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.
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.
It is great to have you in worship this morning.
To ensure your safety and to comply with State and CDC guidelines, several changes have been made in our worship procedures.
Please remember to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning home from an out of State trip. And thank you for wearing your mask and social-distancing at church.
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.
After worship, please take your bulletin home with you; this will let us know which seats to disinfect for the next service..
Collection plates. plates are now positioned around the sanctuary for your weekly contribution.
November will go to providing Thanksgiving boxes to 15 families at Haven House, our local domestic violence shelter. Due to coronavirus restrictions, we will not be collecting individual items this year. Instead, we will take financial donations and purchase the turkeys and items in bulk. If you would like to contribute to this mission project, please mark “Thanksgiving Boxes” on the memo line of your check.
To enhance our worship services, we have purchased a digital piano that functions as an organ; thanks to those who have donated $4278 so far. If you would like to contribute to this purchase, please mark “digital piano” on the memo line of your check.
All ladies are invited to Women With Purpose on Thursday, November 5th at 10 am in the sanctuary. If you signed up to bring items for the women at Saranam, please bring them to the meeting. See you there! Wanda Golsan.
Please call Sandy Dewbre at 505-238-1958 or email at email@example.com.
The next food distribution is scheduled for Friday, November 6th from 11 am - 2 pm.
Each month will target specific items that you can purchase to help replenish the shelves. Please place these items in the container found in the hallway.
November Pantry Collection: Cooking Oil; no shortening
December Pantry Collection: Dry Seasoning (packages).
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). A new one on the Pumpkin Gospel was recorded this week. Please let your grandchildren and others know about this opportunity to learn more about God and His Son Jesus Christ.
We are scheduled to prepare a meal for the homeless in downtown Albuquerque on November 22nd. If you can help by volunteering, providing sloppy joes, baked beans, bananas, and Crème Parfait, you can sign up in the Narthex.
We are collecting socks stocking caps, gloves, and scarfs to distribute to the homeless on November 22nd. There is a container in the Narthex for your donations.
1) You may pack a box just like we have done before.
2) You may go to Samaritan’s Purse> build a shoebox. They will help you choose items. $25 donation (please let Arlene know if you use this option).
3) Donate $25 and Arlene will build your shoebox. Shoeboxes are due November 16, 2020
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