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 bused, 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. 

2018 Cookout - Stay tuned for the 2019 Cookoff


Neighborhood Cookout

 On Saturday evening, September 15, 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.

Next Church Cookout - May 31st (Tentative)

The next cookout will be in the church parking lot - more details to follow...Stay tuned!



Baseball Outing - LAST SUNDAY TO SIGN-UP (April 28th)

Sunday, April 28th is the last day to sing-up for the Isotopes baseball game on Sunday May 19th at 1:35 pm. against the El Paso Chihuahuas.  

We have reserved box seats in the top four rows of Section 106, which is behind home plate (shaded area).  Cost is $12.50 per seat and is due by the end of April.  

Church bus will leave the church at 12:30 pm.  Come join us in a great time of fellowship and fun. In order to reserve seats together, we need an estimate of those who are interested. 

There is a sign-up sheet on the back table during Sunday Services.   There is also a sign-up sheet for the bus (due to limited seating on the bus)

Meadowlark Methodist Food Pantry

April food collection is Desserts/Snacks (cookies or crackers). The next distribution will be on Friday, May 3rd from 11 am - 2 pm.

Please Feed Wesley the Pig

The blue “Wesley the Pig” is on the back table during the Sunday services. 

The money collected each week goes to a fund for the homeless that walk into our office for help. Your help is  needed,  you can put your contribution in the piggy bank or indicate  Wesley the Pig on the memo line of your check to the church. Your support for this ministry is greatly appreciated.

Second Mile Giving

Our Second Mile Giving for April is for scholarships for children and youth to attend camp at Sacramento. Thanks to those who have contributed so far; this is the last Sunday that we will be collecting for this ministry (April 28th).

Mission Committee

The Mission Committee will meet on Wednesday May 1 at 1 pm in Sunday School Room; everybody interested in missions is welcome.

Past Events


On Thursday March 7, 2019, eight members of High Desert UMC participated in a work day at University Heights UMC polishing the pews in the sanctuary and sanding and painting the front doors.  Additional work days are planned.

On Sunday March 24, 2019, eighteen members of High Desert UMC prepared and served over 100 meals to the homeless at The Community of Hope at First UMC in downtown Albuquerque.  We plan to participate in this outreach once a quarter. 

Lunch Sacks

Thanks to all who helped assemble 50 lunch sacks for the homeless to be distributed at the International Zone Bible Institute