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:
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 the 2016-2017 school year continues on a space-available basis - openings only in M-W-F; waiting lists for all others. Click here for the 2016-2017 preschool registration forms and information.
Parents' Morning Out. We offer morning care for children 2 and under every Thursday during the school year. Reservations strongly recommended, as space is limited. $15. Click here for more information. This service resumes August 4.
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). For more information contact Megan at 856.5040 x125.
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, Young Professionals' Bible Study, and frequent social and service events.
Moms' Connection meets every Wednesday, 9:15-11:15am, for Bible study. Newcomers are always welcome. Childcare is provided on study days through age 5 during the school year, and through 5tg grade during the summer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The summer study is video-based: for the Life of the World.
Adult Education. We offer adult classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. We currently are offering CrossCurrents: Books of the Apocrypha; Monday Morning Missions: Experiencing God; and SHAPE. Coming July 10: For the Life of the World.
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, Men's Thursday Morning Breakfast Study, and the brand-new Young Professionals' Bible 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. Click 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; co-ed volleyball; golf outings; backpacking trips; and much more.
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading: Upward Basketball games have ended for 2016. Click here for quick answers to common questions about the program. Registration for our 2017 season will begin September 6 (always the day after Labor Day) and end October 13, 2016.
Hoops of Hope Basketball Camp: Brent Fuqua will return to run the Hoops of Hope summer basketball camp July 25-29. The camp is full.
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 the church office for more information. The summer sessions are on Wednesdays, May 4 - July 27, 1:00-3:00pm; and Thursdays, May 5 - July 28, 6:30-8:30pm. You are welcome to drop in any time to see if these groups meet your needs. The fall sessions will run Wednesdays, September 7 - December 14, 1:00-3:00pm; and Thursdays, September 8 - December 15, 6:30-8:30pm.
Boy Scout Troop 1. Our Boy Scout Troop 1 meets Tuesday nights at 7:00pm in the portable classroom ("Scout Hut"). Visit troop1online.org for more information on this program, or contact Scoutmaster Andy Meyer at 730.3671.
Isotopes Baseball Outing
Young Professionals' Study
06-08-2016 ~ 06-29-2016
Isotopes Baseball Outing
July 16, 2016
Location & Note:
Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds at 7:05pm, with fireworks show after the game. Buy tickets in Fellowship Hall on Sundays through July 3, and pick up tickets on July 10. $10.50. Bring friends and come have fun with your church family at the ballpark!
Young Professionals' Study
June 08, 2016 ~ June 29, 2016
Location & Note:
Are you in your 20’s or early 30’s? Single or married without kids? Join us for a new small group Bible study any Wednesday that you can come, June 8-29, 7pm in SPC's Upper Room (directly inside the main entrance, up the staircase to the right of the sanctuary). Open to anyone at those stages of life, so invite a friend and spread the word! If the first few weeks go well, we’ll see about continuing it longer term; so come try it out! Questions, email Pastor Matt (email@example.com).
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