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Internationally Acclaimed Alpha Program Begins At IHM

on September 2, 2015 - 6:57am

IHM News:

If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than this, how you can make the most of your life, about the existence of God, the afterlife, who is Jesus, or how we can have faith, the Alpha Course may be just what you are looking for.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, the course is 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. There is no charge for the course and no commitment.

“The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly

Pastor Granillo: Missional Christian

on August 30, 2015 - 8:30am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

“Why do Christians insist on shoving their religion down everyone’s throats?”

This complaint is so common that many simply expect every Christian to try and recruit them as if they are in some kind of pyramid scheme and need to build up a base for the sake of their position. “No thanks, I’ve had plenty of Amway and Herbalife in my life!”

Unfortunately, it seems as if evangelism has become one of the practices most negatively associated with the Christian Church; and I fear this is not just to those outside the church, but also within the very body of

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Welcomes Community

on August 29, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, invites the communiy to join them for Sunday worship, Christian education and fellowship.
The Eucharist is celebrated at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The preaching is biblical, by Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicole Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome!
Preceding worship is the Christian Education hour starting at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments are served during Fellowship time, which starts at 10:45 a.m.
The church is at 2390 North

About Calvary Chapel's 'This Means War' Event

on August 27, 2015 - 1:54pm
Youth enjoying music preformed by fellow campers. Photo by Todd Haines
CCLA News:
For more than 25 years, Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos has put on a youth event that is called “This Means War”.  
It began as an overnight activity but has more recently become a camp that spans four days. The premise is simple; there is a spiritual battle around us and we prepare young people to recognize and respond to it. 
With the use of activities, multimedia, and solid biblical teaching, we equip the camper to win the battle for the mind (biblical worldview), the battle for the heart, (loving the things of

Los Alamos Teens Take Mission Trip To Haiti

on August 26, 2015 - 2:20pm
Cade Yost, right, of Los Alamos makes new friends with teenagers from Haiti. Courtesy photo


This summer, a group of 13 teenagers and adults from First Baptist Church of Los Alamos Youth Group headed to Haiti on a week-long mission trip.

The team spent the mornings visiting 10 girls living in a handicapped home and planting fruit trees for residents in the local community. Their afternoons were a little more chaotic as they partnered with a local church to run a Vacation Bible School for more than 800 local children.

Heinrich Makes Tickets Available To New Mexicans To Watch Simulcast Of Pope Francis Address To Congress

on August 26, 2015 - 10:46am

Pope Francis during the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II April 27, 2014. Couresy/


WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. is encouraging New Mexicans interested in attending the outdoor simulcast of Pope Francis addressing a Joint Session of Congress Thursday, Sept. 24, to contact his Washington, D.C. office for tickets.

Pope Francis will be the first Pope to address a joint meeting of Congress. Heinrich will be allotted 200 tickets for the simulcast on the West Front grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

“This will be a very special moment

Pastor Granillo: God’s Abode

on August 23, 2015 - 7:47am
Los Alamos

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always." A.W. Tozer

It may be cliché to say “The Church is not composed of a building, it is composed of people.” It may be cliché, but it is absolutely true, and very easily it can be taken for granted.

Los Alamos Orthodox Church Gears Up For Move

on August 23, 2015 - 7:41am

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 2270 39th St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

While the golden onion dome on the Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church UOC of USA in Los Alamos is visible from Diamond Drive, the church itself is tucked away at the far end of a residential neighborhood on 39th St,

Fr. Theophan Mackey and his congregation will be leaving this location to move into a much more central location in the former Magistrate Court building behind Hill DIner on Trinity Drive.

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