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Church Fire Deemed Accidental

on August 14, 2012 - 2:50pm

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The New Mexico Fire Marshal's Office has determined that the cause of the fire at the New Beginnings Church July 4 was electrical and accidental.  


Update: Get Tickets Ahead for High Tea and a Fashion Show!

on August 4, 2012 - 8:21am


Local ladies enjoy a delicious spread. Photo by T.K. Thompson/

TOTH News:

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged for the High Tea and Fashion Show because this event has sold out the last two years.

The House of Hope ladies’ mission team and the co-ed Trinity Builders team warmly invite the community to join them again this year for a sumptuous tea, followed by a stylish fashion show.

The afternoon’s activities are intended to raise funds for house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico.

Smiling faces, beautiful shoes and

Feds Forbid Crosses on Bridge Panels in Jemez Springs

on July 17, 2012 - 4:54pm

Image: Sample of a U.S. Postal Service stamp that has a picture of "San Xavier Del Bac Mission" and the title "HISTORIC PRESERVATION" across the bottom. Courtesy

UPDATE: Tonight during an interview with Jemez Springs Mayor Edmond Temple, he said Bill Hutchinson of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) had previously informed him that the feds would not permit artwork depicting crosses be attached to two new bridges in the village.

TOTH's 'Pie in the Sky' Fundraiser Exceeds $500

on July 14, 2012 - 1:34pm

Lisa Rothrock and Bill Hamilton check out homemade pies in the silent auction during Thursday's "Pie in the Sky" fundraising dinner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The event was tied to the church's annual Vacation Bible School underway this week. The dinner consisted of homemade chicken and vegetable pot pies and salad, with ice cream for dessert. More than $500 was raised from the homemade pie-filled silent auction alone. The money will be used for TOTH's annual Mexico home-building project. Photo by TK Thompson/

Morning Fire Destroys Chapel at New Beginnings Fellowship Church

on July 4, 2012 - 5:29pm

The state fire marshal has been called in to help Los Alamos fire investigators determine the cause of a fire this morning that destroyed the chapel at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road. Photo by Karen Kendall/

Staff Report

A large fire broke out this morning in the chapel of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.

One firefighter was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center after a 5-inch coupling broke loose and injured his ankle as he battled the blaze.

No one else was hurt, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

Grider described the scene saying

House of Hope Women Host 'Pie in the Sky' Dinner July 12

on July 2, 2012 - 3:49pm

Four House of Hope Women possess both house-building and pie-making skills including from left, Angela-Sanchez Pope, Cathy Walters, Lynn Finnegan and Marie Pierce. Courtesy/HOH

In support of the Trinity on the Hill-sponsored house-building mission trips to Juarez, Mexico, the House of Hope women are hosting a pot pie, “Pie in the Sky” Fundraiser Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday July 12 in Kelly Hall.

The menu includes chicken and vegetable pot pies, salad and ice cream. (There also is a vegetarian option and a gluten-free option is available.)

Tickets are $10/adult and $5/child.

Bethlehem Church Hosts Dual Ordination

on July 2, 2012 - 2:45pm
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos filling up Sunday before the dual ordaination in which Jennifer Chrien of Los Alamos and her husband Steven Simpson of Santa Fe were Ordained to the Ministry. Photo by TK Thompson/
The Ordinands process into the church at the start of Sunday's ceremony. Photo by TK Thompson/
Ordained Clergy in attendance practice the ancient rite of Laying on of Hands as part of the Ordination Service. Photo by TK Thompson/
Jennifer Chrien and Steve Simpson introduce their parents and special guests at

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/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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

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



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/

Our Lady of the Woods Has Two Upcoming Open Events.

on June 7, 2012 - 11:35pm
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.