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  • E-Squared Club to start

    Students in seventh and eighth grade are invited to join the E-Squared Christian Encouragement Club.

    This club will begin meeting on Thursdays during lunchtime at Los Alamos Middle School, starting Sept. 13.

    For seventh-graders, the club will meet in room 259, Mr. Bonzon’s classroom, during fifth-period lunch.

    For eighth-graders, the club will meet in room 159, Mrs. Sheppard’s classroom, during sixth-period lunch.

    Students are welcome to stay for both A and B (C and D) lunches. They are encouraged to bring their lunches. Snacks and desserts will be provided. The club will be led by area youth pastors Steve Bublitz, Floyde Smith, and Doug and Angie Roth.
    Call or text Pam Prichard at 505-490-5641 for information.

  • WR Presbyterian Church to be at Festival of Lights

    At White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd., in White Rock, they are thankful to be a part of the Los Alamos community and would like to extend a warm thank you to our neighbors for their support of the work of WRPC in Los Alamos, and around New Mexico, by offering a simple way to “warm-up” at the Festival of Light Parade.  

    The community is invited for complimentary hot cocoa, coffee and cider at the hospitality booth at the parade.

     The booth will be located across Central Avenue from the Metzgers parking lot, between UPEX and the Bradbury Science Museum, on Dec. 8 from 5 p.m.  

  • Good News Club to be offered

    Children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to the Good News Club once a week after school.
    The club meets until 5 p.m.

    The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, and just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.

    Each week, the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

    This fun, weekly after-school activity promotes children’s education, spiritual and character development.

    It is entirely free and voluntary.

    The club starts on the following days:

    • Mondays at Aspen School library: staring Sept. 10

    • Mondays at Mountain Elementary, room 404 (Mrs. Schaefer’s room): starts Sept. 10

    • Tuesdays at Piñon Elementary, room 606 (science lab): starts Sept. 11

    • Thursdays at Barranca Mesa Elementary, music room: starts Sept. 13

    • Thursdays at Chamisa Elementary School, library: starts Sept. 13

  • Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantú leaving for California post

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — The Vatican has announced that Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantú is leaving for California.

    The Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Francis appointed Cantú on Wednesday to be coadjutor bishop of San Jose, California. He will assist the 73-year-old Bishop Patrick J. McGrath with the administration of the Diocese of San Jose, and succeed McGrath upon his retirement or death.

    The 51-year-old Cantú has served as bishop of Las Cruces since February 2013.

    Born in Houston, Texas, to a large Mexican-American family, Cantú has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants and refugees.

    In 2015, Cantú joined a group of bishops condemning racism in the U.S. in light of national tensions over police treatment of African-Americans.
     

  • Women2Women mini-conference set for March 17

    “Growing in God’s Goodness” is the theme of the sixth annual countywide “Women2Women” mini-conference.

    The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, will take place 9 a.m.-noon, March 17, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive.

    The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Brunch will be served.

    The church began sponsoring the countywide conference in 2013 and has followed-up each year since. The plan is to hold an annual conference for all nine “fruit of the Spirit” as listed in the Apostle Paul’s biblical letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22 and 23.

    The 2018 featured speaker is Cheryl Ridlon, chaplain for the Los Alamos Fire Department and other area fire departments. In addition to serving in this volunteer position, Ridlon is an investigator who does background checks for Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is an outdoorswoman, particularly enjoying bike riding.

  • Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai

    ST. CATHERINE’S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Dec. 16 an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

    The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop.

    “The library is now open to the public and scholars,” said Tony Kazamias, an adviser to the archbishop, adding that restoration work is still underway.

    The ancient library holds around 3,300 manuscripts of mainly Christian texts in Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Georgian, and Slavonic among other languages. It also contains thousands of books and scrolls dating to the 4th century. At least 160 of the manuscripts include faint scratches and ink tints beneath more recent writing, according to Kazamias, who believes the palimpsests were likely scraped out by the monastery’s monks and reused sometime between the 8th- 12th centuries.

  • United Church names new Christian Ministries Director

    The United Church of Los Alamos recently hired Kara Windler as its Director of Christian Ministries (DCE).
    Windler began her relationship with the United Church in 2012 when her and husband Ken arrived in Los Alamos.
    “A good friend of mine from college grew up in the United Church so, of course, I had to check it out when I moved to Los Alamos,” said Windler. “What kept me coming back was the church’s ecumenical spirit and people’s willingness to dive deep into questions of faith.”
    Prior to becoming a member of the church staff, Windler attended their Women’s Book Study, and their Morning Bible Study.
    She found the staff very supportive and enjoyed their interest in always doing what is best for the community.
    Kara has also worked with the Ministerial Alliance, is part of the Los Alamos Police and Fire Department Chaplain’s Corps, providing pastoral care during times of crisis. She has also worked with Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos Visiting Nurses as a Chaplain and has served as the Associate for Liturgy and Pulpit Supply at the White Rock Presbyterian Church.
    Those interested can learn more about the United Church of Los Alamos by visiting their website at unitedchurchla.org.

  • Church Listings 10-20-17

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; bethluth.com; litergy with eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments; Sunday school for children and adults at 10:30 a.m.and service of Midday Matins at 11:45 a.m.The preaching is biblical by Pastor Nicolé Ferry and Interim Pastor Russ Sorensen. The music is Lively and children are welcome! Come join the family wherever you are in your faith journey.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30. Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. of Children and Youth Steve Bublitz.
    Christian Science

  • Spiritual tool for busy families available

    EVERGREEN, Colo. – In “Blessings, My Child,” Ginger Payne equips parents and caregivers with a practical tool that builds a solid spiritual foundation with the children in their lives.
    Everyone raising a child understands the challenge of juggling workand family responsibilities.
    Then add to it the desire to raise children who will love and serve God for the rest of their lives. It can feel overwhelming.
    Many grown-ups want to communicate this message and build a spiritual relationship with their children, but lack confidence, feel ill-equipped, or don’t have the time to actually follow through on their intentions.
    What began with a handful of blessings, written by a retired schoolteacher, grew into a book that engages both children and adults.
    “Blessings, My Child” includes 101 biblically-based messages of love from God that nourish the soul of the young reader-and its corresponding Scripture, more than discussion and 101 full-color illustrations that engage the young reader and provide material for further discussion.
    All of this can be completed in as little as 10 minutes a day.
    “Writing Blessings, My Child wasn’t on the radar screen when I
    started,” Payne said. “I began by writing blessings for

  • Israel, Christian media are in sync

    JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets.
    The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual admiration and a welcome respite for embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His outreach to evangelical leaders reflects striking tactical parallels to his close ally and fellow media basher, President Donald Trump.
    About 130 journalists from some 30 countries are participating in the four-day summit, which ended Wednesday.
    The world’s largest broadcasters, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, Daystar, Trinity Broadcasting Network and God TV, were all represented.
    Nitzan Chen, the director of Israel’s Government Press Office, said he believed the summit was long overdue, and that planners chose the 50th anniversary celebrations of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem as a fitting occasion for the conference.