Business and Facilities Manager
office: (505) 856-5040 x121
mobile: (724) 967-4730
In response to our Lord’s charge to "Go and make disciples of all nations" and to "Love your neighbor as yourself," we provide our congregation and community with opportunities to serve in humanitarian efforts and evangelistic outreach in local and world communities. Such work includes home fix-up/yardwork for seniors, well-drilling in Central America, housing homeless families in our church, serving meals at shelters, and disaster relief. All ages have opportunities to participate in mission projects.
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? Romans 10:13-14(NLT)
Guatemala Mission Trips, in conjunction with Living Water International, send SPC members to drill a well to provide a community with clean drinking water and to share the living water of Jesus Christ. SPC POC: Steve Sobolik,
Steel Bridge has been serving the homeless, hungry, and struggling for over 60 years. They are making big changes - besides changing their name to Steelbridge, they are modifying their facilities to begin long-term (12-28 month) rehabilitation and education of homeless men and women. They have several current construction projects which we may participate in, most of which involve painting and putting in tile floors. Their programs continue to include drug and alcohol recovery, job training, continuing education, and Biblical discipleship to men and women. SPC supports Steelbridge with the annual Blanket Drive, volunteering with meals, and with hands-on projects when needs arise. They have a signup web page for volunteer activities: https://steelbridge.volunteerhub.com/events/index.
An aftercare ministry for women coming out of prison. In addition to housing and job search training, during this 6-month program, the women receive life-skills training, Bible study, and support groups, and each resident has a Christian mentor. The program is entirely Christ-centered, and the women begin to learn that Christ is the only way they will ever surmount the odds that are stacked against them. Christian women mentors are desperately needed -- no qualifications except a passion to help others through Christ. A "buddy system" is available for first-time mentors so you don't have to go it alone. Other volunteer opportunities are available for men and women.
Contact: Keri Sobolik,
Hispano/Latino Christian ministry in the South Valley begun in 2014, a combined development of the Presbytery of Santa Fe and the Lutheran Synod of the Southwest. Pastor Guillermo Yela is a longtime SPC friend, and he started this church to bring Christ’s love through Word and deed to the long-time and recently-arrived residents of this part of Albuquerque. SPC supports the salary of Pastor Yela, English as Second Language Bible studies, and building projects to address congregational needs.
Contact: Randy Everett, 828.0674
A community living out Jesus' values of justice and compassion with our marginalized neighbors in Albuquerque's International District. Outreach and service efforts include One Hope health clinic, Growing Awareness urban farm, The Common Good thrift/consignment store, after-school and summer youth programs, a community food co-op, and Casa Shalom housing co-op.
Contact: Steve Sobolik,
Shelters homeless families with minor children, by housing and feeding them in local churches and synagogues for a week at a time in participating religious facilities. FPA currently shelters four families at a time, providing beds, 3 meals a day, job search assistance, literacy training, and skills classes as well as assistance finding sustainable housing. FPA also has a literacy program, matching tutors with students needing assistance reaching their goals. FPA needs sufficient hosting congregations, support congregations, volunteers, and paid staff so that there will never be a waiting list for families that qualify for Family Promise services.
Contact: Steve Sobolik,
A strategic local ministry with global Impact. ISI Albuquerque exists to provide the opportunity for each of the nearly 2,000 international students and scholars at UNM to experience God's love through an American friend. ISI recruits, trains, and equips volunteers to reach out to the students by meeting their immediate needs and offering friendship. More than 500 new students will arrive this August from many countries. Contact SPC liaison Glenda Demmie (293.4534) to learn more about how you can join hands with ISI Albuquerque to "Reach the World... One Student at a Time."
Contact: Glenda Demmie, 293.4534