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Pastor Raul Granillo: We Are Missional

on March 5, 2017 - 6:57am

By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO
Los Alam
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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)

It often seems like there is more bad news being broadcast than good news. It’s refreshing when we hear about people selflessly helping others or news about situations that have been changed for the better. The Christian has the opportunity—even the responsibility—to be a part of that good news.

The third core value of the Nazarene church is that we are

Heinrich, Heller Introduce Legislation To Safeguard Jewish And Other Faith-Based Community Centers

on March 1, 2017 - 8:41am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-N.V.) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security provides state and local law enforcement with adequate resources to protect faith-based community centers across the United States.
 
The Senators have been deeply concerned with the significant number of bomb threats facing Jewish Community Centers (JCC). In three weeks alone, JCC's saw 63 bomb threats, forcing the evacuations of hundreds across the country and twice in Albuquerque. 
 
Last week, Sen.

St. Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church Gathering Sunday

on March 1, 2017 - 8:13am
Fr. Theophan Mackey says a prayer inside Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Orthodox Christian faithful of New Mexico is gathering Sunday, March 5, in Los Alamos at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive for Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers.
 
Clergy and parishes from at least three churches in Albuquerque and Santa Fe will be attending this gathering.
 
“The Sunday of Orthodoxy, or the Triumph of Orthodoxy, is the first Sunday in Great Lent, when we commemorate the Seventh Ecumenical Council of the year 787, when

United Church Of Los Alamos Hosts Annual Mexico Mission Auction March 12

on February 28, 2017 - 11:19am
UNITED CHURCH News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road is hosting its annual Mexico Mission Auction, Sunday afternoon, March 12 with a live and silent auction.
 
The church is looking for the donation of auction items to build homes for the poor during spring break. Auction items can include; art, jewelry, household items, gift certificates, services and more.
 
Items can be left at the church during business hours and those with large items can request a pick up by calling 505.662.2971 and leaving contact information.

Three Local Champions Emerge In 2017 Knights Of Columbus District Free Throw Contest

on February 27, 2017 - 8:21am
2017 Knights of Columbus District Champions, Bejamin Sanchez - first row, 3rd from left, Lukas Ulibarri - first row, 1st from right and Joshua Woodson, 2nd row, 1st from right. Courtesy photo

2017 Knights of Columbus district participants and Knights of Columbus members. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:

 

The Los Alamos Sacred Heart Council #3137 champions competed against three other northern New Mexico Knights of Columbus Councils in the 2017 Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Contest Feb. 18 at Espanola Middle School Gymnasium.

 
At the end of the competition, three local

Fr. Glenn: Praying For Civility And Peace

on February 26, 2017 - 7:24am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I agree with much of what Pastor Raul Granillo of the La Vista Church wrote recently in his column “The Love of Hate”… especially at the present hatred and vitriol in our nation and around the world today, especially against (and from) political leaders. How we long for civility and grace!

As always, we Christians find answers in scripture. I was reading the other day St. Paul’s letter to Timothy: “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in

Letter To The Editor: A Tribute To Pastor Granillo

on February 26, 2017 - 6:35am
By HOLLY BATES
Los Alamos
 
I was profoundly touched by Pastor Granillo's column, "The Love of Hate" (link), and I wanted to share this:
 
After a cruel, devastating blow during this past Christmas, I was overwhelming consumed with many of the emotions that the Pastor described in his column. As a life-long Christian, I was embarrassed and ashamed of what I had become. How could I allow this one, evil person to change me so profoundly?
 
My first reaction to this true evil was revenge, which made me even more angry.

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