Spirituality

Governor, DOH Answer Faith-Based Community Questions

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico’s faith-based organizations, working together with schools, businesses, healthcare systems, and state, local and tribal health departments, play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially among high-risk populations.
With Passover and Holy Week approaching and Ramadan soon after that, the following questions and answers are intended to help faith leaders keep their communities together while abiding by the state’s public health orders:
Q: How can we hold a religious ceremony and still adhere to social distancing and crowd sizes? 

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Virtual Egg Hunt Hosted By Freedom Church Los Alamos

FREEDOM CHURCH News:

With Easter coming up and egg hunts being cancelled let’s hunt eggs a different way. Freedom Church in Los Alamos is hosting “The Great Los Alamos Egg Hunt”, quarantine-style where kids and their families will decorate and display an egg of their own.

Eggs must be a minimum of 1 foot tall by 8 inches wide and can be colored, painted, made with paper, etc. Families will then hop into their cars to see how many eggs  they can find.

Egg designs can be displayed starting immediately.

The actual hunt begins at Noon on Wednesday, April 8 and end at 9 p.m., Saturday,


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Scenes From Bethlehem Church Palm Sunday Procession

Bethlehem Church Pastor Nicole Ferry and her husband Ray prepare for the Palm Sunday Procession through Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Bethlehem Church Pastor Scott Thalacker shows enthusiasm Sunday as the procession prepares to get underway. Courtesy/BELC

Separated by her window, resident Joyce Eyster raises her hand to touch Pastor Nicole Ferry’s hand during the procession event Sunday that passed by Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Eyster is the oldest member of Bethlehem Church. ‘Joyce turned 99 years old last month and just seeing her face brought me great joy,’ Pastor


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Fr. Glenn: Choose

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As is often said, crises bring out the best and the worst in people. We’ve seen this in spades over the last few week with the whole world scrambling with the COVID-19 situation—certainly a situation quite unique in most people’s lifetimes, especially in the so-called first-world countries. It certainly makes one appreciate modern medicine all the more and the eradication of so many deadly diseases in many parts of the world … as well as renewing our sympathy for those who continue to struggle with less-than-modern medicine.

In this time, two starkly contrasting personality


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Community Invited To Join Bethlehem Church In SAFE Palm Sunday Procession Through Los Alamos 11 A.M. April 5

Courtesy/BELC  

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church News:

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church will conduct a Palm Sunday Procession (SAFE in vehicles!!!) Sunday, April 5 through Los Alamos. 

The procession begins promptly at 11 a.m. in front of the church at 2390 North Road (near Mountain School), proceeding through town and ending at Sombrillo. The plan is to include signs and sounds of this Holy Season.

The body of Christ is still one, though scattered. To find out more about Bethlehem’s creative adaptations for worship, resources and contact info, visit www.bethluth.com


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NMDOT And Archdiocese Of Santa Fe Discourage Good Friday Pilgrimages: ‘This Holy Week, Home Is The Holy Place’

Scene of pilgrims gathering on Good Friday in 2013 at the El Santuario de Chimayó … due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMDOH and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to stay home this year during Holy Week. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to stay home during Holy Week.

While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished, New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled due to the imposed health order to prohibit gatherings


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La Vista: Updates, Resources & Easter Sensory Experience

LA VISTA CHURCH News:

These are crazy times, aren’t they? As you may have guessed, the church building will be closed until further notice, but that doesn’t mean the church is closed!

Join us for our virtual services and gatherings, and scroll to the bottom of this email to find a fun Easter Sensory activity to do with the whole family!

And as always, we are here to faithfully serve our community in genuine love. If you or someone you know needs help of any kind, please contact us at pastors@lavistanaz.org or call 505.672.3202 and someone from the church will get back with you and do all


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Fr. Glenn: Bursting Bubbles

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Was very sorry to see the news of Los Alamos yesterday with a number of shops having been “broken into”… rather an understatement when one looks at the photos. The poor shop owners—first they get hit with closures because of the coronavirus, and now this. “Who woulda’ thunk it” in quiet little Los Alamos? But … it happens once in a while. Los Alamosians will remember a several-night crime spree a few years ago. Such things certainly wake us up from easy complacency. 

That “double whammy” of the shop owners reminded of a much worse double hit in the early 20th century; you may have seen


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig + Fig Cafe

On the job in Los Alamos is longtime customer Eric Brosha, left, arriving Monday afternoon for his pick-up order at Pig + Fig Cafe, 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. Employees Dustin Lippiatt and Gabriela Vallejos assist with suggestions from a wide variety of sweet temptations. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Pig + Fig has been assisting residents with social distancing by moving all the tables aside creating plenty of room for customers to pick up their orders. To order online and for more information, call or text 505.709.5380, call 505.672.2742 or visit www.pigandfigcafe.com. Photo


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