Greetings from Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church! Whether you are a long-time member or someone just learning about our church, I hope you find the information and inspiration you are seeking here. Peralta Memorial UMC is a Bible-believing, God-centered church. When you come to this church you will meet people whose lives have been transformed by God’s grace. Through prayer, worship, Bible study, and fellowship we grow in our relationship with God. Then we get busy and share God’s love with others through ministries including the Abundant Grace Free Store, Recovery Academy ministries, Kairos Prison Ministry, and children’s tutoring. We welcome you to Peralta Memorial, where Jesus Christ is transforming lives and giving hope.
God bless you!
Pastor David Madara
History of this Church
Our church was chartered as Valencia Community Methodist Church April 17, 1957, with 33 charter members. The church continued to meet at the Stover house until early 1959 when the congregation moved into a new building on the property just west of the D.C. Jones dairy on Highway 47. This building had been constructed with donated labor of church members and friends. That building is now our Fellowship Hall. In 1961, the entire congregation pitched in to add an educational wing to the building. In 1962, church members built a parsonage, and in 1989 it was remodeled and today is the Wright Building. In 1966, the two churches merged and the name “Peralta Memorial Methodist Church” was chosen in honor of the founding of Methodism in this area.
In 1968, “United” was added to the church name, and it became the “Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church” when the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist Churches were merged. The current sanctuary was consecrated on April 21, 1991.
Pastor: David Madara
Address: 25 Wesley Road
Peralta NM 87042-8450
Phone: (505) 865-9334
Sunday Worship Services
Contemporary Worship Service at 8:30 am
Worship Service at 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Children – age appropriate classes
Youth class – 6th to 12 grades
Adults – several classes available each studying a different biblical topic/life lesson
Business Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 12 noon, 12:30 – 3:00 pm