Where to get All the South Central Jurisdictional Conference News
You can watch all the action at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference. 
The Conference officially starts at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 14th.

Click here for Live Stream
If you use Twitter, the hashtag will be #scj16 and we will post
the big news on the NM Conference - UMC & New Mexico UMC People Facebook pages.

South Central Jurisdiction Mission Academy

September 11-14, 2016
The 2016 South Central Jurisdiction Mission Academy registration is NOW OPEN! Join us at Mt. Sequoyah in Fayettville, Arkansas to learn more about Asset Based Community Response, Disaster Long-Term Recovery, Community Based Health Care, Connecting Neighbors in Disaster Response, and more! 
Click here for all the info

MOVEMENTUM - Create a Discipleship Pathway for your Church
How do we change the focus from creating members to lifting up engaged disciples?

Facilitated by Ken Willard - Author & Church Leadership Coach
Time: 10 am - 3 pm  
Dates & Locations:
Friday, Sept. 9th - St. Luke's - El Paso 
Saturday, Sept. 10th - St. John's - ABQ
Monday, Sept. 12th - Center Street - Tucumcari
Tuesday, Sept. 13th - FUMC - Artesia

$25 per person w/ lunch - RSVP by August 26th
Click here to register online
Click here for printable Registration Form 

Seeking Administrative Assistant for District Offices
Seeking a qualified person with good people skills to provide administrative support, coordination and office integration for 3 regional directors. This part-time position (30 hours per week) is located in Albuquerque.
For more details, go to: www.nmconfum.com/classifieds/  
Send Professional Resume including references to:  
Rev. James E. Large
11816 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Leadership Institute 2016
    We invite churches to bring their ministry leaders to one of the largest mainline church leadership events in the country, bringing together leaders who share a passion for renewing the local church.  Over the past 18 years, more than 25,000 leaders have returned to their congregations and communities ready to lead with impact, vitality, excellence, passion and boldness after participating at Leadership Institute. Year over year, church leaders return to this important training, bringing a team in order to expand the impact of practical leadership principles and inspirational and visionary teaching with a spirit of renewal.
     We are thrilled to share with you some of the highlights of this year's Leadership Institute:
  • Plenary sessions led by Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton, taking participants to Egypt to explore Essential Lessons for Leaders from the Life of Moses.
  • Keynote session with Haydn Shaw, a leading generational expert, sharing insights on how the church can effectively navigate generational differences and reach 5 unique generations.
  • An Evening of Praise and Worship with guest preacher Bishop Will Willimon and Resurrection's traditional choir and orchestra.
  • Over 80 ministry specific workshops offered in a variety of ministry areas, led by Resurrection staff and guest speakers
  • Pre-Institute sessions on Wednesday, September 28 for in-depth learning, led by leading practitioners
  • Fellowship, networking, and encouragement
Details and registration can be found at li.cor.org. Super Early Bird Deadline is July 13.  Workshops fill quickly, so register today for the best rates and availability.  Questions? Contact us at sharechurchevents@cor.org or 913-232-4139.

Top Four Worst, and Best, Ways to Help After a Disaster
by Susan Kim
     When disaster strikes, often we see heart-wrenching images on television. People have lost everything. Their homes are swept away or lie in a tangled heap. Their belongings are ruined.
     We immediately want to help - a good intention that stems from compassion for our fellow human beings. However, be certain to couple your compassion with good judgment on the best ways to help disaster survivors.
     Here are the top four most common pitfalls into which helpers fall after a disaster - and what they should do instead.

CLM Training to Begin in September

All the info on the NM Conference Webpage
Click here

Lay Servant Ministries Courses
Lay Servant School - Basic Course
July 15 - 16, 2016
Asbury UMC - Odessa
$35 per person
Register: Charles Cotten - 432-296-2975

Lay Servant School - Basic & Advance Courses
August 26 & 27  (Friday afternoon & all day Saturday)
First UMC - Albuquerque
Contact John Milholland milholland93@q.com

Lay Servant School - Basic & Advance Courses
September 9th (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and September 10th, 2016 (9:00 am to 4.00 pm)
St. Paul's UMC - El Paso
$35 - basic; $45 - advanced
Contact: Frances Gonzalez 915-240-1783
Register by Aug. 15th

Lay Servant School
FUMC - Roswell
Basic - Saturday, August 6th (9 am - 4 pm)
Advanced - Saturday, August 20th (9 am - 4 pm)
Contact: Tina Cross (575)420-3701 or Laird Cross (575)420-5301.


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SCJ Conference
UMW - Mission U
Lay Servant School
Lay Servant School
Lay Servant School
Church Historian Training
Heritage Tour
SCJ Mission Academy
CLM Training Begins
Fall Clergy Retreat
Coaching - Basic Training

Wichita, KS
Asbury UMC-Odessa
St. Paul's UMC-El Paso
St. Luke's - El Paso
St. John's - ABQ
St. John's - ABQ
Fayetteville, AK
Center Street - Tucumcari
FUMC - Artesia

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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