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Weekly Disciple
January 10, 2020
Happenings
MOUNTAIN CATHEDRALS 
The January Mountain Cathedrals Hike will be held Saturday, Jan. 18. Plan to be at St. John’s Methodist Church (east lot) by 9:00 am to carpool (85 miles). Prepare for cold weather and bring lunch; return by 5:00 pm. 4 - 6 mile walk with moderate scrambling in places. 

This trip combines the beauty of the Sandstone Bluffs, including several massive natural arches we will see from below, with the rugged moonscape of basaltic lava that may have flowed after Jesus walked on the earth. The refiner's fire comes to mind for many as they walk out onto this lava. This is set against the backdrop of Mt. Taylor and the surrounding tribal lands. Come join us as we reflect on the creation around us and our place in it.  

More info - contact Kelly Giese or Mike Furnish (884-6626). Next trip: TBD (snowshoeing?). 'Til our trails meet! 

SECOND SUNDAY LUNCH - January 12
Time to ring in the New Year with Pit Ham Carved to Order and Black Eyed Peas and faith for the future. Come enjoy In FLC 11 am - 1 pm. $12 adults, $6 12-17 years, $3 6 - 11 years, and under 6 free.

MEMORY CAFE TEAM LEADERS NEEDED
We are looking for 4-5 team leaders for this dynamic program in 2020. We need several volunteers to plan and provide simple monthly snacks. Donations of snacks from the congregation are also welcomed. Also needed are several volunteers to help with quarterly program planning. If interested contact Angie Young at 715-0292 or Sharon Jensen at 323-7522 or sign up in the Hospitality Center.
If interested, please call Angie Young at 715-0292, Sharon Jensen at 323-7522 or sign up at the Hospitality Center to receive more details.  

Memory Cafe is a Social group that meets once a month for persons with Memory loss and their caregivers. Our next meeting is on Sat., Jan. 11th from 2:30-4:00pm. We will be celebrating winter with music, bingo and exercise.

CASA ESPERANZA CHANGE:
The next Casa Esperanza has to be moved to Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 pm. Please sign up to provide food or help serve at the Hospitality Center or at the Abide Service. Contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978 for more information. 

FOR THE LOVE OF WESLEY DINNER AND AUCTION
For the Love of Wesley dinner and auction Saturday February 1, 2020 5:30 -8:00 pm in the FLC. Tickets are $15 each. Donations for the auction are appreciated! Contact Kathy at Kadieruf@gmail.com (through January)

SECOND ANNUAL WESLEY REUNION
Were you involved with Wesley at sometime/anywhere in the country? Join us before the Love of Wesley dinner Saturday February 1, 2020 at 4:30 to meet the students and other alumni! Bring pictures of your time at Wesley for our new scrapbook. Contact Kathy at Kadieruf@gmail.com (through January)  

REVOLUTIONARY KINGDOM BOOK STUDY
Revolutionary Kingdom, Following the Rebel Jesus by Mike Slaughter (book study)
Sundays, February 2 – March 8, 2020 (6 weeks), 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., led by Donna Bruce; registration deadline, January 19
Tuesdays, February 18 – March 24, 2020 (6 weeks), 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., led by Jane Faber; registration deadline, February 2
Cost of study materials, $13 
Welcome to the revolution, a revolution led by Jesus, who provided us with the vision of a kingdom worth dying for, making him the most radical revolutionary of all time. In Revolutionary Kingdom, we learn that to join this revolution…to be considered true disciples of Christ…we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the radical requirements of living out the Kingdom in the here and now. It’s when we get serious about God’s call that we, too, live revolutionary, world-changing lives.

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 links below:

January 15
BETHEL BIBLE SERIES
3:45 - 4:45 pm
The New Testament portion of the Bethel Bible study will begin on Wednesday, January 8, at 3:45 pm in room 151. Anyone who has previously completed the Old Testament portion of the study is welcome to join us. For questions or to register, call Karen Tidler at 239-0291.

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.

6:00 - 7:00 pm    
January 15 - THE TRADITIONAL PLAN: A Defense of Traditional Marriage Rev. Jay Armstrong Rm 151 6-7 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Students and families, we will be launching our study of the Gospel of Mark as part of WNL in Room 260. Bring your friends, parents, grandparents, it is an inter-generational 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.

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
CREDIT CARD FEES
St. John’s United Methodist Church is pleased to offer the congregation the ability to use a credit card to make contributions, pay for lunches, and a variety of other things. As you know, the church pays a fee of 3.0% on the amount of your transaction for this privilege. The total fees paid by the church in 2019 will be around $15,000. Please consider adding 3% to your contribution to help defray this cost. You are greatly appreciated!

DORIS BROMBERG TURNS 100
Friends are invited to a come-and-GO birthday party for Doris Bromberg, Saturday, January 18, at 8604 Camino Osito NE, from 2-4 p.m. Press the green button and enter without knocking. If possible, please come between 2 and 3 if your name starts with A – L, and between 3 and 4 if your name starts with M – Z. No gifts, please. Ask Regina Hunter, 294-2877 or drhunter@nmia.com, for details.

MUSIC AT ST. JOHNS: APOLLO5 CONCERT
Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm
The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 presents a fantastic afternoon of renaissance, classical, and contemporary choral music.
Youth News
SOLID GROUND THIS SUNDAY
Join us as our youth group starts up again running at full strength this Sunday from 4:00-6:00 pm. A new year, new endeavors, new series, and lots of other great things. See you soon

ROUND TABLE LEADERS MEET THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of the month and the New Year; we will have our Round Table Students Leaders meet at 9:30 AM up in Room 258. The 3rd Sunday will be the Underground. 4th Sunday—Worship at Abide. 

SONRISE CHOIR
Hey there! Come sing with us in the Sonrise Youth Choir! 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.

NEW BOOK STUDY IN THE NEW SPIRIT CLASS - Sundays at 9:30 am
We in the New Spirit Class would like to invite congregation members to join us for an upcoming book study on Sunday mornings. We will be studying John Ortberg's I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close. Ortberg is both insightful and humorous and this will be a study of developing relationships with God and others by avoiding common relationship pitfalls and responding to our need for others. The study starts on December 8, 2019, at 9:30 AM Sunday mornings, in Room 151.

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. 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
SILVER HORIZONS & CASA ESPERANZA
Throughout January, we will collect non-food donations for two organizations: Silver Horizons and Casa Esperanza.  As you shop, please keep in mind these needed items: Silver Horizons - toothpaste (regular sizes); disposable razors for men and women; throw blankets; and, gloves for men and women. Casa Esperanza: dish towels (new or gently used) and dish detergent pods. Please place your donations in the wire baskets in the Hospitality Centers. As always, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity!

JANUARY SPECIAL OFFERING: PB&J FAMILY SERVICES
PB& J's mission is to help at risk children by nurturing the entire family. They provide therapeutic parenting and child development services, a special program for fathers, help for children of prisoners and more. (Read Rose's story in the Disciple.) If you read or listen to the news, you know that there are a lot of struggling families.

Rose is one of the success stories. As she puts it, "PB&J was fundamental in healing our trauma...giving me the tools to help my son (then 2 yrs old) through all the emotions and changes in our lives." Rose is now starting her own business with the help of PB& J's Entrepreneurial Mentoring program and eager to give back. In her words," It costs Pb&J $3000 to work with a family for an entire year, and I can't get it out of my head that someone did that for me for 2 years!" So Rose has sent a check to their "Keeping the Lights On" program to help another mother pay her PNM debt. "I can give back now, and that is what I plan to do."

Supporting PB&J is one way we can help our struggling neighbors like Rose. Please give generously.

THE STOREHOUSE
January is definitely "soup season", so let's see how many cans of hearty soups we can collect for The Storehouse, and crackers, too! We all know that New Mexico ranks among the worst in the nation for hunger, for both children and adults. The Storehouse needs our support to feed the 53,000 people who come to their food pantry annually. Thanks for your donations, and please place them in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers.

WAYS WE CAN SERVE
See what’s happening in January for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy or download here .
DID YOU KNOW? St. John's donated 665 pounds of food to The Storehouse from the Lessons and Carols collection and 1100 pounds of food to Silver Horizons from the Reverse Advent Calendar project and general food collection for the month of December! THANK YOU!!! Let's keep feeding the hungry in Albuquerque.
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
Yvonne Cox, friend of Jean Jones, is the recipient 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
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