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.

Contact us at 881-9626, or


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This Week's Schedule

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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, November 29

1st Sunday in Advent - Expectation

9:30 am

Worship. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me for he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor." - Jesus, in Luke 4. Pastor Cheryl Finch will preach on "Reflecting the Light of Expectation."

10:00 am

CE for young children with Ms. Laura

11:00 am

Adult Christian Education


"Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas" with Pastor Cheryl


"Planning our relational future"- Conversation as prayer - with Eleanor

11:00 am

Mid-High CE - RE:form curriculum with Hannah

11:00 am

Senior High CE - 'Faith questions" How can Jesus be God?" with Jim and Joe

12:30 pm

Officer (Deacon/Elder) Training



Tuesday, December 1

Bulletin announcements due

9:30 am

Presbyterian Women

6:30 pm

Worship & Music Comm.



Thursday, December 3


10:00 am

Spiritual Formation

6:00 pm

Worship Review

7:00 pm

Choir Practice



Sunday, December 6

2nd Sunday of Advent - Forgiveness

9:30 am

Worship/Communion - "Whom are you called to forgive?"

11:00 am

Christian Education for Adults and Children & Youth

12:30 pm

Officer (Deacon/Elder) Training



Sunday, December 13

3rd Sunday of Advent - Hospitality

9:30 am

Worship "Who or what will we welcome this advent?"

11:00 am

Christian Education for Adults, Children & Youth

11:00 am

Presbyterian Women

12:30 pm

Officer (Deacon/Elder) Training



Sunday, December 20

4th Sunday in Advent - Love

9:30 am

Worship "Whom are you called to love?"



Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Jesus is Born!"

7:00 pm 

A service of candlelight, story and song.


Sunday, November 29 at 12:30 pm - Officer (Deacon/Elder) Training.


Christmas Poinsettias; order by December 13
Now is the time to order your Christmas poinsettia which will decorate the church for the season and then be taken home or given to a shut-in. Order forms are in the bulletins This Sunday and the December Presbytidings and should be received in the church office or the offering plate, with your check for $12.00 made out to St. Andrew, by Sunday, December 13th. Thank you. Edith


Adult CE Classes

This Sunday, November 29

Library: "Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas" As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . . -John 17:18 God sent Christ at Christmas. In turn, Christ sends us into the world to be his hands and feet, head and heart. During this 5-week Advent journey discover how, where, and why we are sent. Books may be purchased in the church office for $10 each (scholarships available).
The Children's and Mid High CE will also use an adapted version of "Sent" in their classes.

East CE Room: "Planning for Our Relational Future" - led by Eleanor Milroy

Next Sunday, December 6th
"In Our Own Voices" speakers, Victoria Tietje and Mason Tuck, will return for a further discussion of their mental health recovery. They will share the Acceptance of their diagnosis, Treatment, Coping Strategies, Successes, Hopes and Dreams with us. Learn about mental illness from those with lived experience, brought to us by NAMI ABQ.


The 1st Sunday of each month is Mid and Senior High Youth Group
Room 3, 11:00 am -12:00 pm.
Come for food, games and activities.


Our next Youth Group on December 5 will have a White Elephant gift exchange (plus food!)
With the holidays around the corner, what better way to celebrate than donuts and gifts? On December 6th I want to have the youth group do a white elephant gift exchange and enjoy our fellowship together as we end this year!


Christmas at Menaul Dec. 4-5
Menaul School's Christmas production will be at the Menaul School campus December 4 & 5. There will be musical entertainment, the Bugg Basketball Tournament, an opportunity to visit Santa Claus, and sing Christmas carols. The musical performances will be held in the Menaul School Cafeteria from 5:00 to 8:30 PM Friday and Saturday. The Bugg Tournament will take place 4:00 to 9:00 PM in the School Gymnasium Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. 15 teams from the area will be participating.


A Christmas Concert and Carol Sing Dec. 4-5
" Home for the Holidays" will be performed by CORO LUX,
a new chorus led by Bradley Ellingboe.
Friday, December 4, at 7:30pm and
Saturday, December 5, at 3:00pm at
The KiMo Theatre, 421 Central Ave., NW
* Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
* Robert Ray's Gospel Magnificent
*Christmas Carol Sing Along
Tickets $10, $8, and $5


Church Women United meet December 4
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women's group, will meet for their Christmas Forum on Friday, December 4thSt. Paul United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution Ave. NE. fellowship at 9:30 am followed music of the Highland Harmonizers. 2016 CWU officers will be installed. A collection will be gathered for CLN Kids (formerly Cuidando los Ninos). Come and bring a friend! For more information please call Amy Costales at 867-4207


Annual Mexican Dinner and Bazaar at 2nd Presbyterian is Dec. 5
The Women's Association of Second Presbyterian Church invites you to its annual Mexican Dinner and Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Ticket cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the door.


Albuquerque Interfaith's Annual Celebration Dinner is Saturday, December 6
Keeping the Faith for Our Children's Future is the theme for Albuquerque Interfaith's Annual Celebration Dinner on Sunday, December 6th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Robert F Kennedy Charter High School, 4300 Blake Rd. SW. & a raffle from 5:00-6:00 followed by the dinner prepared by RFK's Culinary Arts students. Tickets are $125/person, but believing it should not be a barrier, contributions of $35 or more will be acceptable.


Family Promise on Dec. 17-18
Mark your calendars for Dec 17th & 18th for St. Andrew's turn to volunteer to drive a van, stay overnight, prepare part of a meal, or serve a meal. This program continues to show results due to our willing volunteers. Thank you! ~ Julie


"Mountain of Socks"
The Mission/Social Justice Committee invites the St. Andrew Community to build a "Mountain of Socks" underneath the cross in the sanctuary. The socks will be distributed to the Neighborhood Friends during the winter season. The "Joy of Sox" Drive will start November 29 and run through December 27. Please bring new socks and let's build a mountain of socks - and of love.


Angel Tree gifts will be collected Dec. 6!
Many thanks to all the angels who signed up for the Angel Tree! The tags disappeared off that little Christmas tree in record time! Be sure to bring back the wrapped and tagged gifts to church NEXT SUNDAY, Dec. 6th.Paula Mills will be stationed in the Activity Room to receive the bundles before and after the worship service. Also, one more person is needed for- probably just to three homes.


We all have a lot of fun gathering together for food and maybe some Christmas carol singing at our Christmas Progressive Dinner. This is a pot luck and signup sheets will be in the Narthex.


There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00pm on Dec. 24th


St. Andrew Christmas Day Dinner
The 35th annual St. Andrew Christmas dinner will be Friday, December 25th at 5:30 pm. Someone cooks a turkey, and everyone else brings side dishes. Think of it as a coordinated potluck. When we have an idea of how many are coming, we'll decide whether to have the dinner at one home, several homes, or at the church.

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:

More Information About St Andrew Presbyterian Chur

Want more information about our congregation? Click this link: 2015 SAPC Mission Study. This document was developed as a part of our process to find a new pastor and it provides incite into who we are.

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