Sunday Schedule


9:00 am
Jumpstart Breakfast

9:30 am

Adult and Youth Bible Study

 
10:30 am  Worship
Fellowship Hour
following worship
      

About Us

We gladly welcome you
to our Christian Fellowship,
trusting that if you are seeking Christ
you will find him here;
if sorrowing you will receive comfort;
if troubled in spirit, you will find peace;
if discouraged, you will rejoice in hope;
if friendless, you will find Christian love;
and that these blessings may be yours
because of the Lord Jesus Christ,
whom we preach and whom we serve.




Mission Church
Mission Church

 Church History

       In 1870, what would become the oldest existing New Mexico Protestant Church building standing today, was erected on Socorro Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It was the original First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Annin and his associate Jose Ynes Perea, later to become Rev. Jose Perea, were the builders.
      While Perea supervised the actual building of the church and the school building adjoining, Annin organized and ran the school. The school continued in Las Vegas until February 1896 when it was moved to Albuquerque to become Menaul School.
       The bell in the Las Vegas church steeple still rings on great occasions such as the centennial celebration in 1970. It was cast in Troy, New York and weighs 831 pounds and was hauled the last 250 miles into Las Vegas by wagon train because the Santa Fe railroad had only reach Grenada, Colorado by then.
      When the railroad finally arrived in East Las Vegas on July 4th,1879, the new town grew up around the railroad. A new church building was built in 1880 in the new town district to attract newcomers. It is the present First United Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas. The original church (which is now referred to as the Mission Church, was virtually abandoned until a Spanish Presbyterian church was organized in 1884.
      In 1960 the two churches combined into the present Presbyterian church, at 1000 Douglas Avenue.
     The Mission Church still stands and is now close to being completely restored.  This has been accomplished over a 12 year period with the help of donated labor and several small grants. Recently the First United Presbyterian Church, the UWC-USA, Rio Gallinas School, and community members (Joint Operating Team, or JOT) officially signed a joint operating agreement stating their commitment to completing the restoration of the Mission Church building and making it useful as a community center for the arts, educational, and social programs. 
     Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation towards the completion of the project can contact  the church office at 505 425-7763.