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Ordination Of Laurie Triplett To Priesthood At TOTH

on June 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Bishop Michael L. Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande officiated as Laurie Triplett was ordained a priest during a special ceremony Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. ​Photo by Carol A. Clark/

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on June 13, 2017 - 3:24pm

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr, founding members of White Rock Presbyterian Church, reminisce for the congregation following Sunday's 50th anniversary service.​ Photo by Maire O'Neill/


White Rock Presbyterian Church celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday with joyful service led by several pastors. The service was followed by a talk on the history of the church by Vernon Kerr and Doris Davis-Dillinger. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor.

Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was

Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

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The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

Fr. Glenn: Letting Go

on June 11, 2017 - 6:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Letting go” … a phrase that has many contexts. “Letting go” may be literal, such as “Let go of the rope” or “He was arrested, but let go”, but very often we use it in one of many analogous senses. Negatively, we sometimes hear “He let himself go”, meaning a loss of care of one’s appearance. Certainly you may be able to think of more, but one of the most common uses of the term is, of course, the release of an obsession or grudge.

That ol’ forgiveness—that wonderful and magnanimous movement of kindness and love which

New Church Opens Doors In Los Alamos

on June 11, 2017 - 6:31am

When Pastor Paul Jaramillo’s Open Door Bible Ministry holds its first service at 10:30 a.m. today, his flock will enter a small church led by a man with a huge heart. Jaramillo is well known in Los Alamos as he was Pastor of Los Alamos Christian Fellowship Church for five years. Today’s service is an open house and the official grand opening is 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18. The address is 2010 Trinity Dr., Suite A-2. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Pastor Paul Jaramillo Friday morning in his Open Door Bible Ministry Church. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Pastor Granillo: Tapout

on June 11, 2017 - 6:24am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (NIV Galatians 6:15)

In 1997 Charles Lewis Jr. and Gary Fields founded Tapout, a mixed martial arts (MMA) focused sportswear company. By 2007, Tapout was the largest distributer of MMA merchandise in the world.

I wasn’t very surprised to learn this since, around that time, I recall seeing a lot of people wearing shirts or hats with “Tapout” written across them.

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50 Years!

on June 8, 2017 - 9:04am

White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo


On Sunday, June 11, White Rock Presbyterian Church will celebrate 50 years of witness and service in White Rock and Los Alamos.

White Rock Presbyterian Church was chartered June 25, 1967. For four and a half years WRPC existed as a new church development project of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. In January of 1972 the church became fully self-supporting, and a year later there were 178 members on the church rolls.

The church met for its first few years at

LAFSF Summer Series Continues June 14

on June 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
Morrie Pongratz will present the third installment of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s summer series Wednesday, June 14.
The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. In this third presentation we encounter “evolution” and discuss the impact of Darwin’s work on our concept of God and the cosmos. The talk will highlight the insights of the scientist and theologian, Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., the author of “The Phenomenon of Man”.
The talk will also introduce the work of Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Professor John Haught,

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary In Action

on June 6, 2017 - 9:53am

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary members, from left, Theresa Sandlin, Annie Garcia and Nancy Kossar prepare food for the Memorial Day Celebration Lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Serving dessert for the Memorial Day luncheon are from left, Melissa Weiss, Victoria Jolley and Dee Sterling. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Linnea Sarwinski helps with the Memorial Day lunch prepared by the Knights of Columbis Ladies Auxiliary. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

​Melissa Weiss serves dessert to a guest at the Memorial Day Celebration

Christian Science Annual Meeting 2017 Calls Forth Best In People Across Denominational And National Lines

on June 6, 2017 - 6:04am
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, also known as The Mother Church, is in Boston, Mass. Courtesy photo

Christian Scientists sing at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. USA. Courtesy photo


BOSTON — In today’s culture of political divisions and religious strife, Christian Scientists spoke at their church’s annual meeting of “a new spirit” emerging, which is calling forth the best in people across denominational and national lines.
In an interview, the chair of the denomination’s board of directors, Allison Phinney, pointed to the

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum 2017 Summer Series Presents Talk By Gerry Wood Wednesday, June 7

on June 4, 2017 - 10:40am

Nels Hoffman speaking at the May 31 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF News:

This summer the non-denominational Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) is presenting a series of talks by local speakers. The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”.

Gerry Wood is next in line to speak and he will address “The Science of Hope” at the Wednesday, June 7 forum. Wood had a 35-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory after obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wednesday's forum includes a light

Former Cop Robert Bustamante Ordained A Priest

on June 4, 2017 - 8:39am

Former police officer and Marine Robert Bustamante, who spent the summer of 2016 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Alamos, was ordained a priest Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Archbishop John C. Wester blesses Dcn. Robert Bustamante duirng the Ordination Mass Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM, center, blesses Robert Bustamante as did all the priests present at the Mass of Ordination Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fr. Glenn: Bon Voyage

on June 4, 2017 - 7:34am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

‘Tis the season of spring … of leafing, of flowering, of hatchlings spreading newly-fledged wings to eagerly, yet nervously, fly the nest … under watchful and anxious eyes of parents fluttering above, squawking: “Careful not to fall; it’s a long way down!” “Watch out for predators!” “Be wary of eating things that bite back!”

“Dude … what’s with your parents?”, squeaks the little chick from a neighboring nest. “They’re always that way,” is the response. “They don’t know crickets from crawdads, and always on our case!

Pastor Granillo: Muddy Words

on June 4, 2017 - 6:41am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (NIV James 1:19-20)

It can be frustrating when you feel as if others don’t understand what you are saying. The truth may simply be that, even though we don’t recognize it as easily, we are not conveying our message in a way that others can receive it.

Communication, real communication, seems to be desperately missing from our world. So, what can we do?

Splash Into Summer Party Noon To 3 p.m. Friday

on May 31, 2017 - 2:05pm

VBS At First Baptist Church In Los Alamos June 5-9

on May 31, 2017 - 12:34pm
FBC News:
Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Los Alamos is June 5-9 and this year's theme is Galactic Starveyors.
Classes are 9 a.m. to noon for children age 4 through sixth grade.
First Baptist Church is at 2200 Diamond Dr. and the telephone number is 505.662.3712.
Parents can register their children at

Scenes From Memorial Day Ceremony At Guaje Pines

on May 29, 2017 - 5:54pm

Los Alamos High School NJROTC students at this morning's Memorial Day ceremony at Guaje Pines Cemetery, hosted by the Knights of Columbus #3137. Read the full story Tuesday at Photo by Carol A. Clark/​

Scene from the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony this morning at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Carol A. Clark/​

Scene from the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony this morning at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Carol A. Clark/​

Scene from the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony this morning at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Carol A.

Fr. Glenn: Our Common Fraternity

on May 28, 2017 - 6:47am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Remember this Memorial Day to honor the memory of those military and first responders who have given their lives in our service. And may God bless those families who have given so much.

One of the hallmarks of the military is that of “fraternity”—the “band of brothers” (including women serving, of course!). Those who have served in the military know exactly what it is—the comradery of shared experiences and, for those who have served in combat, shared fears, trials and interdependence on one another.

Holy Fire From Jerusalem Arrives In Los Alamos

on May 28, 2017 - 6:17am
Father Silouan at the Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael, left, receives the Holy Fire May 17 from Father Theophan Mackey of St. Job of Pochaiv Christian Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
The Holy Fire from Jerusalem was transported from Alamosa, Colo., to Los Alamos in camping lamps set in buckets of sand by Father Theophan Mackey and Emrys Tennessen. Courtesy photo
The Holy Fire candle sits in front of the tabernacle at St. Job of Pochaiv Christian Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post


Pastor Raul: A Debt To Love

on May 28, 2017 - 6:16am

La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. (NIV Romans 13:8).

I have heard, many times and from many people, that everyone deserves to be loved. I’m quite sure I’ve even said it myself. So, with great care, I want to ask a question that I think some are afraid to ask: “Why does anyone deserve to be loved?”

I think this question is important today, because far too many people talk a great deal about “love” but have not actually

Unitarian Church Hosts Buddhist Meditation Friday

on May 22, 2017 - 11:54am

Fr. Glenn: In Memoriam

on May 21, 2017 - 6:17am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

On May 29th we’ll have our annual celebration of Memorial Day … the remembrance of those who have died in the service of our nation and her people in the armed forces, and, by extension, the fire, police, Coast Guard, and all others who put their lives on the line to serve and to protect, and yet lived not to see another dawn.

It is a day to remember those who sought to protect and defend our nation and our liberty … to aid and to defend even those they had never met.  

Common reasons for joining the military include

Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

on May 21, 2017 - 5:49am

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​


An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials.

Pastor Granillo: By Faith Alone?

on May 21, 2017 - 5:48am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
“Salvation by faith alone, and not by works” has been a repetitive drum beat in the protestant church. The scriptures are clear that no person can earn salvation. If they could, it would be something God owed them instead of a true gift of grace. If it could be earned, then Jesus’ death was in vain.

United Thrift Shop Bag Sale Wednesday, May 24

on May 20, 2017 - 7:50am

The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo


The United Thrift Shop is hosting a Bag Sale Wednesday, May 24 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

Customers may fill a bag for $6 (something new). This sale excludes jewelry.

The United Church Thrift Shop, operated by the Women's Christian Service Society (WCSS), is open for shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

The shop accepts donations of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books.