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Shoe Box Gifts Needed for Operation Christmas Child

on November 10, 2012 - 10:15am

Photo: Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes. Courtesy/

WRBC News:

Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child.

Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.

Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Los Alamos residents are helping send shoe box gifts to more than 8 million

The Right Kind of Help

on November 8, 2012 - 10:20am

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TOTH News:

We live in a country today where diversity is highly esteemed, all opinions are equally true, and all religions are teaching a very similar theme.

Photo: Father Colin Kelly

It is also valued that to help others or yourself, you have to do it all on your own strength. This week at Generations, we will explore the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as well as how to share this uniqueness with other people.

We will discuss God’s original design for us to help others/ourselves, as well as how Jesus Christ made it possible for humans to fulfill that

United Church Thrift Shop Grand Opening Nov. 14

on November 7, 2012 - 2:20pm


The community is invited to the grand opening celebration of the United Church Thrift Shop Nov. 14.

The thrift shop's new location at 2525 Canyon Road is in the lower level of Craig Hall, opening onto the parking lot on the west side of the church property.

The event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with door prizes.

At about 10 a.m., the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Family Life Seminar with Brad Winsted Nov. 1-3

on October 31, 2012 - 9:21am

Retired Naval Officer Brad Winsted, a recent widower, is shown here with his eight children. Courtesy photo

BAPC News:

The Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church (PCA) is hosting a conference over the next three days, Nov. 1-3, to include the "Family Life Seminar" with Brad Winsted.

Winsted is director of Children’s Ministries International in Atlanta, Ga.

Winsted, is a retired naval officer, a recent widower, and the father of eight children.

He has ministered since 1997 with Children's Ministry International, an educational publishing ministry that produces non-dated materials based on the

Huge Yard Sale to Benefit Fire Damaged Church

on October 30, 2012 - 8:31am

NBFC News:

The New Beginnings Fellowship Church will hold a benefit yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Anything that is donated to the yard sale will be greatly appreciated by the chuch, which suffered heavy fire damage in July.

Donations can be dropped off until noon Friday behind the church at 112 East Road.

"We are hoping for a community-wide response to help the New Beginnings Fellowship Church devastated by fire on the Fourth of July."


Our Lady of the Woods to Host Two Events

on October 30, 2012 - 8:11am
OLW News:
Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) is holding two events next weekend: First Friday Pagan Dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and Samhain Sabbat, 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
First Friday Pagan Dinner
Everyone's invited to join OLW members for dinner at the Pyramid Cafe in Los Alamos at 6 p.m. Friday. Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca or OLW is welcome.
What a great way to learn about OLW and enjoy a delicious meal. These informal dinners are held the first Friday of every month.
Directions to the Pyramid Cafe: In Los Alamos located in the same lot as the Smith's Food Center.

Do You Know the Way Back Home?

on October 26, 2012 - 5:54am


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By Father Colin Kelly

A song we will be singing at 6:07 p.m. this Sunday night at our Contemporary Service, at Trinity on the Hill, is called “You Are More,” from Tenth Avenue North. One of the verses sings of a girl with tear-stained eyes, sitting in the corner of a bar. She wonders “How did I get here? I’m not who I once was, and I’m crippled by the fear that I’ve fallen too far to love.”

I know I’ve hit that wall before in my life. Perhaps you have, too. It’s a feeling beyond despair—a sense of being so lost, you don’t even know the way back home.

Fall Gathering Conference Features Dr. Doug Weiss

on October 23, 2012 - 6:13am

Dr. Doug Weiss. Courtesy Photo

FBC News:

The First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is hosting a Fall Gathering Conference on Oct. 27 and 28 focusing on "Building Stronger Marriage, Parenting, & Family - Relationships." 

Dr. Doug Weiss is the guest speaker at the conference. First Baptist Church is at 2200 Diamond Dr.

Weiss is a licensed psychologist and the executive director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He has appeared as an expert on many national TV shows including Dr. Phil, Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America and the 700 Club.

Weiss has authored more

Community Invited to Dedicate Labyrinth Oct. 27

on October 18, 2012 - 3:04pm

Photo: Pastor Bruce Kuenzel


Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos announces the dedication of its Labyrinth and invites the public to help in consecrating this new sacred space for use by all members of the Los Alamos Community.

The dedication ceremony is 2-4 p.m., Oct. 27 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

"We are very excited to have this meditation path as a spiritual resource for the entire community and hope that it will be widely used by many people, no matter what their faith or spiritual foundations," Kate Thomas said.

Food on the Hill: Acai Bowl

on October 9, 2012 - 6:56am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
 Acai Bowl
Photo by Sue York/

1 package of Acai packs (4 in one package, enough for 2 people), you can buy them at Whole Foods or maybe the Co-op
13 ice cubes
either a blender that can crush ice or a snow cone maker
1 single serving of apple juice
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup of coconut
2/3 cup of granola
any kind of berries that you want
1 1/2 bananas
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Mix together and heat the sugar and apple juice until the sugar is dissolved, then COOL in refrigerator.
Photo by Sue