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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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

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 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
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

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
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
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
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
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
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
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/ladailypost.com

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
 
UNITED THRIFT SHOP News:

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
UNITARIAN CHURCH News:
 
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.
 
Agenda:
  • 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

COMMUNITY News:

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.

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