Annual Conference 2017


New Places for New People – May 30 – June 2, 2017 – Las Cruces, NM

See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland! Isaiah 43:19

2017 Pre-Conference Journal

Location:  Las Cruces Convention Center  Visitor Info

Click here to Register Online 

Register by May 15th.  Late Registration Fee – $25

A “Guest” is anyone who attends the Conference for one day or the entire session, but is not clergy, does not have voting privileges and is not an alternate.  They will receive a name tag and general Annual Conference information.  Early Bird Workshop ONLY attendees are FREE.  Call Maryann at 505-255-8786 to reserve your seat in chosen sessions.

Overnight Accommodations
Block of rooms at the Ramada & Holiday Inn Express-Las Cruces.

Ramada  $79/single & $89/double.  To receive the block rate, you must call: 575-526-4411.  Indicate “United Methodist Conference” as your group name.

Holiday Inn Express-Las Cruces  $115 single or double.  To receive the block rate, you must call: 575-527-9947. Indicate “United Methodist Conference” as your group name.

Annual Conference Info Booklet – Digital

Annual Conference Info Booklet – Downloadable

2017 AC Registration Form – Download, print & mail with registration & chosen meal fees to: 11816 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 30th
1 pm & 3 pm Early Bird Workshops (See Registration Booklet above for descriptions)
6:00 pm Worship in the Wilderness – Dripping Springs
Wednesday, May 31st
9 am – Registration Begins
10am – Orientation
11 am – District Meetings
12:30 pm – Legacy Luncheon (Honoring Retirees & Remembering the Saints)
2 pm – Opening Worship
3:30 pm – Business
5:30 pm – Gather at Downtown Plaza – Fellowship, Dinner (Food Trucks) & Prayer
Thursday, June 1st
9 am – Executive & Laity Sessions
10:30 am – Business
12 noon – Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – Business
4:30 pm – Faithfulness to God – Jorge Acevedo
6 pm – Five Star(Cinco Estrella) Ministries Dinner – Celebrating the Mission & Ministry of the NMAC(all invited)
7:30 pm – Worship Service – Jazz Vespers
8:30 pm – Reception
Friday, June 2nd
9 am – Fruitfulness for God – Jorge Acevedo
10 am – Business
12:00 noon – Ordination/Commissioning Celebration @ St. Paul’s  (All invited but need registration)
2 pm – Service of Commissioning/Ordination – St. Paul’s UMC
4 pm – Going Forth

Early Bird Workshops


Housing Resolution
Resolution to Reinstate the NMAC Board of HE & Campus Ministries
Resolution for Commitment to Creation Care
Resolution to Affirm the 2016 Delegation

Conference Offerings

Last year, we raised ~$16,000 for our Conference Offerings!  Start your church fundraising now!

Camp Scholarships, McGregor-Kajoba Professorship Endowment, The Ridge, UTEP-Wesley
El Calvario Mission Church School Supply Drive










Pre-Conference Meetings

Saturday, April 22nd – 9:00am                                         Highland UMC, Odessa, TX
Saturday, April 22nd – 4:00pm                                         First UMC, Hobbs, NM
Sunday, April 23rd – 4:00pm                                             Kingswood UMC, Clovis, NM
Saturday, April 29th – 9:00am                                          First UMC, Farmington, NM
Saturday, April 29th – 4:00pm                                          Mesa View UMC, Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, May 6th – 9:00am                                             Morningstar UMC, Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, May 6th – 4:00pm                                             St. Mark’s UMC, El Paso, TX
Questions:  Roselie Johnston: or 505-255-8786, ext. 101.