We strive to be a warm, caring and loving family of faith. It is our goal to provide RRPC members a sense of belonging by helping all members and friends feel welcomed, acknowledged and appreciated as part of our family of faith.
We care for our church family by offering opportunities for members to get to know each other. To this end, we work closely with the Fellowship Commission to offer you various activities throughout the year that bring our church family together outside of regular worship.
To our neighbors we say: 'Come! Worship, learn and experience spiritual growth with us!'
We invite you to come enjoy the spiritual warmth and friendship at RRPC!
Mentoring Program for New Members
The Shepherds' Program is the first Membership Commission initiative of 2012. Shepherds are members who have volunteered to be matched with new members with similar characteristics to theirs. Shepherds' tasks will vary, depending on the new members' requirements. Shepherds will stand up with their mentees when they join our church and then be available for the next six months (or longer, should their new members need them) to provide information and answer questions about our church. The intent is to ensure that new members get the help they may need to pursue their faith and fellowship journey with us...but only to the extent that the new members request.
For more information, call 505.867.0744 or email.
Member Spotlight: Catherine Dau
A native of Scotland, Catherine Dau was in college in her home country in 1957 when she accompanied a friend, who was enticed by a Pan Am advertisement in the Glasgow Herald seeking "hostesses", to an interview. After her friend emerged from the session, the interviewer asked when Dau wanted to interview. Although a career with Pan Am was something she hadn't planned on, Dau thought this might be good practice to see what it would be like to be interviewed for a job in the career she had in mind after college.
It must have gone well; she was among seven Scottish young women selected by Pan Am to fly to New York for training. She started her career with "The World's Most Experienced Airline" that same year.
In August of last year, the Rio Rancho Observer ran an article on Catherine, who shared what it was like to be a airline hostess 54 years ago.
Member Care and Information
We honor our RRPC family and friends serving in the Armed Forces and local public safety jobs by displaying their photos on a special bulletin board.
We remember our military and local public safety personnel with cards sent throughout the year, and we support them with our prayers.
Our youth and children are remembered on their birthdays.
'Pew Pals' (small stuffed animals) are located throughout the sanctuary for the comfort of the young and the young-at-heart.
We provide Children's Worship bags to help children remaining during the service to stay occupied.
Rocking chairs provide comfort during worship for parents of young children and others as well.
We celebrate baptisms, graduations and other life milestones.
We stay in touch with our college students throughout the school year.
An Event Board features photos of recent RRPC activities.
Our Sunday morning worship services are recorded, and CDs are distributed to the homebound and to anyone else who may have an interest.