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

Registration for 2015-2016 is underway.

2012 Youth Mission Team



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). The 2015-2016 class begins with a parent/student meeting on Sunday, August 16, at 9:00am. For more information contact Megan at 856.5040 x125.

 Serve Day

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  Moms' Connection, Men's Bible Study, and frequent social and service events.

Moms' Connection meets every Wednesday, 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 Newcomers are always welcome.

Adult Education. We offer several adult classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Current classes are Monday Morning Missions: Experiencing God; CrossCurrents: Selected Books of the Apocrypha; Calm My Anxious Heart; and a special Advent course, Advent Without Borders, taught by Rev. Matt Pooley and Rev. Jeff Pearson.
     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.

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 or Campamento Centernario at here to learn more about our current missional activities, and visit the Missions Facebook page.

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; backpacking trips; and much more.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading: Upward Basketball registration has ended. Practices are underway, and games will be in January and February 2016. Click here for quick answers to common questions. We still need volunteers -- please call Mike Molony or Crystal Jackson at 856.5040.

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 Prayer requests may be made using cards in Fellowship Hall or by e-mailing
     Our Deacons offer free GriefShare grief recovery support groups. Contact for more information. The fall sessions are on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, September 9 - December 9; and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, September 10 - December 10. (No meetings Thanksgiving week.) You are welcome to drop in any time to see if these groups meet your needs. There will be a special "Surviving the Holidays" workshop on Monday, December 7, at 6:15pm (reservations strongly urged).

  • Hanging of the Greens
  • Nativity Display
  • "Surviving the Holidays"
  • Parents' Night Out
  • Christmas Play