I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!" Psalm 122:1
Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive Christian community of faith celebrating God's love through worship, caring, learning, fellowship, and mission.
l. to r, standing.: Amanda Ball, Sue Buckner, Beth Miller, Lee Malmo, Shawn Campbell, Greg Jones, Marjorie Davison, Mike Bushma, Linda Downey, Alisa Swinderman, Beverly Norman, Linn Jenkins, and Bill Cox. Seated: Pastor Linda Post. Right: Denise Baker.
Ten Tons Plus Donated to Storehouse West
Join Our Book Club - Meets 4th Mondays at 7 p.m.
Church Ruling Elders and Deacons
Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque Pop-Tops...
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Sunday is Funday - Every August - A Great Time for All!
The City of Rio Rancho holds its Annual Sunday is Funday at Rio Rancho High School the third Sunday in the afternoon 12:00-4:00. Church volunteers staff a tent and help with face-painting, handing out water bottles, and visiting with passers-by.
Diving In to VBS 2012
Last summer's "Dive In" VBS, 2012, was enjoyable for all. Eight adults and 16 youth volunteered, and 26 children attended. Lori greatly appreciated all the volunteers. The VBS children celebrated their week of learning about God's love with music during Children's Time in Worship the following Sunday. Watch for details on VBS 2013!
Worship Music - RRPC's Got Talent!
During the months of June, July and August, the Chancel and Handbell Choirs will take a break from their usual Sunday worship services schedule. This is an excellent time for many in our congregation who don't normally participate in organized music groups to share their musical talents . We are always glad for any type of music that augments our worship service. To lend us your musical skills for worship, email Jake Rittenhouse, Director of Music, 505.554.3848.
Phyllis Rasmussen, June and Dick DeFore, the Kelleys, and Karen Payne are Shepherds
Thank you, Phyllis Rasmussen, Dick and June DeFore, Virginia/Fred Kelley, and Karen Payne, for being Shepherds to our new members, Roberta Purcell, the Woods, the Shanklins, and the Thayers, respectively! The Membership Commission has a mentoring program for new members called Shepherds for New Members. They help ensure that our newcomers have found a spiritual and friendly church home by having a partner or partners to rely on...but only if the new member(s) choose(s) to accept.
Since we have been blessed this year to welcome many new members, we need more Shepherds. Please email Shawn Campbell or call 867.0744 if you have questions or are interested in volunteering.
Storehouse West Has a Recycling Opportunity and Needs Brown Paper Grocery Bags
Scrap Metal Recycling
A novel way to donate to Storehouse West! Take scrap metal to Rio Rancho Recycling, 110 Frontage Road, near the intersection of NM 528 and Sundt. Just ask them to credit the Storehouse West account.
We need brown paper grocery bags. If you have extra please put them in the box at the entrance to the church, between the outer and inner doors.
Thursday Afternoon Bible Study
Community Partners Tags at Albertsons
The Albertsons Community Partners Program is a way to donate to the church using key tags by shopping at Albertsons. The tags are already programmed for our church -- all you have to do is use the tag at checkout.
The church can potentially earn up to $6,000 a quarter or $24,000 a year. If key tag holders spend $49,999 over one quarter, the church will get a 1% rebate on purchases. If the total is $50,000 or more in one quarter, the church will get a 5% additional rebate on the amount over $50K.
100 RRPC tag holders can easily have quarterly total spending of $500 for groceries, health and beauty items, household products, and prescription drugs.
-- If 100 members spend $5 a week over one quarter and have their key tag scanned at checkout, totalling $6,000, the church will receive a check for $60 at the end of the quarter.
-- If 100 members spend $25 a week and have their tag scanned, we will receive $325.
Be sure to pick up your key tag in the narthex and use it at Albertsons!
Youth Pancakes Fundraiser
Applebee's employees donated their time so RRPC could have a pancake breakfast fundraiser.
Committees and Teams
The Administration Committee, formerly "Personnel", meets 4th Tuesdays at 6:30. Their jobs are:
to establish and implement human resources policies.
to create and update job descriptions.
to develop and update staff evaluation forms.
to recruit and recommending the hiring of new staff.
to meet with staff to promote professional development and provide support.
to serve as a grievance committee for staff.
Adult Faith Formation
The Adult Faith Formation Committee meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 4:30.
The Committee appreciates its adult instructors: Clarence Johnson, Scott Henriksen, Nick Stull, Jennifer Stull, Marjorie Davison, Joanne Thornton, and Lori Osburn.
Building and Grounds Committee
Building and Grounds, the first Commission to meet in 2013, gathered at a table after the Men's Breakfast January 5. Attending were Bill Cox, Bob Crowley, Bill Thornton, Joe Emery, Denise Baker, Marvin Bamberg, Phyllis Rasmussen, and Co-Moderators Lee Malmo and Mike Bushma. Discussion covered repairs and replacements during 2012 and plans for 2013.
Colinas del Norte Student Food-for-Backpacks Program
Pajamas, Socks, Shoes, and Underwear Needed
Storehouse West needs gently used or new pajamas, socks, undies and shoes, sizes infant to age 18. If you can help out with any of these items please put them in the Storehouse West box located just inside the entry.
Youth Group, Sundays at 5:00 - 6:30
Join us Sunday evenings at Youth Group for dinner and fellowship.
Our Candle of Peace in Worship
John 14:27...Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PWCT)
We are looking for volunteers to become members of the PWCT. New ideas are so important to keep us vibrant and in tune with the needs of our community. Please consider offering your time and talent to this ongoing mission.
Call 892-1878 or email Liz Bushma. Or just come to one of our meetings at 8:30 the first Saturday of the month.