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, August 2-4, 2018, 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


MorningStar Ministry

Join us next Sunday August 25th as we commission those who will be conducting weekly worship services at MorningStar.

Meadowlark Methodist Food Pantry

August food collection is Dry Cereal (small) and Oatmeal.   The next food distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th from 9 am - 12 noon. 

Second Mile Giving

Our Second Mile Giving for August is  Feed New Mexico Kids and School Supplies for Rio Rancho Elementary School.   So far $457 has been contributed. 

If you would like to contribute to this worthwhile project, please write “Feed NM Kids” on the memo line of your check or place your donation in the basket on the back table.  You may contribute anytime in August. There is a tub beside the table for your donation of school supplies.

Congregational Support

If you need somebody to talk to, a special prayer request, questions on the Bible and faith, or an opportunity to discuss the sermon, there will be somebody in the Break Room between the 9 am and 11 am services.

Rio Rancho Funday - Help Needed

We will have a booth at the Annual Funday on Sunday, August 18th at Haynes Park from 12 noon – 4 pm.  If you can help cover the booth during this event, please sign up at the back table during Sunday service, we need your help!

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


New Ministry Option

Please visit the Ministry page for more information on our MorningStar Mission.