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Community Plant Swap May 24 And May 31

on May 20, 2015 - 8:59am

Plant swaps coming up May 24 and May 31. Courtesy/UCLA


The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is hosting two plant swaps for the community at its temporary home at 195 East Road (TRK building between East Park Pool and Fire Station).

The plant swaps are 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, May 24 and May 31. Bring plants you wish to give away, and take home any you can use. All unclaimed plants after the swap will be donated to PEEC and/or put to good use. Don’t have a plant to swap? No problem. Take some anyway.

Participation is FREE.

Surveillance Camera Captures Cougar At IHM Church

on May 19, 2015 - 10:06am

A surveillance camera captured a cougar roaming the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Monday evening at 3700 Canyon Road. IHM wants community members to be aware of the sighting because people sometimes walk through the grounds or walk their dogs in the church parking lot after dark and before dawn. Students from the adjacent Los Alamos High School also need to be made aware of the sighting as many routinely walk through the church parking lot. Courtesy photo

The surveillance camera also spotted the cougar Monday evening walking near the entrance to the IHM office on Canyon

Two Children From La Vista Church Travel To California To Compete On New Mexico All Star Bible Quiz

on May 18, 2015 - 5:54pm
Ray Gallegos, 11, Sienna Granillo, 8, and Coach Trina Granillo at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Photo by Raul Granillo


Two children from the La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock, traveled to San Diego, Calif., to compete on the New Mexico All Star Bible Quiz Teams.

The three New Mexico teams competed May 16 at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, against 20 other teams from California, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nev.

Sienna Granillo, 8, and Ray Gallegos, 11, earned their spots by memorizing 20 verses from the Bible and by scoring well against more

Pastor Granillo: Monsters Under The Bed

on May 17, 2015 - 7:55am
Los Alamos

Having four kids of my own, I instantly know the cries of a child who has just had a nightmare. My response is instinctive—I don’t even have to think about it. I instantly jump out of bed and run to comfort my child. 

Each one of my kids has had that night when they swear there was a monster under the bed. That feeling of terror is one that I myself have not forgotten from my own childhood. I wonder if anyone can ever really forget what it’s like to be absolutely scared of something that may or may not exist.

Even as an adult, my monsters haven’t

Registration Opens For Iconography Workshop

on May 17, 2015 - 7:54am

Icon. Courtesy/St. Dimitri of Rostov Orthodox Church


A traditional Byzantine-Russian icon-writing workshop will be held this June in Santa Fe. The workshop, which has been held for more than 25 years is an outreach of the Prosopon School of Iconology, founded by Vladislav Andreyev. 

The method taught at the workshop is a revival of the iconography style of Andre Rublev (15th-16th century). The Prosopon School emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the multi-step process of writing the icon.

The workshop is June 15 through 20 and taught by Prosopon School Instructor and

Pastor Granillo: Mom Was Right!

on May 10, 2015 - 10:57am
Los Alamos

Who are you? Who do you most resemble? Your mom? Your dad? Your best friend? Who influences your life?

I remember rolling my eyes when my mom would try to tell me that “so and so” was a bad influence. I couldn’t understand why she had so little faith in my own judgement and character that she thought I could be influenced. Chalk that up to another one of those things mom was right about—that column on my chalkboard is getting full!

Most parents today realize that their kids are influenced by others, and that who they hang out with really matters.

IHM Celebrates Sacrament Of Confirmation For 44 Youth

on May 10, 2015 - 10:13am

The Very Rev. Chancellor John Cannon places his hand upon the head of each youth during Confirmation Ceremony celebrated May 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Each youth's sponsor places his or her hand on the shoulder of the youth being confirmed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Very Rev. Chancellor John Cannon celebrates the Mass assisted by Fr. Glenn Jones May 3 at IMH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Confirmation was celebrated for 44 youth of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road. The Very Rev.

Cathedral Of St. John's 50-strong Choir Sings With Evensong Choir At TOTH Saturday

on May 8, 2015 - 9:29am

Cathedral of St. John's choir. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

The 50-strong choir of the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, directed by Maxine Thévenot, with Edmund Connolly, organ, will visit Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, to sing a service of Choral Evensong with the resident Evensong Choir.

The Cathedral Choir has toured the US and UK, and has made several critically acclaimed recordings. The service, which uses the language of the 1662 prayer book, will last about 45 minutes, and feature music by C.V.