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The Route 66 West Fest is this Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11:00 am-6:00 pm, at the Ted M. Gallegos Community Center, 6900 Gonzales Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM  87121. The event will include a Car Show, Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, and Arte Escondido Art Display. Luis Hernandez Jr. is the Executive Director of the Non-Profit West Central Community Development Group. Find out more information about the community, business opportunities, and upcoming events here: https://www.wccdg.org/.


Awaken Church is a growing Christian Church community in Rio Rancho, NM. Co-Pastor, Justin Chaplin and his wife Deneen and Co-Pastor, Matt Flores, with his wife Krystal, talk about marriage and how God surrounds them with “people for their marriages” to strengthen their relationships and their ministry. Deneen said, “I used to think a healthy marriage was the absence of conflict, and that’s just not true. You have to be fighting toward something; it’s just learning not to fight with each other.”

Awaken Church meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:00 in the McDermott Athletic Center, 801 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Click on the links for more information.

Brian Cochran is a Certified Kingdom Advisor and the President of  John Moore Associates. Brian describes the Biblical perspective he and his firm hold when considering tax changes, politics, other factors affecting the investment markets, and asset management. He outlines the 2021 Biden Tax Proposals and compares the changes to the latest Federal tax data (2018) available from the IRS https://taxfoundation.org/publications/latest-federal-income-tax-data/.

Brian said, “One of the big pieces of misinformation is to act like we don’t already have a progressive tax system. When you have 1% of taxpayers paying 41% of the tax burden, that is a progressive tax system.”

Hope Christian Elementary, Middle, and High School have remained open with in-person learning and a thoughtful courageous plan for managing COVID-19 cases when they occur. Head of School Terry Heisey, Middle School Principal Connie Higgs, and High School Principal Linda Brazier detail the fruitful results of keeping the Hope Community together in person in 2020 and 2021. “Health” is an excellent way to describe the results of their response to the pandemic. Students are growing in their academic health, mental health, physical health, and spiritual health!  Terry said, “In-Person learning is the best thing for the students.” More information about Hope Christian School is available at https://www.hopechristianschool.org/.


Katherine Gardner is the Registrar for Calvary College. The school has just announced its new onsite classes for next semester, beginning in January 2022.

  • The Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
  • The History and Authenticity of the Bible
  • A Survey of the Old Testament (new)
  • Theology II
  • A Study on the End Times (new)

Online classes are also available—applications and registration for the spring semester open October 10, 2021. Call Katherine at 505-338-3680 or go to https://calvarychurchcollege.com/ for more information.

It’s always Christmas in New Mexico with the best red and green chile in the world! Joram Robbs, Executive Director of the New Mexico Chile Association, invites us to enjoy chile from all parts of New Mexico at the Great New Mexico Chile Taste-off Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex? Admission is FREE! Gates open at 3:00 pm.

The New Mexico Chile Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the chile industry remains and prospers in New Mexico. The organization is comprised of growers, processors, and manufacturers. Find more information at https://nmchileassociation.com/.



Clarence Washington is the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Community Church in Albuquerque and the author of a new four-book series called “Hijacked: How Dr. King’s Dream Became a Nightmare.” He is also the author of Tools for Effective Prayer: The Mechanics, Dynamics, Contents of Prayer, and Victory Every Day in Every Way: Kingdom Living According to Nehemiah the Governor.

In this episode of ABQ Connect, Pastor Washington explains how Dr. King outlined righteousness, forgiveness, and perseverance as the Biblical methods (actions and attitudes) by which we can achieve “The Dream.”  His second book in the four-book series is called “Hijacked! How Dr. King’s Dream Became a Nightmare.” Pastor Washington clarifies how the Biblical actions and attitudes of Dr. King’s Dream have been “Hijacked,” cloaked in Black Liberation Theology, Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory, Equal Rights, Reparations, Wokeism, and Cancel Culture. Pastor Washington said, “No race of people can become all God wants them to be as long as we stay separated from each other!”

Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing covers the following talking points for us: (Click on the links for more information)

  1. Biden’s vaccine mandate Executive Order, but what about unemployed and others on government benefits?
  2. New Mexico’s gusher of oil and gas money provides an estimated $8.8 billion for next year while some legislators still want to raise taxes: https://errorsofenchantment.com/nms-rosy-budget-picture-lousy-economy/. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-lawmakers-eye-tobacco-tax-hike-to-curb-use/article_0aeb6658-0bfc-11ec-ab70-9bfaf987c5e9.html.
  3. What can we expect from the Legislature?
  4. Kids in masks, Biden Administration, coordinated/led pressure campaign on current policy despite abject lack of science. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cdc-tightened-masking-guidelines-after-threats-from-teachers-union.
  5. New Mexico’s lost school year will decrease the post-educational earning potential of children from the poorest communities by 25%: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexicos-lost-school-year-will-decrease-post-educational-earning-potential-of-children-from-poorest-communities-25/.
  6. A CDC study found masking kids in schools to be ineffective. https://tallahasseereports.com/2021/08/22/report-cdc-downplayed-scientific-finding-that-masks-are-not-effective-in-schools/.
  7. The public funding system for mayoral campaigns turns out to be an easily politically-manipulated debacle; https://errorsofenchantment.com/time-to-abolish-albuquerques-public-financing-system/.
  8. Elections are looming this fall. School board/city council/mayor’s race.
  9. OAK NM surveys on public school candidates; Corey De’Angelis on education reform Monday, September 20 at Albuquerque Museum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding-students-instead-of-systems-the-case-for-educational-freedom-tickets-167495628935?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.
  10. Plenty of questions still on United Soccer Stadium: https://errorsofenchantment.com/journal-article-raises-good-questions-on-the-proposed-united-soccer-stadium/.
  11. More delays at Spaceport America with the FAA had put an “indefinite pause” on launches: https://errorsofenchantment.com/faa-places-indefinite-pause-on-virgin-galactic-flights-deep-safety-issues-outlined/.

Amy Allen is the Founder of R.E.A.L. Connections Ministry and the R.E.A.L. Conference. The acronym stands for Redeemed, Equipped, Accepted, and Loved. On September 11, 2021, Amy will be speaking at the Eastern Hills Baptist Church located at 3100 Morris St. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87111.  She said, “R.E.A.L. Connections is about staying connected during these trying times.” R, E, A, L Connections will be meeting Saturday again, October 16, 2021, from 10 am-noon. Cherita Lamb and Karen Hill will be leading worship with Teaching Soldier Training by Mary Arnholt and Richelle Wright. More information is available at https://www.getrealwithgod.com/.

Dawn Amdor is the President of the Del Norte Gun Club.  Located at 208 Torcido Rd, NW Rio Rancho, NM 87144, Del Norte Gun Club is one of the premier recreational shooting facilities in the entire Southwest. Incorporating world-class facilities for competitions, the Club offers family-friendly safe shooting ranges for all ages, male and female, in almost every type of firearm and archery. Call 505-933-0775 or visit their website at http://www.dngcnm.com/ for membership information, competition schedule, and hours of operation.

Dawn is an advocate for promoting shooting sports to women. She said, “More women are enjoying shooting sports! Shooting sports are something families can enjoy together.”