2016 NMAC Summer Memory Book
Click here to see the Memory Book
Using the digital publishing program issuu:
Top right - teardrop with plus sign icon allows viewer to clip portions & share on social media. 
Bottom right icons allow viewers to zoom in, view the entire book, view as an open book or as a single page (optimal viewing) or full screen (somewhat blurry).   Thanks to all who sent us pics or who posted their photos on FB.  Your energy & creativity is inspiring! 

We will be creating a similar Back to School Edition.  Please send photos to alli@nmconfum.com by Sept. 9th.    

MOVEMENTUM- RSVP Deadline is Aug. 26th
There are about 20 folks registered.  Don't miss this opportunity!
Click here for all the info & to register

"Missing in Action"
Focuses on Bringing Men Back to Church
Missing in Action - UMM 
Missing in Action - UMM
  The NMAC United Methodist Men's Fall Conference is Sept. 23 - 25, 2016 at Sacramento Camp & Conference Center.  For more info, please contact Jim Mogford: 505-903-4331 

Keynote Address: "O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" by Dr. David Bachelor
     Rev. Dr. David Bachelor, is a Perkins alumnus and Elder in the NM Conference.  He will speak on O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" as it relates to post-traumatic stress and moral injury. Dr. Bachelor is Director of Warrior Wash Ministry, a non-profit organization that helps veterans heal from post-traumatic stress and assists churches to start veterans' ministries.
     As a chaplain in the Navy Reserves, he has deployed twice to Iraq with U.S. Marines and once to Afghanistan with Navy Special Warfare units. In his youth, he also served in the infantry of the US Army. In addition to military deployments, David was part of the law enforcement response to the Los Angeles riots in 1992. It was his own struggle to re-integrate after war that led David to seek God's method of restoring warriors after deployment.
     Education Credentials: BA Social Science from California State University at Sacramento; Masters of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; PhD from Trinity Seminary, Newburgh, IN. Author of: "Death-Shadow: Christianity and Post-traumatic Stress" and "Sacraments of War: The Sword and the Warrior Wash."

Event Location: Tarrant County College South Campus, Student Union, Living Room, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119 
Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Book: The Things They Carried

Please Pray for Rev. David Weyant, Retired Odessa D.S.

Rev. Jane Vaughan, Clovis D.S. requested prayers for Rev. David Weyant, retired District Superintendent for the Odessa District.  After meeting with his doctor, he anticipates the amputation of his leg below the knee. He recently underwent surgery for the removal of part of his foot with only local anesthesia.  He may experience similar complications.  Please lift David up in this difficult time. 

Mount Sequoyah Fall Training Programs & Retreats
Registration is now open for fall educational training events and retreats.
United Methodist Study School:  Sept. 6 - 13
SCJ Mission Academy:  Sept. 11 - 14
Fall Lay Servant Academy:  Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
At the Cross Senior Adult Retreat:  Oct. 17 - 21

Methodist Heritage Dinner
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm
St. John's UMC - ABQ
Estancia UMC

Speaker: Will Steinsiek, NMAC Archivist  
Topic: Benigno Cardenas, "the Monster of Heresy" and the first Methodist Episcopal Church Mission to NM in 1850. 
Menu: Peppercorn roast beef, mushroom cream sauce, roasted garlic red potatoes, calabacitas, garden salad, baked bread, iced tea or coffee and dessert
Cost: $10 
Reservations: Call 505-255-8786  or email: nmarchives@nmconfum.com 

Start Planning Now!
Join Bishop & Leslie Bledsoe on a Cultural & Church Immersion
Cruise to Cuba - October 2017

October 1-8, 2017
Starts in Miami and stops in Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba 
Basic cost: $2747 from ABQ or Amarillo or $2249 Cruise only

     Come join the Bishop and Leslie, along with members of the New Mexico and NWTX Conference for a cultural mission experience in Cuba.  Why Cuba?  It is one of the fastest growing areas for Methodism in the Caribbean.  As your bishop, I believe that we can learn much from our neighbors from the South. Since relations between the USA and Cuba have opened up for more travel and contact, we want to learn more about the Cuban culture and their religious experiences.  The Cuban church has quadrupled in growth over the last 15 years.  The average age of clergy is 30. If you're serious in your desire to immerse yourself in another culture, this is your invitation to join us for a spiritual journey to Cuba!   
Bishop W. Earl & Leslie Bledsoe 
New Mexico/Northwest Texas UMC Conferences 

Limitless: Young United Methodist Women's  
group helps youth stay strong in Christ
by Jessica Brodie
     Samoria Jacquel Session, 18, knows how important it is to stay strong in the Lord and stay connected to her church.
     Temptations and other evils of the world circle her and her friends daily, and Session said being involved not only in worship but in church groups helps them rise above trouble and keep their focus on God.
     One of those church groups, Limitless, is a new way specifically for younger women like Session to walk more boldly with God and take a more active role in the life of the church. A sect of United Methodist Women, Limitless started a few years ago to help younger girls and women ages 14-30 get involved in United Methodist Women in a way that fits their generation. 
Click here to read the full article. 


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Lay Servant School
Lay Servant School
Church Historian Training
Methodist Heritage Dinner 
Heritage Tour
SCJ Mission Academy 
MissionInsite Training
MissionInsite Training
MissionInsite Training 
CLM Training Begins
UMM-Fall Conference  
Fall Clergy Retreat
Coaching - Basic Training
Lay Servant School 
Prep for Prof. Coaching Cert.Training

St. Paul's UMC-El Paso
St. Luke's - El Paso
St. John's - ABQ
St. John's - ABQ 
St. John's - ABQ
Mt. Sequoyah 
Center Street - Tucumcari
FUMC - Artesia
El Paso District
St. Paul's-ABQ 
Sacramento C&C Center

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

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