Spirituality

UCLA Thrift Shop Thanks Community For Generosity

‘Everything Christmas’ sale organizers Zena Thomas and Norma Puckett

UCLA News:

Organizers of the United Church of Los Alamos (UCLA) Thrift Shop “Everything Christmas” sale held Saturday morning thank the community for its participation.

“The sale was a high success, and all proceeds go to charities located in Northern New Mexico,” Zena Thomas and Norma Puckett said.

The Women’s Christian Service Society of the church wants the generous people and friends in Los Alamos to know that “thanks to their support many will have a better Christmas”.

Located on Canyon Road across from the Nature Center, Read More

Los Alamos Rotary Hears From Mission Possible Members

Addie Murphy, right, U.S. Coordinator for Mission Possible, a faith-based non-profit serving Eastern Europe, explains field operations and support organizations as Mission Possible administrator Joy Ecklund joins Murphy at the podium during a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Linda Hull

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“Our founder was inspired by Brother Andrew, a Dutch missionary, who smuggled Bibles into the Soviet Union, sewn in the linings of coats,” began Addie Murphy and Joy Eklund, referring to the work of Mission Possible when they Read More

Fr. Glenn: The Good Sheepdog

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

There was a heart-touching story the other day about a sheepdog who fought off a pack of coyotes to protect his flock, in the process “dispatching” eight of them. That’s a tough and dedicated dog! While his breed is mentioned in the article, he looks like a Great Pyrenees, which is a powerful breed often sought for its powerful protective instinct when protecting its charges.

Begging the question: What makes a good protector or provider? Is it not one who cares for one’s charges as one’s own, with the same care with which the owner of the flock would give?

As we progress in this Advent Read More

And All Shall Be Well…

Clergy from left, Deacon Cynthia Biddlecomb, retired; Pastor Nicolé Ferry, Assistant Rector Lynn Finnegan and Pastor Deb Church. Courtesy photo

By Pastor Nicolé Raddu Ferry
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Los Alamos

Advent: “The fact of an event happening, an invention being made, or a person arriving.” “The period of four weeks before Christmas.”

My favorite time of any day is the pre-dawn moments before the light comes. I light candles and open the blinds waiting for that amazing sun to come up over the Sandias. Author and Spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton described it this way: “The world is Read More

Scenes From 2022 Creche Show

Scene from the 2022 Creche Show today at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints at 1967 18th St. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Members of the Rigg family including, from left, Lauren, Lori and Jody check out the creches on display during the 2022 Creche Show today at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints at 1967 18th St. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the creche show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sister Roberson, left, and Sister Richards check out the creche show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the creche Read More

United Church Thrift Shop Hosts Christmas Sale Dec. 3

Coming up 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, The United Church Thrift Shop annual EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS SALE will again fill Graves Hall with lightly used and like-new items related to Christmas—trees, ornaments, clothes, decorations—all things Christmas. The prices simply can’t be beat, and all proceeds support outreach and relief in Northern New Mexico. Plenty of parking west of the church at 2525 Canyon Road. Signs will direct customers to Graves Hall. Elevator accessible. More information about the Thrift Shop and the historic United Church can be found on the website. Courtesy/United Church Read More

His Eminence Archbishop DANIEL To Visit Los Alamos

Father Theophan, left, with His Eminence Archbishop DANIEL of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America during a previous visit to Los Alamos. Courtesy/Fr. Theophan

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Saturday, Dec. 3, His Eminence Archbishop DANIEL of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America will arrive in New Mexico for his annual visit to Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church here in Los Alamos.

While here, he will preside over Great Vespers Saturday evening and serve the Divine Liturgy Sunday morning, where he will tonsure Read More

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