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.
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!
Women with Purpose meet the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am in the sanctuary; come join us!
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.
Pastor leading prayer prior to filling the bags.
Table setup prior to assembly
Assembling the bags
Delivering food packs to one of the schools
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.
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.
Masks are now required for indoors (until further notice) by the State of New Mexico; please continue to social distance.
There will be a retirement reception for Bishop Bledsoe and his wife, Leslie on Tuesday, October 26th at St. Stephen’s UMC located at 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE from 6 pm - 8 pm.
1. To the Trustees and all those who helped install tile in the hallway.
2. To those who provided assistance to the Afghan refugees.
3. To those who are serving a meal to the Community of Hope at First UMC in downtown Albuquerque and those who provided food.
We will be serving a meal to the homeless at Community of Hope on Sunday October 24th. If you can help serve or provide food items for the meal, please sign up in the Narthex.
If you order from Amazon, you can automatically generate donations to HDUMC, when you select “High Desert United Methodist Church, Rio Rancho” to be your charity. For more information, see flyer in Narthex or contact the church office.
We added a page called Amazon Smiles (below). Just follow the directions and your purchases through Amazon Smiles.
If you need a ride to church, please call the church office at 505- 891-4206.
Office hours will be on Wednesdays from 9 am until 12 noon. If you have an announcement for the bulletin, please send it to Reuben before Tuesday each week.
You can now watch the 9 am worship service at home by going to youtube.com using any internet browser.
At the top of the page, in the youtube search box, type in High Desert United Methodist Church. You may see a number of options, but select the one with a video feed picture of the sanctuary and a red box that says LIVE.
Collection plates. plates are now positioned around the sanctuary for your weekly contribution.
For October will go to providing Thanksgiving food boxes to the clients of Haven House, a local shelter for abused women, who have recently been relocated to new homes. Your contributions will go to the purchase of turkeys and other food items for a holiday meal.
Thanks to those who have contributed $667 so far.
HDUMC is extending our online presence to include a Podcast Ministry. If you are interested in being involved as a production coordinator for this new exciting ministry, please contact Lisa Isenberger at 505-228-3395 or email@example.com.
Will meet on Thursday, November 4th at 10 am in the sanctuary. We are ministering to New Mexico Heart Gallery – specifically to young women aging out of the foster system. We will assemble 10 “Baby Shower in a Bag” gifts to be given to young ladies as needed.
We hope Candance Gould, founder of the organization, will be here to receive our gifts.
It’s that time of year again; we are starting to collect shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. More information in the coming weeks; brochures are available in the Narthex.
We have a goal of 70 boxes and received 30 so far!
First Tuesday: 11 am Beehive 2709 Chessman Drive NE 505-591-7021
Second Tuesday: 11 am Beehive 6336 Enchanted Hills Blvd NE 505-591-7024
Third Tuesday: Casa Contenta 4805 Sombrerete Rd NE 505-896-8132
If you would like to participate, please contact Arlene Westgaard at 505-803-6885
Please call Sandy Dewbre at 505-238-1958 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pantry is no longer taking plastic bags!
The next food distributions are scheduled for Friday, November 5th from 11 am - 2 pm.
October Collection: Stuffing and Pie Filling
November Collection: Cooking Oil (no shortening)
Contact Mike Fawcett at (715) 456-3044, for more information
Bible stories, crafts, and science experiments are now available on our website under Kids’ Activities (highdesertumc.org). Please let your grandchildren and others know about this opportunity to learn more about God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Please share this with your grandchildren and others.
If you would like to place flowers on the communion table for a special occasion for a Sunday in October - December, please call the church office at 505-891-4206.
Helping Hands is available to help with routine maintenance work around your home such as switching to swamp coolers, yard work, moving furniture, cleaning garage, minor repairs. If you need help, please call the Church Office at 891-4206.
As a means of better serving you, we are offering you the opportunity to fill out a Confidential Emergency Information Form. This document will provide us with the names and telephone numbers of persons to call in case you have an emergency. The information will be kept confidential. If you would like for us to have this information, please complete the form available in the Narthex and return to the Church Office.
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