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Fr. Glenn: Dogged Determination

on July 14, 2019 - 7:30am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A happy La Fête Nationale for all you French folk out there, or “Bastille Day” for we non-French speakers. Americans have camaraderie with you in having our independence day so near your own, as we benefited the early assistance of the likes of the Marquis de Lafayette in our own struggle for independence. Viva la France! … y’all. Let Le Marseillaise ring all around.

In recalling these days of independence, one cannot help but admire that dogged determination and self-sacrifice offered by those who were in the midst of those landmark historical times and events.

Knights Of Columbus Hosts 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament At Los Alamos Golf Course

on July 14, 2019 - 7:14am
Scene of sponsor signs for the 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament. Courtesy/KOC
 
KOC News:
 
The 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament was held June 22 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
Forty eight golfers participated in a four-person scramble to help raise money for graduating Los Alamos High School seniors from the class of 2020.
 
The golf tournament was successful because of sponsorship from many local families, merchants, and corporations.

Introducing White Rock Baptist Church

on July 14, 2019 - 7:05am
From left, White Rock Baptist Church Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl, Interim Youth Minister Justin Smith and Children's Ministry Coordinator Haley Gayner at the church Tuesday at 80 N.M. 4 . Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
From left, White Rock Baptist Church Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl, Children's Ministry Coordinator Haley Gayner Interim and Youth Minister Justin Smith outside the church Tuesday at 80 N.M. 4. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl
White Rock Baptist Church

White Rock Baptist Church (WRBC) was established in 1969. WRBC is located on a

Two Navajo Women Awarded Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarships

on July 11, 2019 - 7:35am
Chantell Yazzie
 
JHMS News:
 
Presleigh Smiley has a 10-year plan to become one of the first Navajo clinical psychologists to serve her people. Chantell Yazzie is equally determined to serve the Navajo Nation as a registered nurse, specializing in labor and delivery.
 
Both young women are receiving scholarship aid from the Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship, administered through White Rock Presbyterian Church.
 
Presleigh Smiley
 
The scholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly

Los Alamos Church Of Christ Announces New Youth Minister Jared Shipley

on July 11, 2019 - 7:21am
Jared Shipley, new youth minister at Los Alamos Church of Christ, and his wife Sydnee. Courtesy photo
 
By LINDA K. WOOD
Los Alamos

Jared Shipley is the new youth minister at the Los Alamos Church of Christ.

“Young people need a place where they can practice their faith, question it and grow in it,” Shipley said. “Church can’t be a social club. Christians have to go deeper than that.”

He plans learning and service projects, in addition to teen social events.

Shipley, 25, and his wife Sydnee moved to Los Alamos in late May to begin work with the church’s youth group.

In And Around Town: July 11, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 7:14am
 
 
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
Tuesday July 9 through Sunday July 14
 
ScienceFest
Click here for the full events schedule and more.
 
THURSDAY July 11
 
"Play Reading of 'Mayor's Advisory Board' a Short Play
12:45 p.m. White Rock Senior Cente. A funny, free, short play reading. "Get ready for Mayor's Advisory Board," by Los Alamos Little Theatre veteran Jody Shepard. There's fun and confusion when an article appears in the local

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/ladailyypost.com
 
First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailyypost.com
 
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/ladailypost.com
 
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/ladailypost.com
 
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/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

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/ladailypost.com
 
Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
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
UNITED CHURCH News:

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

Introducing Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

on June 23, 2019 - 5:48am

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2000 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2000 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

By Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

 

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

We are located at 2000 Diamond Dr., our telephone number is 505.662.0782 and our website is www.redeemerlosalamos.org.

We are Evangelical, that is, we preach Christ crucified for our sins, which gives

‘Jesus Prayer’ Summer Study At Saint Job Of Pochaiv

on June 23, 2019 - 5:47am
Saint Job of Pochaiv News:
 
Over the next three months the women of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, a group called Pages and Prayers, will be studying the Jesus Prayer: “Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
 
The study will start with a showing of the movie “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 25.
 
For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of Eastern Christianity have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around a simple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Norris J.

Rotary Club Inducts Dan Maes And Keith Lewis

on June 21, 2019 - 7:42am

At the podium from left, Rotarian Membership Committee's Steve Ciddio and Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle recently welcomed the Club's newest members: Century Bank Vice President Dan Maes and United Church Pastor for Congregation and Youth Keith Lewis. Maes was sponsored for membership by Karen Easton; Lewis by Nina Thayer. Rotary is the oldest service organization in the world with more than 1.2 million members in more than 230 countries. Focus areas include basic education and literacy; clean water and sanitation; disease prevention (especially the eradication of polio); economic

‘UNASHAMED’ SALTeens 2019 Tour 7 P.M. Tuesday

on June 17, 2019 - 10:10am

COMMUNITY News:

SALTeens, which stands for “Singing and Living Truth,” will present the Gospel in music and drama at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Christian Church at 92 East Road.

SALTeens is a summer high school program of Dallas Christian College.

Students are selected by audition for voice, instrumentation and tech support. It is a lively, compelling performance. The Christian Church’s own Lauren Partin, who was a SALTeen for four years, is now on staff with SALTeens helping prepare this year’s performers.

Scenes From 2019 Pet Palooza At Christian Church

on June 17, 2019 - 8:51am

Scenes from the 2019 Pet Palooza held June 11-13 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road. The event featured farm animals, wild animals and pets. Some of the activities for the children included animal education, games, roping practice, horse rides, face painting, Bible stories, pinewood derby animal races and a green screen photo booth. Animal guests included horses, chickens, honey bees, an owl, kestrel, hawk, rabbit, geese, snakes and a pony. Photo by Daren Savage

Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage

Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian

Scenes From Local Young Life Organization

on June 16, 2019 - 10:49am

The local Young Life organization has a goal to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. This is done by building bridges of friendship and earning the right to be heard, sharing life and faith and allowing teens the opportunity to make an informed decision about who Jesus is. The programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of the organization and also the term used for the program with high school students. The program for middle school students is called WyldLife.

Introducing The Christian Church Of Los Alamos

on June 16, 2019 - 10:16am

From left, Sr. Pastor Doug Partin, Secretary Gretchen Kierstead and Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor Steve Bublitz at the Christian Church at 92 East Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Members of the Christian Church preparing for last week's annual Pet Palooza Festival. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By Sr. Pastor Doug Partin
Christian Church of Los Alamos

You are invited to a place where everyone is welcome, and we look forward to meeting you.

On your visit, you can expect to find people who love the Lord, but people who are not perfect.

Fr. Glenn: Father’s Day

on June 16, 2019 - 7:47am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A very happy and joy-filled and blessed Father’s Day to all you dads out there! (Is it “Fathers”,  “Father’s”, or “Fathers’”? Ah well … no matter.) What an honor you have to be entrusted with the care and teaching of God’s precious little ones—your children … those little images of God as we all are, but they with that innocence that we adults have most often lost but are called by Christ to emulate: “Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me…” (Matthew 18:4-5) 

To emulate

Bingo Night: Friends+Fun+Prizes At IHM Hall Friday!

on June 12, 2019 - 4:25pm

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