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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.

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50 Years!

on June 8, 2017 - 9:04am

White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo


On Sunday, June 11, White Rock Presbyterian Church will celebrate 50 years of witness and service in White Rock and Los Alamos.

White Rock Presbyterian Church was chartered June 25, 1967. For four and a half years WRPC existed as a new church development project of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. In January of 1972 the church became fully self-supporting, and a year later there were 178 members on the church rolls.

The church met for its first few years at

LAFSF Summer Series Continues June 14

on June 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
Morrie Pongratz will present the third installment of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s summer series Wednesday, June 14.
The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. In this third presentation we encounter “evolution” and discuss the impact of Darwin’s work on our concept of God and the cosmos. The talk will highlight the insights of the scientist and theologian, Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., the author of “The Phenomenon of Man”.
The talk will also introduce the work of Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Professor John Haught,

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary In Action

on June 6, 2017 - 9:53am

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary members, from left, Theresa Sandlin, Annie Garcia and Nancy Kossar prepare food for the Memorial Day Celebration Lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Serving dessert for the Memorial Day luncheon are from left, Melissa Weiss, Victoria Jolley and Dee Sterling. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Linnea Sarwinski helps with the Memorial Day lunch prepared by the Knights of Columbis Ladies Auxiliary. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

​Melissa Weiss serves dessert to a guest at the Memorial Day Celebration