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Fr. Glenn: Lifting The Burden

on August 18, 2019 - 8:37am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As anyone who has managed and supervised people will tell you, there are always those who require more attention and seem to consume an inordinate amount of the supervisor’s time. A common phrase in the military is: “You always have the ten percent”—the ten percent of the people who take up ninety percent of your time. Oddly enough, it most often IS about ten percent.

All of us have probably worked with such—the contrarian, the “less-than-motivated”, the narcissistic who requires everything be centered upon himself/herself, right now!

Introducing First United Methodist Church

on August 18, 2019 - 6:33am

New minister Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By First United Methodist Church
Los Alamos
 
We are a body of seekers and believers who bring together scripture and intelligence, tradition and innovation, experience and reason to work together in an exciting ministry of worship, education, fellowship, mission and care.
 
We have two worship services each Sunday in our church at 715 Diamond Dr. Our 8:30 a.m.

In And Around Town: Aug. 15, 2019

on August 15, 2019 - 10:11am

 

  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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com 

FRIDAY Aug. 16

Summer Concert Series: Jimmy Stadler Band
The Youth Performance featuring Justin Sanchez starts at 6 p.m., Austin Van performs at 6:30 p.m. and The Jimmy Stadler Band performs at 8 p.m.  at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op.

School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

Fr. Glenn: ‘…but back in the day…!’

on August 11, 2019 - 8:40am

Fr. Glenn Jones

No doubt we’ve all run into those elderly persons who become very … um … “loquacious” about days gone by, regaling us with exploits long past. And yet … now I find myself doing the same thing. Guess I’m nudging into the third of the three ages groups: young, middle-age and “hey … you look good!” Well … I guess that’s better than the alternative.

As we enter our less-capable years, older folks relish reliving their heyday (when they can find someone patient enough to listen), knowing that most likely the most exciting times of life are behind them—bones are creaking, muscles

Awakening Joy 10-Week Class Sept. 4 To Nov. 6

on August 10, 2019 - 8:46am

Fuselier: Religion, Scapegoating, And Racism

on August 8, 2019 - 8:30am

By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

An essay about religion and racism by an old, white man raised in the Christian faith and in the deep South before and during desegregation would seem to hold a good chance of coming across as an extreme example of white mansplaining. I hope it doesn’t.

Scapegoating is a word we seldom use in our daily lives but is something we all fear and have feared from an early age. It requires a victim (a person or persons innocent of the crimes laid upon them) and a victimizer (a person or persons looking to place their sufferings on another).

It is commonplace today to see

United Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Wednesday Aug. 15

on August 8, 2019 - 7:17am
United Thrift Shop News:
 
The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos is having a half price sale (excluding jewelry) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15.
 
The community is encouraged to stop by and shop.

Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Concert At Historic Church

on August 4, 2019 - 7:28am
San Rafael mission church in La Cueva. Courtesy/NMP
 
NMP News:
 
Lone Piñon, a leading band in New Mexican traditional music, is performing at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 17 at San Rafael mission church in La Cueva.
 
The concert is sponsored by Nuevo Mexico Profundo and the proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of San Rafael.
 
Tickets are available at www.nuevo-mexico-profundo.com.
 
The event is a unique opportunity to experience authentic northern New Mexican culture in a historic setting.

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove … Too?

on August 4, 2019 - 7:27am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What is it about babies? To see them in distress strikes to the very core … the very fiber of the core … of the heart. To see them in distress sounds the instinctive primal tocsin: “Save! Protect!!”

One of the saddest (and most difficult) duties of priests and ministers is to try (most often vainly) to comfort parents with a little one in medical distress. Such was the case the other day when called to Pediatric ICU at Presbyterian Hospital.

Of all persons to request a presence there was none other than the commanding general of the New Mexico Army National Guard—kudos

Introducing Crossroads Bible Church

on August 4, 2019 - 6:57am

Church Administrator Kirk Christensen of Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road. Senior Pastor Mark Lincoln was unavailable to participate in this story and photo. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Interior view of Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRK CHRISTENSEN
Church Administrator
Crossroads Bible Church

Located at the entrance to Los Alamos, we are a medium-sized church about 500 adults, youth and children. 

We are affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and are evangelical-committed to the proclamation of the

Back-To-School Bike Maintenance Clinic

on August 1, 2019 - 7:57am

Young Women Peacemakers From Israel And Palestine Speak At Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos Sunday

on July 29, 2019 - 3:20pm

Young women will present talks SUnday at the who are part of Creativity for Peace’s leadership program. Courtesy/Creativirty For Peace

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to a Creativity for Peace Brunch, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos to hear four young women who are part of Creativity for Peace’s leadership program share their stories of life and reconciliation in the face of war. Talks will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

These four young women are taking part in the 21st Creativity for Peace camp session along with 16 high

LAF&SF: Dan Winske Speaks On ‘Miracles – Divine Free Will: What, How, Why’ Wednesday Evening July 31

on July 28, 2019 - 7:29am

Scene from previous Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Courtesy/LAF&SF

Scene from previous Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Gerry Wood spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series.

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul”. Wood spoke on the topic of “Evil: Is Anyone Responsible?” The ensuing table discussions were lively.

Dan Winske will speak Wednesday, July 31, on “Miracles — Divine Free Will: What, How, Why”. Winske’s talk is the final talk for this summer.

Winske’s

Fr. Glenn: A Dickensian Week ... And Life

on July 28, 2019 - 7:29am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

Good ol’ Charles Dickens … a favorite author, but likely neglected nowadays. The attention span of today’s reader doesn’t often lend itself well to the patience needed to follow the involved characters and plots of the old classics. Too bad, too. Those novels of former times carry with them much life’s wisdom and enjoyment and—especially for our young people—a great opportunity to hone communication skills.

United Church Vacation Bible School Kicks Off Aug. 4

on July 28, 2019 - 7:26am
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos offers Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children and their parents.
 
The theme is, Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Tell the Truth.
 
VBS is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., each Sunday in August beginning with a hamburger and hotdog kickoff Sunday, Aug 4.
 
“VBS is a fun, engaging way to learn and be part of Church community as we engage the scriptures,” Youth Pastor Keith Lewis said.
 
The United Church of Los Alamos is at 2525 Canyon Road and families can call 505.662.2971 to register.

Introducing The United Church Of Los Alamos

on July 28, 2019 - 7:17am

Gathered outside of the main entrance of The United Church Sanctuary at 2525 Canyon Road, from left, Pastor Keith Lewis, Senior Pastor David Elton and Christian Education Director Kara Windler. Courtesy/UCLA

Interior of The United Church Sanctuary. Courtesy/UCLA
 
By Senior Pastor David Elton
The United Church Of Los Alamos

The United Church of Los Alamos has been at the center of town between Canyon Road and Rose Street since the congregation officially formed in 1947.

The people of the congregation have embraced the church’s interdenominational and mission-focused identity since all

Fr. Glenn: The Class Of Humility

on July 21, 2019 - 9:05am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

An edifying article in the news this weekend: “Anonymous Donor Gives $25 Million To Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles”. Wow … 25 million smack-olas—not chump change by anyone’s reckoning. And, in what seemingly befits Christian teaching very well, the donor seeks no acclaim, just as Jesus Himself exhorted us: “…when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Teens Launch 3rd ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive

on July 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer, sisters and co-founders of Youth Helping Refugee Youth, place a green collection bin at 1950 Camino Durasnilla for donations of school-related items to benefit refugee students recently-resettled in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
Members of the 2019 Youth Helping Refugee Youth Advisory Board met recently to discuss the kick-off of this year’s drive. Clockwise from lower left, Kezia Tripp, Hannah Mullen, Talia Ben-Naim, Ashley Lestone, Madelyn Crotzer, Sarah Crotzer, Natalie Aulwes, Amaya Coblentz, Alyssa Parker and Mei Eutsler. Courtesy photo
 

La Vista Church: It's Almost Quizzing Season!

on July 21, 2019 - 8:27am
La Vista Church News:
 
It's almost Quizzing season! Quizzing is a fun and in-depth Bible Study Program that guides students in kindergarten through 12th grade in intentional study and memorization of God's Word.
 
There also is an optional competition aspect that will take students to Quizzing meets around the state one Saturday per month, with the possibility of making it to a regional competition in San Diego, Calif.
 
Quizzing practices begin with the school year in mid-August at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. The first meet is in October with

Introducing White Rock Presbyterian Church

on July 21, 2019 - 8:24am

Pastor Deb Worley in front of White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Interior view of White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

By Pastor Deb Worley
White Rock Presbyterian Church
 
White Rock Presbyterian Church is a small but mighty community of folks who, for over 50 years, has been committed to loving God, experiencing themselves loved by God, and loving their neighbors, both down the street and around the world.
 
We believe that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus made a difference 2000

Fr. Glenn: Dogged Determination

on July 14, 2019 - 7:30am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A happy La Fête Nationale for all you French folk out there, or “Bastille Day” for we non-French speakers. Americans have camaraderie with you in having our independence day so near your own, as we benefited the early assistance of the likes of the Marquis de Lafayette in our own struggle for independence. Viva la France! … y’all. Let Le Marseillaise ring all around.

In recalling these days of independence, one cannot help but admire that dogged determination and self-sacrifice offered by those who were in the midst of those landmark historical times and events.

Knights Of Columbus Hosts 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament At Los Alamos Golf Course

on July 14, 2019 - 7:14am
Scene of sponsor signs for the 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament. Courtesy/KOC
 
KOC News:
 
The 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament was held June 22 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
Forty eight golfers participated in a four-person scramble to help raise money for graduating Los Alamos High School seniors from the class of 2020.
 
The golf tournament was successful because of sponsorship from many local families, merchants, and corporations.

Introducing White Rock Baptist Church

on July 14, 2019 - 7:05am
From left, White Rock Baptist Church Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl, Interim Youth Minister Justin Smith and Children's Ministry Coordinator Haley Gayner at the church Tuesday at 80 N.M. 4 . Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
From left, White Rock Baptist Church Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl, Children's Ministry Coordinator Haley Gayner Interim and Youth Minister Justin Smith outside the church Tuesday at 80 N.M. 4. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By Interim Pastor Mike Habermehl
White Rock Baptist Church

White Rock Baptist Church (WRBC) was established in 1969. WRBC is located on a

Two Navajo Women Awarded Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarships

on July 11, 2019 - 7:35am
Chantell Yazzie
 
JHMS News:
 
Presleigh Smiley has a 10-year plan to become one of the first Navajo clinical psychologists to serve her people. Chantell Yazzie is equally determined to serve the Navajo Nation as a registered nurse, specializing in labor and delivery.
 
Both young women are receiving scholarship aid from the Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship, administered through White Rock Presbyterian Church.
 
Presleigh Smiley
 
The scholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly

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