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.
Ministry Liaison Needed: Sandia is seeking a woman interested in serving as liaison between SPC and A Peaceful Habitation. Terri Roseth will be stepping down from this role at the end of the year. She would love to chat with you if you believe you have a heart for women coming out of prison and trying to make a new life through Christ. The time commitment is not huge, but a huge heart helps. Contact Terri at 856-6964 or .
- Albuquerque Rescue Mission (ARM) has been serving the homeless, hungry, and struggling for over 60 years. The Mission has provided meals, shelter, and medical care that lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. Their programs include drug and alcohol recovery, job training, continuing education, and Biblical discipleship to men and women. SPC supports ARM with the annual Blanket Drive, volunteering with meals, and with hands-on projects when needs arise. SPC's point of contact is Rob Green (366.8882).
- A Peaceful Habitation (APH) is 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. SPC's contact person is Terri Roseth (856.6964).
- Camino de Vida Church is an 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. SPC's liaison is Randy Everett (828.0674).
- East Central Ministries is 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. SPC's liaison is Christy Sobolik (803.2574), who is also on staff at East Central Ministries.
- Family Promise of Albuquerque (FPA) 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. SPC's point of contact is Angi McBride (899.8070).
- International Students, Inc. (ISI) Albuquerque is 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."
- Meals on Wheels Albuquerque delivers hot meals to people's homes to ensure they receive needed nutrition. A regular meal consists of a hot entrée, two sides, milk or juice, bread, salad, and either fruit or a dessert. Delivery drivers are always needed.