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Scenes From White Rock Presbyterian Church 50th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2017 - 8:05am

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr reminisce about the early days after Sunday's service. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor. Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was pastor from 1986 to 2011, Elizabeth Graham, who was pastor during 2013, Lorelei Kay, Moderator of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, Floyde Smith, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos, Fred Thomas, pastor of Navajo House of Fellowship near Gallup, and Kara Windler, worship associate. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

White Rock

Ordination Of Laurie Triplett To Priesthood At TOTH

on June 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Bishop Michael L. Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande officiated as Laurie Triplett was ordained a priest during a special ceremony Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. ​Photo by Carol A. Clark/

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on June 13, 2017 - 3:24pm

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr, founding members of White Rock Presbyterian Church, reminisce for the congregation following Sunday's 50th anniversary service.​ Photo by Maire O'Neill/


White Rock Presbyterian Church celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday with joyful service led by several pastors. The service was followed by a talk on the history of the church by Vernon Kerr and Doris Davis-Dillinger. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor.

Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was

Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

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The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

Fr. Glenn: Letting Go

on June 11, 2017 - 6:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Letting go” … a phrase that has many contexts. “Letting go” may be literal, such as “Let go of the rope” or “He was arrested, but let go”, but very often we use it in one of many analogous senses. Negatively, we sometimes hear “He let himself go”, meaning a loss of care of one’s appearance. Certainly you may be able to think of more, but one of the most common uses of the term is, of course, the release of an obsession or grudge.

That ol’ forgiveness—that wonderful and magnanimous movement of kindness and love which

New Church Opens Doors In Los Alamos

on June 11, 2017 - 6:31am

When Pastor Paul Jaramillo’s Open Door Bible Ministry holds its first service at 10:30 a.m. today, his flock will enter a small church led by a man with a huge heart. Jaramillo is well known in Los Alamos as he was Pastor of Los Alamos Christian Fellowship Church for five years. Today’s service is an open house and the official grand opening is 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18. The address is 2010 Trinity Dr., Suite A-2. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Pastor Paul Jaramillo Friday morning in his Open Door Bible Ministry Church. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Pastor Granillo: Tapout

on June 11, 2017 - 6:24am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (NIV Galatians 6:15)

In 1997 Charles Lewis Jr. and Gary Fields founded Tapout, a mixed martial arts (MMA) focused sportswear company. By 2007, Tapout was the largest distributer of MMA merchandise in the world.

I wasn’t very surprised to learn this since, around that time, I recall seeing a lot of people wearing shirts or hats with “Tapout” written across them.