St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church seeks to be a dynamic Reformed community of faith that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ by reaching out to others in compassionate service, celebrating our faith together in worship, encouraging all ages to grow personally and spiritually, and nurturing and supporting one another in Christian love.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is a reformed and reforming community of faith in Christ where we work for reconciliation and social justice and where we can be theologically bold, spiritually generous, and radically welcoming.

We are striving to overcome all divisions that separate the peoples of God from God and from one another, whether race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental ability, education, socio-economic status, or cultural background.

We invite you to join with us in creating this beloved community.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ to come and visit us on Sunday mornings at 9:30, at 5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE. One block east of San Mateo. Across from Montgomery park.

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Refuge Crisis in Artesia

REFUGEE CRISIS: There is a refuge crisis in Artesia, NM. Women and children are being detained there in desperate need of legal aid and financial support, faced with the threat of immediate deportation. Your financial donations are needed urgently to help with this crisis, both to defray the housing and travel costs for lawyers traveling to Artesia and for expenses of those women and children who are fortunate enough to be released on bond. If you would like to donate, please make your check payable to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and write Artesia Fund on the memo line. Please mail your check to the church at 5301 Ponderosa Avenue, Albuquerque NM 87110. An alternative way to donate is to go to the CONTRIBUTIONS page and click the DONATE button. This takes you to a form where you can select this fund" Women and Children Refugee Crisis. Then you can donate to that fund by an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account or using a credit card. Thank you. For information, call (505) 881-9626.

This Week's Schedule

Sun, Nov. 16


9:30 am

Worship Service- Kirkin' of the Tartan. Rev. Cheryl Finch will preach on "Who's got talent?"

10:00 am

K-5 CE, Mid-highs - worship in narthex

10:40 am

Reception for Rev. Finch

11:15 am

Adult Christian Education - "Mission work in Africa" led by Nancy Collins, a PCUSA mission liason


Youth class will discuss "God's Kingdom"


K-5 serving Lasagna!


Mid-highs - Bowling at the Silva Lanes! Returning about 1:00PM



12:00 noon

Comfort My People    



Tue., Nov. 18


9:30 am

Presbyterian Women

12:00 noon

Announcements Due

7:00 pm




Wed., Nov. 19



Presbytidings articles due

6:00 pm

Women's Book Club



Tue., Nov. 20


10:00 am

Spiritual Formation

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Practice



Sun., Nov. 23

Reign of Christ Sunday.

9:30 am

Worship Service Rev. Cheryl Finch preaches on Sheep, Goats, and Living Thanks."

11:00 am

Alternative Christmas Fair followed by hanging of the greens.

12 noon -2 pm

Come sort food with us at the Roadrunner food bank.


ADULT CE Sunday, November 16, at 11:15: Nancy Collins, a PCUSA Mission liaison, will provide information on work in Africa.??

COMFORT MY PEOPLE, a support group for those living with a mental illness or caregivers, will be gathering this Sunday, November 16, in the church library at 12:00. A light lunch will be be available. For more information, please see Fonda.

Sorting Food at Roadrunner; We invite children and interested adults to join us in sorting food at the Roadrunner food bank from 12 to 2 on November 23. This is a chance to do some good and get aquainted with the largest food bank in New Mexico. For more information, contact Deborah, Deanna, or Hannah. ??

OUR PROGRESSIVE DINNER is going to be a Christmas Dinner this year on December 6th. Anyone needing a ride can meet at St. Andrew Church. These arrangements will be made later. The appetizers will start at 6:30 at Ester and Marcos’ house. The dinner and desserts will follow at the Beth and Jim's home. There will be signup sheets, for what you might like to bring to share, on the table in the Narthex.???

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR November 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.
The Alternative Christmas fair is a way St. Andrew Presbyterian Church helps with compassionate ministries and hunger issues in third world countries and local communities through the following participants:
• ANGEL TREE - helps provide parent-child bonding even when the parent is in prison.?
• EAST CENTRAL MINISTRIES - provides community programs, youth programs, and neighborhood micro businesses.
• ?GREATER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY builds simple, decent, affordable homes for area deserving families. There will be a table of donated items for sell benefiting this organization.?
• THE HEIFER PROJECT - works in the areas of livestock and agriculture. In areas where hunger and despair once prevailed, Heifer programs have reinvigorated communities ?
• JUST COFFEE - Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. We market a pure, organic coffee which is grown, harvested and the spirit of justice. Our goal is to provide incentives for people to remain on their family lands.?
• ROADRUNNER FOODBANK - Gamma Phi Beta will have the jalapeno jelly once again. ?Please have all donated items for the fair in the activity room between 1-3pm on Saturday, November 22. Please label all food items, and if you need a receipt for other items, please let me know. All donated items not sold should be picked up after the fair and Hanging of the Greens on November 23rd. Contact Ester G. for more information.???

THE ANNUAL HANGING OF THE GREENS will occur on November 23rd after worship and the Alternative Christmas Fair. Please come help decorate the sanctuary and the narthex Christmas tree! Refreshments provided. ??

ST. ANDREW THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST 8:00 to10:00 AM. All are welcome! Sponsored by the men of the church (Volunteers needed - see Fletcher)???

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: Grief Share invites you to two identical seminars on Monday, November 17th and Monday, December 15th, both from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm in room 214 at Sandia Presbyterian Church, for those who are experiencing stress or grief during the holidays.?Space is limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. For questions or to register, please contact Teri Boll at 797-5283 or at

ALBUQUERQUE INTERFAITH:?Institute for Public Life is meeting to discuss Faithful Citizenship after Voting: Building Strong Public Schools, Supporting Families.?Sunday November 23, 3:00-5:00pm at South Valley Academy, 3426 Blake Rd. SW (east of Coors).??

Madrigal Singers Winter Concert: ?The talented Madrigal Singers will present their winter concert HERE at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Dec. 6, at 1:00 pm. Note, that is Saturday. Plan to come bringing many friends to support us and St. Andrew Church for your enjoyment. This is an event that shows us as a church to others who may be interested in attending worship here.??

??FAMILY PROMISE?Thank you for your continued support in helping care for homeless families. December 4th & 5th is another opportunity for St. Andrew volunteers to join hands with First Presbyterian Church to help homeless families in need from our community. ?There are a variety of ways that you can help. Can you prepare a meal, talk with guests, play with children, help with homework, spend an evening as a dinner host (keep in mind that if you host, you don't have to cook), stay overnight with guests, or drive a van to take children to school? These are some of the volunteer activities that are needed. Mark your calendar for one of these days and prayerfully consider what you can offer.

??? FAMILY PROMISE 1ST CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR! Join us on Saturday, December 6th at 10:00, or on Sunday, December 7th at 12:00. Tickets are on sale now! They can be purchased at the door, or on the website: You can also purchase tickets by visiting the office at 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE?87106, in the basement of First Congregational United Church of Christ. ?PLUS!?A donation of $50, will go towards the purchase of a Family Essentials Kit for a family entering the shelter program. The kit will include some basic items, ?including razors, toothbrushes, shower items, etc.

Emergency Services

State wide list of Food Distribution Services for people in need - Click "Sources for Emergency Food" in Care Giving Tools Topic below.

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Hearing Assistance

The sanctuary has a "Loop" system. With this system you can check out a headset and adjust the volume of the service in your head set. Or if you have hearing aids with a "T-Coil", you can turn your T-Coil on and hear the service directly in your hearing aids.

Good Stuff

Go to some Good Stuff relating to the work of the church

Audio of a panel discussion on "Understanding and Acting on the Border Crisis

A description of 20 different types of prayer that were referred to in the Sept 21st Christian Education Class

A worksheet for Reflecting on Your Spirituality based on the Adult Ed Class of 18 Oct. 2014

Care Giving Tools:

New Beginnings Reports

The congregation of St Andrew Presbyterian church went throught a process called "New Beginnings". It involved working in small groups, using guided discussions, to develop a vision for the future of this congregations. The assessor's report was developed by an independent outside group and is an assessment of the current congregation and its role in the community. The other reports describe the results of the small groups discussions, with increasing detail going from the Overview Report to the Detailed Report. These results have been reviewed by the congregation at a meeting on August 10th and will be submitted to the Session for approval.

New Beginnings Overview Report

New Beginnings Summary Report

New Beginnings Detailed Report

New Beginnings Assessor's Report

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505)881-9626 fax:(505)884-9636