HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Here are some reminders and some news...
Firsts and foremosts...
(1) A very big THANK YOU from Father Dan and Deacon Jane for all the kind thoughts, prayers and gifts received during this Christmas season!
(2) This Sunday is STOREHOUSE SUNDAY when we'll be collecting canned proteins, diapers (sizes 2-3-4), baby food, cash & checks (payable to Hope). From the Storehouse: Thank you, Hope! Your generosity has touched our hearts.
(3) Monthly Spiritual Fellowship (CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE IN JANUARY) meets the second Tuesday of each month during the school year. The meeting on Jan 09 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM will be held at the home of Elizabeth Baca (7308 Hawthorne Ave. NE 87113) -- join us for refreshments, fellowship and a viewing & discussion of the first part of Act II of the play Women of the Gospel Witness Jesus. Deacon Jane will lead a discussion of Peter's mother-in-law, the widow of Nain, the woman who touched Jesus' garment, and the woman at the well. For more information, contact Elizabeth Baca at Leezbet75@yahoo.com or at 604-0412.
(4) Intercessory Prayer Group will be meet on Wednesday Jan 10 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM downstairs in Classroom A. THERE WILL NOT BE A 10:30-11:00 AM study session this week.
(5) Something's Brewing will meet on Wednesday Jan 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at The Whole Hog (9880 Montgomery Blvd. NE #1 near Eubank).
(6) Hope for the Hungry -- The Rock... Our next visit will be on Friday Jan 12 at 11:00 AM. The signup sheet is in the entry corridor. We need 10 volunteers.
(7) 2018 Annual Parish Congregational Meeting (recapping fiscal year 2017 and projections for 2018) will be held on Sunday Jan 28 immediately following the service. Notice has been given to all pursuant to the Hope Bylaws.
(8) Should Hope+in+the+Desert be included in your Will? If you have any questions, talk to Father Dan or David Dixon.
(9) DID YOU KNOW??
-- Smith's Grocery Stores has a Community Rewards Program and Hope is a participant! You can go online and update your rewards card account to ensure Hope is listed to receive the benefit of your purchases!
-- Amazon.com has an Amazon Associates Rewards Program and Hope is a participant! Make your Amazon purchases through the Hope website so Hope can reap some rewards!
(10) Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching !! We need a volunteer coordinator & volunteers to help with the Pancake Supper on Tuesday Feb 13. If you can help, contact Red at the Church.
Our regular programming...
(1) Eucharist Service (celebrating Epiphany) Sunday Jan 07 at 10:00 AM
-- Children's Sunday School meets at 9:45 AM downstairs in Classroom E
(2) AA Open Step Study meets each Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM downstairs in Classroom B.
Hope+in+the+Desert is an intergenerational, Christ-centered community that welcomes everyone, no matter where you are in your spiritual search. I trust that you will feel God's joyful presence in our church and in its people.
Fr. Dan Tuton, Rector
Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
Children's Sunday School, 9:45AM
Youth Group, 9:00AM (Classroom D)
Child care provided
8700 Alameda Blvd. NE (Hope Plaza)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Office: (505) 830-0572
Fax: (505) 821-3116