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.
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 new study that starts in January.
Adult Education. We offer several adult classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Current classes are What Child Is This?; Monday Morning Missions; and CrossCurrents: Minor Prophets of the Old Testament;I'm Glad You Asked. The women's class, Having a Mary Spirit, returns January 25.
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. In October and November we're offering an 8-week Thursday-night study, Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices.
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 May 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.
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 will meet on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm; and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, starting January 14, 2015. You are welcome to drop in any time to see if these groups meet your needs.
01-14-2015 ~ 01-28-2015
Grief Support Group
01-14-2015 ~ 04-08-2015
January 14, 2015 ~ January 28, 2015
Location & Note:
Looking for the friendship and support of other moms or caregivers? Three times a month, drop your kid (ages 5 and under during school year; ages 0-10 during summer) at child care and find the deep kind of support all moms need with a study/fellowship group. Studies are held in Sandia's Upper Room. If you have questions or would like to join us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for study information.
Grief Support Group
January 14, 2015 ~ April 08, 2015
Location & Note:
The next series of GriefShare sessions will be at two times: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, January 14 - April 8; and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm,January 15 - April 9. To register or ask questions, contact Jane Harnish at 291.3246 or email@example.com.
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