LACONIA — On Sunday, October 27, the Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ will welcome the Rev. Talitha Arnold to its 9:30 a.m. worship service.
Rev. Arnold has been the Minister of the United Church of Santa Fe since 1987, when the church was a 7-year-old new church start of the United Church of Christ. It is the only UCC congregation in New Mexico's capital city and throughout northern New Mexico. Since that time, the congregation has tripled in membership and is known in Santa Fe for its worship and music ministries, education programs for all ages, outreach and advocacy, particularly in the areas of public education, poverty issues, and the environment.
The church has a 15-year partnership with two local elementary schools, as well as with the Santa Fe Watershed, and two local homeless shelters. Yearly mission trips for adults and youth go to both the Arizona/Sonora (Mexico) border and the Navajo reservation.