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33rd Annual Home Building Trip To Mexico

on April 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Members and friends of the United Church of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Universalist Church built three houses during spring break for needy families in Mexico. Photo by Keith Lewis
 
UCLA News:
 
Randy and Laura Erickson have been on trips to build homes in Mexico during spring break for decades. The 33rd annual trip took place at the end of March with 75 campers headed to build three homes for those less fortunate.
 
Since 1986, volunteers have built the equivalent of 149 homes.
 
“The Mexico 2018 trip went very well,” Laura said.

Choral Evensong With Visiting Cathedral Choir April 22

on April 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Cathedral Choir performing in May 2015 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

The 50-strong choir of the Cathedral of St John in Albuquerque will visit Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

The Cathedral Choir, directed by Maxine Thévenot, with Edmund Connolly on organ, will sing a service of Choral Evensong with the resident Evensong Choir and singers from other parts of Northern New Mexico.  

The Cathedral Choir has toured the US and the UK and made several critically acclaimed recordings.

Fr. Glenn: Send Out Thy Light And Thy Truth

on April 15, 2018 - 7:22am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I read the other day about a young man who received a maximum sentence for a crime—a sentence meted out because he refused to “apologize” and “show remorse”. Really? Oh, your honor … if the lad had simply mouthed the words of an insincere apology, you would have reduced the sentence for that reason alone? 

How many times even weekly do we hear politicians, commentators or celebrities say inflammatory things, no doubt reflecting their true personal views.

Bethlehem Lutheran Tweens Visit Ruby K's

on April 15, 2018 - 5:57am

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Youth, Family and Christian Education Pastor Nicole' Ferry, back row left, and Edie May Phillips, back row right, took the church's Tweens Group Wednesday afternoon to Ruby K's Bagel Shop at 1789 Central Ave., where they were taught to make donuts by Ruby Alexander herself, back row center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Registration Opens For IHM Youth Golf Tournament

on April 12, 2018 - 7:26am

IHM Youth Golf Tournament News:

Registration is now open for players interested in participating in the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for youth ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

The format for the tournament is Two Person Las Vegas Scramble and begins at 9 a.m., May 5 at Black Mesa Golf Course in Espanola.

Proceeds from the event support youth programs at IHM.

The IHM Youth Ministry Office works to support high school aged youth and help them build a foundation of strong ideals that they can carry with them into the future as citizens and leaders.

For more information

Fr. Glenn: Why Look You With Envy?

on April 8, 2018 - 8:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Looking across the parking lot outside my kitchen window the other day, I spied a coyote loping rather more rapidly than normal, pursued a few moments later by a golden retriever mix running for all it was worth. Kind of humorous in a way—the survival-hardened coyote easily besting the soft, house-warmed, city-dwelling retriever. The retriever almost seemed like he wanted to play, but the coyote wasn’t having it … taking “the better part of valor,” just in case.

It reminded of a spectacle years ago of a large dog

Daily Postcard: Spring Blossoms At Saint Job

on April 6, 2018 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Springtime blooms Sunday at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Photo by Else-Maria Tennessen

Light In The Desert: Photographs From The Monastery Of Christ In The Desert Opening At Governor’s Gallery

on April 5, 2018 - 9:06am
Light in the Desert. Photo from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu shortly after it was founded.
 
Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.
 
An exhibition titled, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by photojournalist Tony O’Brien opens Friday, April 27 at

2018 Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Results

on April 2, 2018 - 12:34pm
Elizario Rivera, left, Lukas Ulibarri, Abraham Sanchez, Ryan Aldaz, Deondro Lopez and K of C State Deputy Patrick Mason. Photo by Roger Anaya

All competitors who placed 1st-3rd. Photo by Roger Anaya
 
K OF C News:
 
The Knights of Columbus State free throw contest was held Saturday, March 17 at Bernalillo High School Gymnasium.
 
Over 70 boys and girls ages 9-14 from around the state participated in this annual event including district champions from Northern New Mexico among them were three contestants representing the Los Alamos Sacred Heart council #3137. This year’s state free

Jewish Labor Committee Hosts Labor Seder April 4

on April 2, 2018 - 12:27pm
JLC News:
 
On April 4, 2018, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Jewish Labor Committee will hold a Kosher, National Faith-Labor Leadership Passover Seder at the very meeting place where Dr. King and the Memphis sanitation workers gathered to secure the right to organize and bargain collectively, at 7:15 p.m. at Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St., Memphis, Tenn.
 
This year, the Jewish holiday of Passover falls at the same time as the anniversary of Dr. King, Jr.’s death.

Fr. Glenn: An Easter Wager

on April 1, 2018 - 8:35am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A very joyous and blessed Easter to all—the most sacred day of the Christian year as we celebrate the very cause of our joy: the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ on the third day after His death by crucifixion 2000-ish years ago.

Why such joy at this event?

Scenes From Pilgrimage To El Santuario de Chimayo

on March 31, 2018 - 10:52am

Scene on Good Friday of the faithful making their pilgimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, a place of worship since before its construction in 1813. For generations, people of faith have traveled to the site to ask for healing for themselves and others, and to offer prayers of petition and thanksgiving for favors received. Thousands of pilgrims walk to El Santuario during Holy Week. Following a long tradition of miraculous shrines, El Santuario is now one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage centers in the United States, attracting more than 300,000 pilgrims annually.

Passover: A Celebration Of Freedom

on March 29, 2018 - 8:02am

Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Passover begins Friday at sundown. On the first two nights of the eight-day Passover observance, Jews hold a family feast and celebration, the Seder, a ritual meal that includes four cups of wine, the eating of matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs and the telling of the story of Exodus.

In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass

Children's Clothing Sale At Shop On The Corner

on March 29, 2018 - 7:57am

Volunteers Valarie Prestwood, left, and Cathy Walters ring up items last year at the Shop on the Corner sale. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Shop on the Corner, a thrift store on the bottom floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will hold a sale on all children's clothing Wednesday, April 4.

All children's clothing will cost 25 cents.

Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Paul, Apostle Of Christ’

on March 27, 2018 - 3:05pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” is the latest release from Affirm Films, Sony’s division for faith-based movies. It comes just in time for the Easter season, but in limited release.
 
In this period piece set in 67C.E., Luke (the gospel writer) clandestinely finds his way to a group of believers hiding in Rome.
 
Through their leaders, the married couple Aquila and Priscilla, he is smuggled into the infamous Mameritine Prison to visit his friend, the Apostle Paul.
 
Visiting Paul regularly, Luke writes down his reminiscences, intending to write a book about

Trinity On The Hill Mission Team Returns From Juárez

on March 26, 2018 - 8:05am
Trinity on the Hill team members and the homeowner in front of the newly built home in Juarez, Mexico. Back row from left, Fr. Christopher Adams, Derek Selvage, Julie Bulthuis, George Marsden, John Bulthius and Chandra Marsden. Front row from left, Lynn Finnegan, Alina Bulthuis, Lizandra Miranda Gonzales with her children Hania, Kevin and Sophia and Mandie Gehring. Courtesy photo
 
Craft outreach project in the colonia. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
 
By LYNN FINNEGAN
Trinity on the Hill

As the United Church leaves for its Spring Break mission trip to Mexico, another church in town is regrouping from

Fr. Glenn: Peace Through Strength

on March 25, 2018 - 7:36am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the story of the French police officer who exchanged himself for a female hostage in a terrorist incident last Friday? Sadly, he perished in the subsequent events. But who cannot but admire someone willingly risking his life for another? As Jesus said: “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) How great a love, then, for one risking his life for a stranger … admirable in the extreme.

North Central Regional Transit District Adds Additional Bus To Chimayo Route On Good Friday

on March 24, 2018 - 6:54am
RTD News:
 
In addition to its regular 150 Chimayo Route bus, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD “Blue Bus”) will be adding an additional bus along its Española to Chimayo route to accommodate people making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, March 30.
 
Two ADA accessible buses will run on a continuous loop throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the first bus begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 9 a.m.) departing from the Española Transit Center on Paseo de Oñate across from Cook’s Hardware.

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Easter Events

on March 24, 2018 - 6:43am

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:

Over 2,000 years ago, God’s plan of redemption changed the world. The power of sin and death was broken through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ that first Easter. If you’d like to consider a whole new start — a new life —  join us at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Come discover how God’s amazing and powerful sacrifice can radically impact your life today!

Join us...

Palm Sunday

March 25 | 10:20 a.m.

Good Friday

March 30 | 7:30 p.m. The Service of Tenebrae — “The Shadows”

EASTER Sunday

April 1 | 8:30 a.m.

Earthen Temples: The Life Of Adobe Churches

on March 18, 2018 - 7:59am
Rupert Chambers, Enjarre at San Francisco de Asis. Courtesy photo
 
MRM News:
 
Friday, March 23, the Millicent Rogers Museum will open a new exhibit titled Earthen Temples: The Life of Adobe Churches.
 
A reception will be held at the museum from 1-3 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 25. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will continue until Sunday, June 24.
 
Earthen Temples: The Life of Adobe Churches—This exhibit will share the story of how parish members come together to care for the adobe churches in their communities.

Fr. Glenn: ‘He Is Inconvenient To Us’

on March 18, 2018 - 7:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the news story about a nativity statue being returned to a church 90 years after it was stolen? Stealing from a church, and thus from God; THAT can’t end well! This reminded of the scriptural story of 1 Samuel 4-6 and the Philistines’ plagues resulting from taking the Ark of the Covenant, ending only after they had returned it to the Israelites. Maybe something similar happened to the one who took the statue in the first place; who knows?

Lenten Ecumenical Series Concludes Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:04am

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will conclude Thursday with Rev. Steve Trout of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos preaching on Psalm 51.

Bethlehem Evangelical Church will be providing the music and officiating for the evening.

This annual series begins at 6 p.m. with a soup and bread dinner provided by The United Church, which is followed by classes at 6:40 p.m. and worship at 7:30 p.m., with childcare provided for children under 5 years of age.

The series takes place at FUMC, 715 Diamond Dr.

Scenes From Annual Saint Job Pysanky Workshop

on March 15, 2018 - 7:18am

Saint Job of Pochaiv held its annual pysanky workshop Saturday, March 10 at the church on Trinity Drive. The participants decorated eggs in the traditional Slavic style, using wax resist and multiple layers of dye to create complex and colorful geometric patterns. After decorating, the eggs are sealed and can last for many years. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg decorating workshop at Saint Job of Pochaiv on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg decorating workshop at Saint Job of Pochaiv on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg

Knights Of Columbus Prize Bingo April 6

on March 15, 2018 - 7:05am

Local Prayer Walk/Gun Turn-In Event Saturday

on March 14, 2018 - 6:04pm

Pastor Steve Trout announces prayer walk/gun turn-in event at 9 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

At the special Voices of Los Alamos meeting March 12, Pastor Steve Trout with the First United Methodist Church announced an upcoming prayer walk/gun turn-in event.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at the First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr.

The guns will be collected by the nonprofit group New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, which will destroy the firearms onsite.

The pieces of the guns will be sent to the

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