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Saint Job Installs Mini Pantry For Needy In Community

on July 31, 2017 - 12:45pm

As a community outreach, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church, 1319 Trinity Dr., has installed a mini pantry for those of the community who are food insecure. It will be stocked with dry goods for anyone who needs them. Courtesy/Fr. Theophan Mackey

Fr. Glenn: Farewell and Godspeed, Trev

on July 30, 2017 - 9:08am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

As you know, we lost 19-year-old Trevor Matuszak last Sunday to a tragic accident. Some found a bit of comfort in the homily (sermon) at his funeral Mass, so it is offered here:

To all of you friends and family of Trevor know our heartfelt condolences are with you as you endure this sorrow of his very untimely death. Trevor having died by a tragic accident reminds us that we never know our time upon this earth, or when we go to God. 

We’ve seen this often with recent unexpected deaths in our parish, and now … Trevor

Orthodox Church Hierarchy To Visit Los Alamos

on July 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Western Eparchy in the United States is visiting Los Alamos Aug.4-6. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weekend of Aug. 4-6 promises much excitement at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos with the visit of Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch and Ruling Hierarch of the church’s Eastern Eparchy, and Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy.

Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel are the two

Pastor Granillo: Perfect Love Part 2

on July 30, 2017 - 7:14am
La Vista Church
White Rock

Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbour, which implies deliverance from all sin. – John Wesley

Christian perfection is simply the love of God and neighbor that proceeds from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This consuming love is the true evidence of sanctification, or baptism by the Holy Spirit. God’s will for us is not that we would be content with being saved from the fires of hell, but includes sanctifying us entirely so that we can properly receive His love and respond accordingly.

I will sprinkle clean water on

TOTH Elders Provide Scholarship Funds To UNM-LA

on July 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Trinity On The Hill Elder Phyllis Bailey presents a scholarship donation to UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney while SUN PATH Coordinator Cindy Leyba, left, and Elder Brad Wright look on. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
From left, top row: LAFD Operations Battalion Chief /UNM-LA EMS Program Coordinator Joe Candelaria, Cathy Walters, Judy Crocker, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney. Center row: Petr Jandacek, Mary Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, Brad Wright, Jenny Bishop, Phyllis Bailey. Front row: Bo West, Trisha Harlow, Jane Sherwood, Louise Jandacek and Barbara Stoddard. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Summer Blockbusters: Unitarian Church This Weekend

on July 26, 2017 - 9:44am
UCLA News:
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos continues its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series this weekend with a viewing of the film Kubo & the Two Strings at 6:30 p.m., Saturday July 29, followed by a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 30.
This beautifully animated film tells the story of Kubo, who lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village entertaining the villagers with his music and stories until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta.

LAF&SF Features Hope: Science, Religion, And The Future At Unitarian Church 6 p.m. Wednesday

on July 24, 2017 - 8:36pm

LAF&SF News: 

Religions provide varieties of short-term, long-term, and eternal hopes and pathways to them. In our culture everyone is free to choose from these hopes or to live without them.

In this final session of the Faith and Science Forum, which is Wednesay, a panel is scheduled to share four faith perspectives on hope: Rabbi Jack Shlachter (also a scientist) will present Jewish hopes; Connon Odom (engineer and Los Alamos Church of Christ deacon) will present comments on Christian hope versus optimism from N.T.

Fr. Glenn: Keeping Perspective

on July 23, 2017 - 7:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Perspective. We’re always in danger of losing perspective when we become too focused upon ourselves and our own little worlds/kingdoms, imagining that things that concern ourselves have much greater import than they actually have in the broader scheme of things.

We all fall into this at times because of our innate propensity toward self-interest and self-absorption.

Pastor Granillo: Perfect Love Part 1

on July 23, 2017 - 7:01am
La Vista Church
White Rock
Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbor… –John Wesley
Growing up, I was always under the impression that being a Christian was for the sake of going to heaven rather than hell. This was, and still is, a sad simplification. This “Jesus, to get to heaven” mentality has caused many to miss out on the fullness of the gospel, and others to simply reject it. It may even keep many of us from obeying the will of God. Let me explain.
Jesus often spoke of the importance of the Holy Spirit. But the Counselor, the Holy

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Shines Over White Rock

on July 23, 2017 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: This morning's sunrise shines over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Wednesday

on July 21, 2017 - 7:37am
The United Thrift Shop half-price sale is Wednesday, July 26 at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

The United Thrift Shop is hosting a half-price sale 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at 2525 Canyon Road. Everything is on sale in the shop except jewelry.

The United Church 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

Voices Of LA Meeting At Unitarian Church July 24

on July 20, 2017 - 9:03am
The community is invited to attend the next Voices of Los Alamos meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., July 24 at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos.
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham fundraiser in os Alamos
  • Sheriff’s Office debate at County Council July 26
  • Council on immigrant resolution
  • March for Science SF had $1,500 surplus, donated to Santa Fe Conservation Trust and to NM MESA New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement. They work with middle/high schools to get kids to college
  • future speakers, actions, general announcements
Guest speaker:
Dist. 43 Rep.

Book Discussion Group: Healing The Heart Of Democracy Begins July 30

on July 18, 2017 - 11:36pm


A book discussion group on Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer is forming now.

  • When: Sunday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m.; 
  • Where: The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos;
  • **Please order the book beforehand; and
  • RSVP by this Friday, July 21 if interested in joining.

This book group will meet every-other week for nine sessions beginning Sunday, July 30 through Sunday, Nov. 5.

Tina DeYoe and Kyle Wheeler are organizing this book discussion group at The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.

Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School July 24-28

on July 17, 2017 - 8:51am

Fr. Glenn: The Curious Mind

on July 16, 2017 - 8:47am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Had a minor illness last week, and the ol’ brain started wondering: “Hmmm. How does the immune system fix this? Think I’ll look it up.” Or you might see some device and think: “Huh. I wonder how that works.” And then off to the Internet or to the library or to the toolbox you go … seeking explanation.

Intellectual curiosity—something not lacking in THIS town. Perhaps we with science and engineering backgrounds have this propensity more than most. “Wait! YOU have a science background?!” Yup; B.S.

Pastor Granillo: Time

on July 16, 2017 - 7:10am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
. —Pink Floyd “Time”
I love this lyric. It reminds me that I cannot pinpoint the moment when I realized that much of time had passed me by. I remember, when I was a child, that becoming a teenager seemed so far off. I remember, as a teen, thinking that 18 and 21 were so far off.

Unitarian Church Features Blockbuster Film Series

on July 14, 2017 - 4:36am

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos kicked off its Summer Blockbuster series Saturday with a screening of 'Arrival'. The screening was followed by a sermon of the film’s themes Sunday. Rev. John Cullinan explained the series has been held for 10 summers. He got the idea from another Unitarian minister but 'I’m a huge movie fan', Cullinan said. He added that the Unitarian Church pulls its messages fron everywhere, including pop culture. 'Nothing is just fluff,' Cullinan said. Three more films will be screened during the series. The next one is 'Moana' at 7 p.m., Aug.

5-Day Bible Club At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church July 17-21

on July 13, 2017 - 6:51pm

5-Day Bible Club July 17-21

on July 11, 2017 - 10:07am

Maker Fun Factory VBS At UMC-LA July 24-28

on July 10, 2017 - 8:29am
UMC-LA News:
A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS is July 24-28, and is being hosted at First United Methodist Church Los Alams.
At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of- a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God

Inside St. Job Of Pochaiv With Father Theophan

on July 9, 2017 - 6:48am

Father Theophan Mackey explains the holy icons of the four evangelists on the royal doors at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr.. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A collection of holy icons of the patron saints of parishioners adorns a wall at St.Job of Pochaiv Church. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

When you step into St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos with Father Theophan Mackey, it feels like stepping back in time a little ways.

Fr. Glenn: Making A Joyful Noise

on July 9, 2017 - 6:47am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Dour”: a word meaning sullen or gloomy ... severe or stern. Synonyms: bleak, dismal, dreary, forbidding, sour, surly. Ugly. Hmmm … sounds charming.

It seems that one can encounter a lot of dour people. Not sure why. After all, as the old saying goes: What fun it that? Certainly there can be involuntary dourness due to psychological conditions; I don’t mean those. But some simply don’t like to have to deal with other people. Some introverted may use dourness as a “shields up!” defense.

Pastor Granillo: Your Voice

on July 9, 2017 - 6:37am
La Vista Church
White Rock
If you don’t know when and how to speak, you lose your voice before you reach the floor. – Rev Dr. Deirdre Brower-Latz (Principle, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester)
Every one of us has a voice. That is, we each have a unique story or experience that can be shared with others. We may have an experience that will give wisdom to a decision, or perception that can bring clarity to a dialogue. Whatever it is, each person on this planet has a voice with the ability to encourage and edify the rest of humanity.

Speaker Dan Winske Continues Faith And Science Forum Series

on July 6, 2017 - 6:26pm
Wednesday, July 12, Dr. Dan Winske continues the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series by speaking on “Looking into the Future: Prediction and Prophecy.”
In this talk Winske examines the methodology of predicting the future, both in the context of science and of religion. In particular, he will survey how the scientific method allows making trustworthy predictions of future physical environments.

Summer Blockbusters Begin At Unitarian Church

on July 6, 2017 - 8:18am
UCLA News:
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos begins its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series this weekend with a viewing of the film Arrival at 7 p.m., Saturday July 8, followed by a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 9.
The Oscar-nominated Arrival tells the story of linguistics professor Louise Banks who leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships appear in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.