Starting September 1, we will begin conducting weekly Sunday worship services for the residents.
High Desert received this mission award at the New Mexico Annual Conference on June 14, 2019.
Every three months members of the congregation prepare and serve meals for the homeless at First United Methodist Church in downtown Albuquerque.
Volunteers have assisted University Heights United Methodist Church with the following maintenance items: painting exterior doors, restriping the church parking lot, and polished pews in sanctuary.
St. Croix was ravaged by back-to-back Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, and Hurricane Maria two weeks later. Hurricane Maria is considered the worst storm to hit St. Croix since Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. Over the last two years, missionaries from High Desert have helped repair roofs and rebuild homes for the residents of the island. Funds have also been provided to purchase needed construction materials and tools.
Periodically, throughout the year, High Desert provides sack lunches for the Center to distribute to the homeless in the International Zone of Albuquerque.
High Desert UMC, through Women with Purpose, is supporting Feed New Mexico Kids, a local nonprofit organization, in providing weekend food packages to children in our community. Over 245 children in Rio Rancho are homeless and even more go hungry, especially on the weekend.
The mission of Heifer International is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Their philosophy is to “teach a man to fish” by providing animals to families instead of handouts. The animals provide both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey which can be traded or sold at the market. This year High Desert purchased two cows under this program.
Each fall we participate in this project of Samaritan’s Purse which delivers gift filled shoe boxes to boys and girls all over the world.
On Saturday, September 28th members of High Desert UMC held a cookout and mini-Vacation Bible School at University Heights UMC with approximately 65 people attending..