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 - Details for the 2019 Cook Out are below


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.

Church Cookout was May 31st

Stay tuned for photos from the cookout!  Coming soon!



Meadowlark Methodist Food Pantry

June food collection is Cooking Oil (no shortening). The next food distributions are scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th from 9 am – 12 noon and Thursday, June 20th from 1pm- 4 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

As part of our missions program, a special offering is being taken today for Heifer International. Please see the bulletin insert for more information on Heifer International. You may contribute to this mission project anytime in June.

The Community of Hope

We are scheduled to prepare and serve a meal to the homeless at First UMC in downtown Albuquerque on June 30th.

There will be a meeting on June 16th following the 9 a.m. service for those who are helping to serve a meal at Community of Hope on the 30th.

Missions Committee

Missions Committee will meet Wednesday, June 5th  at 1 pm in the Sunday School room; everybody interested in missions are invited to participate.

Upcoming Events continued


Save the Date

On August 4 at 2 pm we will meet to assemble the snack packs for Feed New Mexico Kids.

Laundry Brigade


The Felician Sisters need help washing towels and bedding as they provide temporary housing for asylum seekers. If you would like to help, please see Reuben.

Donations Needed

Towels and bed linen are needed for 3 twin beds and 1 full size bed at the new center for pregnant teens that will be opening at the convent next door on July 1; if you can help, please see Reuben.

Annual Conference

The New Mexico Annual Conference will meet this week from June 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque. Reuben, John Samford and Bryce Hendricks will be attending. If you would like to donate to the Annual Conference project, please bring your contribution to the church office by Tuesday June 11th. 

Ministry Team

The Ministry Team will meet June 11th at 6 pm.