Worship with Us

 Sundays at 9:00 AM in Socorro and 11:30 AM in Magdalena

Child care and Sunday School are available. First Sunday of the month is communion.

First Presbyterian Church in Socorro, NM is a warm, welcoming, and compassionate church family. In the spirit of Jesus' admonition to bring His message to the world, we endeavor to be a church that reaches out to local and worldwide communities in a caring, inclusive spirit of Christian love. Our Sunday services encourage deep feelings of worship and a deep sense of connection to God and with all the members of God's family throughout the world. We work closely with our minister to foster relationships through visitation, outreach, and worship, and seek to spiritually nourish all who share in our family of faith.

We are fortunate to have a varied congregation. The majority of our members are older adults. Their wisdom, experience, and stability have contributed to the emotional and financial stability of the church. Recently, however, we've been proud to welcome some newer, younger members! Our congregation falls along typical educational/occupational lines. We have professionals (business owners, educators), both white and blue collar workers, and government employees among our members. Socorro is a small university town, and because of this, we have members who work at New Mexico Tech. Formally educated or not, we are an intelligent and perceptive group. Most members in the Socorro church live in the city limits; however, farming and ranching are important elements of our community's economy and we do have members who live outside of town.


The Socorro church is located near historic downtown Socorro.

First Presbyterian Church
304 McCuthcheon Ave.
PO Box 1155
Socorro, NM 87801

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The Magdalena Community Church is located on South Main Street.

Magdalena Community Church
Main St. at 4th
PO Box 265
Magdalena, NM 87825

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A schedule of organized, recurring church events is posted below. However, potluck dinners and other fun events are also hosted throughout the year. Call the office for dates and times.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 AM every Sunday: Worship in Socorro
10:10 AM every Sunday: Adult Bible Study in the Socorro church library
11:30 AM every Sunday: Worship in Magdalena
12:00 PM Fifth Sunday: Round up Dinner in Magdalena
9:30 AM 1st Tuesday of the month: Ladies circle meeting in Magdalena
7:00 PM 1st Tuesday of the month: Session in the Socorro church library
9:30 AM 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: Village quilters in Magdalena
7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday: Deacons in the Socorro church library
2:30 PM every Wednesday: Bible study in Magdalena
6:00 PM every Wednesday: Adult Bible study in Socorro church library
9:30 AM 2nd Friday of the month: Presbyterian Women in the Socorro church library
10:00 AM every Friday: Choir practice in Magdalena

***Communion occurs the first Sunday of the month
***Coffee in Fellowship Hall third Sunday of the month



First Presbyterian Church Socorro
304 McCuthcheon Ave.
PO Box 1155
Socorro, NM 87801

Magdalena Community Church
Main St. at 4th
PO Box 265
Magdalena, NM 87825


575-835-0942 Socorro Church
575-854-2364 Magdalena Church
575-418-8075 Terry Buckman
575-835-0942 Peggy Hartley
575-835-1624 Barbara Oates
575-854-2364 Marcia Thornton


Church Office: office@1stpressocorro.org

Terry Buckman: terry.buckman1@gmail.com

 In Person

Socorro church office hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Socorro pastor office hours (Terry Buckman):
Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Terry Buckman

Peggy Hartley
Church Secretary

Barbara Oates
Socorro Clerk

Marcia Thornton
Magdalena Clerk

Marleina Sierra