Community Outreach & Creation Care

"Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Creation."

Interfaith Shelter Week Thank You
A special thank you to those who served as group leaders, cooks, prayers, servers, door checkers, sleeping bag distributors during United's Interfaith Shelter Week! Over 50 people volunteered at the Interfaith Shelter. Thank you for your willingness to walk in God's love.

Intergenerational Mission Trip
The 2014 Intergenerational Mission Trip to the Navajo Nation is April 5-10 (Santa Fe Public Schools Spring Break). The trip includes service, education, and outdoor recreation. It's a trip that is focused on building relationships across generations, while serving a community in the Southwest.

Knitwits
Tuesday, April 15, 10 am - 12 noon

We meet at United to crochet and knit items for our Outreach (teen families, Esperanza, Hospice, etc.). New members and everyone welcome! Please contact Mary Noonan for more information (986-8809).

St. Elizabeth Shelter
Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 pm

This month's dinner at St. Elizabeth Shelter is Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 pm. We are always in need of extra hands (and food)! If you are interested in helping please sign-up in the Community Room or contact Brandon (988-3295). Last month, 10 adults and 2 children served and/or prepared food for 35 guests at St. Elizabeth Shelter.

Due to the increased response to St. Elizabeth Shelter, we are currently organizing another opportunity to serve at Casa Familia, the shelter for women and children. Please watch the newsletter and bulletin for further information.

Desert Faith Team
Our Lenten Season theme of discipleship has included "earth discipleship," signaled by the March 20 - 21 "Sing for the Earth, Pray for the Earth, Act for the Earth" conference and the planting of trees. A twist on this same theme came with a retreat on "watershed discipleship" in early April at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church, which has proclaimed itself a "watershed community." What United's GreenFaith certification program and now Mennonite colleagues in Albuquerque share is this "discipleship of place"- a Christian way of life in keeping with where we live. We might summarize this in the way "watershed discipleship" does:

• We won't save places we don't love.
• We can't love places we don't know.
• We don't know places we haven't learned.

The Lenten/Easter journey of discipleship is certainly about more than this; but for us, in this place, it is not about less.

United We Run/Walk and Cookout!

Sunday, May 4
Following the 11:00 Service
Proceeds to Benefit
Local Non-Profits

 

United also advocates for human rights for GLBT persons and immigrants, the environment and other concerns.

Many members serve on nonprofit boards including our Senior Minister, Talitha Arnold, who currently serves on the Bioethics Committee for St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Alumni Board of Yale Divinity School, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. She was a founding member of the city Children’s and Youth Commission, President of Habitat for Humanity, and the Ministerial Alliance. Associate Minister Brandon Johnson serves on the Salazar Partnership Board and the Interfaith Leadership Alliance.




“... but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8