Zia Gazette - Zia United Methodist Church

Zia Gazette
ZIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Volume 1, Issue 2
The children and youth of
Zia invite everyone to skate
with them on Sunday,
February 8 at The Genoveva
Chavez Community Center.
•
AT
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Zia will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a
pancake
supper at 6
pm.
Bring fruit,
bacon,
sausage, or
whatever
you enjoy
on your
pancakes if
you wish! No charge, but an offering will
be taken to support feeding ministries.
BEWELLNM INSURANCE
DISCUSSION - FEB 1ST
12 PM
Meet at Zia at 12:30 to
carpool to the Chavez Center
or meet our group there at
12:45.
Movie Night
February 2015
Ice Skating Party
Ash Wednesday
•
HCI TEAM MEETING
FEBRUARY 1 AT 12:45
•
MISSIONS MEETING FEB 2ND AT 5 PM
•
ICE SKATING - FEB 8TH
1 PM CHAVEZ CENTER
•
MOVIE NIGHT - FEB
20TH AT 6 PM
•
HEALTHY CHURCH INITIAFEB 28TH FROM 10 AM
TO 3 PM - ALB.
TIVE CLUSTER MEETING
Lent, the church season of
preparation for Easter, begins
on Ash Wednesday, which
falls on February 18 this year.
A service of imposition of
ashes will be held on Ash
Wednesday at 6 pm.
The next Movie Night will
be Friday, February 20th at
6 pm - Secondhand Lions.
Come enjoy a good movie,
conversation and of course
popcorn and other snacks!
Inside this issue:
HEALTHY CHURCH
INITIATIVE
2
HANSEL & GRETEL
2
2015 LEGISLATURE
3
RADICAL HOSPITALITY
4
DATES
5
Zia Gazette
Healthy Church Ini a ve
Your Healthy
Church Ini a ve
team had a good
day in
Albuquerque on
Saturday, January
24. We are
commi!ed in
2015 to learning
and planning
together with other
churches in our
conference how Zia
can con nue to grow
spiritually and
numerically in the
community.
Hansel and Gretel
Elizabeth Funaro with The Witch
About twenty five
of Zia’s
congrega on
enjoyed a free
Hansel and Gretel
performance that
was given by
Performance
Santa Fe
Angel & Tina Funck with Hansel
Community Opera
on January 11th at the
Sco7sh Rite Center.
Amazingly the kids sat
quietly right in front of
the stage to be a part of
the story.
The kids were told
before the performance
began that they were
Michael Renner with The Witch
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Michael Renner & Tina Funck with
the Ballerina
not to stand up so
they would not block
anyone else’s view.
So at the end of the
performance when all
the adults stood up to
clap the kids stayed
seated on the floor as
they were told to do.
(Maybe it had
something to do with
the whole Hansel and
Gretel story…)
Volume 1, Issue 2
When Blaine Wimberly
told me the Interfaith
Leadership Alliance of
Santa Fe would be
par cipa ng in the
Witness for the People at
the opening of the New
Mexico legislature, I knew I
had to be there. This was
just another step along a
path I began many years
ago. Even before the
1980’s my faith
commitments led me to
par cipate in many
ac vi es involving sociopoli cal issues. And
Tuesday, January 20,
provided two more steps
along that path of Chris an
witness.
In the morning Blaine and I
were across the street
from the Roundhouse for
public hearings before the
Public Regula on
Commission (PRC).
Representa ves from faith
communi es throughout
the state affiliated with
New Mexico Interfaith
Power and Light stood
behind Joan Brown, OSF,
as she presented
tes mony encouraging the
commissioners to move
beyond the current PNM
proposal. More solar and
wind power investments
are preferable to
con nuing with coal. As a
new Trustee at Zia UMC it
is important for me to
understand what is
involved in current energy
policies of the PRC. We are
examining the details
involved in a solar
installa on at the church.
Tuesday a>ernoon we
joined the crowd gathering
in the Roundhouse
Rotunda. By 3:00 there
was standing room only as
people reviewed the four
printed pages detailing the
program. I’ve been to
many of these interfaith
celebra ons but this one
truly inspired me with the
depth and scope of issues
covered. Divine Order and
the glorious work of the
Holy Spirit were evident
throughout the event.
Fortunately the Unitarian
Universalist Congrega on
of Santa Fe not only shared
their talented choir but
had an excellent
videographer recording
the event. Take a look at
h!p://www.uusantafe.org
and enjoy the wonderful
words of The Reverend Dr.
James Forbes, Senior
Minister Emeritus,
Riverside Church, New
York City. Then listen to
Blaine at about minute 38
as she joined sixteen other
faith leaders in the
responsive reading of the
Prayers of the People.
Copies of those prayers
have been delivered to
members of the
legislature.
WITNESS FOR THE
PEOPLE - 2015
INTERFATH
LEADERSHIP
ALLIANCE
IN THE ROTUNDA OF
THE ROUNDHOUSE
ON THE HOME PAGE
http://www.uusantafe.org/
BLAINE IS @ 38:55.
With our liberty to worship
freely as people of faith
comes the responsibility to
par cipate in the
governance of this state,
and this na on. May each
of us take whatever
opportuni es are available
to let our voices be heard,
expressing what comes
from our grateful hearts.
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Radical Hospitality
A couple of Bishop Robert Schnase’s
prac ces of fruiJul congrega ons
have entered into conversa ons at
Zia recently. We discussed passionate
worship at our worship workshop
and heard about risk-taking mission
and ministry in Sunday’s sermon. A
third prac ce is radical hospitality.
We have an opportunity to
offer hospitality and be in
ministry with another
congrega on in our
community, a Spanishspeaking Seventh-Day
Adven st church in transi on from
their current loca on and looking for
a place of their own. They are a
larger congrega on (about 100 in
worship) with an ac ve youth group
and will be using the church and
educa on building on Saturdays (the
seventh day) and on Wednesday
evenings. The trustees are currently
working out details for the sharing of
space which we expect to begin in
March.
worship on Saturdays, the
Sabbath (literally the seventh
day), the day God gave to us all
for rest. We, along with most
protestant denomina ons,
worship on Sunday because
that was the prac ce of the
early church; recognizing
Sunday (the eighth day) as
the day of resurrec on.
The advantage in our
situa on is that our
building can more easily
accommodate both
congrega ons, meaning that
our building can be more fully
used, which is good
stewardship of our resources.
They will be saving money
toward another loca on; we
will have some help with our
budget shorJall.
Seventh-Day Adven sts are a
protestant Chris an denomina on.
They are dis nc ve in that they
Pastor Blaine
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Like Abraham we are blessed to
be a blessing. Unlike Abraham,
we have the land on which we
dwell.
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
ZIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3368 Governor Miles Rd
Santa Fe NM 87507
Phone: 505-471-0997
Fax: 505-471-9331
Email: info@ziaumc.org
Birthdays and Anniversaries
February 5th - Linda Palmer
February 7th - Lina Germann
February 8th - Be!y Bangs
February 10th - Glenda Deyloff
February 16th - Roberta Linn
February 21st - Bre Zamora
February 28th - Ginny Boylls
We’re on the Web
www.ziaumc.org
The Lunch Bunch had a wonderful
lunch on January 27th at the Double
Dragon and will enjoy the next lunch
on February 17th at the Olive Garden.
Come Join the fun!
♦
Feb 1st - Fellowship
Potluck lunch at 12 noon
♦
Feb 15th - Finance
Mee ng at 11 am
♦
Feb 2nd - Missions
mee ng at 5 pm
♦
Feb 15th Administra ve Council
Mee ng at 12 noon
♦
Feb 8th - Chavez Center
Ice Ska ng at 1 pm
♦
Feb 17th - Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Supper
at 6pm
♦
Feb 12th - St. Elizabeth’s
Dinner, take by 5 pm
♦
Feb 12th - Samson &
The Pirate Monks -7 pm
Charles Barbees’ home
♦
Feb 18th - Ash
Wednesday - Service at
6 pm
♦
Feb 13th - Women at
the Well - 6 to 8 pm
♦
Feb 20th - Family Movie
Night at 6 pm Secondhand Lions
♦
Feb 25th - Family Life
Radio Estate Planning at
7 pm in Educa on Bldg.
♦
Feb 28th - Healthy
Church Ini a ve cluster
mee ng in Albuquerque
from 10 am to 3 pm