June 23, 2019



June 30, 5pm

We are looking forward to this year's Summer Area-Wide on June 30th at 5pm. Milton Jones, President of Christian Relief Fund (CRF) and a long time supporter of university campus ministries in the U.S., is our guest speaker. Please make plans to join us at Netherwood Park CofC for an evening of worship, encouragement, Taco Hut Dinner and of course HOMEMADE PIES!


The CSC is in need of homemade pies for the upcoming Area-wide and Taco Hut dinner. Mountainside has pledged 10-12 pies. If you can help, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.


Today we celebrate the blessing of fathers. As the biblical scholar F.F. Bruce wrote, “God is the archetypal Father; all other fatherhood is a more or less imperfect copy of his perfect Fatherhood.” We are thankful for the many Godly men of this congregation and we continue to pray for our fathers that they may follow in the ways of our Lord.


Join us for a night of fun and baseball at the Isotopes Park on Friday, June 28th at 6:30pm. The cost is $10 per person and kids under two are free. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to reserve your spot. Money is due to Garrett Schmille by June 23rd.


We are excited to welcome back one of our most beloved families. Gary and Barbara Shannon have returned home to Albuquerque after being away for about 20 years. If you remember the Shannons, make sure to give a giant “welcome home” hug. If you have yet to meet them, make sure to introduce yourself and get to know this wonderful couple.

Barbara & Gary Shannon
10 Shannondoah Pl
Edgewood, NM 87015
Gary: 505-270-7610 gwshann@yahoo.com
Barb: 505-270-7280 bshannon3038@yahoo.com


As you may know, the CSC has been blessed with a team of ministry apprentices from Adventures In Missions (AIM) out of Lubbock, TX. We have found housing and furniture, but the three ladies lack transportation. So, we would like to ask our supporters to help us in the search for reliable, affordable transportation. If anyone can help us by donating, leasing, lending or selling a vehicle or 2 we would greatly appreciate it! Please contact Garrett Schmille at 505- 681-4028 or gschmille@gmail.com


Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Father/kid cookout. And thank you also to the Ladies' Class who put on the event.


The ACCH is in need of Summer Fun gift card donations for activities such as museums, Cliff’s Amusement Park, Bible camps, trampoline parks, etc. Details can be located on the flyers posted on the church bulletin boards.


The Drawing Group will meet in room 208 on Saturday, June 29th at 9:30am. We will be painting in water media, drawing in sketchbooks as well as investigating Bible Journaling. If you have questions, contact Elaine Koehler at 505-323-1617


The Albuquerque Christian School has openings for the 2019-2020 school year. ACS is seeking qualified applicants who love children and are willing to serve God in order to benefit our children through the mission of ACS. All applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree. We are seeking a part time PE teacher, a public relations specialist, and someone experienced in communications and IT. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Santo at r.santo@acsrams.com


The Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home is looking for a faithful married couple to serve full time in our ministry as house parents. Interested couples will send their cover letter of interest and resumes to: Everett White, Executive Director, Email: sroberson@acch4kids.org Website: acch4kids.org

Loyal Teens


The teens and I have returned from a week at Kadesh and, wow! It was an amazing, Spirit-filled week. Make sure to grab a teen and ask them about their experience. You won’t be disappointed!



This event is open to all Middle School aged students (and any family members of those students). We are headed to The Main Event for a few hours of fun and excitement as we welcome you to the group. There is no cost for any incoming 6th graders, however for all other attendees there will be $15 charge. Lunch will be included.


June 24-26


June 23 @ 5pm

From Rick’s Desk


In 2004 Victor Yushchenko stood for the presidency of the Ukraine. Vehemently opposed by the ruling party Yushchenko’s face was disfigured and he almost lost his life when he was mysteriously poisoned. This was not enough to deter him from standing for the presidency.

On the day of the election Yushchenko was comfortably in the lead. The ruling party, not to be denied, tampered with the results. The state-run television station reported “ladies and gentlemen, we announce that the challenger Victor Yushchenko has been decisively defeated.”

In the lower right-hand corner of the screen a woman by the name of Natalia Dmitruk was providing a translation service for the deaf community. As the news presenter regurgitated the lies of the regime, Natalia Dmitruk refused to translate them. “I’m addressing all the deaf citizens of Ukraine” she signed. “They are lying and I’m ashamed to translate those lies. Yushchenko is our president.”

The deaf community sprang into gear. They text messaged their friends about the fraudulent result and as news spread of Dmitruk’s act of defiance increasing numbers of journalists were inspired to likewise tell the truth. Over the coming weeks the “Orange Revolution” occurred as a million people wearing orange made their way to the capital city of Kiev demanding a new election. The government was forced to meet their demands, a new election was held and Victor Yushchenko became president. (Borrowed)

Philip Yancey writes, “When I heard the story behind the orange revolution, the image of a small screen of truth in the corner of the big screen became for me an ideal picture of the church. You see we as a church do not control the big screen. (When we do, we usually mess it up.) Go to any magazine rack or turn on the television and you see a consistent message. What matters is how beautiful you are, how much money or power you have. Similarly, though the world includes many poor people, they rarely make the magazine covers or the news shows. Instead we focus on the super rich, names like Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey.… Our society is hardly unique.

Throughout history nations have always glorified winners, not losers. Then, like the sign language translator in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, along comes a person named Jesus who says in effect, Don’t believe the big screen – they’re lying. It’s the poor who are blessed, not the rich. Mourners are blessed too, as well as those who hunger and thirst, and the persecuted. Those who go through life thinking they’re on top end up on the bottom. And those who go through life feeling they’re on the bottom end up on the top. After all, what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and lose his soul?”
Source: Philip Yancey, What Good Is God, pages 184-186

It was hope that motivated the people of Ukraine. They wanted something better and they knew it was out there somewhere. They saw Victor Yushchenko as the one who could get them heading in the right direction. Anyone can overcome dire circumstances; the first step is to realize that there is hope. This is especially true for the believer. The apostle Peter said it like this. 1 Pet. 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” The apostle Paul said something very similar and just as comforting. Rom. 5:1-5

-Rick Hankins

Prayer Requests

Don Keefe has been experiencing several health issues and has been in and out the hospital this past week.

Virginia O’Dell had shoulder replacement surgery on Wednesday and is home recovering.

Jerry Patton had a successful procedure on his leg and will have the same procedure done to the other leg in two weeks.

Sarita Peterson, friend and coworker of Jane Oberg, is battling breast cancer.

Karen Mcelveny had a successful hand surgery on Tuesday to reset some broken bones. She is doing well.

Tommie Bedford is at Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park. She is in room #211.

Dan Scott is still at Canyon Transitional Center.

Prayers for our senior saints: Tommie Bedford, Al Gil; Fran Higginbotham; Arlene DeFoor; Juanita Ortego; Gene Decker; Frank and Maria Ulibarri; Joe and Betty Groom; Betty Frederick-Sowell; Dennis Mangan, Leslie Anyanonu’s father; Gloria Brannan; Rose Hensley, Latayne Scott’s mother; Delora Moore, Jackie Decker’s mother.

Continue to pray for: Mike Erick, Mary House, Karen Scott; Ken Hush, father of Doug Hush; Greg Kelly; Carmen Hudgins, Juanita Ortego’s daughter; Jeff Liddell; Stan Samuels, Steven Samuels’ father; James Stanesic, brother of Carol Stevens; Teresa Groom; Barbara Murphy; Lisa Walker, Steve Boberg’s niece; Babetta (Kay) Darnell, mother of Lance and Bronson; Sam Hanna; Lilah Swan, daughter of Larry and Zrita Martinez; Sharlene and Shannon, Winette and Ira Parr’s daughters; Sherry Abraham’s mother Pat; Sherry Boberg; Guylene Grady, Judy Rogers’ mother; Chris Stringham; Amanda Riccon, Sherry Abraham’s niece; Terry Padilla; Dan Scott; Lin and Jackie Decker; Aleasha Decker.