Current News

New Apostles Looking Ahead to the Journey

In Greek, the word apostles means “sent ones.” God loves and strengthens us and then sends us out into the world to help, each in our own way, to bring about the Kingdom of God. Our Acts II New Apostles series is now beginning an in-depth dive into social and personal issues that we confront in today’s world. Join us for the remaining offerings in our Lenten series, meeting in Pope Hall on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45am.  …Read more here…

Newsletter Survey

An email went out last week to the 400± names on our church email list asking “How would you like to receive your newsletter, La Epistola?So far we’ve had only 80 responses.  Won’t you take the time to answer the 4-question survey now?

Stewardship includes being good management of our resources. That’s why First Presbyterian’s Communication Committee is evaluating how we distribute our quarterly printed newsletter, La Epistola. We hope to reduce mailing and printing expenses if possible while ensuring La Epistola is delivered to you in a way that best suits you.

Thank you for participating in this survey.

Men’s Breakfast, March 10

All are welcome to Men’s Breakfast, Saturday March 10 at 8:00 AM in Pope Hall. Our special guest speakers are reporting on their intriguing trip to China and their amazing perspectives: Arvid and Mary Jo Lundy – Building Homes, Building Communities – China. For more information contact John Whitcomb 982-3921 or or visit

Volunteer Work Day, March 10

Volunteer Work Day is Saturday, March 10, after the Men’s Breakfast. Church members are invited to work on various activities supporting the church’s circles, or a project of their own choice. Work continues to help sort and organize storage spaces, and to help prepare for Easter.

In Concert ~

Moldovan-American virtuoso pianist Alexander Paley performs music of Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Medtner, and Prokofiev. Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Serving at Interfaith Shelter

Our last time to serve this winter at the Interfaith Shelter is March 25-28. We only need workers on the 25th and 26th. We only prepare and serve the meals on the 27th and 28th. Please check the shelter book to see where you can help. If you want to make food but cannot take it to the shelter, let Nancy know at or 603-5645 so she can pick it up at the church. As in the past, pans will be available by the shelter book for you to use. Monetary donations can be made out to the church with shelter meals in the memo line. Any questions, you can ask Nancy Peterson, Tom Mott, Marjorie Lunderville or Liz Hinds.

Back Pew Gallery

The Back Pew Gallery is featuring “PLEASE TOUCH ME”, an exhibit of fiber arts by members of Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild. The show runs from February 16 to March 31. The artists’ unique choices of fiber, shape, construction and presentation invites viewers of all ages to touch as well as feel the pieces on display.

We have the perfect volunteer spot for YOU!

Whether you have only 15 minutes or four hours to give to the church once a week. Isn’t it your turn to take on a “bite-sized” task for First Pres? Email

Now That We Are Aging: What Next

Participants will meet March 9 at 3:30 p.m. for refreshments and 4:00 p.m. for the program. Janis Chitwood, English teacher at St. Michael’s High School, will present the program “Literature, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  She writes:

The best day ever: “my” chair, a pot of tea, and a book. But what makes that magic? (Hint…it’s not the chair nor the tea,). Perhaps it’s…favorite characters and their adventures..reflections on a favorite poet’s words…a bit of wisdom…much needed solace…a good laugh.

She will offer her experience with finding magic in some of her favorite readings and wants those attending to feel free to bring selections of their favorites to share with the group. ALL are invited to attend.

A Lenten Retreat designed just for you
Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

Is the world weighing heavy on your heart?  Join us for a FPC Lenten retreat on March 17, 9:00-2:00 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center on Carmel Road in Santa Fe. Mark your calendars now and give yourself the gift of some time apart to focus on what really matters.

First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque

Friday, April 6, Sunday, April 8, at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque, NM

“We are extending our invitation once again for the men of the Santa Fe Presbytery to join us.  This year Rev. Dr. Frank Yates will be our retreat leader.  A flyer/registration form is attached for your perusal.
—Grace and Peace, Sam Mayer, Finance Administrator, First Presbyterian Church of Albuquerque”

Rev. Dr. Frank Yates is Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church and a Presbyterian minister for 42 years. He has served at three different campus ministry settings and several congregations in Texas and New Mexico. He taught part-time at numerous colleges and universities over 37 years, teaching theology, ethics, philosophy, world religions, and Biblical studies. He also lectures at Albuquerque Oasis and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. …Read more here (registration form included).