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.
For your safety and to comply with State and CDC guidelines, please wear a mask and social-distance, and self-quarantine for 14 days after an out-of-State trip or visitors.
Thanks to Guy Brister for the great snacks last Sunday!
Please join us as we celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 23rd by wearing RED.
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.
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.
May donations will go to Haven House, the only domestic violence shelter in Sandoval County. Their services include emergency shelter, case management, support groups, life-skill classes, legal advocacy, referral to job opportunities, housing and other supportive services, therapeutic for both women and their children, and children’s programs.
Your contributions will support this worthwhile program and provide needed supplies and services for the health and safety of women and children who seek help in their hour of need. If you would like to support this ministry, please mark “Haven House” on the memo line of your check. Thanks to those who have contributed $620 so far.
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
We are scheduled to serve a meal to the homeless at First UMC on Sunday, May 23rd. If you can help provide food items or serve, please sign-up in the Narthex
Next printing of the directory will be on June 2, 2021. Please review the current directory and let the Church Office know is there are any changes in your information
Please call Sandy Dewbre at 505-238-1958 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next food distributions are scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th from 9 am - 12 noon; Thursday, May 20th from 1 pm - 4 pm and Friday, June 4th 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.
May Pantry Colletion: Soups, Canned Stews
June Collection: Pasta Sauce
Contact Mike Fawcett at (505) 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 May - July, please call the church office at 505-891-4206.
We are collecting “Thank You” cards for the nurses, doctors and staff at local hospitals.
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