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Religious Education by Kellie Ingram, DRE

Religious Education by Kellie Ingram, DRE

Welcome April, a month of rebirth, regrowth, and renewal!

Religious Education will be closing out March with our second litter pick up event. Volunteers from both RE and the SJ committees met a few weeks ago to collect trash along the main street in Mesilla. Our next scheduled pick up is also for the Mesilla area, in the Dove Canyon mobile home park, where our initiative has been welcomed by the park manager. A special THANK YOU to Jean Gilbert and Dave Rice for their organization and leadership.

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Social Justice

Social Justice

The Board of Directors and Rev. Dr. Xolani Kacela have approved the request of the Social Justice Committee to establish a Little Free Pantry at our church.  Sara Thomas and Rabbitt Loring built it and Olive Ingram decorated it.  This is a wonderful outreach service to our community reflecting the vision, mission, and principles of our congregation.

Rev. Kacela will lead a brief Blessing service for the new ministry at 9:00am on Saturday, April 17.  We hope you will be able to attend the service wearing a mask and maintaining social distance from others in attendance.

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Roundtable

April 4: Easter, family day, so there will be no Roundtable

April 11: Joel Brown, USDA Scientist, Co-Director of Southwest Climate Hub & Church member; “Climate Change Surrender or Fight Back” The Southwest Climate Hub studies adaptation and mitigation strategies for coping with climate change effects on agricultural productivity. SW Climate Hub Region is made up of six states: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii (plus the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands).

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Library Corner by Rabbitt Loring

Our church is blessed with an amazing group of volunteers who have kept the library open for all of us to have access during the time this pandemic has changed so much in our lives. Every Tuesday and Thursday our tireless volunteers have staffed our space so that we can drop off and pick up items for each other, leave aluminum Cans for Critters, and help patrons find good books to read. They re-shelve books and help check out books, magazines and puzzles. (Did you know we have jigsaw puzzles and magazines to help you while away your quarantine hours?)

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