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Kerr: Why Don’t People Go To Church Anymore?

on August 25, 2016 - 10:04am

Los Alamos

A Good Question: Why Don’t People Go To Church Anymore?

One answer: I don’t need to go to church and I need that time to get ready for the coming week. I am a very busy person and I need that time to relax and take care of projects around the house.

Another answer: Church people are hypocritical and don’t live up to their standards. I can teach my own children about morals and right and wrong. As I find time.

And another answer: What’s the sense if GOD is all knowing, all seeing and all powerful why does he allow mayhem, sickness, poverty and war?

United Church Thrift Shop Holds Half Price Sale Aug. 30

on August 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Thrift Shop at the United Church, 2545 Canyon Road, is having a half price sale on Aug. 30.
Everything in the store will be half price. The store is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday mornings. 

Pajarito Lodge #66 Performs Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony At New Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos

on August 22, 2016 - 5:15pm
Members of Pajarito Lodge #66 march from their building to the new Unitarian Church. The Lodge performed a Cornerstone Dedication Ceremony Sunday at the Church. Many cornerstones in public buildings across the U.S. and the world have been laid by Freemasons. The cornerstone at the base of the United States Capitol was laid in 1793 by President George Washington, Acting Grand Master of Masons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, left, and members of Pajarito Lodge #66 prepare to perform the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony.

Pastor Granillo: Lamentations

on August 21, 2016 - 7:29am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos


“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me” (Lamentations 3:19-20 NIV).

I think that most of us have had those days when our “soul is downcast” within us. Those days when we feel like everything is just going wrong. Those days when everything we say comes out wrong and we seem to cause more division than anything.

Los Alamos Masonic Cornerstone Laying Sunday

on August 17, 2016 - 3:29pm


The community of Los Alamos is invited to witness a Masonic Cornerstone Laying for the new Unitarian Universalist Church Building at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, will preside at the ceremony. It is with pleasure that the local Los Alamos Masonic Lodge will join our Grand Master while he performs this ceremony.

Many cornerstones in public buildings across the U.S. and the world have been laid by Freemasons.

Unitarian Church: ‘Songs For A Summer Evening’ Friday

on August 16, 2016 - 5:38pm


The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is presenting “Songs for a Summer Evening,” a concert celebrating the grand opening of its new building. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Quartetto Enérgico will play works by Haydn and Mozart. The quartet features Rachel Hixson and Lee Harvey on violins, Kathy Gursky on viola, and Jim Knudson on cello. Sopranos Jess Cullinan and Nora Cullinan will sings works by Mendelssohn, Barber and Gordon, featuring Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Nylea Butler-Moore and Cindy Little accompany on piano.

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Pastor Granillo: Unreasonable Expectations

on August 14, 2016 - 7:42am
Los Alamos

Unreasonable Expectations. 

As I was trying to use duct tape to pull the skin of my elbow back together, I remember thinking to myself, “Maybe using a five-gallon bucket as a stool and a screwdriver as a pry bar was not the best decision I’ve ever made.” I ended up with 14 staples in my arm simply because I misused a bucket and a screwdriver. I want to say that I learned my lesson, but my wife might disagree.

It is all too common for us to misuse or to put unfair expectations on the things in this world.

Pastor Granillo: Encouraging Intimacy

on July 31, 2016 - 7:15am


Encouraging Intimacy.

Solomon's Song of Songs. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine” (Song of Songs 1:1-2 NIV).

The Song of Solomon is not a top choice for clergy to preach on. It may not be the most avoided book at the pulpit, but it is one that can make us feel uncomfortable. It is, after all, an amorous poem—to say the least.

There are two things that strike me when I read the Song of Solomon. The first is that it is dated. It was written around 3,000 years ago.