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 12/10

Roast Pork and Dressing
Cranberry Sauce

Advent & Christmas

Friday, December 12
  • 7 pm Duke City Sound Concert
    A capella Christmas harmony!
    Free admission, donations greatly appreciated, see Walt or Betty Gallagher for tickets.
Sunday, December 14 - Third Sunday of Advent
  • 8:30 and 11:00 am Worship Service
  • 3 pm Westside Chorale Concert
  • 4-7 pm Youth - Happy Birthday Jesus party
Wednesday, December 17
  • Christmas Caroling after WNO meal
Thursday, December 18
  • 11 am Preschool Christmas Program with Santa
Sunday, December 21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • 8:30 and 11:00 am Worship Service
Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • 6 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service with Communion


New Study!

We will be studying The Joy of Encouragement by Dr. David Jeremiah on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the youth room starting December 7th.


Free Store Christmas Shopping

December 20th
The Free Store is collecting gently used Christmas articles to offer our clients during these dates.  Please bring your articles and place them in the Free Store bin located near the church office.  We are still collecting regular household items and furnishings as well.


Feed the Need

The youth are collecting coats, socks, gloves, hats, jeans, and toiletry items for the homeless.  Place donations in the box outside Kim Peterson's office by January 25th.

"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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