Weekly Disciple
February 28, 2020
For all Fish Fry inquiries, contact Wayne Shirley at jwshirleyabq@gmail.com.
FISH FRY DINNERS
Fish Fry Dinners are here!!! Come by Fridays, February 28 - April 3, 4 - 7 p.m. and enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship and be sure to tell all your friends. The cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). If you want to help out at the dinners, come by the Hospitality Centers to sign-up.

ADVANCED TICKET SALES
Once again, we will offer the opportunity for the congregation to purchase advanced fish fry dinner tickets as gifts for people you would like to invite. These tickets will be available at the Hospitality Center. No reservations are needed for the fish fry dinners; you can purchase your ticket at the door. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 per child (10 and under). 

FIRST RESPONDER TICKET SALES
First Responder Ticket Sales. St. John's congregation can purchase fish fry dinner tickets as a donation for the first responders (police and fire) who serve in the St. John's area. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in the Hospitality Center..

NEW FISH FRY OPPORTUNITY
As a result of a suggestion from a member of St. John's, we have developed a new option of donating tickets for families in the neighborhood and teachers associated with Zuni Elementary. The school Counselor and Principal will choose deserving families and teachers to receive the tickets you've provided. Come by the Hospitality Center and donate a fish fry dinner to our neighbors and Zuni teachers. Through your gracious generosity, we will impact both the school and our surrounding community!

FISH FRY DINNER “PREPPERS” NEEDED
On Thursday afternoons during Lent, a group of volunteers (under Chef Tim's supervision) prep the veggies and fruit for the Fish Fry Dinner the next night. If you haven't been able to help at other tasks for Fish Fry, this one might be the one for you. Standing is not required.
Happenings
MOUNTAIN CATHEDRALS - Saturday, February 29
The season of Lent begins this week on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday February 26). As we enter into this season of preparing, you are invited to enter the wilderness in the Sandia Mountains. And in keeping time with the church we find ourselves reading the gospel of Matthew on the First Sunday of Lent telling the story of Jesus being led up by the Spirit into the wilderness… What a great way to enter into the season of Lent!  

The Tree Springs Trail (south of the ski area) is the setting for this journey. This is a moderately difficult hike (800 feet of climb; 4 miles RT; snowshoe-packed trail). Please plan to meet in the east parking lot of St John’s by 9:00 am; we expect to return around 2:00 pm. Trail conditions as of Feb. 24 combined with the weather outlook suggest snowshoes will be usable but optional (rentals at REI; 247-1191). Questions? Contact Kelly Giese at kellyg@stjohns-abq.org or Mike Furnish at mdfurnish@comcast.net  
SWEET JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT
The 14th Annual Sweet Jazz Benefit Concert for Family Promise is Sunday March 1 at 4:00 pm. Come experience relaxing live Jazz music, sweet treats, door prizes, and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. See Linn Furnish or Jenn Shields for more information and tickets.

UMW - MILAGRO PROGRAM
On Thursday, March 5, we’ll welcome Jean Cox, of UNM Maternity and Family Planning Milagro Clinic, as our featured speaker for our UMW meeting. Jean will describe the variety of ways in which the Milagro Clinic cares for pregnant women with substance abuse and addiction issues, focusing on prenatal care, counseling, and case management support before and after the baby is born. Please join us for this special program at 10:00 am at the church. Everyone is welcome! (Please note: signs will be posted around the church to advise you of our meeting room on the first floor.)

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
Church Women United, an ecumenical gathering of Christian women, will meet for World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6 at St.Timothy Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson NE. The theme of the service is “RISE! Take Your Mat and Walk” and is written by the women of Zimbabwe. Coffee fellowship will begin at 9:30 am with the service beginning at 10:00 am. Please join us and bring a friend! For more information or questions, call Sharon Hamilton at 620-0223.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
Daylight Savings Time ends on March 8, 2020. We turn our clocks an hour forward on that morning!

JOLLY ELDERS
At the next meeting of Jolly Elders on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the program topic will be “The Archivist of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the UMC and 2020 Heritage Church Tour.” Learn about how the Archives office of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (NMAC) maintains the legacy of all of the scores of Methodist congregations historically located within the boundaries of the NMAC. Meet at noon in Room 245 for our shared dish dinner; after which NMAC Archivist, Reverend Will Steinsiek, will give a presentation about his duties there. What is the NMAC Historical Society all about? Each year Reverend Steinsiek leads a Heritage Church tour. For 2020 it will be August 14 -17 and will cover parts of northern NM plus parts of Colorado all the way up to Denver. Bring your own table service, a dish to share, and an attitude for fellowship. Adults of all ages are welcome!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
We are in need of a volunteer at the 8:15 service to serve communion on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Please contact Claudia Giese at cgiese@stjohns-abq.org.

THE BELLS OF ST. JOHN’S
The bell choir is looking for two ringers to join our group. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Experienced ringers are welcome or anyone who reads music and is interested in learning to play bells. We are a fun small group of the St. John's music ministry. Please contact Larry Luna at 872-0193 or luneyman@gmail.com.

2020-2021 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To ensure a slot for your child, you will need the registration forms filled out, a current shot record and the registration fee of $175 at the time of enrollment. Registration for members of St. John’s UMC & Currently Enrolled Families began on Monday, February 24. General Registration begins March 2, 2020.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
SJP will run eight weeks of summer camps throughout June and July. This program is for children ages two through five. Registration packets will be available at the preschool office on March 2, 2020.

1 CHRONICLES: THE EARLY HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND ITS TEMPLE
1 and 2 Chronicles are the history of Israel, as written by someone much more interested in music and singers than in wars and kings. In 1 and 2 Kings, we read about kings who occasionally go to the Temple. In 1 and 2 Chronicles, we read about the Temple and the singers, composers, and instruments heard there, and occasionally a king comes. Join us for a different look at the history of Israel as we study one of the lesser-read books of the Bible. Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center, or call or write Regina Hunter at 294-2877, drhunter@nmia.com, to join St. John’s largest on-going study. Study tips and scripture readings are emailed on weekdays, but we each read at a time of our own choosing.

PROPOSED SPLIT OF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties.

Details are in a nine-page “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” released Jan. 3 along with an FAQ and press release."

If you wish to learn more about this proposition, follow the link below:

ORIENTATION CLASS: LEARNING ABOUT ST. JOHN’S
Orientation Class: ORIENT/REORIENT: Learning about St. John’s: STARTS SOON!
What:
  Class 1: Christian Beliefs (March 8, 2020)
  Class 2: Methodist History and Beliefs (March 15, 2020)
  Class 3: St. John’s Programs and Organization (March 22, 2020)
  Class 4: Where do I fit in? What can I contribute? (March 29, 2020)
When: 12:15-1:30 PM each Sunday (lunch and childcare provided)
Where: Rooms 149/151
Who: Anyone (visitors, prospective members, new members, old members) who want to know what we believe and do as members of St. John’s congregation.
How: Interactive discussion
Contact: Jack or Carol Nuzum (jcnuzum@juno.com; 505-265-5241) Call or email Jack or Carol soon so we can plan or sign up Sunday in the Hospitality Center or Family Life Center.

EMMAUS WALKS
The Emmaus Walks for 2020 are Men's: April 30-May 3. Women's: Sept. 24-27. The Walk to Emmaus is a Christian Walk in Faith to encourage development of Christian leaders. Please contact Mike or Linn Furnish for more information. 505-884-6626
COMMON TIME CONCERT SERIES: BOULANGER & BROWNIES
Thursday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Join us for an hour of beautiful music composed by Nadia & Lili Boulanger, followed by a reception of coffee and brownies! All ages and interests in classical music welcome! The concert is free, with a free-will offering basket in the back of the sanctuary. 50% of the offering will be donated to Feed NM Kids!
Ash Wednesday Photos:
March 4
SONRISE YOUTH CHOIR
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Hey there all middle and high schoolers! Come sing with us in the Sonrise Youth Choir! We rehearse on WEDNESDAYS FROM 4:30 - 5:30 pm (as part of WNL), and we sing at the 8:15 am service on Sunday morning. For more information, email Shea at sonrisechoir@gmail.com! Find us on Instagram here: @sonrisechoir

WNL Dinner   
4:45 - 6:00 pm
You are invited to join us starting at 4:45 pm on Wednesday evenings for an ever-changing menu featuring great food. Cost scale based on age. Menu: Breakfast for Dinner

6:00 - 7:00 pm    
Join us for our always-interesting Wednesday Night Live class from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in room 149! 

March 4: DEEP DIVES into GENESIS: Noah and the Ark Nature and sin combine for a disastrous flood. Noah got advanced warning because he 'walked with God.' Our questions this time are: Are we ready for the flood? What does it mean to walk with God? Do we have an ark ready?! Led by Jack Nuzum.

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Students and families, we will be continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark as part of WNL this week 6:00-7:00 pm up in Room 260. Bring your friends, parents, grandparents, and a Bible, it is an intergenerational class.

MOVE FOR STILLNESS YOGA
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Take a deep breath and enjoy a space of movement and stillness with yoga instructor Alli Newsom. Suggested $5 donation goes toward disaster relief efforts. Yoga classes will continue: Wednesday January 22nd and 29th upstairs in Room 245!

5:15 - 7:00 pm
NewSound Children’s Choir takes place in room 231 from 5:15 - 6:00 pm. Kids’ Bible Club occurs from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. We will learn about our Bible heroes! Contact Therese at tmacali@stjohns-abq.org.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FROM 5:30-7:15PM IN ROOM 138
Youth News
ROUND TABLE LEADERS MEET THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday is the 1st Sunday of the month; we will have our Round Table Students Leaders meet at 9:30 am up in Room 260. The 3rd Sunday will be the Underground. 4th Sunday—Worship at Abide. 

“I STILL BELIEVE” MOVIE TRIP
Students, we are teaming up with Christ UMC to go see the new release “I Still Believe” film about Jeremy Camp on Sunday, March 15 (opposite the Michael W. Smith Concert) @4:10 @Century Rio. Tickets are $10.00. Meet at the theater.

MICHAEL W. SMITH TICKETS
Students we bought a block of tickets for the concert coming up on March 15 @Hoffmantown 7:00-9:00 pm. First come first serve, so bring $20 to secure your seat; 7 tickets are left.

SOLID GROUND UNITED THIS WEEK AND NEXT
On March 1, Youth Group will meet at St. John’s at the usual time and place 4:00-6:00 pm for great pans, games, and music. Next week; we will meet at 1st UMC to serve the Homeless at the Community of Hope from 12:20-3:30 pm.

SONRISE YOUTH CHOIR
Are you a middle/high schooler who loves to sing? Come make music with us on Wednesday afternoons (4:30 - 5:30 pm) and Sunday mornings at the 8:15 am service! Find us on Instagram here: instagram.com/sonrisechoir.

Learn more about our Youth programs here !
Weekly Activities

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL/NURSERY
A Sunday nursery is available for young children in Room 138. See “This Week at St. John’s” for children’s Sunday School class locations.

FAMILY SPIRIT CLASS - Sundays at 9:30 am
The Family Spirit Class meets at 9:30 am Sunday on the second floor in the education wing across from the youth room. This Sunday January 26 through February 23, we will study Max Lucado’s 2019 book, How Happiness Happens. The book is available from Cokesbury or at Amazon. Discussion questions will be provided weekly as well as a video clip for class discussion. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Doug Sweet if you have questions at 554-6047.

TAI CHI - Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Family Life Center
It’s a great time to join the Tai Chi class. Tai Chi does not require physical fitness or coordination and may be done standing or seated with some modification. All age groups are welcome. No special clothing or equipment is required. Contact kathleen_sta@yahoo.com or 220-4814.
Mission & Outreach
THE STOREHOUSE
To help serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, we're collecting the following food items during the month of March: protein-rich foods, such as canned tuna, beef, chicken, and ham; peanut butter; protein bars or granola bars; and powdered milk. Please place your donations in the collection bins located in the hospitality centers. Thank you for sharing from your abundance!

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Occasionally, we like to have "a little something extra" to give to our Mobile Food Pantry guests, so, during the month of March, we want to collect 4-roll or 6-roll packages of toilet tissue to give out to each household that visits our Mobile Food Pantry in April. In order for each household to receive a package, we'll need 50 packages! Our clients are truly grateful for everything they receive, so thank you, in advance!

WAYS WE CAN SERVE
See what’s happening in March for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy.
Prayer & Congregational Care
COUNSELING SERVICE AVAILABLE
The St. John's staff includes a licensed mental health counselor. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally with a difficult situation, counseling is available. See https://www.stjohns-abq.org/counseling-at-st-johns or contact Susan Brumbaugh at 505-506-6717 or counselor@stjohns-abq.org for more details about session and cost information.

PRAYER QUILT
Kelly and Brian Marsh (sister and brother-in-law of Dara Bell) are the recipients of the prayer quilt hanging in the Hospitality Center.

YOU MATTER TO US!
A person may be hospitalized or have another crisis in their life, and St. John’s may not know. Please call 883-9717.

PRAYER SHAWLS
If you know someone in need of comfort, healing, or encouragement, please consider giving them a shawl or lap robe that has been made with prayer. These can be found in the Hospitality Center.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
If you would like someone to visit, call, or pray for a loved one or for yourself, please write to Jarrod Conyers, Congregational Care Coordinator, at jconyers@stjohns-abq.org or call 883-9717.
This Week at St. John's
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Getting Oriented

ONLINE GIVING
You can give to the church electronically by using a debit or credit card. Click the link below, or visit the Giving Page on the church website and follow the simple instructions found there.

LOST & FOUND
A beautiful children’s quilt was left in the Hospitality Center. If this belongs to your child and you can describe it, please contact the office.
Contact Us
www.stjohns-abq.org
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org
Shea is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays