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Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum June 27: Beyond The Neo-Darwinian Evolution Synthesis

on June 21, 2018 - 8:49am

Crowd at a Los Alamos Faith and Science talk at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAFASF

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

Glenn Magelssen presents the fourth talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, June 27. The title of Magelssen’s talk is “Beyond the Neo-Darwinian Evolution Synthesis”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

Most people are familiar with Darwin’s ideas about evolution.

Fr. Glenn: A(nother) Fiery Father’s Day

on June 17, 2018 - 7:25am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Dang, another fire … just like last year at this time. In the Valle Caldera, no less.  Well … hopefully the rain we just received (thank you, Lord!) will knock some of these conflagrations down around the state and up in Colorado. 

As you know, one of the greatest tragedies of most wildfires is that they are so often caused simply by persons careless in watching and/or dousing campfires. Thus, we see how responsibility can equal charity.

United Church Of Los Alamos Offers Early Morning, Small, Fragrance-Free Ecumenical Worship Service

on June 17, 2018 - 7:24am

United Church Of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road now offers early morning, small, fragrance-free ecumenical worship service. Courtesy/UCLA

UNITED CHURCH News:

  • Los Alamos church still multi-denominational after 70 years

The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road was the Army Chapel back in 1947 serving Catholic, Jewish and Protestant worshipers. Today it represents six Protestant denominations: 

  • American Baptist;
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ);
  • Moravian Church;
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.);
  • Reformed Church in America; and
  • United Church of Christ.

Its doors are open to anyone

Annual Iconography Workshop At Saint Job

on June 17, 2018 - 7:13am

Scene from last week's iconography workshop featured 14 participants at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Father Theophan Mackey works on his icon painting during Thursday's workshop. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

Iconography is one of the defining and unique characteristics of the Orthodox Faith. It is also a visual way of entrance into the worship of the Church and a didactic tool.

Quarter Auction For IHM Lady's Auxiliary July 13

on June 17, 2018 - 7:13am

VBS At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Monday

on June 17, 2018 - 7:12am

Vacation Bible School begins at 9 a.m. Monday at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church at 333 Bryce Ave., in White Rock. For information, visit bapca.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

United Thrift Shop Closed July 4

on June 15, 2018 - 7:13am
UNITED THRIFT SHOP News:
 
The United Thrift Shop will be closed July 4.  
 
The United Thrift Shop is holding a Bag Sale the following Wednesday, July 11. Fill a large brown paper Bag for $6 (excluding jewelry).

Scenes From Annual Pet Palooza At Christian Church

on June 14, 2018 - 8:00am

The Christian Church is hosting its second annual Pet Palooza this week. Here farm animals include two horses, two miniature horses and two 10-month-old female alpacas. Pet Palooza continues 6-8 p.m. today at the Christian Church on East Road and is free and open to the public. Courtesy photo

Scene from Pet Palooza. Courtesy photo

New Christian Church intern Josh Anderson leads Bible story time. Courtesy photo

Scene from Pet Palooza. Courtesy photo

Scene from Pet Palooza. Courtesy photo

Scene from Pet Palooza. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum: Darwin And Beyond

on June 13, 2018 - 10:08am

Chick Keller

LAFASF News:

On Wednesday, June 20, Chick Keller presents the third talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series. The title of Keller’s talk is “Darwin and Beyond”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

Our current understanding of how the Earth came to be filled with different, but apparently related, animals is that they evolved from simple organisms to the very complex ones we see today. Thus, complex life (including humans) appeared gradually through evolution.

2018 K Of C Scholarship Golf Tournament June 22

on June 11, 2018 - 11:17am
 
K of C News:
 
The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for 9 a.m., Friday, June 22, at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
The funds raised from this tournament will be used to award scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors. For more than 19 years this tournament has attracted sponsors and golfers from Los Alamos and around Northern New Mexico and has awarded an estimated $145,000 in scholarship money.
 
This past year, seven LAHS students received scholarships from the Knights of Columbus by demonstrating their involvement in community

Christian Church Hosts Pet Palooza June 12-14

on June 11, 2018 - 9:37am
Pastor Doug Partin searches for his ark as he hopes for rain this season. Courtesy photo
 
Pet Palooza signs dot the community to entice members and non-members to attend. Courtesy photo
 
CHURCH News:
 
Pastor Steve Bublitz of the Christian Church wants you to think about the joyous greeting a dog gives you after a hard day at work or school, the unconditional love you feel and wants you to know that God loves you the same. It is that unconditional love that is a highlight of the second annual Pet Palooza, June 12-14.
 
“Having a pet allows us to fulfill that need to serve others,”

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum: How Life Works

on June 10, 2018 - 9:16am

Physicist Nelson Hoffman presents a lecture during the 2017 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum Summer Series. Courtesy photo

LAFASF News:

The theme of the 2018 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution” and Nelson Hoffman is presenting a lecture Wednesday, June 13 on “How Life Works”.

To discuss recent ideas in evolutionary biology, we need to know a bit about how life works. This lecture will be an introduction to biology for people who don’t usually think about it. Hoffman will talk about the cell, metabolism, genetics, and reproduction.

Fr. Glenn: Better Than The Fat Of Rams

on June 10, 2018 - 8:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Very often the Catholic Church, as well as various other Christian communities, are roundly criticized for being “behind the times” and that they need to “change their doctrine” to get more “in touch” with the current common culture. Such critics, I think, have quite a misunderstanding of what religion is.

Religion is not simply a convenient set of beliefs that fits whatever happens to be in vogue or trendy at a specific time and culture … unless one worships the culture and popularity itself.

Daily Postcard: Summer Morning Hope...

on June 10, 2018 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: A vision of hope shines through the trees early Friday morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

Blair Concert Choir At United Church July 8

on June 6, 2018 - 9:29am
 
MUSIC News:
 
Blair Concert Choir of the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music Concert Performance at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at The United Church of Los Alamos.
 
Free admission.
 
Numerous performances with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra and multiple national and international tours has allowed the Blair Children’s Chorus to gain recognition throughout the world. The classically-based choir is composed of young female vocalists from the Blair Children’s Chorus Program in Nashville, Tennessee. The singers perform with great poise and artistic

La Vista Church Paints Addresses On Curbs June 16

on June 6, 2018 - 8:01am
 
LVC News:
 
La Vista Church is painting curbs again! Still haven't gotten around to complying with the county premises identification code? Let us help!
 
Email kids@lavistanaz.org with your name, address, and any special instructions and we'll stop by June 16 to paint your house number on your curb for a suggested donation of $10-$20.
 
Proceeds benefit our children's programs, including our Children's Quizzing program, which sent two students to the regional competition in San Diego in May, our annual last day of school Splash into Summer Party for the community, and our annual

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Visitors To IHM

on June 5, 2018 - 6:31am

Daily Postcard: A pair of deer pay an early morning visit Monday to the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

Fr. Glenn: Off You Go!

on June 3, 2018 - 8:03am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

It seems that the Faith and Science forum will be starting up again this week, with an apparent focus on evolution for this summer season. Should be some interesting talks. 

Even though the existence of the numerous different Christian denominations should make the fact obvious, many non-Christians seem to be unaware that Christians are not monolithic in many basic beliefs—evolution being one of them.

Christian Church Hosts Pet Palooza June 12-14

on June 3, 2018 - 6:43am
Snake watch during a Pet Palooza at at 92 East Road. Courtesy photo
 
PET News:
 
The Christian Church is hosting its annual Pet Palooza for families with children June 12, 13 and 14, at 92 East Road in Los Alamos.
 
Each evening will focus on different animals with fun activities, Bible stories, crafts, snacks, balloon animals and more. Tuesday, June 12 is Farm Animals night, Wednesday, June 13 is Wild Animals night and Thursday, June 14 is Pets or Domestic Animals night.
 
The evenings also will host helpful information from community participants.
 
To learn more, visit

Watch For 50-60 Walkers On Truck Route Thursday

on June 3, 2018 - 6:34am

PFV News:

A pilgrimage of 40 to 50 women will walk on West Jemez Road around noon Thursday, June 7 to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road, where they will stay for the night.

The group will continue the walk at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 8 to San Ildefonso Pueblo.

They are participating in the annual Pilgrimage for Vocations and began walking early Monday morning from Albuquerque and will end their pilgrimage Saturday morning, June 9 at the Santuario del Chimayo.

The Pilgrimage for Vocations started in 1973 with the main goal being prayer and sacrifice for vocations

Watch For Walkers On Truck Route Thursday June 7

on June 1, 2018 - 10:29am

PFV News:

A pilgrimage of 40 to 50 women will walk on West Jemez Road around noon Thursday, June 7 to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road, where they will stay for the night. 

The group will continue the walk at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 8 to San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution through this area.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum June 6: Introduction ... Why Study Evolution?

on May 29, 2018 - 6:34am

Scene from Dan Winske’s 2017 presentation for the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Courtesy photo

LAFASF News:

Dan Winske kicks-off the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, June 6, by speaking to the title: “Introduction: Why Study Evolution?

This first talk of the 2018 Summer Series introduces its overall theme “Purposeful Evolution” by asking: What is evolution? Why study it now? And why are science and religion mostly congenial except when discussing evolution? Dr.

Fr. Glenn: Thanks For The Memories…

on May 27, 2018 - 4:45am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I was watching a live Facebook feed of the graduation of one of our parish’s young lads at Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, the other day, and couldn’t help but reminisce of those days of young adulthood … walking those same fields and flight lines several decades ago, leaping from perfectly good airplanes, strutting with swelled chest (and swelled head), parading freshly-earned jump wings.

What Kind Of People Do Something Like This?

on May 20, 2018 - 9:27pm
United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
 
By LINDA NELSON MCCORMICK
Los Alamos

What kind of people steal memorial flowers and property from a columbarium?

 
The United Church of Los Alamos’ columbarium is a resting place for the remains of deceased members. The area provides a venue for prayer and reflection, and the beautiful spot is maintained by the loving hands of congregation members.
 
Imagine how disheartening it is to discover thieves not only took away flowers and containers but vandalized other areas of the property for good measure.
 
I am a Los Alamos

Fr. Glenn: The Leap Of Faith

on May 20, 2018 - 7:13am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks to Terry Goldman for his comments about last week’s column. He mentions a “quibble”, there’s really no quibble at all because we’re in full agreement concerning the realm of physical sciences. My point was that, absent tangible and verifiable evidence, we use that which we have to determine the likely existence (or not) of an entity.

For instance, in the dark matter example, even if no further evidence could be found either to the affirmation or contrary, science would likely still hypothesize its

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