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.

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



To all those who prepared and served the meal to the homeless last Sunday at Community of Hope at First UMC in downtown Albuquerque.

Meadowlark Methodist Food Pantry

October food collection is Cereal (small boxes).  The next food distributions is scheduled for Friday, November 1st from 11 am - 2 pm.  The Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags. 

Second Mile Giving

Our Second Mile Giving for October will go towards scholarships for ethnic students. At least one-half of the funds collected will be reserved for ministries outside the United States.   Thanks to those who have contributed $203 so far.  If you would like to contribute, please mark “World Communion Scholarships” on the memo line of your check or you can place your donation in the basket on the back table.  You may contribute anytime in October. 


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.

Church Thanksgiving Dinner

We are be hosting a potluck Church Thanksgiving Dinner on November 28th at 2 pm. The turkey and dressing will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table. 

Feed Wesley the Pig

Funds donated to Wesley the Pig are used to provide assistance to people 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


Blood Pressure Checks

Nurses will be available next Sunday October 27th between services to check your blood pressure and answer any questions that you may have concerning your health. Brochures will also be available on aging and other health issues. 

Mark Your Calendar

The University Methodist Women of Asbury UMC are having their 37th annual Christmas Bazaar on November 2nd from 9 am – 3 pm.  Asbury UMC is located at 10000 Candelaria, NE in Albuquerque.

Substitute Driver Needed

If you are willing to occasionally drive the Church Bus, please see Jeff Pratt, Earl Hester or Reuben.

Christmas Concert

On Sunday December 1, 2019, Scott and Irma Reeder will present a Christmas Concert during our 9 am service. They will present traditional Christmas carols from many counties, contemporary songs celebrating the season, hymns with roots in the Celtic heart of the British Isles, and foot-stomping Irish and American fiddle tunes. Scott and Irma will be playing the Celtic harp, mountain and hammered dulcimers, bowed psaltery, Irish tin whistles, renaissance recorders, guitars, bodhran (Irish frame drum) and more! Come join us as we begin celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 

Christmas Caroling

It will be Christmas before we know it; if you would like to go caroling for Christmas, please sign up at the back table.