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Interfaith Los Alamos Supports New Refugee Students

on August 21, 2019 - 7:13am
A teenage student from a refugee family with his new backpack containing a complete set of school supplies. Courtesy/ILA
A young refugee student holds his new supplies. Courtesy/ILA
Refugee students recently arrived in Albuquerque gather with their school supplies. Courtesy/ILA
Interfaith Los Alamos News:
This summer has been a very busy time for school-age kids of refugee families recently arrived in Albuquerque.
They have to get prepared to enroll in a completely strange (to them) school, while at the same time learn English, how to get around Albuquerque without getting

Fr. Glenn: Lifting The Burden

on August 18, 2019 - 8:37am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As anyone who has managed and supervised people will tell you, there are always those who require more attention and seem to consume an inordinate amount of the supervisor’s time. A common phrase in the military is: “You always have the ten percent”—the ten percent of the people who take up ninety percent of your time. Oddly enough, it most often IS about ten percent.

All of us have probably worked with such—the contrarian, the “less-than-motivated”, the narcissistic who requires everything be centered upon himself/herself, right now!

Introducing First United Methodist Church

on August 18, 2019 - 6:33am

New minister Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By First United Methodist Church
Los Alamos
We are a body of seekers and believers who bring together scripture and intelligence, tradition and innovation, experience and reason to work together in an exciting ministry of worship, education, fellowship, mission and care.
We have two worship services each Sunday in our church at 715 Diamond Dr. Our 8:30 a.m.

School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

Fr. Glenn: ‘…but back in the day…!’

on August 11, 2019 - 8:40am

Fr. Glenn Jones

No doubt we’ve all run into those elderly persons who become very … um … “loquacious” about days gone by, regaling us with exploits long past. And yet … now I find myself doing the same thing. Guess I’m nudging into the third of the three ages groups: young, middle-age and “hey … you look good!” Well … I guess that’s better than the alternative.

As we enter our less-capable years, older folks relish reliving their heyday (when they can find someone patient enough to listen), knowing that most likely the most exciting times of life are behind them—bones are creaking, muscles

Awakening Joy 10-Week Class Sept. 4 To Nov. 6

on August 10, 2019 - 8:46am

Fuselier: Religion, Scapegoating, And Racism

on August 8, 2019 - 8:30am

Los Alamos

An essay about religion and racism by an old, white man raised in the Christian faith and in the deep South before and during desegregation would seem to hold a good chance of coming across as an extreme example of white mansplaining. I hope it doesn’t.

Scapegoating is a word we seldom use in our daily lives but is something we all fear and have feared from an early age. It requires a victim (a person or persons innocent of the crimes laid upon them) and a victimizer (a person or persons looking to place their sufferings on another).

It is commonplace today to see

United Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Wednesday Aug. 15

on August 8, 2019 - 7:17am
United Thrift Shop News:
The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos is having a half price sale (excluding jewelry) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The community is encouraged to stop by and shop.

Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Concert At Historic Church

on August 4, 2019 - 7:28am
San Rafael mission church in La Cueva. Courtesy/NMP
NMP News:
Lone Piñon, a leading band in New Mexican traditional music, is performing at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 17 at San Rafael mission church in La Cueva.
The concert is sponsored by Nuevo Mexico Profundo and the proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of San Rafael.
Tickets are available at
The event is a unique opportunity to experience authentic northern New Mexican culture in a historic setting.

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove … Too?

on August 4, 2019 - 7:27am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What is it about babies? To see them in distress strikes to the very core … the very fiber of the core … of the heart. To see them in distress sounds the instinctive primal tocsin: “Save! Protect!!”

One of the saddest (and most difficult) duties of priests and ministers is to try (most often vainly) to comfort parents with a little one in medical distress. Such was the case the other day when called to Pediatric ICU at Presbyterian Hospital.

Of all persons to request a presence there was none other than the commanding general of the New Mexico Army National Guard—kudos