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United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Feb. 14

on February 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
The United Church Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Courtesy photo


The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road is having a half price sale on Valentine's Day, Wednesday Feb. 14, on everything except jewelry.

The United Church Thrift Shop, operated by the Women's Christian Service Society, is open for shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

They accept donations of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books.

Fr. Glenn: Dust And Ashes

on February 11, 2018 - 1:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos


While visiting my old parish briefly last week, I was informed that cancer—which she had valiantly defeated a few years ago—had returned in a wonderful 30-something young mother. But that ol’ cancer: no respecter of age or person, power or position is it. Prince or pauper, pope or private … life-threatening misfortune can hit any of us at any time, whether it be by sickness, accident or some other calamity. This only highlights one of Jesus’ most obvious, and yet most poignant, statements: “Watch, for you know

Ecumenical Lenten Series Thursdays Feb. 22-March 22

on February 11, 2018 - 1:09am

FUMC News:

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos at 715 Diamond Dr. is the host church for this year Ecumenical Lenten Series.

“For Such a Time as This…” is the theme of the Ecumenical Lenten Series based on Esther. Other participating churches are Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, The United Church of Los Alamos, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist Church.

The Thursday night series begins Feb. 22 and runs through March 22.

Everyone is welcome to join these participating churches as a faith community to share in fellowship,

Traditional Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17

on February 11, 2018 - 1:05am

St. Job of Pochaiv News:

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos is excited to once again offer its Traditional Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1319 Trinity Dr.

Serving times are divided into three 1-hour segments: 

  • 9 a.m.;
  • 10 a.m.; and
  • 11 a.m. 

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since. A blini breakfast is traditional in preparation for the Great Fast (Lent), which will soon be upon us. This breakfast uses many of the ingredients that will be abstained from for the duration of the fast.


Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church Takes Ash Wednesday To The Streets

on February 11, 2018 - 1:05am

TOTH will distribute Lenten ashes to people Wedensday morning on the sidewalk near Starbucks in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, 8:30-10 a.m., on the sidewalk near Starbucks on Central Avenue.

Trinity on the Hill is joining, for the first time this year, a worldwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by

NJROTC Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Wednesday

on January 29, 2018 - 9:18am
Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets are hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Tickets are $10 in advance and available from any LAHS Naval Science student. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Dinner includes spaghetti, choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, breadstick, cookie and drink. Carry out is available.

Fr. Glenn: Gray Hair

on January 28, 2018 - 8:11am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another day, another gray hair … at least of the hair that still clings ever so tenuously upon my pate. Sigh. And still can’t get the barber to charge me half-price for the reduction of his labor.  Oh, the humanity!  :)

One of my favorite lines in scripture, having increasing poignancy as I get older, is “The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair [wisdom] (Proverbs 20:29) Ah … the truth of it.

Pastor Raul: Incidental Idolatry

on January 28, 2018 - 7:27am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. (NASB Psalms 135:15-17).
The modern practice of idolatry may have less to do with raising something above God and more to do with lowering God below other things. This is more common than we may care to believe.
When it comes to idolatry, almost all Christians have been taught