Teddy Bear March

Once a year, traditionally during the month of March, we invite you to bring a new Teddy Bear to church. During that month, the stuffed animals stay in our sanctuary where we hug and bless them. We then give them to CYFD (Children, Youth and Families Department) or another agency to bless children in traumatic and stressful situations. CYFD and PullTogether believe we are all responsible for making our state a great place to grow up. We may face challenges, but our strong communities and diverse cultures make it possible to give all children the love, support, and guidance they deserve.

Food Drive

USC ABQ is coordinating the collection of non-perishable food for distribution by Ernie Pyle Family Center/The Ernie Pyle Middle School in the South Valley. We are collecting non-perishable, healthy, nutritious snack foods, and cases of bottled water. This is for the regular distribution to those that are "food insecure" in our city through the Ernie Pyle facility and school. This distribution center has been experiencing more families in need than available boxes of food. A box will be in the Sanctuary on Sundays and in the office during office hours. Thank you and Blessings! Coordinated by Michael Small, Minister Assistant.

Chase the Chill

This project takes place yearly as cold weather sets in. New scarves, gloves, caps, and mittens are collected and distributed in parks and public places throughout the city for those who would like to have them. Some of these items are hand-made by our community. 

Warmth for the Homeless

During November there is a drive. We collect new underwear & socks, new or gently used sleeping bags, coats, hats, scarves gloves, blankets and clothing to distribute to the homeless through St. Martin’s Hospitality Center.

The Storehouse

In December, we get the opportunity to share the blessings of the season with children of families who go to the Storehouse for assistance. We collect new non-violent and unwrapped gifts for boys and girls age’s infancy to young teenagers. During the Toy Drive in December we collect new toy donations which go to The Storehouse for kids.  These are for children who might not otherwise receive gifts at Christmas.

The Backpack/School Supply Project

In July, we begin to gather backpacks to help children in need of school supplies who would otherwise not have them. We are assigned an APS school who has a need. Lists of school supplies to fill the backpacks are provided. If you feel you cannot put together a full backpack, ask a friend to share one with you, give what you can or make a cash donation that will be used to buy supplies. We then deliver them during the first part of August to the school.

Compassion Center

A clothing for the homeless and in need drive will be coordinated for distribution by the Compassion Center. Specifics on the type of clothing needed will be announced prior to the drive.