Wishing Everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving and Advent!
Join Us in This Holy Time of Year!
SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER. '23:
1st Sunday in Advent
December 3, 10:00 am
SERMON: "In Those Days?"*
2nd Sunday in Advent
December 10, 10:00 am
3rd Sunday in Advent
December 17, 10:00 am
4th Sunday in Advent
December 24, 10:00 am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24, 5:30 pm
SERMON: "The Beauty of God"*
*Pastor Linda, preaching
Hear Jose Jafet Espalin's Story
Date/Time to be Announced
G R A C E N O T E S B Y P A S T O R L I N D A
“Sing to God a new song! Sing to God all the earth!” —Psalm 96:1
In August 2021 a grant was awarded to us from the Lilly Endowment to help “All Our Hearts Sing”. Many thanks to all who participated the following summer in Worship and other events (dancers, speakers, pastors, musicians, mariachis, photographers, Deacons, members, and friends of this congregation!). We couldn’t have done it without you, the Lilly Foundation, and God's grace!
It was a wonderful summer, and I got to share some of my favorite places with my family, namely Laity Lodge in the Texas Hill Country, The Glen Arts and Faith Workshop held, for the first time, in Asheville, NC, and Koinonia Farm, est. 1942, in Americus, GA--an intentional Christian community practicing inter-racial justice to share Christ's love with all amidst much persecution (Koinonia Farm is located 8 miles from Jimmy Carter's house in Plains, GA, and two hours from Atlanta).
Thanks to the Lilly Endowment, and your participation, my family---who had never, till this summer, been with me to any of these wonderful places--got to visit them and learn from them, too!
So, a big “Thank You”, to the Lilly Endowment as well as those who either helped to plan/write this grant or actively organized and led summer activities: Marilyn, Virginia , Marsha, and Gayle, as well as many others. Thanks!
Thanks, also, to Melissa who worked in the office all summer and will continue to do so while, also, developing a new Youth Group Pilot Program for young adults with the help of her husband Jose, and others interested in partnering with them.
God bless you all and the new things God is doing at ABQ Rio Grande Presbyterian Church!
When organizations like Rio Grande Food Project, Food is Free Albuquerque and ABQ Mutual Aid work together, MORE food gets distributed throughout our commUNITY, like these beautiful cold-weather plants that were distributed to RGFP clients and even some planted in our Urban Garden. Together our 3 nonprofits have distributed over 500k pounds of food in 2021.
Donate on #GivingTuesday or start early on #GivingMonday, where your support will have 3x the impact since all proceeds will be shared among our 3 non-profits working to reduce hunger, sharing the bounty of food available with those who need it the most.
Visit bit.ly/FIFABQUnity for all info and to donate. Thank you!
#BetterTogether #CommUNITY #thankyouverymuch
Pick up food every week at 600 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87121 Coors & Daytona: East parking lot for drive-thru Wed & Fri & inside Rio Grande Presbyterian Church for walk-in on Saturdays (Clothing available on Wednesdays and Fridays)
DRIVE-THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
Wednesday and Friday 9-11 am
WALK-IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
Saturday 9-11 am
You do NOT need to show ID or proof of income or residence NO DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED Just let us know that your household meets income limits.
**please wear a face mask**
www.rgfp.org email@example.com (505) 831-3778
recoger comida cada semana
600 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87121
Coors & Daytona: Lote del este para drive-thru, dentro Río Grande Presbyterian Church para walk-in
DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDA:
Miércoles 9-11 am Viernes 9-11 am
INTERIOR DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDA: Sábado 9-11 am
NO es necesario que muestre un documento de identidad o un comprobante de ingresos o de residencia NO SE REQUIERE DOCUMENTACIÓN Sólo dejanoslo saber que su hogar cumple con los límites de ingresos
**por favor use una mascarilla** Rio Grande Food Project (RGFP) has undertaken a project with Lynn Trojahn at Thrive Consulting (Lynn’s bio is attached) to ensure a successful capital campaign to build a new Rio Grande Food Project campus that will include a client-choice grocery store experience for our food pantry guests, an expanded warehouse, a food security community resource and education hub, office space, and an expanded urban garden. We are taking initial steps to purchase the empty land adjacent to our existing shared space (that we have outgrown) and to design a future facility that will provide a more robust continuum of care to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity.
RGFP has provided millions of pounds of food, plus additional household income-maximizing assistance, to food-insecure community members for the past 33 years. This buildout is critical to fully realizing our mission of alleviating hunger and cultivating long-term food security in our communities. www.rgfp.org firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 831-3778
Meetings and Events
1st Tuesday Luncheon in Dec., 12/5/23, 11:30 am
Place: The Olive Garden (10500 Coors Blvd. Bypass)
Hearing Jose's Story
Like to Sing?
JOIN RIO GRANDE CHOIR:
Thursdays at 10 am in Choir Room
w/ Ms. Marsha, Music Director
and Sundays in the Sanctuary at 9:00 am
Volunteer at Rio Grande Food Project:
The Rio Grande Food Project distributes food at Rio Grande Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW (505) 377-3271 (Number for PNM and Water Bill Appointments, too!)
FOOD PROJECT HOURS
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 9-11am
Just bring your Driver's License
Lisa, RGFP Volunteer Recruiter
Contact her at the food project, 505-831-3778
or email her at email@example.com
Gently Used Clothing Available
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11am
Rio Grande Church (located on church's NW corner)
Mission Networking Team meets Quarterly
Talk with Marilyn for more information on how you can join!
Sunday Adult Bible Study
9:15am in library
2nd Saturdays, Dec. 9 and Jan. 13, 2024, 8:30am Coffee/pastries served. John, leader
Interested in Being a Sunday morning Liturgist?
Sign up with Marsha, Worship Chairperson
or call the church office at 831-1143 and leave a message
Enjoy fresh flowers in the Sanctuary Sundays?
Please sign the Flower Sheet in sanctuary
Community Groups Meet Here, Including:
Friday Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 8:00 pm
Thursday Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 7:00 pm
Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW
Planning a Wedding, Shower, Anniversary or Other Special Occasion?
Call the church office regarding reservations/fees/information at 831-1143