The following events are not necessarily sponsored by the AGO Albuquerque Chapter, but often involve our members. They are added here for your information, as we are notified about them.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Jan. 18 – 25, 2020
The 2020 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (cf. Acts 28:2). As we gather annually throughout the world to pray for the unity of Christians we are reminded of the importance of the need for “unusual kindness” in the dialogue that leads to growth in unity. We do this in a world where separation and division hinder the quest for Christian Unity. In 2020, we are being called to show unusual kindness towards one another.
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches of all faiths are called together to form a vibrant and prayerful witness for Christian Unity by heeding Jesus’s prayer “that they all may be one.” This is an open invitation for all Christians to pray together at any of the following ecumenical events:
Sun, Jan 19 at 12:15 pm *Immaculate Conception, 619 Copper Ave., NW Alb, 247.4271
Mon, Jan 20 at 7 pm St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution Ave, NE-ABQ, is hosting a musical evening featuring 3 choirs including their own choir, First United Methodist Choir; and the Albuquerque Catholic Women’s Choir. Event benefits Family Promise with a free will donation. Call 298.5596
Tues, Jan 21 at 5:15 pm United Church of Santa Fe is hosting a Prayer Service with Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church and St. Bede’s Episcopal Church at 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Road, Santa Fe. Potluck 505.988.3295
Wed, Jan 22 at 6 pm Taizé Service at Sanctuario de Chimayo in the Santo Nino Chapel, 505.689.2404
Fri, Jan 24 at 7pm Evening of Prayer – Our Lady of the Annunciation, ABQ 505.298.7553
*Immaculate Conception has been feeding the homeless and hungry for eleven years. Volunteers for the Bread and Blessings ministry come from many of the parishes in the city and surrounding areas. The United Church of Christ has been instrumental in providing bottled water and sack lunches for carry out after the meal. The meal is supported by in-kind donations. Please call 505-247-4271 for information. Pastors at Cathedral Basilica, First Presbyterian and Church of the Holy Faith Episcopal will have a panel discussion regarding their faith traditions. Please call the Cathedral 505.982.5619 for date/time. For more information, please call Rose Garcia at 505.831.8243.
Sunday, January 26 – 3:00pm A Festival of Psalms
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112,
Featuring the choirs of Congregation Albert, St. Luke Lutheran, St. Timothy’s Lutheran, and Special Guests. A freewill offering will be collected in support of HopeWorks and their work to end homelessness in Albuquerque. Contact Pauleta Hendrickson for more info.
Sunday February 9 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Coro Santa Fe: Heartstrings – Songs of Love
St John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Coro Santa Fe, under the direction of C. Scott Hagler, sings love songs from throughout time, accompanied by beautiful poetry. Tickets: southwestarts.org
Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102