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Stidhams Mark 25 Years at LA Church of Christ

on December 11, 2012 - 6:08am

Timothy and Tanya D. Stidham. Courtesy photo

By Linda K. Wood

In 1987, “The Cosby Show” was the most popular program on television, the New York Giants won the Superbowl and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents.

In August of that year, Timothy D. Stidham and his wife Tanya, moved with their four children to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas.

They were to begin what would be 25 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Twenty-five years and counting...

The church honored the Stidhams with a banquet at Hilltop House Hotel Friday, Nov.

Annual Creche Festival Offers Artistic Inspiration

on December 10, 2012 - 9:53am

Carol Neal's creche is on display at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos Ward's creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bryan and Ellen Spaulding check out the creche festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mary Barrus looks at the nativity scenes displayed at the Los Alamos Ward. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sally Cassil donated her nativity scene for the creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Lawry and Alice Mann donated their creche for the festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sabrina and Tita

Live Nativity Christmas Eve At United Church

on December 10, 2012 - 7:43am

Courtesy/United Church


The United Church is planning a living Nativity 5-8 p.m., Christmas Eve in the parking lot west of the Church at 2525 Canyon Road, across Canyon Road from the Aquatics Center.

The nativity will be held between a family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and interact with the Living Nativity, greet the Holy Family, shepherds and kings and pet the stable animals.

 For information, visit

Celebrate Holiday and Holy Day at TOTH

on December 5, 2012 - 10:05am

TOTH News:

Puppeteers will present a short play about the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck called “Trusting in God” at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Canyon Road at Diamond Drive.

Join us early for a great free dinner at 5:17, then for our contemporary service with puppeteers and our live praise band.

God’s great gift to us, at Christmas and throughout the year, is that He is with us always, even in the darkest hours of our lives.

When we struggle in our lives, God is there.

Our Lady of the Woods Hosts Two Events

on December 4, 2012 - 8:36am

OLW News:

Dec. 7 (Friday) 6 p.m. - First Friday Pagan Dinner: Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about OLW is welcome to join OLW members for an informal dinner on the first Friday of each month. Whether you are a beginner, advanced practitioner, or just curious, you are welcome. We meet at the Pyramid Cafe in Los Alamos (click on link to read directions).
The Pyramid Cafe, Los Alamos

Dec. 16 (Sunday) 6 p.m. - Yule (Winter Solstice) Sabbat: The light returns! The new sun king is reborn! The Holly King gives way to the Oak King and we rejoice.

Everything Christmas Sale Dec. 5

on November 27, 2012 - 5:57am


An Everything Christmas Sale is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The WCSS of the United Church is sponsoring the holiday event in Graves Hall on Rose Street.

Items available for purchase include:

  • Christmas lights;
  • Christmas trees;
  • Decorations;
  • Wreaths;
  • Cookie Cutters; and
  • Ornaments;
  • Trash to Treasures gently used items donated specifically for holiday giving; and
  • Bake Sale full of yummy Christmas goodies.

Christmas Sale Offers Red and 'Green' Bargains

on November 18, 2012 - 12:36pm

The annual Shop on the Corner Christmas Sale is Dec. 5 in the lower level at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Photo by T.K. Thompson/

By Nancy Wurden

The annual Shop on the Corner Christmas Sale will offer red and “green” holiday bargains on Wednesday, Dec. 5. 

The thrift shop sale, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will include brand new and gently used items which the volunteers set aside all year. 

Holiday decorations, festive and new clothing, toys and games, books and music, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, leather goods, and gifts are some

Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 1 at TOTH

on November 17, 2012 - 10:29am

TOTH News:

Children’s Christmas Bazaar is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.

The event starts in Sherrill Hall, which will be filled with affordable gifts for children to purchase. All items purchased may be gift wrapped.

This is how it works: children (kindergarten through 6th grade) bring your parents to Trinity on the Hill and leave them to relax and enjoy refreshments while you take your money and a list of people you would like to buy Christmas gifts for to Kelly Hall. 

There you can shop and have your gifts wrapped.

Ribbon Cut on United Church Resale Shop

on November 15, 2012 - 1:07pm

Corine Christman cuts the ribbon Wednesday on the new Resale Shop location for United Church. From left, Jeanne Butler, Christman, Adda Moldt and Nina Thayer, all of whom volunteer their time at the Resale Shop, which is open to the public Wednesday mornings. More than 20 missions are supported by the shop's proceeds. Photo by Katy Korkos/LACC

Crowds gather Wednesday morning at the United Church on Rose Street for the first day of operation of its new Resale Shop. Photo by Katy Korkos/LACC


Couple Introduces Oppenheimer Place Residents to Diwali

on November 15, 2012 - 10:46am

J. Aiyeswaria and P. Kumaranand in traditional dress at Oppenheimer Place Wednesday, celebrate the Diwali festival. Aiyeswaria painted the peacock picture in the background. Courtesy Photo

Staff Report

P. Kumaranand is a Post Doc at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He and his wife J. Aiyeswaria are from India and temporary residents at Oppenheimer Place. 

The Hindu couple spoke to residents about Diwali, a five-day festival celebrated Nov 13 through Nov. 17.

For Hindus, Diwali, one of the most important festivals of the year, is popularly known as the "festival of lights."