The Church at the Butte is A Place to Belong. Whether you are a community leader, business owner, retired senior, single adult, or a young family you can find A Place to Belong with us.

Together, we are making a difference in our community through The Shepherd’s Closet, Meals on Wheels, All-Stars for children, WIRED for youth and Legacy for seniors. We also help support church planters throughout the United States, thousands of missionaries in approximately 200 countries.


Several of our members make trips to our mission church in Mexico to support them and strengthen their service. We participate with Franklin Graham’s  Operation Christmas Child. This ministry distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to children throughout the world, demonstrating that people matter to God.

Drop in on a Sunday morning just after nine o’clock for Coffee and Conversation. Then stay for Sunday Morning Worship at ten o’clock. Pick up some brochures and make a couple of new friends. You may discover A Place to Belong sooner than you think.

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516 Butte Blvd.  PO Box 1346 | Elephant Butte, NM  87935
Pastor Houston Cano – houstoncano@yahoo.com
Senior Adults/Missions Pastor: Bruce Morrison – bruce@churchatthebutte.com
Youth Pastor: Zeb Rose – zeb.rose@churchatthebutte.com
Meals On Wheels – Rae Edenfofer 
Shepherd’s Closet – Tami Smith

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Sermon 12/25/2022

Sunday Sermon 12/25/2022




The Cradle Leads to the Cross

Two life changing events: Birth, Death

Birth always leads to death

Jesus experienced both

Jesus’ birth: Luke 2:1-20

We like to keep Jesus as a baby because:

Babies are not dangerous

Babies do not challenge our beliefs

Babies can be controlled

The cradle is empty!

Jesus’ death: Matthew 27:45-51 & John 19:28-30

Jesus’ death was:




Jesus’ death gives meaning and purpose to:

His life

Our lives

The cradle must lead to the cross

Because of sin

Hebrews 9:22

1 Peter 1:18-19

Because of righteousness

Romans 3:10

Romans 3:20-22

Because of God’s desire

2 Peter 3:9

1 John 1:7

Because Jesus wants to be our friend

Colossians 1:21


Jesus was born to be our Savior: Matthew 1:21

Jesus died to be your Savior: 1 John 2:2

Jesus rose to be your Lord: Colossians 2:6

Jesus is returning to be our King: Revelation 19:16

The cradle is empty

The cross is empty

The tomb is empty

Jesus is alive!

This Christmas make sure that Jesus is your Savior, Lord, ad King

Weekly Bible Studies 
  • Tuesdays:
8 am Men 
9am Ladies with Jane
6:30 pm Men with Joe
6:30 pm Ladies with Jan 
  • Wednesdays: 
9:30 am Zoom with Joe Edenhofer
10:00 am Ladies with Carole
6:00 pm Recovery Bible Study
6:30 pm couples study at pastors house                      and on Zoom
Weekly Prayer Times
  • Mondays 6:30 a.m. CATB
  • Wednesdays 12:00 noon CATB

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