Church Jottings 6/30/2018

Throughout the summer, members of Casas Adobes meet on Wednesdays at noon for a time of quiet prayer followed by food and fellowship. 

The Service Project Craft Group from Church of the Palms has created an Underground Railroad quilt that is on display at the church. The quilt represents people’s quest for freedom, dignity, and respect.  Each square represents a code signal used at the time. 

United Church of Santa Fe is taking up a special collection to help the work of The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita in its immigration and border efforts!

Pastor Sarah from Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque gave the opening prayer at the Duke City Gladiators game on Saturday. The game was the Superbowl of arena football!  

Encanto is looking to hire a full time caretaker for the church grounds and buildings. Must live on site and housing and utilities are provided along with a stipend. Email

Taos UCC donated $753 plus a variety of personal items to the children incarcerated at the detention center in Tornillo, TX.  To quote Pastor Pam “We can’t heal all the suffering in the world, but together we can always do something.”

Here is a shout out to Martha and Ray Phillips of St Paul’s UCC in Rio Rancho, NM.  Over the last two weeks the couple participated in a teach-in, stood with signs in 3 NM locations, drove to Phoenix for a demonstration at the ICE offices,  and protested at the office of Senator Heinrich in Albuquerque. Faith in action. 

Desert Garden UCC has donated 40 cases of water to the Salvation Army hydration station so far this summer. 

Rincon donated 200 pounds of peanut butter to the ICS Food Bank in June. 

Black Mountain donated 91 bars of soap to the Foothills Food Bank, far surpassing their goal of 50 bars. 

Shepherd of the Hills will participate in the Arcadia 4th of July Parade!  

First Congregational of Albuquerque’s Immigration and Refugee Task Force will be CO-HOSTING with the Albuquerque Monthly Meeting (The Quakers) a 4-part Webinar E-Course on Racism and Sanctuary. The American Friends Service Committee has developed this course. Attend all or one course, as you choose. Call the church for details.  

July 10th “Case Studies: Learning from Experience”

August 7th “Congregational Sanctuary”