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Knights Of Columbus Prize Based Bingo 7pm Friday

on November 16, 2017 - 10:11am

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Hosts Annual Meeting Following First Full Year As 501 C(3) Nonprofit

on November 13, 2017 - 7:55am

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum President Nelson Hoffman presents a report to the annual meeting of the forum Sunday in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF Treasurer Dan Winske describes his proposal for fall//winter reading groups during Sunday’s annual meeting at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) held its second annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

President Nelson Hoffman began the annual report by mentioning that this was the forum’s first full year

Fr. Glenn: The Mystery Of Evil

on November 12, 2017 - 7:00am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

We often wonder why God allows certain things. The Sutherland Springs church shooting last Sunday is certainly one of those, and we could as easily recall Las Vegas, Orlando, or any other such event or tragedy, natural or manmade. Why did God allow those who love and worship Him—young and old—to die in the very midst of that worship?

And yet … needless violence has always been with us.

TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 2

on November 12, 2017 - 6:48am

Children shop for gifts for their parents and other family members at the annual Children's Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Church. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

Want to encourage children to be involved in selecting and giving their own gifts this Christmas? The Children’s Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, is a child friendly community event for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, where children shop and have their gifts wrapped.

Help is available for children who need a little assistance.

United Church Of Los Alamos Celebrates 70 Years

on November 9, 2017 - 7:15am

John Fitzpatrick works in the kitchen Saturday night during the United Church of Los Alamos' 70th anniversary celebration. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Carroll Swanson, Loree Lynch, Janina Greene and Jane Phillips enjoy the festivities during the United Church of Los Alamos' 70th anniversary celebration. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The United Church of Los Alamos congregation celebrated 70 years serving the local community during a dinner and anniversary party Saturday night at the

Redeemer Lutheran Church In Los Alamos Continues Visual Tour Of Luther Lands Sunday

on November 8, 2017 - 7:00am
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Alamos continues its visual tour Sunday of places associated with Martin Luther. Courtesy photo​
 
By Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Los Alamos
 
In our next lecture, we will look at some pieces painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Before there was Instagram and Snapchat, artists portrayed people and places chronicling the events of the day. In addition, images taught the people about God and divine things.
 
We will begin our visual tour in the town of Möhra where Martin Luther’s parents Hans and Margarethe were married.

Mass Of Mourning For Shooting Victims Tonight

on November 6, 2017 - 11:53am
SPIRITUAL News:
 
Fr. Christopher Adams will hold a Mass of Mourning at 8 p.m. today in the Chapel at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.
 
The service is being held in memory of those killed by the gunman Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.
 
The community is invited to attend this Mass of Mourning.

Fr. Glenn: ‘What Is Truth?’

on November 5, 2017 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

One thing very all too evident in our day is the impatience and incivility manifested in so much of our public (and likely, private) discussion. I often lament to hear of persons walking out on talks, lectures, sermons/homilies etc., simply because some (even perhaps all) of the speaker’s points do not coincide with the “walker’s” own ideas.

One wonders how the walker will understand accurately the speaker’s views and ideas if exiting the moment he hears something “offensive” or not in accord with his own?

Pastor Raul: The Liturgy Of Life

on November 5, 2017 - 5:45am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. Exodus 12:17
 
One of my tasks, as a parent, is to help my kids develop good habits. My wife and I realized, early on, that children will typically develop poor habits if good habits are not encouraged.

United Church Celebrates 70th Anniversary

on November 4, 2017 - 12:10am

The United Church of Los Alamos on Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
 
By Bernadette Lauritzen
Los Alamos

The United Church of Los Alamos is celebrating a great many things with the hiring of a new director of Christian Ministries, Kara Windler and 70 years in the community this weekend.

“The 70th Anniversary Celebration is a great time to remember and give thanks for those who have enriched the lives not only of this church but the Los Alamos community,” Reverend Keith Lewis said.

Ark Hosts Yard Sale Saturday

on October 31, 2017 - 7:44am

FUMC News:

Ark is hosting a yard sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr., behind the Lemon Lot and adjacent to Sullivan Field.

 The Ark was founded in 1978 and operates as a ministry of the Los Alamos First United Methodist Church.

The Ark Child Development Center provides child care and preschool services for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Its governing body is the Ark Board. The Ark is non-profit, non-political and non-denominational. The Ark is open to all children, regardless of race, nationality or creed.

Global Christmas Project Collection Sites Announced

on October 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Courtesy photo
 
SAMARITAN'S PURSE PROJECT News:
 
This month, several locations in the multi-county Northeast New Mexico Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
 
During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Los Alamos residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys.

Fr. Glenn: I Have Sinned

on October 29, 2017 - 8:36am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

As most know, we Catholics have the sacramental rite of penance, or “confession”, of sins, asking God for the forgiveness of sins through the mediation of priests. The rite begins with the words, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…”

And so … bless me, my brothers and sisters, for I have sinned...

Well … now that I have your attention! Isn’t it strange how we are drawn to scandal and controversy so strongly?

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Tours San Ildefonso Sacred Area Above Chromium Plume

on October 28, 2017 - 5:28pm

San Ildefonso Gov. James Mountain hosted members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Thursday at San Ildefonso Pueblo. From left, RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero, Gov. Mountain, Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero, Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler and RCLC Communications and Administrative Manager Scarlet Rendleman. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board and staff were guests Thursday at San Ildefonso Pueblo where they visited the Pueblo Sacred Area below Los Alamos National Laboratory with Gov.

New Mexico Conference Of Churches Commemorates 500th Anniversary of Reformation

on October 26, 2017 - 5:49am

NMCC News:

The New Mexico Conference of Churches (NMCC) has invited all residents of the state to attend a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation 2:30-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.

The theme of the ecumenical vesper service of song and prayer is “One Body – Many Members, One Spirit, Many Gifts” and it will be followed by a community dialogue.

A mass choir will gather at the service under the direction of Fabian Yanez, director of the Office of Worship of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, to sing the world premiere of an anthem

Bryce Avenue Church Hosts Free Halloween ‘Tack-and-Treat’ Oct. 31

on October 25, 2017 - 3:33pm

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BRYCE AVENUE CHURCH News:

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church is hosting a free event on Halloween — “Tack-and-Treat” — 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 3.

Trick-or-Treating children (and parents, too) can come by the church parking lot at 333 Brice Ave., in White Rock and “nail” Martin Luther’s 95 Discussion Points to the “church” door.

They also can play the “alms toss”. There will be a 5 minute “Playmobil” animated film that gives a fun overview of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Everyone will receive a bag of treats.

Scenes From La Vista Church Teen Quizzing Event

on October 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Allison Storch, 15, correctly answers a question during the Teen Quizzing event Saturday morning at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. The teens are studying First and Second Corinthians for a year, after which they will compete against other Nazarene churches throughout New Mexico followed by a regional competition. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sienna Granillo, 11, correctly answers a question during the Teen Quizzing event Saturday morning at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Trina Granillo passes a baby girl to

Fr. Glenn: Finding Strength Within

on October 22, 2017 - 5:56am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A belated (and certainly inadequate) nod of thanks and admiration goes to our first responders. Friday the 13th was truly a hard and trying day for them as they responded to the death of an infant in that early morning. Thank you, brave lads and lasses, for your service to that family, and daily to our community.  Only Heaven can count the sorrows that each of you have alleviated or prevented over the years of your service.

Such careers as first responder (police, firefighter, EMT, etc.) … military, nurse, doctor,

Pastor Raul: Pastor Appreciation

on October 22, 2017 - 5:29am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
I'd rather have ten people that want God than 10,000 people who want to play church. –Leonard Ravenhill
 
October has been celebrated as Pastor Appreciation Month since 1992. During that time, churches and congregants will show their appreciation for their clergy through cards, gifts, and assortments of Kit Kats and Dr. Pepper. For more traditional churches, there will be the ever-famous pot-luck. (In New Mexico, this can easily be turned into a green chili themed cook-off! Praise God!)
 
The idea comes from passages such as

Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair Dec. 9

on October 16, 2017 - 6:09am

Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary News:

It is time to sign up for the Los Alamos Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Set up is 8-9 a.m. and shopping is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables/Spaces are $35 each and include 8-foot tables with two chairs.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase. The menu is to be determined.

To reserve a table/space, fill out the the registration form below.

Checks should be made out to Ladies Auxiliary
and mailed to:

Ladies Auxiliary
c/o Gloria

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove

on October 15, 2017 - 7:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow ... I weep; my eyes flow with tears…” (Lamentations 1:12)

“A voice is heard … lamentation and bitter weeping. [She] is weeping for her child; she refused to be comforted for her child, because she is no more.”  (cf., Jeremiah 31:15)

Few scripture verses better capture the agony of parents who have lost a child to the scourge of death, which came Friday to a beautiful 27-day-old angel who stretched her wings and flew back to God … “the silver cord is snapped ... and

Fr. Glenn: Free To Be Whom We Will To Be

on October 8, 2017 - 8:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

The Las Vegas shooting, of course, dominated the news this week, as tragedies often do. Remembering that massacre, it’s timely that the Gospel that we read at our Catholic Mass this weekend is the parable of the vineyard owner and the rebellious tenants (Matthew 21:33-43). One very poignant verse in that Gospel passage comes when the owner had finished preparing his vineyard, and “…he leased it to tenants and went on a journey”—a seemingly almost offhand remark, but it speaks volumes about our world.

As we think about

Pastor Granillo: Generational Gap

on October 8, 2017 - 6:40am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age — I missed it coming and going.  – J.B. Priestly
 
I am definitely a Generation X’er. I grew up as a latchkey kid, with divorced parents, who watched actual music videos on MTV, and knew how to tweak the TV enough to watch Showtime after dark. My mother is part of the Silent Generation. She is a firm believer in “waste not, want not,” simple living, and traditional values.
 
My father, on the other hand, is a bit harder

Fr. Glenn: Seeking The Good

on October 1, 2017 - 6:58am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You may remember the movie “Letters from Iwo Jima” that came out about 10 years ago. “Letters” is fairly unique (in American cinema, at least) in telling the story of that World War II battle from a Japanese point of view.

Items Needed For IHM Homeless Bags

on September 30, 2017 - 6:55am

One of the bags for the homeless being distributed by Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Courtesy photo

IHM News:

Parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church are preparing another set of bags for the homeless to be distributed in surrounding towns and cities where needed.

They will begin filling the bags at 10 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall.

The following items are still needed for the bags and can be dropped off Sunday morning at the parish hall:

  • Handwarmers
  • Socks
  • Small packets of baby wipes
  • Travel size deodorant, shampoo, soap, floss, lotion and toothpaste
  • Packets of

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