Christmas celebrations stay the same

Celebrating Christmas for the last time during Territorial days, the citizens of this area had great plans. All churches in town were having special services, and most communities had such services at their schools or in larger homes. The town was decorated as it had been for several years with simple items and much greenery. […]

Churches should reflect Jesus’ ownership

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist I saw a piece of mail recently addressed to “(name withheld to protect the innocent), Owner/Manager, Church of Christi.” My first thought was along the lines of, “Oooh! I thought Jesus was the owner/manager of the church.” After all, he did tell Peter, “I will build my church (Matthew 16: […]

06-13-09: Calendar

Today: 9 a.m. Field trip to the old Catholic churches in Gallegos and Bueyeros.

Museum set for field trip to historic churches

By QCS The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute is hosting a field trip for its membership on June 13 to the historic Catholic churches in Gallegos and Bueyeros. Cars will leave at 9 a.m. from the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams St. Bring a picnic lunch. If you are not a member and would […]

Easter sunrise services in Tucumcari – slideshow

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Chelle Delaney Members of several churches in Tucumcari gathered at sunrise on Easter Sunday for services. Jason Bruce, minister to students from First Baptist, Margaret Koontz, pastor of First Presbyterian and Tom Broom, pastor of Center Street Methodist, each delivered a short sermon.

Vacation Bible school joint effort of churches

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Children at the First Spanish Baptist Church are wild with praise. Jungle Jaunt is the theme for their summer vacation bible school. The Bible school is being held jointly by the Trinity, Immanuel and First Spanish Baptist Churches. There are 37 children enrolled and 12 volunteer teachers. “We found […]

Year-end service set for Sunday

by Quay County Sun Staff The 12th Annual End of Year Community Church Service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The program was started 12 years ago, by a former pastor of First Baptist Church, Bob Miller, said Jim Witcher, pastor of First Christian Church, whose church participates in […]

Tucumcarian part of national Baptist board

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Mary Ann Garrett of Tucumcari serves on the North American Mission Board (NAMB), headquartered in Atlanta. It is an outreach of the Southern Baptist Convention. She also serves as consultant to Southern Baptists’ outreach ministries in eastern New Mexico and the Baptist Convention of Mexico. There are nine churches, with […]

Community church to be held Sunday

TV Hagenah Last year the annual Tucumcari Community Church Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center pulled around 450 people to the services. This year Rev. Jim Witcher of First Christian Church said he thinks there could be even more people out on Sunday. “Weather permitting, I think it is a real possibility that we […]

Services address more than 450

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TV Hagenah Well over 450 people turned out for the sixth annual end of the year Community Worship Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 28. One of the organizers of the annual event, Rev. Jim Witcher, said the crowd marked one of the largest turn-outs the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance has ever […]