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Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Sept. 15

on September 5, 2017 - 5:59am

Fr. Glenn: The Best Policy

on September 3, 2017 - 6:29am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

When I was in the Marines, one trait that was pounded into our “brain housing groups” was the virtue of integrity.

Integrity…honesty…truthfulness…trustworthiness; these are essential especially in combat situations because lives are on the line, and so these virtues were insisted upon also in training and daily life. Even in training situations, if someone tries to cover a fault or failure by lying, it could cascade quickly into losing Marines.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Offers Class On Reformation History And Theology Beginning Sept. 10

on September 3, 2017 - 6:23am
BELC News:
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, members of the community are invited to participate in a seven-session class titled “By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism,” offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Using video, discussion, and the book of the same name, Pastor Russ Sorensen will lead participants in exploring the biblical and historical context of Luther’s Small Catechism, the concise and accessible teaching guide he wrote for use in the family home.
Luther left a rich and complex legacy through his life’s work,

United Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale Wednesday Sept. 13

on September 3, 2017 - 6:03am


The United Thrift Shop is holding a $6 bag sale Wednesday, Sept. 13 (excluding jewelry), inside the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

The Thrift Shop is operated by the Women's Christian Service Society. Donations accepted include gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books. Items not accepted include large appliances, furniture, books or VHS tapes. 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 activities

Pastor Granillo: Talented Servers

on September 3, 2017 - 6:00am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded. (Exodus 35:10 NIV)

I received a gift this week from a local artisan. I was looking for a functional and elegant communion goblet; something nice that also said “New Mexico” with a hint of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The cottonwood goblet that he made was absolutely perfect. Upon seeing it, it became quite obvious to me that this person had a gift that many of us do not have.

Archbishop Wester: Deepest Condolences To Victims And Families Of Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting

on August 30, 2017 - 6:52am

Archbishop John C. Wester


ALBUQUERQUE – Archbishop John C. Wester has issued the following statement regarding the recent tragic shooting that took place in Clovis.

“On behalf of all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I wish to express our sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones and those who were injured in the Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting.

Our prayers and support also go out to the community of Clovis and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I would also like to express our appreciation for the pastoral presence of Fr.

Scenes From TOTH High Tea & Fashion Show

on August 28, 2017 - 2:45pm

From left, Kathy Gursky, Marilyn Stevens, Mary Beth Stevens and Kathy Fry enjoy the festivities at the tea and fashion show fundraiser Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The event raised funds for the church's House of Hope program, which builds homes for those in need in Juarez, Mexico. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Licia Gonzales, Isabella Bailey, Jordan Bailey, Ruby Selvage, Siara Deitz and Amanda McMillan volunteer as servers during the tea and fashion show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kaitlyn Hill serves some treats during the tea and

Fr. Glenn: Guilty!

on August 27, 2017 - 8:04am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You know … guilt gets quite the bad rap. And “sin”? Hooo-boy! ... don’t even bring THAT one up. That’ll make you persona non grata even in many Christian circles these days. But what IS sin? ... that bugaboo word that even Christians in our day often disdain to utter? It is a short sharp word often ridiculed … yet certainly not by Jesus and the apostles, who spoke of sin often. 

For us Christians, sin can be simply defined primarily as the purposeful departure from the will and teaching of God, and therefore from the

Pastor Granillo: Healing Hatred

on August 27, 2017 - 7:19am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

All my friends are heathens, take it slow

Wait for them to ask you who you know

Please don't make any sudden moves

You don't know the half of the abuse – 21 Pilots, “Heathen”

Every person in this world has a narrative. We all have a story about who we are, where we came from, and what we have gone through to get to where we are. Each person would be rightfully hurt if another were to presume what their story was, or presume where they come from or what they have been through.

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Features New Stained Glass Art

on August 20, 2017 - 2:11pm

Nambe artist Spin Dunbar created the newest piece of stained glass art at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Photo by Audrey Derell​/Courtesy 



​Los Alamos Daily Post


The newly installed stained glass window by Nambe artist Spin Dunbar at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church emcompasses elements celebrated at the church: The Holy Trinity, Martin Luther's heart design and Song. 

Spin Dunbar

The end result shows contemporary images of The Holy Trinity symbol and the Holy Cross as well as a visualization of sound waves in the

Fr. Glenn: One People Under God

on August 20, 2017 - 5:38am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

This last week we were treated to yet another example of the truth of scripture—that “there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) The wall-to-wall coverage about the Charlottesville and subsequent protests and counter-protests reminded of the riots of the 60’s and 70’s. Sigh. Perhaps the birthing pains of eventually moving toward a more civilized society, we can only hope.

Predictably, there were myriad reactions over the Charlottesville protests and events.

Pastor Granillo: Confusing Laws

on August 20, 2017 - 5:29am
La Vista Church
White Rock
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. - Jeremy Bentham
Imagine a person from a country outside of America. This person began sharing why he believed America was not what it claimed. This person would say that, in America, it is illegal to sell a firearm to American citizens and references 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(1) as proof. Imagine this person also saying that according to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), American citizens are not even allowed to be in possession of firearms.
He goes on to say that even the states contradict the

Richard A. Light Speaks At Mesa Library Thursday

on August 18, 2017 - 5:28pm

Courtesy photo


Author Richard A. Light will speak about his latest book “Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library.

His talk is part of the monthly Authors Speak series coordinated by the Library. It will be held in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa, 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Light has been teaching spiritual development in various ways for more than 30 years, and has been studying and practicing meditation for more than 40 years. He also teaches backpacking, rock climbing and other outdoor skills.

Youth Helping Refugee Youth Drive Huge Success

on August 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Shown in a sea of backpacks, supplies and Youth Helping Refugee Youth items are Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer, who helped kick off the youth drive by contacting their friends on social media to pass the word along. Courtesy photo
ILA News:
Thanks to the efforts of Los Alamos middle school and high school youth, students of refugee families settled in Albuquerque will start the new school year in style!
An outpouring of support provided the needed new socks, deodorant, lunch boxes, water bottles, earbuds, thumb drives, and gift cards being sought in the week-long youth

Letter To The Editor: You Can Be Racist. You Can Be A Christian. You Cannot Be Both.

on August 17, 2017 - 7:34am
Statement From La Vista Church
White Rock

The ideologies of any organization or individual that claim the superiority of race over another is absolutely incompatible with the message of the Christian Bible.

Racism is an abhorrent sin against humanity and God. Entities such as the KKK, white nationalists, neo-Nazi’s, or other such racist organizations are evil and in complete opposition to the Christian Bible.

You can be racist. You can be a Christian. You cannot be both.

Scenes From First Baptist Church Of Los Alamos 70 Year Anniversary Celebration

on August 14, 2017 - 1:34pm

Brian Sedlacek fires up the grill during the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos's anniversary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. The church celebrated its 70th anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Nate King, left, and Kreg Gauss enjoy the festivities at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos 70th anniversary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. Photo by Kirsten laskey/

Abe Dispennette, left, and Joe Wermer take part in the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos annviersary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Jackie

Fr. Glenn: Meeting Together

on August 13, 2017 - 7:29am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Hearty congratulations to the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, which on Monday, Aug. 14 celebrates their 70th anniversary! May God continue to bless you as you endeavor in your continued efforts to bring many to Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to deepen the faith of those already in your congregation.

Pastor Granillo: Commitment Part 2

on August 13, 2017 - 7:08am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. George Burns

As a pastor, I understand the importance of the economy of words; I think that most pastors do. We realize that we only have a limited amount of time to convey an infinitely important biblical message. (No pressure!) For most people, the adage is correct and the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure.

First Baptist Church Marks 70 Years In Los Alamos

on August 10, 2017 - 8:16am

The First Baptist Church of Los Alamos during its early years. FBC-LA turns 70 years old Monday. Courtesy/FBC-LA

First Baptist Church's first permanent home was a former movie theater. Courtesy/FBC-LA 

First Baptist Church of Los Alamos today on Diamond Drive. Courtesy/FBC-LA 


Los Alamos Daily Post 

The First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is celebrating a major milestone. It will turn 70 years old Monday, Aug. 14.

To mark occasion, the church is hosting an anniversary party 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Urban Park.

Hierarchs Visit St. Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church

on August 6, 2017 - 10:16am

Metropolitan Antony, left, Father Theophan Mackey, center, and Archbishop Daniel, right, Saturday at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. In the foreground is Father Silouan, Abbot of St. Michael the Archangel Monastery in Canones. Archbishop Daniel is President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Western Eparchy in the United States.

Fr. Glenn: The Good And Faithful Servant

on August 6, 2017 - 6:49am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another insult, another “apology”. Have you noticed how often nowadays we see an insult or criticism thrown wildly about by well-known persons, soon followed by an “apology” when they get roundly hammered by social media, commentators, sponsors, etc.? One would like to believe that they had an epiphany of remorse at their poor behavior, but who cannot wonder whether it’s just crocodile tears and an effort to stem the bleeding … especially when advertisers and sponsors (and therefore $$$) are on the line?

The best

Pastor Granillo: Commitment Part 1

on August 6, 2017 - 6:12am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
If you claim to be a follower of Christ, I encourage you to consider your present commitment to a local church. – David Platt.
Have you considered how important, and biblical, is our commitment to a local church? The local church is the place where the individual Christian has the opportunity find resources such as support, accountability, encouragement, and fellowship.
The local church is where we grow in Christ and are equipped to go out and reflect His love back into the world.

Letter To The Editor: ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive Underway Through Aug. 11

on August 4, 2017 - 9:05am
By Sarah and Madelyn Crotzer
Lindsey Thalmann and Pippa Fung
Ashley and Anthony Lestone
Jacob and Richard Thompson

A “youth helping refugee youth” initiative to collect a few items for refugee students recently resettled in Albuquerque is taking place right now, and we invite all our community’s youth to participate.

A local church is collecting 40 new solid-color backpacks sized for middle to high school students (no sports team logos or other logos allowed), along with the necessary basic school supplies to fill those backpacks, such as 2-inch binders, loose leaf paper, pencils and

Shari Mills And Granddaughter Maddy Donate For ‘The Blue Side’ In Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive!

on August 3, 2017 - 8:35pm

Maddy Early, who just graduated from Chugiak High School in Eagle River, Alaska accompanied her grandmother Shari Mills of White Rock today to give blood in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. ‘Of course, we donated for the blue side … law enforcement!’ said Mills, a former police detective. The drive continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and donors can signify their preferance for law enforcement or the fire department in this good-natured competition for an important and worthy cause. Photo by Shari Mills

‘Find the hero in you’ … community members can

Father Theophan Blesses First Responder Vehicles

on August 3, 2017 - 9:41am

Father Theophan from St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos blesses a Los Alamos Police Department vehicle Wednesday on the feast of Saint Elijah. Courtesy photo

Father Theophan blesses an old fire truck Wednesday afternoon. Courtesy photo