Easter Digital Advertising Grant Recipients
El Paso Represents!

Two churches in the El Paso District were awarded the Easter Digital Advertising Grant by UMCOM - Rethink Church:  Trinity-First UMC and West Hills UMC.  The grant provides digital advertising from February 15th - March 27th.  These grants are geo-targeted in the churches areas and click through to the churches' websites.  Congratulations!    

Annual Conference Planning Team - WHY*HOW*WHAT
Submitted by Provost, Randall Partin 
     Beginning in August of last year, the Annual Conference Planning Team has been meeting and preparing for this year's meeting of the New Mexico Annual Conference in Roswell, June 2-4. The theme for this year's Annual Conference is "Developing Effective Leaders" and comes from our Conference-wide Vision and our specific areas of focus.
     Before we did anything else, our Planning Team gathered in prayer and engaged in a discernment process formed around six powerful questions (from Patrick Lencioni's terrific book The Advantage):
  • Why are we here?
  • How will we behave in doing this - what are our values?
  • What has to happen?
  • How will we know when we've succeeded?
  • What's most important right now?
  • Who does what?
     Every time we have met (and every time we meet in the future), we return to these questions, lest we fall into the trap of doing things the way we've always done them, fall into the trap of auto-piloting our way through this process, or fail to ask ourselves the hard questions.

Conference Board of Global Ministries Spring 2016 Newsletter
The deadlines for many of the grants are either March 1st or March 15th.  If you have a worthy ministry, don't miss out on receiving financial support. There is lots more information in the Spring Newsletter. 

Pre-General Conference 2016 Videos

All the information you will need to prepare for GC2016 is here!
Hours & hours of video fun
Click here for all the videos 

ROC - Rhythm of Christ
March 2-6, 2016
A weekend spiritual retreat for youth in grades 6-8. ROC is a retreat that is fully planned, led, and sponsored by NMSU Wesley Foundation.  Registration for this event is also handled by the NMSU Wesley Foundation. PLEASE DO NOT SEND REGISTRATION FORMS TO 
                   Click HERE for REGISTRATION FORM 
PLEASE send completed forms to NMSU Wesley --NOT to Sacramento! 
Contact NMSU Wesley:  wesleynmsu@gmail.com    
Contact NMSU Wesley Director: xatorres@nmsu.edu    575.571.5910 

Trinity UMC-Clovis Creates a Health Hut for Kenya
A new missions project is being undertaken. God is still in the miracle performing business. We are turning a shipping container into a portable clinic and sending it to Kenya to be available for visiting health providers. We are in contact with several churches who have done this and realize it is a huge undertaking, but we feel very strongly that God has given us this mission. If you want to help with a wonderful undertaking either monetarily or with construction or supplies, please let us know! There are already some very promising offers. God still equips the called!!

On January 11, 2016, a 40-foot shipping container was delivered to the parking lot at Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis, NM. In her sermon, Oct.25, 2015, Pastor Amy Jordan said, "Jesus approaches us where we are and asks, 'What do you want me to do for you?' Like Bartimaeus, we can ask for the impossible. God gave Edwin Ford a vision of the impossible and he asked God. Now we are seeing God make it possible. Much help will be needed and gladly accepted with construction, outfitting and funding. You are invited to be part of this vision and be in on the miracle happening in the parking lot.

As of Feb. 15, 2016: 
* The container was donated. 
* A banner was created and donated. 
* About $2500 has already been donated. 
* The Carpet Shop has donated the flooring.  
* Norris Electric is donating the wiring.  
* The flooring is installed and the walls and doors are framed.

Submitted by request by Trinity UMC-Clovis 



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Art of the Open-Ended Question
ROC - Middle School Camp
Bishop Bledsoe in Worship
UMW Spiritual Retreat
SWIFT Young Adult Spring Work Camp
NMAC 24 hours to Pray for General Conf
General Conference
Early Bird Workshops 
NM Annual Conference

St. Paul's UMC-ABQ
First UMC, Deming

Portland, OR
Roswell, NM 
Roswell, NM


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