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United Church Of Los Alamos Mexico Mission Auction In March

on February 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Members of the United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Church will travel to Mexico during spring break to build homes for the poor. Courtesy/UCLA
 
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos is seeking donations for its Mexico Mission community auction in March.
 
Adults from the United Church and the Unitarian Church will build homes during spring break for the poor.
 
Items can be brought to 2525 Canyon Road.
 
Requests may be made for pick up of large items. For information, call 505.662.2971.

Scenes From Blini Breakfast At St. Job Saturday

on February 20, 2018 - 5:28am

From left, Barbara Addessio, Father Theophan and Christine Peters greet a hungry crowd during their annual blini breakfast Saturday at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Theophan said the church has hosted the breakfast for 15 to 20 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ferrin Bullock attends the blini breakfast Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church hosted its annual Blini Breakfast Saturday for the community.

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since.

Fr. Glenn: To Serve And Not To Be Served

on February 18, 2018 - 6:48am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
 
Of course, the news was filled the whole latter part of last week with the various reports of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, touching off yet again the guns vs no-guns debate. But … the root cause(s) of the problem? That is the question. Is it guns themselves? They simply seem to be tools manifesting a larger problem. Societal division? Video games and violence-promoting music? Drugs? “Toxic” masculinity? One or more of the host of other theories that have been forwarded?

The list goes on endlessly in

Lenten Ecumenical Series kicks Off Thursday

on February 18, 2018 - 6:45am

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will begin Thursday with the Rev. David Elton of The United Church of Los Alamos preaching “Is ‘Perhaps’ Enough?” on Esther 4: 12-17. 

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Los Alamos choir will be performing.

Children and youth are invited to The Book of Esther led by Rev. Alicia Pope of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Rev. Nicole’ Ferry of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lisa Jo Bezner of FUMC. This class will explore Esther through the VeggieTales’ Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen as it applies to

Scenes From K Of C Lenten Fish Fry Friday Night

on February 17, 2018 - 8:56am

Congressman Bill Redmond with his wife, children's book author Shirley Redmond and their grandson Severous, 3, purchasing tickets for the Knights of Columbus annual Lenten Fish Fry Friday evening in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road. The fish dinners will continue 5-7 p.m. each Friday through March 30. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members dine Friday evening at the annual K of C Lenten Fish Fry with all the fixings in the parish hall at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Folks working behind the scenes to make the magic happen

Annual Fish Fry Dinner At IHM Tonight

on February 16, 2018 - 9:36am

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus invite the community to the annual Lenten Fish Fry each Friday beginning tonight through March 30.

Dinner is served 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road.

Meals for adults are $10 and include two pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries.

Meals for children are $7 and include one piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries.

All meals include lemonade or iced tea and homemade desserts.

TOTH Offers Ash Smudging Near Starbucks

on February 14, 2018 - 10:44am

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent and Lynn Finnegan, left, and Fr. Chris Adams from Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church offer ash smudging this morning outdoors in front of Starbucks on Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Fr. Chris Adams smudges ashes on visitor James Biebers this morning near Starbucks. Biebers travels to Los Alamos by bus several days a week from his home in the valley. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Ashes and a lemon for cleaning. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

TOTH's Fr.

IHM Ladies Auxiliary Spring Arts And Crafts Fair

on February 13, 2018 - 7:30am

IHM Ladies Auxiliary News:

The Ladies Auxiliary of Los Alamos is hosting a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Vendors are invited to reserve a table/space at $35 each and include one 8-foot table with two chairs. Fill out the attached registration form and mail back with your payment for the amount of table(s)/space(s) you require.

Do not take or mail your registration to IHM.

United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Feb. 14

on February 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
The United Church Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Courtesy photo

UNITED CHURCH News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road is having a half price sale on Valentine's Day, Wednesday Feb. 14, on everything except jewelry.

The United Church Thrift Shop, operated by the Women's Christian Service Society, is open for shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

They accept donations of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books.

Fr. Glenn: Dust And Ashes

on February 11, 2018 - 1:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Durn.

While visiting my old parish briefly last week, I was informed that cancer—which she had valiantly defeated a few years ago—had returned in a wonderful 30-something young mother. But that ol’ cancer: no respecter of age or person, power or position is it. Prince or pauper, pope or private … life-threatening misfortune can hit any of us at any time, whether it be by sickness, accident or some other calamity. This only highlights one of Jesus’ most obvious, and yet most poignant, statements: “Watch, for you know

Ecumenical Lenten Series Thursdays Feb. 22-March 22

on February 11, 2018 - 1:09am

FUMC News:

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos at 715 Diamond Dr. is the host church for this year Ecumenical Lenten Series.

“For Such a Time as This…” is the theme of the Ecumenical Lenten Series based on Esther. Other participating churches are Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, The United Church of Los Alamos, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist Church.

The Thursday night series begins Feb. 22 and runs through March 22.

Everyone is welcome to join these participating churches as a faith community to share in fellowship,

Traditional Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17

on February 11, 2018 - 1:05am

St. Job of Pochaiv News:

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos is excited to once again offer its Traditional Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1319 Trinity Dr.

Serving times are divided into three 1-hour segments: 

  • 9 a.m.;
  • 10 a.m.; and
  • 11 a.m. 

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since. A blini breakfast is traditional in preparation for the Great Fast (Lent), which will soon be upon us. This breakfast uses many of the ingredients that will be abstained from for the duration of the fast.

St.

Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church Takes Ash Wednesday To The Streets

on February 11, 2018 - 1:05am

TOTH will distribute Lenten ashes to people Wedensday morning on the sidewalk near Starbucks in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, 8:30-10 a.m., on the sidewalk near Starbucks on Central Avenue.

Trinity on the Hill is joining, for the first time this year, a worldwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by

NJROTC Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Wednesday

on January 29, 2018 - 9:18am
 
NJROTC News:
 
Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets are hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
 
Tickets are $10 in advance and available from any LAHS Naval Science student. Tickets are $12 at the door.
 
Dinner includes spaghetti, choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, breadstick, cookie and drink. Carry out is available.
 

Fr. Glenn: Gray Hair

on January 28, 2018 - 8:11am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another day, another gray hair … at least of the hair that still clings ever so tenuously upon my pate. Sigh. And still can’t get the barber to charge me half-price for the reduction of his labor.  Oh, the humanity!  :)

One of my favorite lines in scripture, having increasing poignancy as I get older, is “The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair [wisdom] (Proverbs 20:29) Ah … the truth of it.

Pastor Raul: Incidental Idolatry

on January 28, 2018 - 7:27am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. (NASB Psalms 135:15-17).
 
The modern practice of idolatry may have less to do with raising something above God and more to do with lowering God below other things. This is more common than we may care to believe.
 
When it comes to idolatry, almost all Christians have been taught

2018 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 25, 2018 - 7:56am
All competitors who placed 1st through 3rd in 2017 competition. Courtesy photo
 
District Deputy Harry Montoya, left, Lukas Ulibarri (Los Alamos), Josh Sanchez (Espanola), Adam Montoya (Espanola), Benjamin Sanchez (Los Alamos), Joshua Woodson (Los Alamos), Los Alamos K of C Youth Coordinator Roger Anaya at 2017 competition. Courtesy photo
 
KOF News:
 
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
 
The local competition is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

Lietzau: The Sanctity Of Life And The Responsibility Of Government, Society And Church

on January 22, 2018 - 8:30am

Lutheran pastors participating in the Jan. 17 March for Life event in Santa Fe, from left, Rev. Elisha Lietzau of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, Rev. Brian Kachelmeier of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, Rev. Phil Quarles of Sangre de Criso Lutheran Church in Taos and Rev. Douglas Escue of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church News: 

Life is precious, and it is something to be cared for, provided for, and protected from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.

Fr. Glenn: The Prescience Of Rodney King

on January 21, 2018 - 7:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well … this weekend the government “shut down”—the perennial threat tactic when the two major parties can’t agree (Can’t agree?! Gee, what a surprise). The news thereafter becomes a blame game shouting match … accusations a’flyin’… and weariness for all of us on the receiving end of the news. It seems that whatever one party proposes, the other party feels duty-bound to oppose, lest the first party get the least particle of political benefit.

Morocco: Beacon Of Hope For Christianity In Middle East

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
The Franciscan Church in Essaouira, Morocco was once a lively center of faith and community. Today, it is crumbling and not accessible to the public. Courtesy/High Atlas Foundation 
 
By RICHARD BONE
High Atlas Foundation
 
Throughout history, Christianity has played a central role in the Middle East and North Africa. Distinct sites from both the ancient and modern times demonstrate Christianity’s unique and vast place in the region. Tragically, Christianity’s cultural and contemporary position in the region is persistently under attack.  
 
According to the World Watchlist Report (2017), the

‘Becoming Truly Human’ Movie Jan. 29

on January 20, 2018 - 4:28am

COMMUNITY News:

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church is sponsoring a free viewing of the movie “Becoming Truly Human”, 7 p.m., Jan. 29 at the Reel Deal Theater.

Meet a group of men and women who consider themselves “religiously unaffiliated” or “nones” (a term derived from the last box on a religious survey question labeled: “None of the above.”) Learn why they have rejected or at least have serious doubts about Christianity.

And follow Basil as he navigates our modern cultural landscape, engaging with a group of spiritual “nones” in honest and open discussion on religion and spirituality,

Shop On The Corner Reopening Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:24am
Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo
 
THRIFT SHOP News:
 
The Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is reopening at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, after being closed immediately after its Christmas Sale in December.
 
The Shop experienced a flood requiring it to close and address the mess. After hiring a professional cleaning company and many hours of work by volunteers, the Shop has been renovated with a new, industrial look including a concrete floor and moveable metal shelves. 
 
For the reopening, the Shop will be

Fr. Glenn: Missing Class

on January 14, 2018 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

This week’s uproar over the president’s reputed profanity (which he denies) in a private meeting simply highlights what seems to be an increasingly rapid downward spiral in societal propriety, courtesy and … well, just plain ol’ class.

Whether the president did say what is reputed, he would not be the first politician to use such crude language, and—sad to say—will likely not be the last.  Obama, Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Cheney, Biden … all have had vulgar comments recorded, and doubtless the list could go on.

Fr. Theophan Mackey: Transcendence Of Mountains

on January 14, 2018 - 6:15am
By Fr. Theophan Mackey 
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church

While driving the road off of the mountain, the vista of the Sangre de Christo Mountains opens before you. It is a spectacular view in every season. Right now they are capped with snow that has somehow avoided us here in Los Alamos.

However well we know the sight of them, they are very far off. Even if we look at maps or fly over them on our way in or out, they remain distant. Even our own mountain remains transcendent, unknown.

Pastor Raul: The Light Of The World Part 2

on January 14, 2018 - 6:06am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

A man named John was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light. He himself wasn’t the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light. The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world. (CEB, John 1:6-9).

These words speak a very powerful truth that is somewhat taboo in our culture today. This truth affects us all as it speaks of reality and addresses the figments of our imaginations.

Light is important to us, because it

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