Office: 621 B, N. Main St., Clovis NM 88102
PO Box 894
Phone: (575)769-1755 FAX: (575)769-2721
Report of the Clovis District to The New Mexico
Annual Conference - 2014:
In Isaiah, God said, “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing, now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” The pastors and the people of the Clovis District have heard that scripture in all kinds of ways this year.
Last summer we encouraged all the 45 churches to participate in a time of prayer and fasting. After 40 days, listening meetings were held to bring clusters of congregations together—to see each other and to understand they are not alone. Then this spring we are planning a district mission trip so that folks who would like to go on a mission trip can with others in the district. If one person in each of our churches can get excited about mission, I believe it can make a huge difference in the way the churches behave in their communities.
At present we look forward to a new thing in the northeastern part of our district. We are rolling out a four-point charge at Clayton/Amistad/Logan/Nara Visa. Jay Jones is our presiding elder for the charge. The spring will bring training for the laity to preach, teach, and administer the four churches. How exciting to look at “new” ways to make disciples!
The Clovis District is a vibrant, mission-oriented, and welcoming group of churches, congregations, and pastors. I am truly grateful to God to be a part of this corner of the kingdom of God.
Our district includes two very different but very needed ministries. Landsun Homes, in Carlsbad, is an award winning assisted living, nursing home, and hospice facility. Their mission is to minister to older adults in body, mind, and spirit. They have been doing mission for many years and with our generous donations, will continue for many years to come. We welcome their new Director, Dudley Jones.
Sacramento Methodist Assembly in Sacramento is our camping/retreat center for the conference. The activities, the facility, and the food are outstanding. Bill and Cindy McCuaig have done amazing work to make Sacramento a premier retreat center. Sacramento deserves our continued support because they make a difference in so many lives.
The Clovis District is also blessed with two Wesley Foundations. ENMU’s new director, Elizabeth Kirkwood, is doing a great job. We are so pleased to have her in our midst. If you attend one of the ENMU Wesley events, you will see college students everywhere. The Satellite at ENMU Roswell has a great Sunday night service and has a large group from the New Mexico Youth Challenge who attend.
Yes indeed, God is doing a new thing in the Clovis District. May we continue to listen to the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
Rev. Jane Vaughan, Clovis District Superintendent