Lisa Rothrock and Bill Hamilton check out homemade pies in the silent auction during Thursday’s “Pie in the Sky” fundraising dinner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The event was tied to the church’s annual Vacation Bible School underway this week. The dinner consisted of homemade chicken and vegetable pot pies and salad, with ice cream for dessert. More than $500 was raised from the homemade pie-filled silent auction alone. The money will be used for TOTH’s annual Mexico home-building project. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More
The state fire marshal has been called in to help Los Alamos fire investigators determine the cause of a fire this morning that destroyed the chapel at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com
A large fire broke out this morning in the chapel of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.
One firefighter was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center after a 5-inch coupling broke loose and injured his ankle as he battled the blaze.
No one else was hurt, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.
Grider described the scene saying Read More
Four House of Hope Women possess both house-building and pie-making skills including from left, Angela-Sanchez Pope, Cathy Walters, Lynn Finnegan and Marie Pierce. Courtesy/HOH
In support of the Trinity on the Hill-sponsored house-building mission trips to Juarez, Mexico, the House of Hope women are hosting a pot pie, “Pie in the Sky” Fundraiser Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday July 12 in Kelly Hall.
The menu includes chicken and vegetable pot pies, salad and ice cream. (There also is a vegetarian option and a gluten-free option is available.)
Tickets are $10/adult and $5/child. Vacation Read More
Three men stand on the back of a pick up truck Friday as they take measurements on a large cross they are constructing using part of a tall tree near the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Additional measurements are needed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The men stand back to assess their progress. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By Carol A. Clark
Young Life Los Alamos is hosting its second annual golf tournament May19 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
It’s a Four Man Scramble Format golf tournament in which participants can create their own 4-some or be placed on a team.
All monies raised will go to benefit kids going to camp this summer.
This charitable event includes dinner, a raffle and prizes for the cost of $85 per golfer.
“It costs about $500 to send a teenager to summer camp for a week,” said Young Life Area Director Ryan Gilbert. “With the economy the way it is, we are able to offset that cost for families in need.”
Gilbert explained Read More
Aimée Ringle is performing at 7 p.m., Saturday May 12 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Kelly Hall.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Aimée grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.
She is a singer/songwriter, doing a tour to promote her first album. Read More
By Don Casperson
LAHS Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Don Casperson
The First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (adjacent to Sullivan Field) has hosted the Friday night skate program called “United Skates” for nearly 50 years now. With many thanks to church historian Alice Carter, we know that the very first United Skates sessions took place Friday, May 11, 1962, not long after the construction of Fellowship Hall was completed.
Legend has it that the church took over the skate program from the YMCA at that time, and inherited all of the old four-wheel Read More
LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will be hosting a discussion regarding the relationship between morals, ethics, and atheism. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 in meeting room one at the Mesa Public Library. All are welcome. Read More
OUR LADY OF THE WOODS News
A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons
By Kirsten Laskey
After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.
“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.
This Christian-based day care takes Read More
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos High School youth and other volunteers spent Spring Break building homes for families in need in Mexico. Courtesy Photo
A contingent of 50 Los Alamos High School youth and several adults and four volunteers from Colorado, traveled to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico over Spring Break on a mission – to build homes for two families in need.
This was the 27th annual Spring Break Mexico Mission trip for high school youth sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.
“Since 1986, we have built the equivalent of 131 single houses,” said Laura Erickson who Read More
Easter Sunrise Service was conducted at Overlook Park in White Rock this morning as a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene, White Rock Baptist, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist churches. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
White Rock resident Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Friday marked the beginning of one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover, which commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt. Jews observe this weeklong event with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seders, the removal of leavened products from their home, Read More
A mother walks with her son along the highway to Chimayó Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Pilgrims making their way to El Santuario de Chimayó were seen Thursday and Friday along the highway to the tiny shrine in Chimayó. They walk from short distances to 100 miles or more during Holy Week leading up the Easter Sunday.
Some carry wooden crosses. According to the Santuario de Chimayó website, tens of thousands of worshipers pass through the doors of the little chapel, built almost 200 years ago on a site that is sacred to many Pueblo Indians and descendants of Spanish settlers.
Somewhere Read More
Community Event News
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The discussion topic is: Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?
As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: Science, Religion Incompatible? Hot-Button Debate Features Dr. Kenneth R. Miller, Dr. Michael Shermer (http://huff.to/yVbD64) and The Fall of Foolish Faith (http://huff.to/zFHa78%29, both published March 9th. All are welcome.
Daniel Dennett of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute is presenting the seminar, Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions at 12:15 p.m., Monday in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.
Abstract: There has been a recent explosion of writing by neuroscientists and psychologists about how “science shows us” that we don’t have free will.
The problem with this work is that it confuses several quite different issues.
Once we sort it out, we find that there have been in fact some important discoveries Read More