Tuesday | December 22, 2020
During Advent you are invited to participate in personal Advent Evening Prayer and Worship in the comfort of your home at the close of each day. Download this guide HERE.
Yoga with Kira | Gentle Yoga
Offering Wellbeing to All Beings

Enjoy a 20-minute movement practice in which we'll explore connecting our personal practice with a simple, prayerful offering for collective wellbeing. Click the colorful thumbnail to the right to access this video!
#ADVENTALTARSPACE
Nativity Scene Photo from the home of Steve and Debbie Eagan
#ADVENTALTARSPACE
Sanctuary Chrismon Ornaments, Photos from Jarrod Conyers!
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
AT ST. JOHN'S
Thursday, December 24

4:00 pm Family Service (Music and stories for children with Therese Macali)

5:30 pm Abide Service

LUMINARIAS: One Night Only, Free Viewing for All!
Thursday, December 24 | After Sunset
Even though the church building is closed, the spirit of the season is alive. Our own Abide Service wanted to light the way for the Christ-child on Christmas Eve by “lighting up” St. John’s with luminarias. So view your favorite service online this Christmas Eve, then any time after sunset drive by the church to see our building lit up with the traditional New Mexico decoration of luminarias. For those of you who have been sequestered at home, this is a great reason to get you out of the house while keeping you safe within your vehicles. There is no service associated with this event. It is merely for your enjoyment and meditation during this season of joy, peace and love. We hope you will come and enjoy the wonder, beauty and humility of this glorious occasion of our Savior’s birth.
"MUSIC FROM ST. JOHN'S" LIVE-STREAM CONCERTS
Wednesdays | 12:00 pm
Join us for a series of concerts live-streamed from the St. John's sanctuary! Concerts are a benefit for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. Musicatstjohns.org
Sol Calypso
Join Alexis Corbin, Hovey Corbin, and family members for a fun and festive Christmas concert.
2020 GIVING STATEMENTS
As. St. John’s brings 2020 to a close, we would like to Thank You for your faithfulness and giving during this year of the pandemic. We appreciate your generosity and love for St. John’s United Methodist Church. You have enabled the church to “switch” programming and to continue the good work of the church.

 In order to be included in your 2020 Giving Statement, mailed contributions MUST be POSTMARKED by DECEMBER 31, 2020, and credit card transactions MUST be before DECEMBER 31, 2020. If you would like to drop off your contribution, the Church office will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve at noon; Friday, December 25; Monday, December 28; and Friday, January 1, 2021. Debbie Brown is in the office from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm on normal business days.
Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00 am
St. John’s will live-stream a worship service on Sunday morning at 9:30 am (Contemporary) on the Abide Facebook page and 11:00 am (Traditional) on our Youtube Channel. We hope you’ll worship with us! (Pastors Pam and Kelly will lead, along with Shea Perry, Jim Ahrend, and Matt Greer). We hope that you’ll participate by singing and praying at home! Any questions? Email Matt at mgreer@stjohns-abq.org.

Sunday Community Activities: Click HERE to view all Sunday School Classes & groups! Join us in the virtual Sonshine Coffee Zoom immediately following the 11:00 am Worship with church Leadership Team members hosting. Zoom registration is HERE
Thursday, December 31 | 5:30 pm
This has been a difficult year and we have the opportunity to begin the new year with a service of healing and wholeness, bringing our weariness, aches, sadness and concern before the Christ Child laid in a manger bed. There will be a time of “anointing”, so please have a little bowl of oil ready. We will sing songs of the Taize community and have times of silent reflection during our worship experience. Please look for the worship guide and the link to the live-stream on December 31st at 5:30.
Prayer Requests:
The Gruen family in the passing into glory of Marge

Ann Boland and family in the passing into glory of Bob

Roger and Donna Eaton in the passing of sister Virginia Davis

Donna Bruce in the passing of her brother

Karen and Hal Tidler in the passing of their brother-in-law
VIRTUAL PRAYER QUILT
Kelly Giese is the recipient for the prayer quilt on display for December 7 - December 20.

In lieu of tying knots, please pray this prayer (or your own prayer) for Kelly: “Loving Lord, we ask that as Kelly moves forward to a new location and a new ministry, may your Holy Spirit lead and guide her and keep her steadfast, always abounding in your work and in your love. Amen."
 DECEMBER SPECIAL OFFERING: Two Ministries for Children
This month, we have the opportunity to support two wonderful ministries dealing with children. The Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas, has helped troubled children (ages 12-18) find a place to heal and grow in a loving Christian environment for over 125 years. Younger children thrive in homes of loving foster parents. “They (MCH) are here for me when no one else is.” “They never give up on us.” “I now know that God’s going to be there for me.
      A second Methodist-supported haven for children is Providence Place in San Antonio, Texas. Its motto says it all: “Giving God’s Children a Faith, a Family, a Future.” “Providence Place loved me and helped me make the best decision for my child without any pressure,” said one birth mother in the open adoption program. And, as an adoptive couple puts it, “It is indescribable the joy that Abby has brought into our lives.” Providence Place also helps young adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities develop their full potential and learn to live on their own with minimal assistance.  Both of these fine ministries rely on our generous donations.
Contact Us
www.stjohns-abq.org
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours (call only): Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org