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.
Thanks for worshiping with us. Please join us for coffee and donuts before and after worship services in the Fellowship Hall.
If you are willing to provide a ride for someone to church on Sunday morning, especially for the 9 am service, please contact Reuben, Linn or church office.
Collection plates. plates are now positioned around the sanctuary for your weekly contribution.
If you need a ride to church, please call the church office at (505) 891-4206.
Please call Sandy Dewbre at 505-238-1958 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to place flowers on the communion table for a special occasion for a Sunday, please call the church office at 505-891-4206.
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.
Normal 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.
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.
Each Sunday one of our members leads worship at 10:30 am for the residents of MorningStar retirement community. We are currently developing the schedule.
Please see Missions Page of this website for more details on this Mission.
The next food distributions are scheduled for Thursday, June 15th from 1 pm - 4 pm and Tuesday, June 20th from 9 am - 12 noon.
June Collecdtion: Pasta Sauce
July Collection: Canned Veggies (Peas, Corn, Beans
Contact Mike Fawcett at (715) 456-3044, for more information
To all those who contributed $2,315 to Haven House last month.
We are planning another Bingo Day on Thursday, June 22nd from 2 pm - 4 pm in the classroom. Please bring a white elephant gift or two, wrapped or in a gift bag, to be used as prizes. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Church Bus will be available. Please come and join us, bring a friend.
Our fall Baseball Outing is scheduled for Sunday September 10 at 1:35 pm.
In June, we are collecting quality toys for assembling shoeboxes later this year.
For June, our Second Mile Giving will go towards the purchase of Gift Cards for Teachers. Our teachers do an outstanding job in teaching, nurturing and caring for our children. Unfortunately, there is never enough funds, and many teachers have to use their own money to purchase supplies for their classroom. We will present the 5 teachers from High Desert with their cards in July so they can prepare for the upcoming school year. To support this ministry, please mark “Gift Card for Teachers” on the memo line of your check.
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.
How to setup Amazon Smiles
All you have to do is follow the instructions in the PDF posted below (or you can download it to your computer to assist with later setup).
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