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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The next food distribution is Friday, June 3rd from 11 am - 2 pm.
May Collection: Soup, Canned Stew
June Collection: Pasta Sauce
Contact Mike Fawcett at (715) 456-3044, for more information
1. To those who attended the Isotopes baseball game last Sunday.
2. To those who helped with the meal for the homeless at Community of Hope.
Please join us next Sunday May 29 as (Father) Antonio Trujillo from the St. Joseph Mission School will share the Word of God with us at both services
Will be to the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo on Wednesday, June 8th. The walking tour starts at 11 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
You may place your donations in the Narthex. If you would like to make a financial donation, please mark “Forest Fire” on the memo line of your check.
Thanks to those who have donated $3,910 so far.
Our Second Mile Giving for May will go to Haven House, the only domestic violence shelter in Sandoval County. They provide a welcoming place for women and children who are no longer able to stay in their homes due to unsafe conditions. You can support this ministry by writing “Haven House” on the memo line of your check.
Thanks to those who have contributed $1,579 so far.
The “Walk to Emmaus” is based on a story from Luke 24:13-35 where two believers meet the Lord on the road to the village of Emmaus following His resurrection. At first, they don’t recognize Jesus until they invite Him into their home for supper. When He breaks the bread, their eyes are opened and He disappears. Even though it is late at night, they rush back to Jerusalem to share the great news with the disciples.
The Walk to Emmaus is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as He is revealed to you through other believers. It is a 72-hour experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation. You will enjoy three busy days singing, learning, laughing, praying, worshipping and participating in small groups.
The overall theme is God’s Grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community, and how it expresses itself in the world. You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace and bring grace to others.
You are invited to walk with Christ, in a new and different way, for the rest of your life!
The next scheduled walks are as follows:
1. Men’s Walk to Emmaus on August 4-7, 2022
2. Women’s Walk to Emmaus on September 8-11, 2022
If you are interested in learning more about The Walk to Emmaus Weekends or are interested in attending, please contact Linn Carlson (505-450-4152) or Pastor Reuben or sign-up
First Tuesday: 11 am Beehive 2709 Chessman Drive NE 505-591-7021
Second Tuesday: 11 am Beehive 6336 Enchanted Hills Blvd NE 505-591-7024
Third Tuesday: Casa Contenta 4805 Sombrerete Rd NE 505-896-8132
If you would like to participate, please contact Arlene Westgaard at 505-803-6885
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.
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