annual bACK-TO-SCHOOL Blessing

THIS SUNDAY: Back-to-School Blessing for all Services!!! 

Can you believe it is back to school already? Education has the power to transform not only individual lives, but the lives of the community and society as a whole. This Sunday morning, Pastor Jesse will be offering a blessing during our morning prayer in all three services for the students, parents, guardians, teachers, custodians, nurses, security officers, school officers, principals, assistant principals, administrators, counselors, mentors, public schools, private schools, homeschoolers, college and universities, and all who synergize to shape the leaders of the present and future generations. There will also be a separate blessing of the backpacks at the end of the 9:30 am service just for the children offered by Jo Lynne Anderson. 

blood drive

The Bloodmobile will be here THIS SUNDAY, August 12 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the East Parking Lot

Call Terry Norvell at 400-8134 to sign-up. 


Visit and enter Sponsor Code: SSUMC


For more details about donating blood please visit

PIE Parties

Join us for our pie making Pie Parties this month: Sunday, August 12 and 19! 

We will be making pies for the Asbury Cafe! The Pie Making Parties start at 1 pm and end at 5 pm. Feel free to stay for as long as you would like! Responsible children and youth are also invited. We would appreciate people that come early and stay late to help with set-up and clean-up. There are many roles during the Pie Making Parties including sitting down and standing up roles. Jobs include; mixing pie crust, rolling it, making the filling, putting the pies together, crimping, and packaging them. The recipes and instructions are provided. Hats and aprons are required, but you may bring your own or use the ones we have. Monetary donations are gladly accepted so we can buy items to make the pies. Please mark your donation "Pie Cafe." We need to make 450 pies for the NM State Fair coming in September. Any left-over pies may be bought back at the church. 

Please contact the church office at (505) 293-9673 for more information.  

isotopes night out

Join us for a baseball night with the Isotopes on Sunday, August 26. 

This is a church-wide gathering. Tickets are on sale now at the Welcome Center for $13. Tickets must be purchased by August 19. For more information contact Scott Summerhill at 241-9916.

project share

Project Share is coming up again on Friday, August 31. 

Please see the display in Fellowship Hall for more information and to sign up to either bring food (please see the list of items needed in Fellowship Hall) or to serve on August 31 at the facility.

What is Project Share? Click here to learn more. 

"The story" kick-off weekend- ice cream social

Join us on Friday, September 7 for "The Story" Kick-Off Weekend Ice Cream Social Event!!!

The Ice Cream Social starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. It will take place in the Fellowship Hall, where we will serve ice cream with various toppings, have live entertainment, and we will be giving out door prizes. 

"The Story" Sermon Series Starting in september

Join us on Sunday, September 9 for the first sermon of “The Story” Series: “The Beginning of Life as we Know It.” Together we will get to the heart of God’s Story. The books are available for purchase at $10.00. Stop by the Welcome Center for more information!


Starting in September, St. Stephen’s is offering an opportunity to participate in a church-wide event called “The Story.” An opportunity for the entire church family, our guests, and newcomers, this series enables us to read the entire Bible– from Genesis to Revelation. “The Story” is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel, helping people to understand God’s Word more fully and to engage more easily. There are many ways to participate, the sermons will follow the series. For a more in-depth study, you can join a Small Group during the week or on Sunday morning. Our youth and children will also follow the same curriculum.

Family promise


Family Promise of Albuquerque is a local, as well as a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works alongside people in religious congregations and community organizations to assist the growing number of homeless families within the Albuquerque community achieve and sustain independence.



Host congregations provide accommodations for families for a week at a time on site. Families rotate to different sites, while participating in the program for 30 to 90 days. The host congregation furnishes clean, safe, overnight lodging and two meals a day.



SSUMC is a host congregation for FPA families. We will next host families October 7-14. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, but we especially need:


* Overnight hosts

* Evening hosts

* Saturday hosts


Please contact Pastor Jesse by email or by phone at 293-9673, ext.106 for more information or if you can help.