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! Call the church office for the next meeting time for the two groups.
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 be back in worship. To ensure your safety and to comply with State and CDC guidelines, several changes have been made in our worship procedures. Your patience and understanding as we adjust to these changing times is appreciated.
Please remember to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning home from an out of State trip. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
You can review some of the changes on the main page of this website under the Covid-19 Opening Announcements.
The church office is closed except on Wednesday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon. If you need anything, please call Reuben at 505-554-7834 or email him at email@example.com.
Thanks to the following:
1. To Emily Sue Chambers, Bonnie Korngiebel, Jody Meyer, Earlene Price and Judy Thomas for videotaping Bible Fun at Home.
2. To Keith Witt for setting up live streaming of 9 am worship service.
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.
For August will go towards purchasing gift baskets for the nurses’ stations at Rust Presbyterian and Lovelace Westside Hospitals. The doctors, nurses and staff at our local hospitals have gone the extra mile and put in long hours to ensure our safety and health.
We plan to give them baskets with goodies and snacks purchased from local stores to show our appreciation.
Please mark “Hospital Gift Baskets” on the memo line of your check.
If you would like to place flowers on the communion table for a special occasion for a Sunday in September - December, please call the office at 505-891-4206.
The Ministry Team Is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th at 6 pm in the sanctuary
Please call Sandy Dewbre at 505-238-1958 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible stories and crafts are now available on our website under Kid Activities. (highdesertumc.org).
Please let your grandchildren and others know about this opportunity to learn more about God and His Son Jesus Christ.
If you would like to keep a bag of food in your car to give to the homeless, please pick one up from the barrel in Reuben’s office.
The next food distributions are scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th from 9 am - 12 noon and Thursday, July 20th from 1 pm - 4 pm.
Pantry collection items for August are Rice (small bags) & Dry Beans (pintos).