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Welcome to the Albuquerque Central SDA Church in Albuquerque, NM. 

We are a Christian community and would love to have you join our family.  To learn more about what we believe, visit our About Us page.

How to join us in person

Join us for our Sabbath School and Worship Service: 

  • Children's Sabbath School: Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:30am 
    • Cradle Roll/Beginners (ages 0-3) is in-person
    • Kindergarten (ages 4-6) is in-person
    • Primary (ages 7-9) is in-person 
    • Juniors/Earliteens (ages 10-13, grades 5-8) is in-person/Zoom option
    • Youth (ages 14-17) is in-person starting May 22
    • Adult Sabbath School
  • Worship Service: Saturdays, 10:50 to 12:00 PM

How to join us online

SABBATH SCHOOL:

  • A recorded Sabbath School Beginners class for kids under age 4 can be watched here.
  • Collegiate/Young Adult class meets via Zoom, Saturdays, 1pm. and is studying the character of God, with a starting point in Job.   This class welcomes people at all stages in their spiritual walk, particularly those with questions and doubts.  Please write contact@abqcentral.org to request the login information.
  • Our Fellowship Hall Adult Sabbath School studying the Gospel of Luke is in person and on Zoom.  We meet on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:40am.  Contact pendobob@gmail.com for the login information.  All are welcome!

CHURCH SERVICE:

Watch us online - Saturday mornings starting at 10:50 AM. 

Note: Prelude Music will begin at 10:40 AM.

What is church in a time of COVID-19?

 

Dear Church Family:

Praise the Lord for O my soul; who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases; who vaccinates us and preserves us and brings us back to church!

Halellujah!

We see the light at the end of that proverbial tunnel! The long haul may call for some adaptability, humility and resilience, but God is truly blessing us as a country, county, Conference and local church as well!

I wanted to give a quick update before we leave town for a bit regarding MINISTRY NEEDS we’re praying to fill! First, I’m so glad that Nadia Hinkle has accepted the Crestview Home & School Leader ministry. She’ll work with a team from other local churches to help support teachers and school morale while working on vital fund raising projects. Thank you for hearing the call and stepping up, Nadia!

Joe Cardana has agreed to become the new Audio/Live Stream Team Coordinator.  Along with providing A/V for church services we’d have no outreach to those beyond our doors if it wasn’t for our vital live stream ministry. Thank you Joe for providing the leadership needed at this time, and a huge THANK YOU to Loren Dryer for all he and his team have done to get a consistent—uninterrupted live stream to our church website and YouTube channel!  Joe has already begun to call for more helpers in the Live Stream ministry. They’re eager to train and some very young people have already responded—you do NOT need to be a ‘techie’ in most of the areas they’re willing to train for! See Joe if you have any interest in helping to build this ministry!

Since my arrival I’ve been repeatedly told that building up YOUTH MINISTRY is the most greatest perceived need of our church. We have a fantastic Pathfinders and Adventurer program which we are so grateful to Richard, Jim, Audrey and friends!

We are talking here of needing to build a TEAM APPROACH to working with our YOUTH and YOUNG ADULTS. We want our young people to associate POSITIVE, exciting, and supportive experiences with our local church. As you know, a large majority of young people leave our fellowship once they’re on their own. Many of them say that the church did not provide a relevant and positive experience for them.

The great news is: many churches are and they don’t have to have huge programs!

They just need a committed TEAM approach!

Youth and Young Adult ministry tends to fizzle out when the church sticks a ‘warm body’ in there to fill out an ‘leadership’ list!

But that’s why I’m claiming Matthew 9:38

that the LORD of the HARVEST will SEND WORKERS into His Youth Ministry harvest field!

Will you please join me in that earnest prayer! I’m not going to give up until God helps us build a team(s) that our youth and young adults deserve!

There are varied ways to be involved either upfront, alongside or behind the scenes.

Different churches utilize various models including the AYM—Adventist Youth Ministries model found in the Church Manual.

But right now we first need to see who has a VISION for youth ministry here? who has a desire to see our youth and young adults have a positive connection to God and the Gospel?

Again, there are so many ways to be involved from speaking, to planning, to ‘fooding’—(that’s a word isn’t it?! i.e. food always brings ‘em out!); to communication, and most of all, friendship.

But it’s going to take a team approach whether it’s with our YOUTH or specifically the YOUNG ADULTS.

Please let myself or any board member know if you have any interest or any ideas!

In His Joys,

Pastor John :)

Pastor: John Abbott

Do you have concerns, please complete our member survey.


 

Important Advisory:

We have all heard the news from the President and the CDC about lifting the mask mandate. We are once again taking another step back to normalcy. However, we will see that businesses and schools and other places will continue to require masks to enter their facilities. We will continue at Central to wear mask for services for the month of May and see what actually happens with the public taking off their masks. We may find ourselves eventually before the month is over to do the same. I am sure there are still members who may still feel uncomfortable right at the moment. We encourage you to come to church and join us for services and see that it will look like the service we are use too! Have a wonderful Sabbath !!

 

God Bless, Johnny

 

Adventist Online Giving

Adventist Giving allows you to return your tithe and give your offerings online while you do your online banking, are on a long business trip, on vacation, or even if you are unable to attend church due to an illness.

But most important of all, if you desire to give back to the Lord all of your first-fruits as soon as you have them, you can do it immediately through Adventist Giving.

Go to the Adventist Giving website to donate or signup for an account.

Watch a tutorial about getting setup with Adventist Online Giving.

 

 

 


Prayer

Do you know anyone that needs prayer; do you have a prayer request?

Send a prayer request.

Call in your prayer requests at any time by dialing: (505) 836-1480.

Card Requests

Do you know someone in the church, a friend, family member, or neighbor that needs a word of encouragement?  

Learn more about this card ministry? 

If you would like to send them an uplifting message, send Tony Rodriquez a Card Request.


Announcements

News & Events

Stay up-to-date with all that is going on here at Albuquerque Central Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Central Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church Messenger newsletter

Click above link to view archived newsletter editions.

Click here to view the current edition of the church Newsletter (Winter 2021). 

Weekly:

Continue to pray for the prayer warriors at 7:00 AM, 7:00 PM, 7 days a week and unite against the snares of this world.

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly:

Next Church Board meeting is scheduled for

14 June  2021 at 7:00 PM.