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., Oct. 26


   9:30 am

Worship Service:  Rev.  Rob Craig preaches on “Wills can be love letters”

   10:00 am

Youth CE will discuss “Jewish and Navajo exiles”  K-5; Art! - table decorations

   11:00 am

Adult Christian Education; Rev. Catherine Robinson will discuss “Prayers of Gratitude”



Tue., Oct. 28


     12:00 noon

Announcements due  



Thur., Oct. 30


     6:00 pm

Worship Review

     7:00 pm

Choir Practice



 Sun. Nov. 2


    9:30 am

Worship; Rev. Catherine Robinson preaching on “A cloud of Witnesses”

    11:00 am

Adult and Youth Christian Education


Bill Miller composed this Sunday’s special music specifically for this worship service.   


Today be the 32nd Annual CROP Walk for the hungry and homeless in the Albuquerque Metro Area.  The walk is sponsored by Church World Service (CWS), a non-profit charitable organization.  This year the walk will start from Holy Cross Lutheran (6901 Wyoming Blvd.) on Today, October 26th.  Registration will begin at 1:15 pm with the walk on the perimeter trail (3.3 miles) from 2 pm to 4 pm around the Albuquerque Academy and Hoffmantown Church.  This year, the local agencies receiving 25% of the funds raised are Project Share and the Rio Grande Food Project.


 Church Women United will meet for a World Community Day celebration on Friday November 7, at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano Rd. NW.  Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM followed by worship at 10:00.  The theme, Through God Our Hands Can Heal, brings attention to how we can bring healing to each other in our groups, our families and our communities.  Child care provided. 


Do You Love Choral Music?  Next Sunday, November 2, there will be a free ecumenical choir concert to promote interdenominational understanding and friendship, from 2-4 at Central United Methodist Church.  The theme for this year is For All the Saints. Each participating choir will have 15 minutes to share music from their traditions.  At the end, the choirs will sing For All the Saints.  


Gardeners: Church compost/mulch, available now. 3 years in the making. Bring your own bags. See Steve Stogner.


 OUR INTERIM PASTOR!  The Session has contracted with Rev. Cheryl Finch to become our Interim Pastor for at least the next year.  She will be in worship with us on November 9 and preach for the first time at St. Andrew on November 16.  She is a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, has received training in interim ministry, and comes to us from a term as Associate Pastor in Oklahoma.  Be sure to ask her about her cat’s name!

Cheryl will be arriving on November 7 driving a U-haul trailer.  Volunteers are needed to help Cheryl move her furniture from the U-haul to her apartment.  If you can help, call the church office or Michael. 


 The ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR is Nov. 23rd. It's still early, but if you are a crafter, an artist, or can bake a batch of cookies, please start thinking about The Alternative Christmas Fair. Please consider donating some of your crafts, your artwork, or baked goods to the Alternative Christmas Fair for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. The price of building a Habitat House has gone up.  As part of the Catholic/Presbyterian Coalition, we (Presbyterians) need to raise $37,500 toward the cost of a house. The Chile Festival helps toward that end, but it is not enough.  Contact Ester G. if you are able to help. Please bring your items to the Activity Room between 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm on Nov. 22nd. Baked items can be dropped off in the mini kitchen 2-3 days before - please label everything. Thanks


Office help needed:  The office will need volunteer staffing on November 24-26 when Creed will be out of town.  Office hours are 9:30 to 1:30, but any amount of time you can give will be appreciated.  Call or email Creed if you can help. 


 Neighborhood Friends NEEDS: Cool weather is arriving, and as usual we need clothing for our neighborhood friends:

  • Warm coats for men and women
  • Men’s jeans and comfortable pants, and street friendly shoes.
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • We always need socks!
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner

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