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These are some of the ministries we support.



Community Suppers

Community Suppers meets the vision of the Episcopal Church in Lincoln County to be a welcoming congregation, inclusive of everyone, inspired by the Holy Spirit and educated to live out our Christian faith in our local communities and the world. A community supper is provided each Monday night by four churches. The schedule is: first Monday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road, second Monday at the Church of the Holy Mount, 121 Mescalero Trail, third Monday at Community United Methodist Church, 220 Junction Road in its Community Warehouse, and fourth Monday at St. Eleanor Catholic in their parish hall at 120 Junction Road.



Joseph's Workshop

Joseph’s Workshop was created to provide furniture and household goods at no cost for those in greatest need. Helping individuals and families as they relocate or transition from homelessness to housing enables them to better afford other expenses as they get their feet on the ground. People “shop” in a cozy, cottage-style atmosphere. Joseph’s Workshop is located in the office complex at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount. We accept furniture and household items in good condition as well as monetary donations and we can always use help in meeting clients, sorting, displaying, moving furniture, and setting up. For more information, contact Carol Keys, hauskeys@yahoo.com, or the parish office at 575-257-2356.

Joseph's Workshop

Prayer Shawl Ministry

If you like to knit or crochet and would like to be part of a ministry that utilizes your talent for the glory of God, the Prayer Shawl Ministry may be for you! This ministry involves prayerfully making shawls and coverlets that will be distributed to our parishioners and friends who are sick, lonely, homebound, or in need of comfort. Interested? Contact Chely Lopez, arcamo56@yahoo.com or the Parish Office 575-257-2356.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Outreach Council

The Episcopal Church in Lincoln County Outreach Council oversees ministries that reach into the community and the world beyond the walls of the church. The Council's responsibilities include the planning and administration of outreach ministries caring for the hungry, the homeless, the poor, the incarcerated, the abused, victims of human trafficking, the sick, and the elderly. The Council is responsible for raising awareness of these needs and making opportunities for service available to parishioners. The Council serves under the direction of the Deacon (or Rector in absence of a deacon). For more information, contact the Reverend Laurie Benavides, lpbenavides@gmail.com or the Parish Office, 575-257-2356.


Lincoln County Food Bank

Food for the Lincoln County Food Bank is collected throughout the year and may be dropped off at the Church of the Holy Mount office, or donated as part of monthly offerings at Church of the Holy Mount services. The Lincoln County Food Bank is located at First Baptist Church in Ruidoso Downs.  It is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:00-4:00. The Food Bank serves anyone who needs help with food--transients, seasonal workers, those who have been injured and can't work, elderly--to help them with food until they can get back on their feet.

Food Bank

High Mountain Youth Project

Mission: to involve the communities of Lincoln County, New Mexico in providing a comprehensive safety net for homeless high school students. Our Goals are to provide:

  • A drop-in shelter after school
  • A safe & secure overnight shelter with trained personnel
  • The opportunity to socialize in a safe, non-judgemental environment
  • Emergency & crisis housing

For more information, visit HighMountainYouth.org

High Mountain Youth Project Logo

Soldiers Smiles

How often do we think about showing our appreciation to those who fight for our freedom on a daily basis? Soldiers Smiles undertakes activities such as holiday cards and gift boxes for soldiers. At Church of the Holy Mount, talk to Carol Keys for more information.

Carol Keys

Carol Keys

Christmas Toys

At Church of the Holy Mount, toys are collected and distributed each Christmas to families in need. Sal Lopez organizes this project.

Wraping Christmas Presents


Sacramento Mountain Villiage

Sacramento Mountain Villiage LogoSacramento Mountain Village is a cooperative effort to address the needs of its members -- people helping people, serving seniors of the Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs and Alto areas.  It is dedicated both to helping its members get the most out of their lives by offering socal, recreational and volunteer opportunities and by providing simple resources to help them stay in their own homes as they age.

Web Site

Sydney Calhoun
Sydney Calhoun - director



Men As Learners and Elders

MALES LogoThe vision of Men As Learners and Elders (MALEs) is to reclaim the spiritual initiation of men through experiential journeying into the True Self, creating a tradition for future generations. Learn more about our history, mission and core beliefs.
Seth Burgess
Seth Burgess - New Mexico Co-Convener