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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: