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In And Around Town: Dec. 6, 2019

on December 5, 2019 - 6:57am
In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

Los Alamos Little Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Mark Dunn’s 'The Glitter Girls'
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at to sign up for an audition time slot.

Saint Job Of Pochaiv Takes Holiday Cookie Orders

on December 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Saint Job of Pochaiv  News:
Once again, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church is taking orders for its holiday cookie boxes.
This year the proceeds from the box sales will be donated to the founding of a women’s shelter here in Los Alamos. The women’s shelter will be a non-religiously affiliated, stand-alone non-profit and is currently in the founding stages.
The cookie boxes contain a wide variety of treats from traditionally Orthodox lands, handmade by the people of the church with candles and tea, and are perfect for gift giving.
Send orders for holiday cookie

United Church Thrift Shop: Everything Christmas Dec. 4

on December 2, 2019 - 10:01am

The United Church Thrift Shop holds its annual Everything Christmas sale Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/United Church


This week marks the annual, Everything Christmas sale for the United Church Thrift Shop.

The event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 2525 Canyon Road.

The many volunteers have collected items throughout the year, and hope to have the exact item you have been have been searching for this holiday season.

Norma Puckett is one of those volunteers and knows it takes a village or in this case an army, to accomplish such a monumental

Rev. Deb Worley Officially Installed As Pastor Of White Rock Presbyterian Church During Special Ceremony

on December 1, 2019 - 9:26pm
Clergy gather for the installation ceremony for Rev. Deb Worley, center, at White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Rev. Deb Worley pauses in the stillness with gratitude and grace as her new journey begins as pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Los Alamos

Sometimes you witness a moment that leaves an imprint on you. Sometimes that imprint can be a life changing moment.

One of those moments took place today at the official installation ceremony for the Rev.

Fr. Glenn: Pinhead Vs. Universe

on December 1, 2019 - 7:41am

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! May God give you ever greater blessings in the coming Advent and Christmas seasons this month. With the delicious Thanksgiving meal arriving at the table, one could be tempted to check for one more hole left on his shortening belt and think:

“Sure seems like an awful waste of space.”

You might recognize that line from the movie “Contact”, when Jodie Foster’s character conjectures to some students that other life and civilizations certainly must exist beyond our own little planet life raft.

Sometimes people ask: “How

TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 6:51am
TOTH News:
The community is invited to the Children’s Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
A place for children in kindergarten through 6th grade to shop for friends and family. All items are reasonably priced, and gifts are wrapped by volunteers. Parents and preschoolers relax and enjoy coffee and treats while the elementary age children shop.
Due to long lines and waiting times last year, we are changing it up a bit this year.

Shop On The Corner Thanksgiving Sale Wednesday

on November 25, 2019 - 4:59pm

Shop on the Corner will offer a Thanksgiving Day sale Wednesday. Courtesy/TOTH


Wednesday, Shop on the Corner will host its Thanksgiving special sale. The special runs 8:30 a.m. to noon and includes a $5 per bag/basket.

The sale will help the thrift store make more room for its Christmas sale Dec. 4.

The Shop on the Corner, in the Old Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., is a volunteer organization. All of its profits are distributed to areas in need in northern New Mexico as well as distrubution of funds during emergencies in other areas.

Fr. Glenn: Glutting

on November 24, 2019 - 7:03am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Have you known persons who will only eat the finest foods, drink the finest wines, demand the finest in all things? The very idea of the McDonald’s drive-thru is anathema (though maybe they haven’t experienced their green chile double cheeseburgers. Yummmmm.) But if we constantly eat the finest food and drink, and deny ourselves no luxury, soon those things become one’s standard, and other things taste as sawdust.

Freedom Church Hosts Christmas Eve At Ashley Pond

on November 24, 2019 - 6:24am

Pastor Mike Brake preaches from the Pavillion at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Service at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Ashley Pond at night. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Los Alamos

Freedom Church will host an outdoor Christmas Eve service at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Ashley Pond Park and the whole community is invited.

“Ashley Pond at night is gorgeous with the snow and the Christmas lights ... and when it’s Christmas Eve it just takes it to another level,” Pastor Mike Brake said. 

The service will be simple and last about 45 minutes.

Share Nativity Displays At Crèche Show Dec. 6-7

on November 21, 2019 - 8:05am

The community is invited to share their nativity displays Dec. 6-7 at the 26th Annual Crèche Show at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. Courtesy photo


Everyone is invited to share a favorite or unique nativity display at the 26th Annual Crèche Show during WinterFest Weekend, Dec. 6-7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Enjoy Christmas music and light refreshments while viewing beautiful Crèches from many countries and cultures, 1-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Drop off nativities

Celebration Of Life For Mary Ranken Nov. 30

on November 20, 2019 - 6:26am

Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken


The family of Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken invites the community to join them for a heartwarming Celebration of her Life on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The celebration service is 2-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N Sage Loop in Los Alamos.

Food and refreshments will be served at the church following the service. 

Mary would have been 92 on Thanksgiving this year.

Thrift Shop At United Church Closed Nov. 27

on November 19, 2019 - 4:25pm

UCLA News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church on Canyon Road will be closed Nov. 27.

The Thrift Shop is planning its yearly Christmas sale, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Graves Hall of the Christian Education Building.

Items available for purchase include ornaments, lights, trees, tree skirts, gift items, clothing and indoor and outdoor decorations.

Get Ready For Holidays At Shop On The Corner

on November 19, 2019 - 7:04am

Get ready for the holiday season at Shop on the Corner. Courtesy/TOTH

Scene from Shop on the Corner. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

The Shop on the Corner is the perfect place to find everything needed for Thanksgiving.

Look for Thanksgiving specials 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Old Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.

There are linens to make tables festive; crystal dishes for stuffing, cranberry, sweet potatoes and gravy, and candles to light table décor.

Then, get ready for Shop on the Corner's annual Christmas Sale, 8:30 a.m.

Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair At IHM Saturday

on November 18, 2019 - 4:36pm

Luminarias de Abo Event In Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Near Mountainair 5:30 P.M. Dec. 7

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company 


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument News:


MOUNTAINAIR – The community is invited to a special night at Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.


The majestic contours of the beautiful Abo mission will glow with more than 1,000 luminarias, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.


Against clear New

Fr. Glenn: The End is Near! (…maybe)

on November 17, 2019 - 5:13am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well … it’s been a little while since I’ve seen a doomsayer prediction in the news … “The end is coming! ... at X o’clock on [insert specific date here … rinse and repeat]” type. One can’t help but wonder why some who ascribe to the inerrancy of Biblical scriptures seem to forget Jesus: “Heaven and earth will pass away…But of that day and hour NO ONE knows…” (Matthew 24:35-36) Yet, despite such assurances from Jesus Himself, such predictions linger. Hopefully the doomsayer in his sincerity will be so kind as to discontinue the collection/tithing that week.

Posts From The Road: San Francisco de Asis Church

on November 17, 2019 - 5:03am
Front Exterior: The front of the church is adorned with three crosses, one above the entry and one on each bell tower. A large buttress below each bell tower support the front of the structure. The shadow of a cross in the foreground is from the entrance archway to the church grounds. Photo by Gary Warren/
Light, Shadow and Form: The sculpted shapes of the church create interesting light and shadow forms all times of the day. A walk around the building reveals many unique design features. Photo by Gary Warren/
Window and Vigas: The window and vigas create

Fr. Glenn: We Will Serve

on November 10, 2019 - 7:15am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A happy Veterans Day weekend to all of you veterans out there! … most especially to you who have been ordered to, and have endured, the trials and tribulations of combat zones. And, even more especially, to all of you who have physical and/or mental scars attesting to your courage and sacrifice more than any badge or medal or parade ever could. Thank you so much for your service to our nation and, ultimately, to her people.

And … it’s a doubly special day for Marines every year.

Knights Of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser 7 P.M. Friday

on November 10, 2019 - 7:07am

Gold Mass At IHM In Honor Of Scientists Friday

on November 10, 2019 - 7:05am

St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. Courtesy/SCS

Society Of Catholic Scientists News:

The Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists will host a Gold Mass in honor of scientists at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

Gold Masses bring together members of the scientific professions, but all are invited to attend.

The homilist at the Mass is Deacon Ray Alcouffe, retired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

Nov. 15 is the memorial of St.

United Church Of Los Alamos Members Collect Items For Care Boxes For College And Military Students

on November 6, 2019 - 7:53am

Members of the United Church of Los Alamos on Canyon Road recently collected items for care boxes for college and military students in their congregation. The members also collected items for Army Sergeant Ezra Maes, who while not a member of the church, is someone the members care about. Courtesy photo

Shop On The Corner Annual Christmas Sale Dec. 4

on November 5, 2019 - 3:57pm

Shop on the Corner will hold its annual Christmas sale Dec. 4. Courtesy photo


The holidays are coming and so is Shop on the Corner's annual Christmas sale.

The sale is 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The public is encouraged to stop by the thrift store on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Espicopal Church at the corner of Conyon Road and Diamond Drive.

Interfaith Los Alamos Launches Winter Coat Drive

on November 3, 2019 - 7:04am


Interfaith Los Alamos hosts its winter coat drive. Courtesy photo

Interfaith Los Alamos News:

Interfaith Los Alamos has launched its winter coat drive to provide winter coats for refugees recently resettled in Albuquerque.

These refugees come from UN Refugee sites in Tanzania and Indonesia, sometimes after years spent in the camps. Coming from The Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan, these families find even an Albuquerque winter daunting. 

New coats and gift cards to buy coats will be delivered to Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque, the sole remaining organization in the

Fr. Glenn: ‘Must We?’

on November 3, 2019 - 6:33am


By Fr. Glenn Jones

If you read about (or have experienced) Armed Forces boot camp/basic training, you recognize that arrivals to that training are in that arrival simply breaking the shell, as it were, as “hatchlings” in the service. Basic training is an apt analogy for anyone beginning in a new field of study or profession … and certainly for the budding Christian. One isn’t a “good” soldier, sailor, airman or Marine right off the bat; to become proficient in any field takes time—even a lifetime.

Shop On The Corner Offers Sale Wednesday

on October 28, 2019 - 5:22pm

TOTH News:

The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store will offer a sale on men's and women's pants and shirts 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Patrons can buy three items for $1. The sale excludes boutique items.

The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store is at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive, on the bottom floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.