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Worship Service

Join us on Sundays to celebrate Jesus. All are welcome and we have many activities for all ages. Including bible study, Sunday school and many activities for you to get involved in through the Methodist Church.

Sunday Services:

9:00am - Traditional Service

11:00am - Blended Music Service

Children Sunday School

Sundays at 9am and 11am

Bible Studies


Sunday 10 am – Adult Bible Study

Tuesday 1:30 pm – Studying Book of Colossians

Wednesday 6:30 pm -  Studying the Gospel of Mark

Learn More

Are you interested in learning more about our church? Please call our office at 891-4206 or email us.

Transportation Assistance

Need a ride to church?

Need a ride to and from service? High Desert UMC has a bus ministry that will pick you up and drop you off. 

The bus is also available for special fellowship outings during the week.

Call the office to schedule a pick up.

Bus Driver:   Jeff Pratt

About Us

Reuben Thomas High Desert Pastor

Reuben Thomas - Pastor

Rev. Thomas comes to High Desert UMC after serving for 6 years at St. Paul's UMC in Socorro, NM. Prior to that appointment, he served seven years at First UMC in Grants and 3 years as associate pastor at St. Stephen's UMC in Albuquerque. Reuben is a second career pastor having working for thirty-one years for the Federal Highway Administration. He is a graduate of Clemson University with degrees in Civil Engineering and, following retirement from the Federal Government, he completed the required course of study at Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University to become a licensed pastor. The primary focus of Reuben's ministry are biblical preaching and teaching, hospitality, missions, spiritual growth and a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Church Office Hours

Stop by and see us during our office hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

High Desert United Methodist Church

4200 Meadowlark Lane, Suite 6, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, US

(505) 891-4206