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.
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.
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.
We are scheduled to prepare and serve a meal at Community of Hope at First UMC in downtown Albuquerque for the homeless on Sunday, October 13th. We need eight volunteers; if you can help, please sign-up at the back table.
Bishop Bledsoe is holding listening sessions throughout the New Mexico and Northwest Texas Conferences on the future of the United Methodist Church. The Albuquerque District session is scheduled for September 22nd from 3 pm - 5 pm at St. John’s UMC in Santa Fe. If you are interested in attending, please see Reuben.
September food collection is Canned Soup. The next food distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17th from 9 am - 12 noon and Thursday, September 19th from 1 pm - 4 pm. The Food Pantry is in need of plastic bags.
Our Second Mile Giving for September is for ReadWest, Inc., a non-profit agency that helps adults become literate in reading and writing English.
If you would like to contribute to this worthwhile project, please mark “ReadWest” on the memo line of your check or you can place your donation in the basket on the back table; you may contribute anytime in September.
Our annual Church Conference is scheduled for Monday, September 16thj at 6 pm. Everybody is welcome to attend.
We will be sponsoring a cookout and mini-Vacation Bible School at University Heights UMC in downtown Albuquerque on Saturday September, 28th, from 9 am to 12 noon. If you can help, please sign up at the back table during Worship.
Your help is needed; we only have 4 people signed up and need at least 7!
Blessing of the Animals Is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at 10 am at Pet Food Gone Wild located at 2415 Southern, Suite B.