Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.
Little Chapel by the Lake
“The Christian Church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world in which the membership is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.” So says Charles Clayton Morrison. Join in Sunday, October 7, at the Little Chapel by the Lake as Pastor Jim Andrew talks about God’s preference for failed, flawed, and fractured individuals. You will be inspired!
The Little Chapel by the Lake is at Chapala-Ajijic Highway 10 in Chula Vista opposite Mirasol. Information: Belva, (376) 766-2538.
Fun with Music meets Wednesday, October 10, at the Little Chapel, 3:30 p.m., to go and sing at Casa Anastasia assisted living care center, next to Maskaras Clinic in Riberas del Pilar, from 4-5 p.m. Whether you sing or not, this is just a fun time to share music together. Questions: 766-2538.
Afterward, at 5:30 p.m., join the group for the video “Exodus Revealed” back at the Little Chapel.
Lake Chapala Baptist
How does a true friend act? Proverbs 27:6 says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” It’s certainly true that sometimes “the truth hurts.” Not physically but emotionally. A true friend tells you the truth and it may wound you. But he or she is just being faithful. They’re not trying to hurt you. They certainly don’t want to hurt you. Their intentions are honorable; they want you to be a better person. Those friends are extremely valuable. An enemy, posing as a friend, will shower you with phony positivity and be of no help at all. If you’ve lived very long at all, you know that faithful friends are hard to find. When you find one, hold on to him or her and value their friendship. And if you do the same for them they will count you as a faithful friend too.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 6, at Yves’ Restaurant starting at 2:30 p.m. All animals (cats, dogs, burros, etc.) and their owners are welcome.
Christ Church Lakeside, a mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday, October 7, with the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Eventos Center. Lay Reader Conley Stamper will preside and preach “Mysteries of Faith” based on Genesis 2: 18–24 and Mark 10: 2-16.
The Lunch Bunch meets at 12:45 p.m. and dines at Min Wah, Tepalo 96 in Ajijic, (376) 766-0686, following the refreshments and coffee after the service.
The Bible Study is cancelled this week.
The Lakeside Singers will meet at Ohana’s assisted living center in San Juan Cosala, Wednesday, October 3, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 7, Pastor Ross Arnold returns to the pulpit. His sermon is entitled “This One Thing I Know,” drawn from the book of John 15:9.
Outreach News: Blood Pressure checks Sunday, October 7, immediately after service at the name tags desk. A joint Canadian/U.S. Thanksgiving dinner will be held November 7, 4 p.m. Sign up in the Narthex. Movie Night is Thursday October 25, 6 p.m. Free admission, popcorn included. Saturday Classes: ESL, computer and sewing, 10 a.m. at the church for any Spanish speakers. LPC’s weekly feeding, clothing and necessities of life distributions continue; surplus produce is very welcome. If your lime, orange or avocado trees produce more than you can consume, please share. Just drop it off, we’ll look after the rest. All of the above driven by volunteers who believe in “leaving things better than we found them.”
Interested in volunteering? Contact LPC’s office/administrator at (376) 106-0853.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar. English services, Sunday, 10 a.m., Spanish services, 9 a.m. Sunday School for Adults, 8:30 a.m. in the Library. Fridays, Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. in the Library.
San Andrés Mass
“We celebrate today our belonging together as the Family of God. Christ has made us his brother and sisters, and children of our heavenly Father. The love and respect we show for each other in this celebration will be largely dependent on the love and respect that exists in our own human family.”
Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., will offer the homily “The Family of God” at San Andrés Catholic Church’s service in English, Sunday, October 7, 9 a.m.
The San Andrés English congregation holds a “First Sunday of the Month Food Drive” to help support the children at Villa Infantil orphanage in Jocotepec and the sisters who care for them. Consider bringing a non-perishable food item, toilet tissue, cleaning products, and the like to Sunday’s Liturgy.
San Andrés is at the corner of Ramon Corona and Parroquia, one block from the Ajijic main plaza.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, October 7, the Rev. Winston Welty will preside and preach.
St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist begins Sunday, 10 a.m., and bilingual Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. Coffee hour, a time of fellowship and welcome, follows the service.
Every Sunday, Operation Feed, the program supported by St. Andrew’s, welcomes donations of non-perishable food items. Boxed milk and empty cardboard egg cartons are especially welcome, in addition to rice, beans, pasta, lentils, garbanzos, oats, oil and salt. The parish distributes the donations to Lakeside’s neediest families.
Decluttering? Clearing out your closet? Don’t forget our own resale shop, Todo Bueno. Every donation or consignment you make benefits the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew’s and enables the parish to financially support a number of charities around Lakeside.
Todo Bueno is located on the highway, just west of S&S Auto in Riberas de Pilar, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
St. Andrew’s is at Calle San Lucas 19, a block south of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
The topic at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, October 7 is “Canadian Thanksgiving: Reflections on Gratitude.”
Various Canadian members of our congregation, both here in Lakeside and in Canada, offer their recollections on different aspects of gratitude such as what it means to be grateful, for what are we grateful, how we learned to be grateful. Presenters include Sandy Wallin, Jan Manning, Mardele Harland. Susan Miller is service leader.
The Unitarians meet Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Hidalgo 261, on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, opposite the Catholic Church.
Abundant Life Church
How can we be sure that we are pleasing to God? Some may respond that by going to church or treating people fairly, we can be sure that we are pleasing to him. But the scriptures clearly teach that being in the right place or living in a moral way is not what brings us into relationship with God. Sunday, October 7, discover the principles that should govern our lives if we want to please our creator. Even if you have gone to church all your life, you may still be wanting when it comes to doing what Jesus wants.
Abundant Life Church’s worship service in English is held Sundays, 10 a.m., and Bible Study Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Spanish-language services are Sunday at noon. Spanish Bible studies are Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. A children’s ministry is held Saturday, noon, and bilingual youth meet Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.
The church is at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, a block from Super Lake. Information: 331-417-7038.
Shabbat Torah services are held the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., and Shabbat evening services and potluck every second and fourth Friday, 6 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation.
The synagogue is at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas del Pilar (mountain side of the carretera, diagonally across from Mom’s Restaurant). Contact (376) 766-2668 or lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.
Home Church Int’l
Many things in the world change because of learning. One thing we’re learning is that some issues are detrimental because the world has it backwards.
Things can be backwards involving the spiritual world, too. For instance, the world normally describes a human as being composed of body, soul and spirit. But, since man is made in the image of God who is Spirit, the definition needs to be reversed. Man is a spirit with an eternal existence, has a soul, and lives in a body. He is eternal, whether with or without the Creator God. He has the choice to follow God’s plan or not. Surrender is the key. Pastors Paul and Susana Allen present this call to all who are yet living.
The Lord’s Church
The Lord’s Church meets at Carretera Chapala-Jocotepec 131 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Sundays, 10 a.m. Enjoy live praise music brought to you by Redeemed, followed at 11 a.m. by TLC’s Extraordinary Service, including worship, praise, communion and more.
The Lord’s Church is a non-denominational Christian congregation following a biblical model of church leadership.
Mindfulness Meditation: Two periods of quiet meditation and a guided Mindfulness Meditation video are offered Tuesdays, 3-4:15 p.m. This is for anyone who wants to practice Mindfulness Meditation, beginner to advanced.
Ramana Maharshi Satsang: Listen to current-day teachers of non-duality, then a period to practice self-inquiry, Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.
No cost. Free books provided for both groups.
The Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a free, 13-week course runs October 24-January 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Mindfulness is the easiest way to start meditation and stick with it. This course gives you what you need to get started with Mindfulness and, as you progress, to deeper meditation.
Hosted by Richard Clarke and Carol Johnson. San Luis 73, Riberas del Pilar. Call (376) 765-6976.
The Chapala Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship holds meditation services Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” founded Self Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millennia ago in India. These teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and wellbeing, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life’s ultimate goal – union of the soul with God.