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Fr. Glenn: The Best Presents

on July 7, 2019 - 8:06am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Hmmm … in the news this weekend is that Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ divorce is finalized. Since MacKenzie will no doubt get a large chunk of the Bezos fortune, that’ll likely drop ol’ Jeff down the “richest men” category a few notches. But … I doubt that he’ll have trouble finding a date nonetheless. MacKenzie, either. Too bad, though; it’s always a sadness to see a couple lose the love with which they began. 

Such news highlights the truth of the old adage: “The best things in life are free.” Jeff and MacKenzie’s earlier mutual love cost nothing, and yet one might

Introducing First Baptist Church Los Alamos

on July 7, 2019 - 7:33am
Pastor David Taylor First Baptist Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By Pastor David Taylor
First Baptist Church Los Alamos

I just wanted to take a few lines and introduce myself. I am David Taylor and I have been in town for a little over three months, serving as the pastor at First Baptist Church Los Alamos.

We have been welcomed warmly into this friendly church that has quickly grown to feel like family.

We have classes for children, students and adults on

Scenes From 44th Fourth Of July Children's Parade

on July 5, 2019 - 7:03am
The Children's Parade sets off Thursday morning from the LDS Church on Grand Canyon. The church has sponsored the parade and carnival for 44 years. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Military veterans escort a much traveled American flag up Grand Canyon. The flag was taken by runners from the Santa Fe Veterans Cemetary at 5 a.m. July 4 and arrived in White Rock where veterans were waiting to carry it to the LDS Church flag pole for the pre-parade ceremony. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Local Boy Scouts raise the flag that has flown over Arlington National Cemetary

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Presents Lectures Next Wednesday And Thursday July 10-11

on July 4, 2019 - 1:33pm

Professor Warren Brown

LAF&SF News:

Next week the Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum presents two lectures by Professor Warren Brown.

Brown is director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute and professor of psychology in the Department of Doctoral Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.

Professor Brown has co-authored several books including Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will. Oxford, U.K., Oxford University Press, 2007.

Professor Brown’s talk Wednesday, July 10 is entitled Did My

White Rock Children’s Parade 10 A.M. Thursday

on July 3, 2019 - 6:33pm

Scene from a previous White Rock Children’s Parade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


The annual White Rock July 4th celebration will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the Church.

Boy Scouts of White Rock will then lead the parade carrying the Colors. They will be followed by Cub Scouts. Children of all ages will follow.

Fr. Glenn: Our Feast Day

on June 30, 2019 - 8:10am

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

(Sigh)….57 years old and still reading the comics. But … it brings a little levity early in the day, and helps set a good mood. Maybe all of us sneak a peek at our old favorites now and again. I mean … how can you not like “Dilbert”?! And then there’s the golden oldies like Dennis the Menace, Peanuts, and even ol’ Garfield is getting a little long in the tooth. I can’t help but marvel at times at the cleverness of some of the writers. They are pretty good observers of the human scene.

A good one on Saturday with “Curtis”, centering on a couple of young brothers.

Introducing Calvary Chapel Of Los Alamos

on June 30, 2019 - 7:41am
Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By Senior Pastor Pat Kestell
Calvary Chapel

The world is full of broken individuals; the church is no different. Rather than hide behind masks of pretentious righteousness or of, “having it all together”, our goal is to continue the work of Jesus and, “Mend the Broken”, beginning with ourselves and reaching to all.

Calvary Chapels endeavor to “Simply teach the Bible simply” as we search the heart of God.

LAF&SF Features Bob Fuselier 6 P.M. Wednesday

on June 24, 2019 - 7:41am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak on ‘Neuroscience and Emotions’ this Wednesday at the LAF&SF at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Los Alamos scientist Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series (LAF&SF).

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul” and Hoffman spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak this Wednesday on “Neuroscience and Emotions”.

Fuselier’s abstract states: In his landmark publication

Fr. Glenn: ‘…a Most Desirable Friend…’

on June 23, 2019 - 6:24am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

While reading a text from one of the saints this weekend, a certain phrase rather leapt from the page: “…you are a most desirable friend”—the saint (Paulinus of Nola) thanking the recipient for a great favor done for a kinsman.

Would that we all comport ourselves in relationships so as to deserve such tribute! But … as we all have no doubt experienced—and might be ashamed to admit of ourselves—we often fall far short of such admiration … likely being viewed by—or, to our discredit, viewing—others as vehicles to selfish gain. 

One of the most poignant compliments in all

United Church Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale Wednesday

on June 23, 2019 - 6:21am

The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos is holding a $6 bag sale, (jewelry excluded), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road.

The United Church Thrift Shop is operated by the Womens Christian Service Society (WCSS).

Donations are accepted of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books. No large appliances, furniture, books or VHS tapes can be accepted. Donations may be dropped off any time at the bins near the door at the lower level of Craig Hall.

All proceeds of the Thrift Shop go to Mission