Wednesday Fellowship. Starting March 11, Sandia’s doors are open every Wednesday night for a shared, low-cost dinner together followed by groups, ministries, and activities for all ages. There is something for everyone. Click here to see the various things that are offered and to sign up.
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with our first Wednesday Fellowship dinner on the 11th! We had a wonderful time of food and fellowship! This week our Wednesday Fellowship dinner will be a Mexican Fiesta with food provided by Los Cuates. If you attended a class on the 11th, you should have indicated whether or not you plan to be there on the 18th on the sign-in form at your class.
If you weren't able to indicate that on a form, you need to make any changes to your dinner plans for this coming week, or you missed the 11th but want to join us the 18th: Click here to let us know. Please try to make any changes by Sunday evening.
Children.Did you ever think Sunday School could mean baking cookies, playing computer games, or doing science experiments? Welcome to Sandia Presbyterian Church, where we explore God's Word in new and exciting ways...
Trail Blazers (Grades K-5)
Watch movies about Bible stories while enjoying fresh popcorn.
Act out Bible stories or play games (some life-size!).
Explore God's Word through painting, drawing, and wood-working.
Prepare and taste food from Bible times or explore God's world with a science experiment.
Play computer games about Bible stories.
Learn the joy of serving others through service projects.
Little Trails (Ages 4-5). This Sunday class has curriculum and activities designed especially for preschoolers.
Path Finders (Ages 2-3). This Sunday class uses a special curriculum for 2- and 3-year-olds.
Sunday Childcare. We provide childcare for infants and toddlers all morning.
Children's Worship Options. Children are welcome at either service, with special activities at the 10:30 service: Children’s Message during the 10:30 service -- all ages. Children’s Worship for ages 2-5 and for K-3rd grade during 10:30 service (leave about 10:45). Children's Church for Preschoolers - Preschoolers may stay after Sunday School for structured activities until 11:30am; they may come at the start of the 10:30 service; or they may start the worship service with parents and rejoin the preschool program after the Children's Message. In other words, preschool programs are available continuously 9:00-11:30am, with children able to join or leave at various times during the morning.
Weekday Preschool. Sandia Presbyterian Preschool is a traditional preschool that offers daily morning classes from 9:00am to noon. The preschool provides an environment in which children are guided with love and compassion and are offered numerous learning opportunities through functional play. The preschool respects the unique qualities of each child and promotes individual growth and success. The following programs are offered for the 2014-2015 school year:
2-Day Program - Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm
3-Day Program - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12pm
5-Day Programs - Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm
Lunch Bunch - Extended day of preschool, Monday - Wednesday, 12-2:30pm
For information on classes for 2014-2015, click here. Registration for 2015-2016 is underway.
Registration for summer preschool (two 4-week sessions in June and July, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm) is underway, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Youth.Join with students from around Albuquerque each week for Worship, Sunday School, and Small Groups. Click here for our weekly schedule and more information about our youth ministry.
Confirmation Class for 8th-graders runs during the school year (Sundays at 9:00am). Click here to access class content, forms, and assignments for participants.
Young Adults (20's & 30's). Are you in your 20's or 30's, looking for meaningful friendships that are often hard to come by in ABQ? Longing for some kind of deeper spiritual connection or direction in your life? Then come check out Sandia's YA ministry, where 20- and 30-somethings are pursuing Jesus in the company of friends. We welcome YAs of any and all spiritual backgrounds and stages of life, so contact Rev. Matt Pooley for more info. Come connect with your peers at a YA Sunday class. Moms' Connection, and frequent social and service events.
Moms' Connection meets every Wednesday except the first one of the month, 9:15-11:15am, for Bible study. Childcare is provided through age 5. Newcomers are always welcome. Childcare is provided on study days through age 5 during the school year, and through age 10 during the summer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for information on the current study -- newcomers are welcome.
Adult Education. We offer several adult classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Current classes are Monday Morning Missions: Experiencing God; Having a Mary Spirit; CrossCurrents: Selected Books of the Apocrypha; I'm Glad You Asked, and Jesus and TED.
We offer weekday/weeknight Disciple courses during the school year.
Small covenant groups meet in homes for Bible study and fellowship, and several other study groups meet during the week: Moms' Connection, Wednesday Night Women's Study, Wednesday Men's Breakfast Bible Study (at Tanoan Country Club), Thursday Morning Women's Study, Presbyterian Women, and Men's Thursday Morning Breakfast Study.
Music. The choir sings each Sunday at 10:30am (occasionally at 9:00am), rehearsing Thursdays at 7:00pm. The blended service musicians handle the 9:00am service, rehearsing Wednesdays at 6:30pm. The handbell choir performs frequently at both services, rehearsing Thursdays at 6:00pm during the school year. Soloists and small vocal groups perform regularly, as do a brass quintet and other instrumentalists. Children sing in worship occasionally. The youth provide all music on Youth Sunday, as well as performing as individuals or groups at other services. A young adults band provides music at our 9:00 service every month.
Missions/Outreach. 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 information on our sponsored missionaries in Guatemala, Boyd and Julie Robinson, visit Boyd at https://www.facebook.com/boyd.robinson.777 or Campamento Centernario at https://www.facebook.com/camp100pacoxom?ref=hl. Click here to read their December 2014 newsletter. Click here to learn more about our current missional activities.
Recreation.We believe that a healthy body and healthy recreation are important to spiritual and emotional health. Thus we encourage and promote a variety of activities for all ages and abilities, both within our congregation and for the larger community. Activities include Upward Basketball for grades 1-6; Wednesday basketball for adults, men's and women's 50+, and seniors; Dance It Up! monthly dances for developmentally disabled adults; pickleball; golf outings; Hoops of Hope summer basketball camp; backpacking trips; and much more. We will offer a Hoops of Hope summer basketball camp again, July 27-31, 9:00am-noon, for kids entering grades 2-7 in the fall.
Deacons and Faith Community Nurses. Our Deacons assist with pastoral care, providing such services as visits, calls, cards, meals, medical equipment, communion, and prayer. Faith Community Nurses provide monthly blood pressure checks and consultation on medical issues. If you have a request, please call the church office at 856.5040, fill out a request card in Fellowship Hall, or email email@example.com. Prayer requests may be made using cards in Fellowship Hall or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Deacons offer free GriefShare grief recovery support groups. Contact email@example.com for more information. The winter groups meet on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm; and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, through April 9. You are welcome to drop in any time to see if these groups meet your needs. The summer sessions will be on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, June 3 to August 25; and Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, June 4 to August 26.
Etc. Shoppe Sale
Vacation Bible School
06-15-2015 ~ 06-21-2015
03-11-2015 ~ 05-13-2015
Etc. Shoppe Sale
April 26, 2015
Location & Note:
The Etc. Shoppe invites everyone to the spring sale on April 26, 8:00am-noon, in Fellowship Hall. There will be lots of useful and “gift-able” items that will be perfect for spring and for Mother’s Day, plus lots of scrubbies in spring colors. Stop by before or after worship.
May 09, 2015
Location & Note:
Come to “An Afternoon at the Movies - the Decade Awards" at the Sheraton Uptown on Saturday, May 9, 11:30am-2:30pm, in honor of A Peaceful Habitation's 10th anniversary. Enjoy lunch, entertainment, movie snippets, awards, a silent auction, and a raffle—1st prize $1500 cash, 2nd prize an iPad, and 3rd prize a Tiger Muskie fishing trip. Tickets are $45, but if you sign up and pay by check (payable to A Peaceful Habitation) no later than April 26, an SPC donor will pay $10 toward each seat reserved, so you pay only $35. A sign-up folder with payment envelope is at the Welcome Center; please pay when you sign up. For extra convenience/security, there will also be a ticket table in Fellowship Hall on April 19.
Vacation Bible School
June 15, 2015 ~ June 21, 2015
Location & Note:
Sign up now for Everest Vacation Bible School: June 15-19, 9:00am-noon. For age 3 (must be 3 by start of VBS) through entering 5th-graders. $10 for 1st child, $20 for family; $7 each for camp music CD and T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the church, or click here to print your own copy.
Adults and children going into 6th grade and older are needed to make Everest a success! For volunteers, child care will be provided for children too young to participate in VBS. To join our VBS Team or for more information, contact Jennie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March 11, 2015 ~ May 13, 2015
Location & Note:
Starting March 11, Sandia’s doors will be open every Wednesday night for a shared, low-cost dinner together followed by groups, ministries, and activities for all ages. There will be something for everyone. Click here to see the various things that will be offered and to sign up. If you have questions, contact Pastor Matt (email@example.com). We will have sign-up tables (and food!) in Fellowship Hall on March 1 and 8.
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