC;
review annually the adequacy of the property, liability and crime insurance coverage on   
CUMC owned property and equipment; 
review annually the adequacy of personal insurance; 
receive and administer all bequests and trusts made to CUMC; 
invest all trust funds in accordance with the Social Principles of the Church.

What all this means to Central, among other things, is:

resurfaced parking lot
new carpet in the administrative area and offices
recycling Pilot Program with the City of Albuquerque
anticipated handicapped bathroom - permitted with the city of Albuquerque, construction bid awarded - to be completed by July 1, 2017
replacement of the currently laboring cooling system - scheduled for completion by mid-June
beginning upgrades to the Gathering Area
PNM electrical upgrade - anticipated electric costs savings of approximately $10,000/year 

The trustees meet monthly (unless otherwise noted) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 in Room 311.  All members of Central are invited to the meetings. If anyone has an issue to bring before the committee, please contact Maurice and have yourself placed on the agenda. It's our church, our property - managed carefully for us by this group of dedicated, knowledgeable individuals.
Our Church Family
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to the  CUMC High School Graduates May 2017

Lotty de Barga
Graduated from Manzano HIgh School, Attending UNM

Andrew Green
Graduated from Cleveland High School, Attending UNM (admitted to their BSMD program)

Drew Hildabrant
Graduated from Albuquerque High School, Attending UNM

Haley Janke
Graduated from Cleveland High School, Attending UNM

Shay Roccaforte
Graduated from Albuquerque Academy, Attending Bard College in New York

Welcome to our Newest Church Members
  • The Boateng Family: Seth, Theresah, Kofi & Efua
  • Sandra Rodriguez
  • Rosie Dimas
Greg Henneman is no longer our pastor - but we still claim him as part of our Church family! He'll be at Central on June 3rd from 11:00 am - Noon to share what he has experienced in mission work over the last two years at the Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio. We have a chance to hear what wonders he's involved with in Ohio and perhaps learn how his experiences could benefit what we are doing at CUMC. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to visit with Greg.
Janet Norden will be ordained as a United Methodist Elder on June 3, 2017 at Annual Conference in Las Cruces. It's a joyful celebration of a goal reached after a long journey by this fine lady and you are more than welcome to attend . Watch for more information on this.
Mighty Milers!!  Lowell Elementary, who CUMC supports in a variety of ways, has a dedicated group of elementary school kids, adult volunteers, and now, UNM volunteers who run! Four years ago (7,000 miles this year alone!), Ted Balph, a member of CUMC and now an administrator at Lowell, brought New York Mighty Milers to this gathering of determined kids - and Lowell was off and running. They run faithfully every morning before school!  They run for the fun of it, for the friendships, and to get their bodies and minds ready for school. This group has become so dedicated and physically fit that Ted suggested that this year they enter a team in the RUN FOR THE ZOO! Twenty-seven of the kids signed up for the 5K timed race, 5K fun, and 1mile fun runs. Run for the Zoo is so popular that the number of participants are capped at 12,000 runners. The community and individuals were very supportive of the Mighty Milers: the church helping provide financial support for the registration fees, the UNM volunteers providing shorts for the kids and Frost gelato afterwards, and two individual supporters providing shoes and green t-shirts! All of the Lowell runners finished the race and afterwards, Ted noticed a new "swagger" to their walk! The kids have learned great lessons from the daily running and the special event that the Zoo runners participated in!
Another way that CUMC supports Lowell is providing volunteers at the monthly Roadrunner Food Bank. In May, Ted gave the volunteers the good news that the Childhood Hunger Initiatives food bank grant has been extended for next year including the summer months! Combined with CUMC financial support, this supports 75 families with much needed nourishment. If you are interested in being involved in the various ways that the church supports Lowell, please contact Ted Balph at or call the church office at 243-7834.
Who Is?
It's always so amazing how seemingly unconnected, 'random' events in one's life coalesce to form a person. One such young man in our congregation lived through this 'randomness':
  • being born into a musical family;
  • a state policy that made music classes mandatory;
  • two older brothers whose 'interactions' with a band teacher made it inevitable that the young man and the teacher would really not like each other, effectively ending a budding trumpeters career;
  • putting down the trumpet and sitting down at the piano - where the young man could play an instrument and sing at the same time;
  • discovering that the singing was his most loved way to make music;
  • joining the school choir and "never looking backed".
Once he discovered his passion for singing, Jonathan Davidson truly never looked back. After earning his degree in Vocal Performance at Eastern Oregon University, he entered graduate school at UNM.  He will eventually pursue doctoral studies, but after earning a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, he thinks he'll 'rest' from school for a few years. His 'resting' includes being a teacher at Mountain View Middle School where he teaches choir, hand drumming and ukulele! Jonathan "loves to teach, seeing the amazing growth in my students". Amazing growth no doubt nurtured by their amazing teacher!

In another of those 'random' events Jonathan was a member of the University Choir with Central member Linda Buffett. When Jerri Foster's husband suffered head injuries from a fall, Linda, realizing that Jerri needed help, approached Jonathan with the suggestion that he could fill this role for Jerri.  The result found Jonathan in a student internship working with Jerri. This internship, intended to be a temporary position, grew into a love for Central's choir - the music, the direction and the people - and temporary became permanent. The latest of these unforeseen, random events has resulted in Jonathan being named Choir Director at CUMC, contracted until the end of July. We'll all watch for the next bit of "randomness' in Jonathan's life!

When asked how he has changed since coming to Central, Jonathan says that he is both a better director and person. The loving, compassionate and caring atmosphere created by Jerri, "led to my completely taking up that mindset". He intends to continue the belief that everything is done for God, not for accolades directed at the choir. The music is not about the choir; it's about worshiping God with excellence. We are deeply grateful that the 'random events' of Jonathan's life brought him to this place at this time. Thank you, Jonathan!
Did You Know?

Have you seen a man walking around CUMC with a hammer, screwdriver, paint brush, or ladder?  If so, you have probably seen Al Smith – volunteer handyman!

Al and Sue Smith and family started attending CUMC in 1992 after moving from Toronto, Canada in 1991.  They became members shortly thereafter. 

Al quickly became involved in teaching Sunday School including 4th and 5th graders and then moved on to Mid High.  He taught Mid High for many years with Martha Bedeaux.   After retiring from teaching Sunday School, he became a member of Trustees for several years.  Al has also been a member of the Monday Night Bible Study led by Donna and George Faulhaber. 

Al started helping at the church when Claudia Crawford was the Office Manager.  He initially started when he had his business, "Smithworks", doing renovations/repairs as requested by the church.  The first major project was shortening the pews in the center of the east and west side of the sanctuary to accommodate members in wheelchairs, so they could see the minister and not be blocking the side aisles.  He continued to do other projects as requested, including repairs to the choir "modesty" railing and the advent candelabra. 

After retiring from his business in December 2014, he started doing volunteer repairs and renovations such as the redoing of the curved staircase to the sanctuary balcony and numerous painting projects. 

Al and Sue have really enjoyed CUMC and all the people.  Both are just "volunteers" who help out where they can.  CUMC is a terrific place to worship, grow in your faith journey and give back to your community.

This congregation’s support and foundation has been on a positive track this year. The catalytic generosity and conviction to the support for Central United Methodist Church have left us in the positive net income required to continue our ministries, and program support to the community of Albuquerque.

But at the start of the summer we need to be cautious. Just because the first months of 2017 have been positive doesn’t mean it is time to relax in our conviction to the church’s mission.  Your continued giving shall be the support this church needs to carry out its mission as a church of the God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

I wish to Thank all you our members, and pray that you all have safe summers.   Ken McVey, Chair of CUMC Finance Committee

Watch for the September revival of the Fenn Lecture Series. For those of you who remember, you will look forward to this interesting, informative and fun chance to gather as a community.  For those of you who don't remember, you're in for a real treat!!

Panera Bread donates weekly – for 4 years -  to the Community of Hope!

Each week, Charlie Ford, CUMC staff, goes to Panera and picks up about $300.00 worth of leftover breads and desserts for Community of Hope.  We share this with our Community of Hope Worship meal and what remains is then shared with the Mission of 2nd street.

This weekly donation that has been ongoing for nearly 4 years has been essential and we appreciate their help!  Special thanks to: Valerie Coffee- general manager, Valerie Mc Kinley- assistant manager, and Vince Marcelli -assistant manager.

How about stopping by Panera Bread on the corner of Central and Carlisle to say thanks….
Children/Youth Ministries
Have you registered your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor...? Are you interested in volunteering? VBS needs you!

VBS (Vacation Bible School) Saturday June 17, 9:00am – noon (NEW TIME)   Theme:  Hero Central. For more information or to register:  visit the front desk or contact Kelly at 243-7834 or email

The day’s theme is Hero Central. The Cokesbury Curriculum will be used for the day’s lessons and activities. Even though the time has been shortened...all activities will be provided! What super hero have you always wanted to be ...or already are! Hope to see you at VBS!
On-going Children’s & Youth Sunday School and other activities – for more information, call Kelly or Kathy at church office at 243-7834 or email:  or

Children’s Sunday School
9:45 – 10:45AM, 4 years old - 5th grade. Learning through games, crafts, music, and storytelling.

SOUL KIDS Children’s Choir
Sundays 9:45 – 10:00AM downstairs Children’s Sunday School Classroom.

Youth’s Sunday School and Youth Group
We invite all students in 6-12 grade to join us as we gather together to connect with one another and grow in our faith through a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year.
9:45-10:45AM   Mid High & Senior High
Youth group meets on Friday night.
Adult Ministries
Readers, this is a New Statement from the Alfies class, see below for where and when the class meets:

We, the Alfies Community at Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, declare ourselves to be an Open, Affirming, and Reconciling Sunday School Class/Community.  We are committed to living and actively promoting the United Methodist’s Credo:  Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.

“Although we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we be not of one heart, though not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may.  Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.”  John Wesley

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We commit to:
  • be Open and welcoming to all persons.  Regardless of your age, race, education, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, religious faith or non-faith, legal status, economic status, political persuasion,or physical or intellectual challenges, you will enrich the fabric of our community.
  • affirm that all people are created in God’s image and that as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace.
  • recognize our differences and do not seek to erase them.  Rather we would use them as a source of strength as we journey together toward reconciliation through understanding, mutual respect, and love.
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This is our understanding of actively promoting the United Methodist Credo:
  • Open Hearts—We seek to devote ourselves to a mission of intentionally showing God’s love in our daily lives.  Emulating Jesus’ ability to love and value all of creation is our challenge
  • Open Minds—We value exploring and questioning, learning from each other in community.  We welcome questioning and doubt as expressions of great faithfulness.  No one of us has all the truth.
  • Open Doors—We recognize that the open door welcomes all into communion, but also serves as our pathway into the community where we live and engage with our neighbors and the wider world.  We seek to embody the same spirit of welcome and hospitality in the world as we do in our class.  Everyone is our neighbor and our commitment is to love them.
On-going Sunday School Classes  
for more information, call church office at 243-7834

Leaders of Sunday school classes, please provide a short description of your class to include in this listing which will appear on a regular basis. Thanks! Pat Briggs – contact information is at the end of the newsletter.

John Wesley and Sunday School
Methodism’s founder John Wesley understood the importance of meeting in small groups to help people with their Christian walk through community and connection.

Here is an excerpt from an article found in Christian History Magazine, How John Wesley Changed America, written by Chris Armstrong.

John Wesley’s emphasis on the small group – most famously, his disciplined, close-knit “Class Meetings” – has shaped the landscape of modern American spirituality through “cell groups”, Bible Studies and many other small-group modes of fellowship and worship.

Wesley’s passion for education – he insisted all his preachers read... is reflected in many American college and universities. This focus on education also transformed the church itself, through the agency of Sunday School...

In an excerpt from an article in the South Georgia Conference of the UMC Newsletter, John Wesley Moments, by Dave Hanson it is suggested that John Wesley started the first Sunday school in all of Christendom along with Charles Wesley, Benjamin Ingham and Charles DeLamonte.

The place was Savannah, Ga., and the date was 1736. These four young men came to Georgia with General Oglethorpe who had started the colony several years earlier. 

They saw the need for Christian instruction among the children. The school was located at Irene, about four miles north of the village of Savannah. One day the children made fun of a student who had no shoes. The next day John Wesley taught the class – barefoot!

On Wesley’s return from Georgia he took over an already created group called the Holy Club. Here in this excerpt from The Holy Club we see John Wesley’s deepest desire to live a devoted Christian life and to join with others in that goal.

Wesley set rules for self-examination. The group met daily from six until nine for prayer, psalms,
and reading of the Greek New Testament. They prayed every waking hour for several minutes and each day for a special virtue...In 1730, the group began the practice of visiting prisoners in jail.
They preached, educated, relieved jailed debtors whenever possible, and cared for the sick.

And one last excerpt from an article, From “ methodists” to Methodism.

Wesley did not intend to found a new denomination, but historical circumstances and his organizational genius conspired against his desire to remain in the Church of England.

Wesley's followers first met in private home "societies." When these societies became too large for members to care for one another, Wesley organized "classes," each with 11 members and a leader. Classes met weekly to pray, read the Bible, discuss their spiritual lives, and to collect money for charity. Men and women met separately, but anyone could become a class leader.

The moral and spiritual fervor of the meetings is expressed in one of Wesley's most famous aphorisms: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

John Wesley may not have intended to found a new denomination but his own personal desire to intentionally follow Christ and enhance that following within small groups led to greater things.

If you are new to CUMC or have been coming a long time but don’t belong to a Sunday School class please know that you are invited and will be heartily welcomed to join any of these ongoing classes. This one intentional act will not only increase your feeling of belonging and community at CUMC but also enhance your Christian walk.
Arts, Literature, Faith (ALFIES)
Sunday at 9:45 in the Conference Room
Contact: Anne Downing;
(Reader, please see below for the New Statement from this class.)
Upcoming programs for the ALFies (Art, Literature, Faith) Class are listed below.  All interested adults are welcome to join us in the Conference Room at 9:45 each Sunday.
June 4 --- Guest from the local Raindrop Foundation to speak about the current situation in Turkey, the Gulen Movement, and the Raindrop Foundation work.  
June 11--- Discussion of National Geographic Gender Revolution issue (Jan 2017). 
June 18 & 25 --- Video and discussion of David Brooks and E.J. Dionne on Religion and Politics.
Sunday at 9:45 in Room 309
Contact: Bruce Underwood
Sunday at 9:45 in Room 312
Contact: Dodie Hawkins
Class is dedicated to spreading the love of Christ through study, service and support. Our class study is generally devoted to specific books of the Bible or Biblical ideas and concepts.  Social events help solidify us as a Church family that offers love and support in good times and bad.
Sunday at 9:45 in Room 311
Contact: Bill Ortman
May Class Topics: May 28: John Kees - A Rob Bell NOOMA Meditation.
Pastor Led
Sunday at 9:45 in the Life Center
Contact: Pastor Scott
Study of the Parables
Class of Promise
Sunday at 9:45 in  Room 304
Contact: Jim Hering
Starting on May 21, the class will begin the study of the Book of James. We would love for you to join us.
Sunday at 9:45 in Room 307
Contact: Joy Hayes
On-going Bible Studies

Studying the Bible together in small groups is a valuable tool in an individual’s spiritual growth.
For example, participants in one of CUMC’s ongoing Bible studies were recently challenged to spend a day in ‘utter thanksgiving’. To do this the leader suggested that for every complaint that popped into our minds we could replace with 10 thanksgivings. Participants found that this intentional act really helped to reset their minds and spirit. In these days of uncertainty, fear and anger this suggestion is a wonderful way to help all of us live Christ-centered lives.

Friday Fellowship
Friday from 9:30am-11:30am in Room 311
Delving deeply into the Book of James, using the excellent study by Beth Moore, is occupying this group of women who meet every Friday.  It is a welcoming group of women with different backgrounds and "there is always room for anyone whom God calls to join".
Contact: Joan Gustafson

WOW Women of the Word
Wednesday at 9:30am in Room 311
ON RECESS UNTIL SEPTEMBER This group of welcoming, enthusiastic women meet weekly for Bible study and good fellowship.  They have just finished a study based on the book A Grace-full Life - God's All-reaching Soul-saving, Character-shaping, Never-ending Love. They are in the process of selecting a new study and welcome you to join them!
Contact:  Vera,  242-4061

Monday Night Bible Study
Monday at 6:30pm-8:00pm in Room 311
WE WILL RECONVENE IN SEPTEMBER with a continuing study of prayer in relationship with God.
A group of dedicated, curious 'Bible-searchers' meets weekly for an in-depth study of various books of the Bible. Currently, the group is searching the Bible for truths about a believer's relationship with God. The focus of that relationship is now centered on prayer.
Contact: George or Donna Faulhaber
Service Ministries
On-going Service Ministries  
for more information, call church office at 243-7834 or contact below

Helping Hands    
For more information: call 353-1197
  • Helping Hands is a ministry whose mission is to assist people who walk in, seeking help, to meet their immediate short term needs.
Lowell Food Bank / Lowell Elementary
For more information: call church office at 243-7834
  • Mobile Food Pantry held monthly, volunteers set up at the school and distribute food to families provided by Road Runner Foods
  • School Uniform Drive – Partnering with the Assistance League of Albuquerque’s Operation School Bell to provide school uniforms for students at Lowell Elementary.
  • Mighty Milers running program
For more information: call 299-6154 or visit
  • Saranam empowers families to end their homelessness and poverty through housing, education, and supportive communities.
Stephens Ministry            
Contact: Pastor Kelly Brooks at
  • Stephens Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers – called Stephen Ministers – to provide high-quality, confidential, Chris-centered care to people who are hurting.
Thrift Shop
For more information: call church office at 243-7834
  • The Thrift Shop proceeds from items sold are used to support the Church and its ministries.  Hours are:  Sunday Noon – 1:00pm, Thursday Noon – 3:00pm, and Friday 9:00am - Noon
What Can You Do?
(World needs can be over-whelming but local needs are more do-able!)

No requested donations this month. If you want to notify the congregation of needed items, please contact the Communications Team to put the notification in the monthly newsletter.
Communications Team Information
Deadline for July edition is Wednesday June 21, 2017.
Any questions, please ask the Communications Team

Visit the Welcome Desk in the gathering area for:  answers to your questions from a member of the governance team, printed copies of the newsletter, and other written information. Classes and ministries consider placing informational flyers for a study  or event at the desk. Connect cards are available at the desk and in the pews to update your contact information for the church and so we can email the newsletter to you.

Phone #: (505) 268-1009 [Briggs Family]

Co-Chairs: Chris Briggs  &  Pat Briggs

Current Team Members:
Donna Faulhaber, Barbara Fuller, Jesus Valdez,
Rev. Scott Sharp, Rev. Kelly Brooks