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Pastor Granillo: Commitment Part 1

on August 6, 2017 - 6:12am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
If you claim to be a follower of Christ, I encourage you to consider your present commitment to a local church. – David Platt.
Have you considered how important, and biblical, is our commitment to a local church? The local church is the place where the individual Christian has the opportunity find resources such as support, accountability, encouragement, and fellowship.
The local church is where we grow in Christ and are equipped to go out and reflect His love back into the world.

Letter To The Editor: ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive Underway Through Aug. 11

on August 4, 2017 - 9:05am
By Sarah and Madelyn Crotzer
Lindsey Thalmann and Pippa Fung
Ashley and Anthony Lestone
Jacob and Richard Thompson

A “youth helping refugee youth” initiative to collect a few items for refugee students recently resettled in Albuquerque is taking place right now, and we invite all our community’s youth to participate.

A local church is collecting 40 new solid-color backpacks sized for middle to high school students (no sports team logos or other logos allowed), along with the necessary basic school supplies to fill those backpacks, such as 2-inch binders, loose leaf paper, pencils and

Shari Mills And Granddaughter Maddy Donate For ‘The Blue Side’ In Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive!

on August 3, 2017 - 8:35pm

Maddy Early, who just graduated from Chugiak High School in Eagle River, Alaska accompanied her grandmother Shari Mills of White Rock today to give blood in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. ‘Of course, we donated for the blue side … law enforcement!’ said Mills, a former police detective. The drive continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and donors can signify their preferance for law enforcement or the fire department in this good-natured competition for an important and worthy cause. Photo by Shari Mills

‘Find the hero in you’ … community members can

Father Theophan Blesses First Responder Vehicles

on August 3, 2017 - 9:41am

Father Theophan from St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos blesses a Los Alamos Police Department vehicle Wednesday on the feast of Saint Elijah. Courtesy photo

Father Theophan blesses an old fire truck Wednesday afternoon. Courtesy photo

Saint Job Installs Mini Pantry For Needy In Community

on July 31, 2017 - 12:45pm

As a community outreach, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church, 1319 Trinity Dr., has installed a mini pantry for those of the community who are food insecure. It will be stocked with dry goods for anyone who needs them. Courtesy/Fr. Theophan Mackey

Fr. Glenn: Farewell and Godspeed, Trev

on July 30, 2017 - 9:08am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

As you know, we lost 19-year-old Trevor Matuszak last Sunday to a tragic accident. Some found a bit of comfort in the homily (sermon) at his funeral Mass, so it is offered here:

To all of you friends and family of Trevor know our heartfelt condolences are with you as you endure this sorrow of his very untimely death. Trevor having died by a tragic accident reminds us that we never know our time upon this earth, or when we go to God. 

We’ve seen this often with recent unexpected deaths in our parish, and now … Trevor

Orthodox Church Hierarchy To Visit Los Alamos

on July 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Western Eparchy in the United States is visiting Los Alamos Aug.4-6. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weekend of Aug. 4-6 promises much excitement at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos with the visit of Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch and Ruling Hierarch of the church’s Eastern Eparchy, and Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy.

Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel are the two

Pastor Granillo: Perfect Love Part 2

on July 30, 2017 - 7:14am
La Vista Church
White Rock

Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbour, which implies deliverance from all sin. – John Wesley

Christian perfection is simply the love of God and neighbor that proceeds from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This consuming love is the true evidence of sanctification, or baptism by the Holy Spirit. God’s will for us is not that we would be content with being saved from the fires of hell, but includes sanctifying us entirely so that we can properly receive His love and respond accordingly.

I will sprinkle clean water on