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White Rock Presbyterian Church Hosts Blue Christmas

on December 17, 2018 - 6:43pm
White Rock Presbyterian Church hosts a Blue Christmas event at the church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo
While the Christmas season is generally one filled with joyful celebration shared with family and friends, for some, their families, neighbors or friends that joyfulness is tempered, or even overcome, by recent loss; by grief, separation, sadness, or by loneliness– all good and genuine emotions that make celebration difficult or impossible in this season.
If people are perhaps seeking a brief respite from the sometimes - unrelenting

Celebrate Christmas Eve At Ashley Pond

on December 17, 2018 - 7:48am


It looks a lot like Christmas in Los Alamos! Trees and lights are up around the city, and downtown Los Alamos is looking more festive than ever!

The entire community is invited to come to Ashley Pond on Christmas Eve for a very festive time of music, cheer, and message the whole family will love.

“Christmas In Los Alamos” will start at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 and last about 45 minutes. Hosted by Freedom Church Los Alamos, the candlelight service will include free gifts for everyone in attendance, traditional Christmas music, photo stations, cookies and hot chocolate.

Fr. Glenn: Teaching To Fish

on December 16, 2018 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Adulting” classes. I heard about these on the internet the other day and that they are becoming increasingly popular for the younger generation—classes on how to cook, budgeting, balancing a checkbook, and the simple daily tasks that most of us old, ummm … “folks”… take for granted. What are these things but taking responsibility for oneself? Self-reliance.

Those of us raised in a farm/ranch setting learn “adulting” skills pretty early, being even as children responsible for the welfare of animals (and thus

Daily Postcard: Inspirational Message At FBCLA

on December 16, 2018 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: An inspirational message is carved in wood and fixed to a tree trunk to form a cross at the edge of the parking lot of First Baptist Church Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A cross and inspirational message at First Baptist Church Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Happiness & Healing Meditation At Unitarian Church

on December 14, 2018 - 8:06am

Community invited to a day of meditation, Dec. 21 at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy image


The community is invited to attend a day of insight meditation, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.

There will be guided sitting and walking meditation with time for lunch and resting. Each student will have a one-on-one meeting with the teacher.

The program will conclude with a Dharma talk and sharing. Participants should bring their own lunch, a variety of teas will be available.

The class is free but donations are accepted.

For more

TOTH Hosts ‘Full Dark, No Stars’ Service Sunday

on December 14, 2018 - 7:10am

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill will host “Full Dark, No Stars” 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

During this service, poetry and short stories will be read in between pieces of organ music that explore themes of doubt, faith, longing, fear and joy.

“This is the first service of its kind to occur at Trinity on the Hill, and we invite you to bring all of your humanity into the house of God as we together explore what it means to be living in a confusing world,” Rev. Christopher Adams said.

Interfaith Los Alamos Delivers Winter Coats And Gift Cards To Recently Resettled Refugees In Albuquerque

on December 13, 2018 - 9:21am
Scene of resettled refugees in Albuquerque receiving winter coats and gift cards Dec. 6 from the second annual Interfaith Los Alamos coat drive. Courtesy/ILA
Scene of resettled refugees in Albuquerque receiving winter coats and gift cards Dec. 6 from the second annual Interfaith Los Alamos coat drive. Courtesy/ILA
Interfaith Los Alamos News:
Thanks to the generosity of a great many people in the Los Alamos faith-based community, Interfaith Los Alamos was able to gather 80 new winter coats plus 60 gift cards to buy winter coats for refugees recently resettled in Albuquerque.

Fr. Glenn: ‘Tis the Season

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks for all those in the community who helped us at IHM with our Angel Tree drive this year—that annual drive for gifts for underprivileged children. We had a LOT of requests, but each year the parish and the community demonstrate their generosity of heart. My worry is always that, on Christmas morning, a glistened-eyed mother might have to report: “Johnny, here’s your present. But, I’m sorry, Mary, Santa ran out of toys.” And hearts break and tears flow.

Scenes From 25th Annual Crèche Show

on December 8, 2018 - 10:01am

The 25th Annual Crèche Show is underway until 4 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. The community is invited to view Nativities from around the world free of charge. The event includes a ‘touching table’ for the very young and an area where children can have their picture taken dressed as Joseph and Mary. Christmas music and light refreshments also will be provided at the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bishop Joshua Miller and event co-chair Marilyn Ramsey greeting community members Friday afternoon.

Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp … A Ministry Of Presence During A Crisis

on December 6, 2018 - 9:31am
Los Alamos Firefighters from left, Evan Pulliam, Justin Wright, Mike Cayton and Mike McElyea with newly ordained Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca at Firestation 3 in White Rock. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca chats with LAPD Ofc. Dominic Perez at the police station. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
Los Alamos Daily Post

What is a chaplain? Well, the Los Alamos County Volunteer Chaplain Corp acts as a ministry of presence during a crisis. They are a non-sectarian group dedicated to helping those who need them when they are called.


Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church Hosts Alternative Giving Fair In Kelly Hall Sunday, Dec. 9

on December 6, 2018 - 1:52am

TOTH News:

Do you ever struggle to find the perfect gift for your loved ones? Would you like to do your holiday shopping a little differently this year?

It’s hard to shop for some people because they already have everything they want or because you want to give something unique or with significance. Alternative giving or graceful giving is a form of gift giving that has a symbolic value  to the recipient and benefits a meaningful cause at the same time.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. will host an Alternative Giving Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Saint Job Holiday Cookie Sales Underway

on December 4, 2018 - 11:31am
Cookies for sale. Courtesy photo
Foxhole. Courtesy photo
Once again, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church is taking orders for its holiday cookie boxes. This year, as in years past, the proceeds from the box sales are donated to Foxhole Homes.
Located near Alamogordo, Foxhole Homes aims to alleviate the widespread problem of veteran homelessness and disconnection, by providing environmentally friendly and low-cost to veterans that find themselves in a difficult situation.
The homes are built using “Earthship” technology, which utilizes recycled and

Letter To The Editor: Thanks To So Many For Successful Children's Christmas Bazaar

on December 4, 2018 - 11:20am
Children’s Christmas Bazaar Chair

Thank you to everyone who helped with this year’s Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Many people in our community made donations of new or like new items, wrapping supplies and provided treats for the parents and volunteers. Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students representing National Honor Society, NJROTC, Key Club, Friends of Rachel and Natural Helpers were instrumental in set up, assisting shoppers and wrapping gifts.

State GOP Expresses Happy Hanukkah Wishes

on December 3, 2018 - 3:26pm
ALBUQUERQUE – RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi made the following statement to mark the beginning of Hanukkah:

“We wish a joyous and blessed Hanukkah to all our friends who are celebrating. Hanukkah is a reminder to persevere through adversity with faith and courage. May this celebration be joyous for the Jewish community in New Mexico, across the country, throughout Israel, and around the world. I pray that it brings peace and hope.

Fr. Glenn: Reason For Hope

on December 2, 2018 - 7:10am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Ahhh … December. The crisper air … the quiet beauty of snowfall … the anticipation of Christmas and holidays with family and friends just around the corner. It’s a time when those who love to go shopping revel in the quest for those perfect gifts … and when we who hate to go shopping rejoice in, and the choices and brevity afforded by the vast internet marketplace.

Scenes From Children’s Christmas Bazaar At TOTH

on December 1, 2018 - 1:53pm

A crowd of young shoppers arrives today at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH) to do their holiday shopping. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Tate Blohr, left, and his brother, Linus, find a clever way to kill time while waiting in line to checkout at the bazaar. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Patricia Rathbone helps wrap presents during the Children's Christmas Bazaar today at TOTH. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Amanda Pekar volunteers today at the Children's Christmas Bazaar at TOTH. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kathy Quinn helps wrap a

Heinrich Urges Increased Funding To Protect Places Of Worship, Community Centers

on November 30, 2018 - 3:20pm

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in pressing for robust community safety funding in any FY19 appropriations package.

Specifically, the Senators have called for a minimum of $50 million for the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and $10 million for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grant program, which helps nonprofit organizations like religious institutions, schools and community centers make security improvements.

This follows the mass shooting last

Daily Postcard: Night Falls Over Saint Job Of Pochaiv

on November 30, 2018 - 8:32am

Daily Postcard: Night falls on the golden onion dome Saturday above Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

WR Presbyterian Provides Warm Up At Light Parade

on November 29, 2018 - 2:08pm

White Rock Presbyterian Church will offer complimentary hot beverages during the Lights Parade Dec. 8. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Winterfest and the Festival of Lights Parade is a great opportunity for friends and neighbors in Los Alamos to meet each other, share holiday greetings and make new friends. It’s a time to celebrate what it means to be a community that shares both its heritage, and its optimism for the future, and that cares for one another.

White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) is thankful to be a part of the Los Alamos community and would like to extend a warm

‘Everything Christmas Sale’ At United Church Dec. 5

on November 28, 2018 - 11:09am

‘Everything Christmas Sale’ Dec. 5 at United Church. Courtesy/United Church


Whoever thought that donating something to or buying something from a thrift store had such a grand reach?

The volunteers at the United Church of Los Alamos thrift store want you to know just how far that reach goes and just how long they have been preparing for a festive event 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

Jean Picard has not only been a member of the United Church since 1981, but active in the women's programs including the Women's Christian Service Society and children's programming.

Visit 25th Annual Crèche Show Dec. 7-8

on November 28, 2018 - 7:09am

Alice Mann with a few of her Crèches was instrumental in organizing the first Crèche Show 25 years ago as a gift to the Los Alamos community from the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo by Robert Judd


The 25th Annual Crèche Show is WinterFest Weekend, Dec. 7-8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Everyone is invited to view this display of Nativities, which is free and open to the public 1-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Treasured Crèches will be featured from many

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair At IHM Saturday Dec. 1

on November 26, 2018 - 11:56am

Fr. Glenn: Embracing The Ideal

on November 25, 2018 - 7:06am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

First, a quick note of thanks to all assisting us at IHM with our Angel Tree … providing gifts and clothing to needy children. We have had some 1,100 requests this year from various agencies in our area, so any help you can provide is much appreciated.

In that vein, if you’d ever like to aid IHM’s efforts to help the local poor (especially in the winter season when needs are more dire), you can always surf to our IHM Christian Concern Committee page to contribute; the most recent financial statement is there so you

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Trinity On The Hill

on November 25, 2018 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The sun setting Saturday evening behind Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Church & Jewish Center Celebrate Joint Service

on November 23, 2018 - 4:19pm

Courtesy photo


The United Church of Los Alamos and the Jewish Community Center celebrated their annual joint Thanksgiving Service Tuesday evening at the United Church on Canyon Road.

The service included reflections and music followed by fellowship with desserts.

The service heralds the start of the holiday season for both congregations with love and a time to honor those things members are grateful for throughout the year.