Spirituality

Scenes From Annual 4th Of July Memorial Flag Carry Parade

Scene this morning from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive in honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Thank You! Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of the flag raising this morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of spectators honoring the flag this morning  during the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of a spectator saluting the flag this morning at the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carr. Photo by VaLynn


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TOTH: Garage Sales Benefit Juarez Homebuilding Mission

Scene of children helping the House of Hope team members from Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church build a home in the colonias near Juarez, Mexico.Courtesy/TOTH

Scene from the House of Hope team members from Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church building a home in the colonias near Juarez, Mexico. Courtesy/TOTH

By LYNN FINNEGAN
TOTH

Work From Home. Stimulus Package. Paycheck Protection Program. Our vocabulary in the United States has been expanded to include these pandemic-related changes, but the people in the colonias near Juarez, Mexico have no such options or protections.

Many live in


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Fr. Glenn: A Chosen Race

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As you know all too well, the issue of race and racism has dominated the last couple of months, despite even the COVID-19 pandemic. This emphasis on eliminating racism and bigotry is a wonderful goal without doubt, but counterproductive if violence and property destruction worsens the disease rather than cures it, for one does not solve injustice by being unjust—the obvious “two wrongs don’t make a right” wisdom.

So, in combating bigotry, we mustn’t cultivate bigotry by inadvertently sowing weeds of resentment with the good wheat of equality and true growth. True peace requires


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Fr. Glenn: Just The Facts, Ma’am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well, first of all … Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there! A blessed task and duty is fatherhood, as you are entrusted by God for the safekeeping and cultivation of those little images of Him … and of you and mom. “In His Image” in reference to God is in the spiritual being and the internal goodness within all persons … no matter how much it may be hidden. In your image, dads, by what you and mom imprint upon them—in physical likeness, yes, but ever so much more in values and wisdom. 

When we consider wisdom, we understand that it requires truth and facts, else it is no wisdom at all. 


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La Vista Church Reopening With Social Distancing Sunday

By Pastor Jeff Moore
La Vista Church

It’s finally time! We are reopening! Please join us for outdoor family-friendly worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 14 in the back yard of the church (between the two buildings).

There will be no Sunday School on June 14, and no nursery or kids’ church.

Please bring your own: beverages, sun protection, and camp chairs, though some chairs will be available at the church.

Please remember to wear a mask if your health permits, maintain social distance, and stay home if you are sick.

Service will continue to be streamed via Facebook and our website for those


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Fr. Glenn: Remembering Sacrifice

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As we read of the protests arising out of the outrage of the George Floyd death, we cannot help but to remember the 1960s and the demonstrations during the civil rights movement. There were riots then, too, of course, but what really got things moving (albeit slowly) were the peaceful mass protests, very often led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and people moved by his unmatched powerful oratory.

Who among those who have watched videos of them can forget his “I have a dream” speech, or how he proclaimed his hope that persons would one day be judged not by the color of their skin, but by


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Fr. Glenn: Division, Tempered By Hope

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ah, spring … flowers blooming, trees budding, birds nesting. Riots raging.

Kind of a perfect storm this year. Nerves were already on edge because of the coronavirus pandemic and people having to be cooped up for so long, the uncertainty of possible contagion, shortages of goods, so many persons losing their jobs because of the various quarantines and strictures put in place … not even to mention the families affected by the loss or illness of family members. Family separations, lack of funds, lack of essentials … and you have a kettle of frustration just below boiling point. Add


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Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum Announces Seventh Annual Summer Series – This Year Via Zoom Starting June 3

Scene from a Wednesday evening session during the 2019 LAFSF summer series at which Gerry Wood is delivering the after-dinner lecture at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAFSF

LAFSF News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum invites the community to its seventh annual summer program – this year via Zooming through cyberspace.

The lecture series begins at 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday starting June 3 and running for seven weeks through July 15. These sessions will be available on the internet via Zoom.

Registration information has already been sent to members and previous years’


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La Vista Church Of The Nazarene Helps Kids Get Outside

LVCN News:

After being cooped up for distance learning, La Vista Church of the Nazarene wants to help kids get outdoors in a socially-distanced way.

Kids can sign up for an appointment between 10 a.m. and noon, June 6 to get their bikes tuned up for summer; labor, inner tubes and chains are all free for kids, and masked bike mechanics will be stationed greater than 6 feet apart at La Vista Church, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock.

To ensure proper social distancing, appointments must be made by contacting kids@lavistanaz.org. When requesting an appointment, include an estimate of what the bike needs


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