CCYM 2016 - February
Making UMCOR kits

Laying on of Hands

ROC 2016 - March

Thanks to Jon Kuncel, St. Paul's UMC-ABQ; Zach Bechtold, FUMC-Hobbs;  
and Christ UMC-ABQ for photos.

12 Crazy Cool Ministry Ideas from Churches Just Like Yours
(A few of these are fabulous ideas for children & youth ministries.)

By Esther Laurie
Whether you're part of a big church or a small church, these are great ideas to inspire you and energize your brainstorming and planning for the year. In no particular order, here are 12 fantastic church ministries creatively meeting unique needs in their communities.
Click here to read all the ideas

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 

GC2016 60 Days Prayer Workshop

Rev. Tom Albin, Dean of the Upper Room & Ecumenical Relations hosted a 60 Days of Prayer Workshop at FUMC-ABQ on Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 20 & 21st.  The workshop began with a discussion of a verse of scripture.  What words or phrases stuck out?  What parts brought an emotional response and why?  What imagery or invitation was offered?  We acknowledged that General Conference 2016 is bound to be as loud and contentious as General Conferences past. Participants shared images of blood, hope rising up, bridges between factions, what it means to be sisters & brothers, and allowing God's grace to finally move through what divides us. 

We then were instructed on how to make prayer beads that will be given to Delegates and leaders who will be involved in GC2016.  Rev. Eddie Rivera, Clergy GC Delegate was in attendance and the group blessed him as he prepares to enter into this difficult, but much needed work ahead. 

The NM Conference Prayer Vigil date is Wednesday, April 27th.  Individuals, groups and churches can pray any creative way they would like.  Multiple sign-ups per slot is fine.


Reminder - Spring Ahead Next Sunday - March 13th

 Don't Forget to Take those Easter Pics for the Conference Memory Book! 
Paradise Hills - Fat Tuesday

Train your Heart to Glow in the Dark 
Spiritual Formation Seminar
Donna K. Berry, Certified Spiritual Director
At Springer First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Cost: $25
Make Checks to: Springer First UMC
PO Box 67, Springer NM 87747
Choose to Let God's Light Shine through you


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UMW Spiritual Retreat
NM History Conference
SWIFT Young Adult Spring Work Camp
Odessa Pre-Conference Meeting
Roswell Pre-Conference Meeting
Clovis Pre-Conference Meeting
El Paso Pre-Conference Meeting
ABQ Pre-Conference Meeting
Farmington Pre-Conference Meeting
NMAC 24 hours to Pray for General Conf
General Conference
Early Bird Workshops 
NM Annual Conference

Farmington, NM
First UMC-Odessa
Trinity UMC-Roswell
First UMC-Clovis
St. Luke's UMC-El Paso
St. Stephen's UMC-ABQ
First UMC-Farmington 

Portland, OR
Roswell, NM 
Roswell, NM


For more information of any of these events, click here to go to our Conference Calendar   

Conference Calendar
UMC website


New Mexico Annual Conference

11816 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Receptionist Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

(800) 678-8786 toll free; (505) 255-8786; (505) 265-6184 fax

Click here to view our staff listing 



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