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Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church

1004 24th Street SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124   (505) 892-6664    





Our local missions include:

  • Storehouse West – food pantry in Rio Rancho, which includes some clothing for children
  • Las Placitas Dignity Mission – supporting outreach to asylum seekers in shelters and on the streets of Juarez, Mexico.
  • School supplies and winter gear for a high school serving homeless youth
  • School supplies and winter hats, scarves, and mittens for a pueblo school
  • Winter hats, mittens, and scarves to a Presbyterian church on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.
  • Support for an agency serving homeless youth in northern New Mexico, including in Rio Rancho.
  • Support for PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Relief) working in the US
  • Hunger relief funds to food shelves in northern New Mexico and on the Navaho Reservation in Arizona.

Our world missions include supporting:

  • Support for Mission co-workers in Thailand and the Middle East
  • Support for our sister Presbyterian Church in Caibarién, Republic of Cuba
  • Scholarships for seminarians in Cuba
  • Heifer International – funds provide livestock and training to struggling communities around the world
  • Support for food relief in Cameroon and the Republic of Cuba, and to Haiti through the PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance)
  • Providing funds for tuition for children returning to school in the areas of civil unrest in Cameroon
  • Providing support for the Presbyterian church in Cameroon

In addition to these missions, we receive the four special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that support peacemaking, disaster relief, youth and young adult ministry, racial-ethnic colleges, hunger programs, and children at risk. We also make an annual mission pledge to the work of the PC(USA).

Mission Committee Projects Calendar

RRPC Mission

  • Heifer International Project – Spring

Members have the opportunity to vote for the animals they would like to donate. The one animal with most votes wins, and money is donated to   

  • 2 Cents a Meal collection 

This collection on the 5th Sunday of the month is donated to local hunger ministries

  • School Supplies Drive – July-August

School supplies collected and distributed to needy schools within New Mexico, in the past we have given supplies to Independence High School ( , and Cochiti School (

  • Las Placitas Dignity Mission – Ongoing

Donations of Dignity Kits (a collection of essential toiletry items in a Ziploc bag), food, clothing, toys, and other essential items through Dr. Eva Moya, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. She works with a large network to ensure that our donations quickly reach people in need. Her family, friends, colleagues and students, and a group of Dominican nuns deliver our donations directly to asylum seekers and other migrants in and near Ciudad Juárez, both in shelters and outside the formal shelter network. Provides outreach to asylum seekers in shelters and on the streets of Juarez, Mexico.  Las Placitas Presbyterian Church | Dignity Mission (

  • Storehouse West (SHW) ongoing

Donations of food and money are given on an ongoing basis. Each month a couple of food items that are especially needed are highlighted for collection.   

  • StoreHouse West (SHW) Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive – November and December

Holiday food is collected and given to SHW for distribution of holiday meals. A list of non-perishable items for a holiday meal are provided to the church and collected.

  • Winter Warmth Tree (a.k.a. Mitten Tree) – November and December

Mittens, scarves, gloves, hats, and warm socks are collected and divided between Independence High School, Cochiti School and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chinle, AZ ( ), unless otherwise determined by the committee.

  • Adopt a Family – December

Families in need are identified and anonymously placed on a tree. Members sign up to purchase presents for distribution by Christmas.

Many of these projects are also supported by member volunteers doing hands on work.

Presbyterian Church USA Special Offerings

  • One Great Hour of Sharing – Received on Easter Sunday
  • Pentecost Offering – Received on Pentecost Sunday
  • Peace and Global Witness Offering – Received on World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday of October)
  • Christmas Joy Offering – Received on Christmas Eve