1652 Abrazo Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM  87124,  Phone  (505) 892-0404  Fax (505) 892-5371

Rio Rancho United Methodist Church is a body of Christ
led and empowered by the Holy Spirit,
meeting the needs of God's people through open hearts, open minds, and open arms.


Getting to the Church
     RRUMC is located on Abrazo Road just west of Unser Boulevard between Southern Boulevard and Northern Boulevard. Enter through the glass doors at the center. The sanctuary is straight ahead. The nursery and children’s classrooms are down the corridor to your right. The fellowship hall and adult class rooms are down the corridor to your left. See ‘Contact Us’ link for map.

How should I dress?

     While some folks like to wear their "Sunday Best" to worship on Sunday mornings, many wear comfortable and casual clothes. Everyone wears comfortable and casual clothes to our Wednesday night activities.

When should I get there?

     Our Sunday morning worship services are at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11:00 a.m. (contemporary). Please stay after the first service or come early for the second service to enjoy coffee and snacks in the Fellowship Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. It is best to arrive about 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time to allow for parking. Sunday school classes for all ages are held from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. To get to know our church family better, join us for an evening meal in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for the meal but donations are appreciated. The meal is followed by Bible studies, fellowship activities and chancel choir and praise team practices.

What about my children?

     Rio Rancho UMC has fabulous preschool, children, and youth ministry programming. Children aged 5 and under are welcome in our professionally staffed nursery during the worship services and Sunday school time. Children are welcome in all worship services and those in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to attend Children’s Church following the children’s message in each worship service. Children’s Sunday school classes are available for children in Kindergarten through High School from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Our youth group meets from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings for a snack supper, games, fellowship, and Bible studies. Everyone who works in our preschool, children, and youth ministries has received United Methodist Safe Sanctuaries training. Our Sonshine choir, for children in preschool though elementary school, practices at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays before the evening meal.


Wednesday Night Out
Menu for 3/25

Hamburger Steak with gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Rolls & Butter
Pound Cake with Strawberries

There will be no Wednesday Night Out during Holy Week

Financial Peace Class Postponed

Will post details when we have them.


Combined Service Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am

at which the Living Last Supper will be presented.


Volunteers Needed for Resurrection Egg Hunt

We need volunteers for activities and stations and to provide candy and hard boiled eggs.

Candy is needed by Wednesday, April 1.
Eggs needed by Saturday, April 4, at 2:00 pm.
Event takes place Saturday, April 4, at 2:00 pm.

To volunteer, print and fill out this form and place it in the offering plate or give it to Kim Peterson.


Easter Lilies

Orders are due Sunday, March 29.  Turn in this order form and $12 per plant into the church office or place in the offering plate.  Checks should be made out to RRUMC.


Christian Seder Meal Reservations

Reservations for the Christian Seder meal on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm must be received by Sunday, March 29 so the food can be ordered.  To make reservations call the church office at 892-0404 or Lowell Kohlrust at 892-6011 or 715-2042.  For details about this event, click here.

A suggested donation of $10 per person is requested to cover expenses.  Excess receipts will  be donated to the youth for their mission trip this summer.


Holy Week

Saturday, March 28

5:30 pm Stations of the Cross

Sunday, March 29

10:00 am Living Last Supper

Tuesday, March 31

6:30 pm Christian Seder Meal

Thursday, April 2

7:00 pm Living Last Supper

Friday, April 3

7:00 pm Service of Darkness

Saturday, April 4

2:00 pm Resurrection Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 5

Easter Services at regular times.


Parenting Classes

Free introduction Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Regular classes Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  For details click here.

"Our Vision" 


8:30 am Traditional Worship
9:30 am Fellowship
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Praise Worship
5:00 - 7:00 pm Youth


**Please remember to check the calendar, Our Vision, and this website for up to date information regarding church events.

We proudly offer KIDFIT! A preschool physical education program designed to instill healthy lifestyle habits in young children.  For more informatoin and an enrollment form click here.   

What we believe

The United Methodist Church proclaims faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We worship God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and believe that God created us to be holy and happy. However, we and the world are fallen from that created purpose. There is pain, evil, sin, and suffering in the world. God came in the person of Jesus Christ and walked among us to free us from all of this and show us the way to the life that God intended for us from the beginning. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are strengthened and healed for that journey. We believe that no one can make this journey alone.

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