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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


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

Church Of Christ Host 6th Women's Mini-conference

on March 11, 2018 - 1:33am
Benevolence activity during the 2017 Women2Women Conference Courtesy photo

Worship News:

“Growing in God’s Goodness” is the theme of the sixth annual county-wide “Women2Women” mini-conference.

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, is 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Brunch will be served.

The church began sponsoring the county-wide

Fr. Glenn: Ever Ancient, Ever New

on March 11, 2018 - 1:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

(Saturday morning) “Aaugh! The internet is down!! Panic! PANIC!!!”

Such is our dependence on this modern mode of communication. What would it be like, I wonder, if the internet and phones went down for a long period. Perhaps like “Dawn of the Living Dead”, young people especially would wander zombie-ish … thumbs spontaneously twitching by long-acquired habit, desperate to text.

I couldn’t help but laugh recently when a priest friend of mine—a bit of a comic—after frantically searching for, and finally finding, his

Lenten Ecumenical Series Continues Thursday

on March 11, 2018 - 1:03am

The White Rock United Methodist Bell Choir performing at a March 8 worship service. Courtesy photo

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will continue Thursday with Lisa Jo Bezner of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos preaching “The Feast” on Esther 7: 1-4. 

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be providing the music and officiating for the evening.

Adult classes this year will be Virtue and Vice in the Marvel Universe by Father Chris Adams Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church; The Four Acts of Prayer by the Rev.

Community Invited To Fish Fry Dinner At IHM Tonight

on March 9, 2018 - 9:00am

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus invite the community to the annual Lenten Fish Fry tonight.

Dinner is served 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road.

Meals for adults are $10 and include two pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries.

Meals for children are $7 and include one piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries.

All meals include lemonade or iced tea and homemade desserts.

FBI Chaplains: Bringing Light To Darkest Hours

on March 6, 2018 - 7:19am
The FBI has deployed chaplains to crime scenes since 1991 to provide support to employees. An FBI special agent, left, speaks to two FBI chaplains at Ground Zero in New York in 2001. Courtesy/FEMA
FBI News:
FBI special agents and other Bureau professionals who respond to the bloody, chaotic scenes of mass casualties do so to help and to find answers: Who did it? How? Why?
And there are times when they can’t help but ask another question, one that does not have an easy answer.
“Sometimes the common question when facing such scenes is, ‘Why, God?’”, said Gary Morefield, pastor

Fr. Glenn: Furthering The Kingdom

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I don’t normally speak about Catholic saints in this column, but we celebrated the memorial of one on March 3 who was a saint connected with our area and thus might be of interest to many in the area:  St. Katherine Drexel.

Katherine was born in 1858 into a prominent Philadelphia family, and her father and stepmother (her mother died only five weeks after Katherine’s birth) imbued early within her and her sisters a love of God and her fellow Man, especially of the poor and downtrodden.

La Vista Church Members Travel To Africa

on March 4, 2018 - 7:25am
Pictured here is the final Sunday of Pastor Raul Granillo’s trip at the Area 25 Church of the Nazarene in Lilongwe, Malawi. Granillo was invited to share the message for the worship service. Almost all services in Malawi are done in both English and in Chichewan. English is the official language but many of the people only speak Chichewan. The man to his right is Pastor Chrispine Mwantey. He is the associate pastor at the church and served as the Chichewan interpreter. Courtesy photo
Three members of the La Vista Church of the Nazarene traveled Feb.

Scenes From Ecumenical Lenten Thursdays

on March 4, 2018 - 7:21am

This week The Rev. Laurie Triplett from Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church preached and the United Church of Los Alamos choir performed for the Ecumenical Lenten Series. The series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8 with The Rev. Russ Sorenson of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church preaching and the White Rock United Methodist Church choir performing. Everyone is welcome to attend this event at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo

The Ecumenical Lenten series begins at 6 p.m. with soup and bread. Courtesy photo


“For Such a Time as This…”

Brent Vernon Performs At White Rock Presbyterian Church Wednesday March 14

on March 4, 2018 - 6:48am
Performer Brent Vernon will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the White Rock Presbyterian Church. Courtesy photo
WRPC News:
Singer-songwriter and ventriloquist Brent Vernon will present a concert for families and “kids of all ages” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.
Vernon tours fulltime, to share his faith and provide family entertainment to communities large and small. The concert is free.
Light refreshments and a chance to meet Vernon will follow the show.
Using songs, stories, and

Pastor Granillo: Heritage

on March 4, 2018 - 6:48am

Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared. –Robbie Robertson

Every time I had the chance, I would open my mom’s old cedar chest and pull out her childhood photo albums. They were filled with pictures of people that I had never met; uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents. Every picture seemed so intentional. Every person was always dressed for the occasion, smiling at the camera, and gladly preserving a moment in time.

Sickly Coyote Survives Winter Appearing Healthier

on March 3, 2018 - 1:02pm

This coyote spotted today along the edge of Pueblo Canyon survived the mild winter and appears much healthier than in December when she was severely underweight and missing most of her fur. Chairman James Robinson of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation has been keeping an eye on her and under the right circumstances intends to entice her to eat a pill to cure her mange. He recently imbedded a pill in a chicken breast and said she was sniffing it and likely about to devour it when two ravens swooped down and snatched it away from her. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


United Church Hosts Silent, Live Auctions Sunday

on March 2, 2018 - 8:49am
Photo by Katherine Elton
UCLA News:
This Sunday, local adults and youth hope you will head over to the United Church of Los Alamos and join them, along with members the Unitarian Universalist Church, for a silent and live auction. The auctions are an attempt to raise funds for the teams to build homes during spring break.
This year the team will build two single homes and one double. The builds will be the new homes for three families ranging in size from three to 10 members. A silent auction is 2-3 p.m.

Scenes From K Of C Free Throw Championship

on February 27, 2018 - 2:50pm
This past Saturday the Los Alamos Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted the District round of the Free Throw Championship competition. The event was held at Griffith Gymnasium in Los Alamos for boys and girls ages 9-13. This was the District portion of the competition with the winners progressing to the State Competition March 17 at the Bernalillo High School Gymnasium. Pictured are the 14 boys and girls who participated in the competition. Photo by John McHale/
Eight boys and girls won the right to advance to the State Competition.

Shop On The Corner Holds 50% Off Sale Wednesday

on February 26, 2018 - 1:55pm

The Shop on the Corner will host a huge sale Wednesday, Feb. 28. Courtesy photo


The Shop on the Corner, on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will host a huge sale 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Everything in the store is marked 50 percent off.

Fr. Glenn: Crying ‘Havoc!’

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

“Doing something is at least better than doing nothing at all!” Well … not necessarily. At least, not the first thing that comes to mind without due consideration.

I always enjoy the 1995 movie “Apollo 13”, and one of the wisest lines in the movie is: “Quiet down! Quiet down! Let's stay cool, people… Let’s work the problem … Let’s not make things worse by guessing!” Certainly anyone who has worked in engineering (or plumbing!) knows the wisdom of THAT statement.

United Church Of Los Alamos Mexico Mission Auction In March

on February 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Members of the United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Church will travel to Mexico during spring break to build homes for the poor. Courtesy/UCLA
UCLA News:
The United Church of Los Alamos is seeking donations for its Mexico Mission community auction in March.
Adults from the United Church and the Unitarian Church will build homes during spring break for the poor.
Items can be brought to 2525 Canyon Road.
Requests may be made for pick up of large items. For information, call 505.662.2971.

Scenes From Blini Breakfast At St. Job Saturday

on February 20, 2018 - 5:28am

From left, Barbara Addessio, Father Theophan and Christine Peters greet a hungry crowd during their annual blini breakfast Saturday at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Theophan said the church has hosted the breakfast for 15 to 20 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ferrin Bullock attends the blini breakfast Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church hosted its annual Blini Breakfast Saturday for the community.

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since.

Fr. Glenn: To Serve And Not To Be Served

on February 18, 2018 - 6:48am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
Of course, the news was filled the whole latter part of last week with the various reports of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, touching off yet again the guns vs no-guns debate. But … the root cause(s) of the problem? That is the question. Is it guns themselves? They simply seem to be tools manifesting a larger problem. Societal division? Video games and violence-promoting music? Drugs? “Toxic” masculinity? One or more of the host of other theories that have been forwarded?

The list goes on endlessly in

Lenten Ecumenical Series kicks Off Thursday

on February 18, 2018 - 6:45am

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will begin Thursday with the Rev. David Elton of The United Church of Los Alamos preaching “Is ‘Perhaps’ Enough?” on Esther 4: 12-17. 

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Los Alamos choir will be performing.

Children and youth are invited to The Book of Esther led by Rev. Alicia Pope of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Rev. Nicole’ Ferry of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lisa Jo Bezner of FUMC. This class will explore Esther through the VeggieTales’ Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen as it applies to