Get Involved

We are committed to providing activities for people of all ages. At High Desert we offer a wide range of activities for church members to get involved in. Below are some of our recent activities. Contact the church office to learn more about any of these activities.

Women With Purpose



The mission statement of Women With Purpose at High Desert Church is : "Love in Action."  We help women in need in our community with practical items, assemble hygiene kits for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), support local projects for the homeless and abused, and send notes of encouragement to those who are struggling.  We also enjoy our time together as we have interactive devotional and time of fellowship.  Good things happen when women get together!  Call the church office for the next meeting time for the two groups.

Women With Purpose - Feed NM Kids

Thank you to the 61 volunteers who helped assemble 240 snack packages Sunday, November 17th for the  local school children to have over the weekend   Thanks to Chuck Schimke for providing the music and to Wanda Golsan and Women With Purpose for their leadership. 

Vacation Bible School



Vacation Bible School was held on Thursday-Saturday, July 11th - 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm. A total of eight children participated along with ten wonderful adult volunteers. We began each night with music in the atrium followed by a Bible story in the chapel, snacks in one of the Sunday School rooms, recreation on the south side of the building, crafts in the other Sunday School room, and closing with music back in the atrium. 

2019 Neighborhood Cook Out


Neighborhood Cookout

On Friday evening, May 31st, High Desert UMC sponsored a Neighborhood Cookout in the church parking lot to introduce the church to the surrounding neighborhood. Well over 100 people enjoyed free hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and deserts in addition to a time of fellowship.

Upcoming Events


Second Mile Giving

Our Second Mile Giving for April is for Feed New Mexico Kids.  Until Sunday Service are back open, you can mail your contribution to us at:

High Desert UMC

P.O. Box 45378

Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Morningstar Worship

Each Sunday a member of High Desert UMC leads worship at MorningStar Senior Living located at 2301 Golf Course Road, SE in Rio Rancho at 10:30 am.

Feed Wesley the Pig

Funds donated to Wesley the Pig are used to provide pop-top food packages to homeless who walk into our office for help. You may put your contribution in the blue pig on the back table or write “Wesley the Pig” on the memo line of your check to the church. Thanks for your continued support!

Upcoming Events continued


Nursing Home Ministry

Each Tuesday, we are singing oldies and hymns at local nursing homes.  The schedule is:

1st Tuesday at 11 am at Bee Hive Home on Chessman Drive

2nd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at Casa Contenta, 4805 Sombrete

3rd Tuesday of each month at 11 am - location TBD

4th Tuesday at 2:30 pm at The Retreat, 4075 Jackie Road 

If interested please contact Arlene Westgaard at 803-6885.