June 9, 2019


Father/Kid Cookout

June 15, 12-3pm

Attention fathers and grandfathers: the 2nd Annual Father/Kid Cookout is on Saturday, June 15th from 12-3pm. Lots of food, fun, and games. Sign up in the foyer. Invite your children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, and neighbors.

ACS Open House

June 15, 10-2pm

You are invited! ACS is holding an Open House on Saturday, June 15th. This is an opportunity for our community to come and see our new building and all the blessings of the past year. It will be a come and go event from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. 4931 McLeod NE

VBS: Thank You

VBS was a huge success again this year. Nearly 100 kids got to hear the message of the Good News. A big “Thank You” to Joan and Gary Colwell and their puppet crew for putting on a fantastic show. Thank you also to Crystal Forbes and Kellie Lewis for planning and coordinating the week. And a special thanks to the many teachers, group leaders, kitchen crew, volunteers, and youth group kids who helped make VBS possible.

Thank You

The youth group would like to thank the congregation for it’s generosity with last weeks cookout. We were able to raise $2,700 for youth events this summer.

CSC Summer Area-Wide

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!

New Wednesday Night Class

Ladies Class, room 208
A 12-week study of Biblical Truths

Young Adults, room 202
Death and Resurrection of the Messiah


Congratulations to Lindsay and Breck Vernon on the birth of their son, Gage Decklan, born May 31st, weighing 6lbs, 13oz. Roger and Julia Holloman are the proud grandparents.

House Parents Needed

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

Summer Fun ACCH

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.

Thank You

To my Mountainside family, I appreciate the cards and phone calls sent my way after my knee surgery. I attribute my successful recovery to the prayers of this family we call Mountainside. Thank you so very much, Dee Stone

Thank You

Dear Church family, Thank you for all the cards, gifts, and well wishes as I end my time in the Cradle Roll. It was a pleasure seeing so many babies going through my classes through the years. You all mean so much to me! Love you, Lucinda Shelton

Drawing Group

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

ACS Positions

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

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made it up to Ponderosa Christian Camp yesterday for the annual BBQ. It was a great time with friends and family in the beautiful Jemez mountains.

Loyal Teens


Right now a bunch of us are headed to Kadesh Leadership Camp in ACU. We should be back in ABQ by 5pm on the following Saturday. Can’t wait for another great week!

Thank You

Thank you to all the teens who volunteered at VBS.

6th Grade Initiation


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.

Hardwork Camp

June 24-26

Park Night

June 23 @ 5pm

From Rick’s Desk

Living in Hope Daily

When we study God’s Word on hope, we find that it is not defined as living in the clouds and dreaming of a better life. It is not merely a projection of somewhere we would rather be or something we would rather do. A Believer’s hope is not passive, it’s active. Hope opens our eyes to the here and now and allows us to live differently. We are not blinded by societies’ thirst for possession and power. Instead, we are given a source of energy (hope) to walk through the world knowing God’s promises.

The Bible teaches us that the promises of God are not “permission” to sit down and wait passively for whatever to come about, as if by magic. Take Abraham for instance. With God’s promises came actions to be obeyed, "Leave your country and your home for the land I will show you." (Genesis 12:1) To enter into God’s promise, Abraham is called to go make a pilgrimage to undergo a new beginning.

A similar call to action occurred not long after Jesus gave the Great Commission (Matt.28:19,20). It happened at Jesus’ ascension when the angel told the awe-struck disciples, “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”(Acts 1:8-11) You see, believing that our savior lives is not meant to take our minds off the tasks of life but rather, it’s a call to go.

Even with this believer’s hope and the indwelling of the Spirit, we live in deep solidarity with a humanity that has cut itself off from God. In short, we live in a sinful world. The apostle Paul speaks of the suffering of this world as he writes, "We ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly" (Romans 8:18-23). Our faith is not a privilege that takes us out of the world. We "groan" with the world, sharing its pain. But we live this situation in hope, knowing that in Christ, "the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining" (1 John 2:8).

You see, hope means discovering, in the present, at this time, an unstoppable life that leads continuously forward and upward, committing to Christ our whole being. We plant seeds of renewal that will bear fruit when the time comes. And we know the time will come, for God has promised it.

-Rick Hankins

Prayer Requests

Tommie Bedford, was moved to Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park, formerly known as The Medical Resort Rehab. She is in room #211.

Dan Scott is still at Canyon Transitional Center. He is not able to receive visitors at this time but greatly appreciates phone calls and cards.

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.