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Men Build Cross at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos

on July 1, 2012 - 8:08am

Three men stand on the back of a pick up truck Friday as they take measurements on a large cross they are constructing using part of a tall tree near the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Additional measurements are needed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The men stand back to assess their progress. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

Trinity on the Hill Hosts Contemporary Service

on June 10, 2012 - 8:16pm

During its contemporary service today, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, led by Pastor Colin Kelly, singing at center, hosted a talk on the mystery of Christ. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Our Lady of the Woods Has Two Upcoming Open Events.

on June 7, 2012 - 11:35pm
OUR LADY OF THE WOODS News
 
Our Lady of the Woods will meet at the Pyramid Cafe on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6 PM. Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about OLW is welcome to join us.
 
Our Lady of the Woods, an eclectic Wiccan coven based in Los Alamos, will hold a Drumming circle in North Mesa Park on Monday June 11, 2012 at 6PM.  Bring a drum or other musical instrument if you have one. We'll have some extra instruments, drums, or shakers on hand. Plan to spend a fun evening making music and sharing rhythms and chants. Dress for the weather.
 
 

Young Life Golf Tournament Helps Teens Go to Camp

on May 11, 2012 - 10:33am

By Carol A. Clark

Young Life Los Alamos is hosting its second annual golf tournament May19 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

It’s a Four Man Scramble Format golf tournament in which participants can create their own 4-some or be placed on a team.

All monies raised will go to benefit kids going to camp this summer.

This charitable event includes dinner, a raffle and prizes for the cost of $85 per golfer.

“It costs about $500 to send a teenager to summer camp for a week,” said Young Life Area Director Ryan Gilbert.

Aimée Ringle's Bowl of Stones Tour

on May 10, 2012 - 9:21pm

Aimée Ringle is performing at 7 p.m., Saturday May 12 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Kelly Hall.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Aimée grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

She is a singer/songwriter, doing a tour to promote her first album.

United Skates Celebrates 50 Years

on May 8, 2012 - 6:36pm

By Don Casperson

LAHS Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Don Casperson

FUMC News:

The First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (adjacent to Sullivan Field) has hosted the Friday night skate program called "United Skates" for nearly 50 years now.  With many thanks to church historian Alice Carter, we know that the very first United Skates sessions took place Friday, May 11, 1962, not long after the construction of Fellowship Hall was completed. 

Legend has it that the church took over the skate program from the YMCA at that time, and inherited all of the old four-wheel roller

Atheists Host Discussion at Mesa Public Library

on May 1, 2012 - 10:28pm

LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will be hosting a discussion regarding the relationship between morals, ethics, and atheism. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 in meeting room one at the Mesa Public Library. All are welcome.

Local Group Welcomes the Growing Season

on April 29, 2012 - 10:25pm

OUR LADY OF THE WOODS News

Our Lady of the Woods, an eclectic Wiccan coven based in Los Alamos, will celebrate Beltane on Sunday, May 6 at 2PM in front of the Unitarian church in Los Alamos with a ritual, feast, and May pole dance.
 
Beltane is one of the most important days in the Wiccan year, marking as it does the beginning of summer, the season of growth, warmth and fertility.  This period was very important for ancient cultures, dependant as they were on the success of the growing season for the survival of the community.  "Modern people don't always see this vital link with nature,"

Horizons Preschool Becoming Own Entity

on April 22, 2012 - 12:03pm

A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons

By Kirsten Laskey

After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.

“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.   

This Christian-based day care takes children from

Life After Faith Community Dicussion

on April 19, 2012 - 8:46pm
LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News
 
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday April 25th at 6:30 pm. This week’s discussion focuses on Life after Faith. Rich Lyons, ex-Pentecostal preacher of 20+ years and co-host of the Living After Faith podcast, will tell his story from faith to atheism via Skype followed by Q & A. For more information on Rich Lyons or Living After Faith visit http://livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/.  If you have questions or comments please send them to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com

Local Volunteers Build Homes South of the Border

on April 14, 2012 - 8:32am

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos High School youth and other volunteers spent Spring Break building homes for families in need in Mexico. Courtesy Photo

A contingent of 50 Los Alamos High School youth and several adults and four volunteers from Colorado, traveled to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico over Spring Break on a mission - to build homes for two families in need.

This was the 27th annual Spring Break Mexico Mission trip for high school youth sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.

"Since 1986, we have built the equivalent of 131 single houses," said Laura Erickson who

Heavenly Day Greets Easter Sunrise Service

on April 8, 2012 - 2:04pm

Easter Sunrise Service was conducted at Overlook Park in White Rock this morning as a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene, White Rock Baptist, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist churches. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Reverend Harry Cole, Interim Pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church, gave the Homily. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
A brass quartet supplied the music at the Easter Sunrise Service this morning at Overlook Park. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 

Important Rituals Highlight One of the Jewish Religion’s Most Sacred Holidays

on April 7, 2012 - 10:24pm

White Rock resident Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday marked the beginning of one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover, which commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt.

Annual Chimayó Easter Pilgrimage is Underway

on April 6, 2012 - 7:12pm

A mother walks with her son along the highway to Chimayó Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pilgrims making their way to El Santuario de Chimayó were seen Thursday and Friday along the highway to the tiny shrine in Chimayó. They walk from short distances to 100 miles or more during Holy Week leading up the Easter Sunday.

Some carry wooden crosses.

Are Science and Religion Compatible?

on March 25, 2012 - 8:48am

Community Event News

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The discussion topic is: Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?

As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: Science, Religion Incompatible? Hot-Button Debate Features Dr. Kenneth R. Miller, Dr. Michael Shermer (http://huff.to/yVbD64) and The Fall of Foolish Faith (http://huff.to/zFHa78%29, both published March 9th. All are welcome.

 

SFI Seminar: Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions

on March 17, 2012 - 7:56am

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute is presenting the seminar, Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions at 12:15 p.m., Monday in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.


Abstract: There has been a recent explosion of writing by neuroscientists and psychologists about how “science shows us” that we don’t have free will.

The problem with this work is that it confuses several quite different issues.

Once we sort it out, we find that there have been in fact some important

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