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Column: 'Why People Do Not Go to Church?'

on March 20, 2013 - 8:06am
“Why People Do Not Go to Church?”
By Sr. Pastor Paul Cunningham
First Baptist Church of Los Alamos

A strange subject for a pastor to explore, but one that even this pastor, lived for 10 years. It’s a cultural phenomenon not limited to Los Alamos but spans across the Atlantic, into the very seat of modern Christianity.

According to one report by the North American Mission Board, Los Alamos has the highest percentage of church-attendance of any county in New Mexico – 9.5 percent! 

But still, ‘why do people not go to church?’

This is what I have seen, heard and felt:

  • #1 Objection: Time;

Izraelevitz: Passover, Glazed Donuts and Graduate School

on March 18, 2013 - 7:34am
Passover, Glazed Donuts and Graduate School
Column by DAVID IZRAELEVITZ

Passover, glazed donuts and graduate school do not mix well. This is a fact that I encountered, for five consecutive years, when I was a graduate student working on my doctoral degree.

Full appreciation of this physical law requires some background, so please bear with me for a paragraph or two.

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is the Jewish week-long holiday celebrating the Biblical Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.

There is a ceremonial dinner, called the Passover Seder, that begins the week of Passover and introduces

Church of Christ to Host Women's Mini-Conference

on March 17, 2013 - 7:23am

CHURCH OF CHRIST News:

“Wrapped in God’s Love” is the theme for the county-wide mini-conference, “Women-to-Women Brunch and More.”

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, will take place 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, encouragement and strengthening is open to all women of the community.

There is no charge for the conference. Brunch will be served and complimentary babysitting will be available.

Dr.

'Habemus papam' ... We Have A Pope!

on March 13, 2013 - 1:42pm

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina

Staff report

Top Ranking Cardinal Deacon Jean-Louis Tauran emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome today and confirmed "Habemus papam" (We have a pope.)

The 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church tasked with electing the 266th successor of Peter have named Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as pope to succeed Benedict XVI.

The new pope, born Dec. 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires has taken the name Pope Francis 1. He was ordained for the Jesuits Dec.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA Rolls Out March 31 at Golf Course!

on March 9, 2013 - 9:14am

Sheer bliss ensued as kids took off to collect Easter eggs scattered across the Los Alamos Golf Course during last year's Eggstravaganza. Courtesy photo

Staff report

It is that time of year again and everyones invited to the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Los Alamos Golf Course!

Over the past several years, the popular event has grown from participation of 500 kids to well over 800 last year.

It has become a huge community event, with participation from surrounding cities.

Last year 10,000 goody-filled plastic eggs were spread over the Los Alamos Golf Course and more than 800 kids ages 12

LAJC Hosts 2013 Community Seder March 26

on March 7, 2013 - 7:28am

Jacob Sigeti of White Rock at a seder during Passover in 2012. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAJC News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center proudly presents the 2013 Community Seder at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

The community is invited to join the LAJC celebrate the second night of Passover with a great story, great food, socializing and Afikomen prizes for young children.

Rabbi Jack Shlachter will lead the Seder. The Community Seder will be catered by Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe.

Menu:

Ø  Openers: Crudités with Lemon Hummus, Gefilte Fish

Jeff Favorite Brings 'The Gospel of Mark' to the Stage

on March 4, 2013 - 10:12am
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
By LYNN FINNEGAN
 
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m.

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