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Weekly Worship - May 18 2024

Christ Church Lakeside

Sunday, May 19, the church will observe the Day of Pentecost, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. at our normal location.

Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and will give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch following the service will meet at 12:15 p.m. at Manix II Restaurant located at Carretera Poniente 111 in Ajijic (on the mountain side directly across from Strom White Movers),  376-766-0061.

The next Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you would like to help be sure the food we are donating is properly sorted and delivered to the families we support, please come by.

To help our food program with a monetary donation, or if you need more information, contact Al Ramos at 332-384-2343, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, May 22, the Bible Study, hosted by Reverend Danny Borkowski will be held on Zoom starting at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend as we learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share our insights with each other.

For Zoom sign-in information, contact Rev. Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 376-766-2495 for the ID and password.

Join our new church choir and let your love for music and faith shine. All voices welcome, no experience necessary. The choir will practice together each week to prepare one new song for Sunday service. Contact Michael Hall at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lake ChapalaBaptist Church

English worship service is Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Spanish worship service follows at 12:30 p.m. English-language Bible study is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 10 .am. A praise and prayer service is Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: (52)331-608-0856, +1-512-422-1285.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church GDL

An international worship community offering the only English-language worship in metro Guadalajara.

Sundays at 1:30 p.m. In English with some Spanish readings/music. Rev. James Twyman officiates.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG medical campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en; Facebook: stmark44670.

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday May 19, Pentecost Sunday, the Little Chapel by the Lake is looking forward to our guest speaker from Dr. Deborah Davis Jones. 

Little Chapel is located on the Ajijic-Chapala Highway 10 in Chula Vista. Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. A Grace meal is held after the service. All are invited to say and fellowship.

Little Chapel information: 331-307-0669.

Donations for our mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Tuesday,

Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for Bible study in the book of Colosians at the Chapel.

Thursday at 10 a.m. is a Bible Study in the Book of Revelation at the Chapel.

Friday, the conversational Spanish class starts at 1 p.m., beginners welcome.

Saturday’s carwash fund-raiser is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Chapel by the boys from Mama Cleo’s boys home, to meet their many financial needs.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, May 19, Rev. Matt Aslpaugh will speak on “Earth Heal Us.”

We live in a time of existential despair over climate change and other harms to the earth. We are saddened that so many deny the existence of these harms and even double down on increasing such harms. We can easily get frozen in such despair. How do we avoid allowing such despair lead us into inaction? How do we reclaim that mutual relationship with the earth that our ancestors knew?

June Wilson will be the service associate.

Next Sunday, May 26, Rev. Tim Boeve will present “Settling the God Question, Maybe.” Dee Dee Camhi will be the service associate.

Sunday service is  at  noon, at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s new location at San Luis 19 in Riberas del Pilar (one block south of the previous address).

Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers the opportunity to meditate in a supportive environment at its air conditioned Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Chairs and cushions are provided. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Donations are appreciated. 

Sunday, May 19: 9 to 10 a.m. One hour sitting and walking meditation. 30 minutes sitting, 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes sitting.

Wednesday, May 22: 4-6 p.m. This month’s “Focus Wednesday” will be an opportunity to practice with the first two Brahma Viharas—Metta/Lovingkindness and Karuna/Compassion. Facilitated by Walter Wesley and Janet Reichert, this 2-hour session will include an introduction, overview, and guided practice with each followed by time for discussion (in air-conditioned comfort!). The session will be useful for those new to meditation and seasoned practitioners.

 Join online via Zoom at heartofawareness .org.

Afterward, all are invited for a “Social Time” dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Thursday, May 23: One hour of sitting and walking meditation. 1-2:30 p.m. The Thursday Book Practice/Study Group is reading: Shunryu Suzuki’s “Not Always So.” Drop-ins are always welcome, owning the book isn’t required.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Sunday, May 19, Father James-Francis Twyman will preach will celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.

St. Andrew’s live streams Sunday services and sermon highlights and also publishes daily inspiration, parish news and events on its Facebook page: St. Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.

To become part of the parish, contact Rev. James at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. His office hours are Monday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake ChapalaJewish Congregation

Join us the first and third Saturday at 10 a.m., live and zoom for services.

Join us live the second and fourth Friday for service and potluck at 6 p.m.
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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San AndresCatholic Church

Marcos Castellanos 14, Centro, Ajijic. English Mass Sundays,  9 a.m. Information: Rose, +423-312-7468.

San Juan BautistaCatholic Church

English Mass, Sundays 9 a.m. Del Cardenal 25, Raquet Club, San Juan Cosala.

Calle Hidalgo 251-B Mezcala (green building with burgundy cross).

Abundant Life Church

Did you know that the Holy Spirit is active today? The same power that was present during the opening events of the church is available to all believers who desire more of God. The power given by the Holy Spirit is to be a witness in all the world as Jesus promised and our world still is in need of the message. Come Sunday, May 19, as we look to God to place His power on us for the completion of the great commission.

Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Weekly Sunday worship services in English start at 10:30 a.m.

Services are on the Facebook page as well as the YouTube channel. The English services schedule is at abuntandtlifechapala.com. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday. Carretera 140, San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Pastor Wayne´s sermon this week will be about the “True Vine.”

The Great Vine is the actual name of a grapevine at Hampton Court Palace near London. Planted in 1768, the Great Vine is over 250 years old. It holds the title of the largest grapevine in the world. The Great Vine is fruitful and produces about 600 pounds of black grapes every year. One root is at least 2 ft thick and some branches are 200 ft long. It has become a significant tourist attraction. In our passage, Jesus says that he is the true Vine, the Father is the gardener, and we are the branches. So what does this mean as a practical application for our lives.

The English-language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala.

Everyone is welcome to Wednesday drop-in Bible study.

If you need a ride, or more information, call  376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

There is coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Saturday a bazar, with excellent ítems, clothes, furniture, etc., will be held.

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, just south of Mom’s Restaurant, toward the lake.

Eckankar in Ajijic

Experience HU—Sacred Sound, Ancient Mantra. Anyone can sing HU, regardless of age or religion. It is a simple technique that can be used to enhance your experience of your daily spiritual practice or religion. HU has the power to uplift you spiritually for inner peace, healing, and insight. Join us for a Sound of Soul event every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:00 p,m, at Garden for Dreams Hotel, Constitucion 105, Ajijic. Experience a HU chant with others for 20-minutes followed by a spiritual discussion.

You are also invited to the ECK Café, spiritual discussions held every Friday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society in the garden on a variety of topics including Spiritual Stress Relief, Divine Guidance, The Power of Gratitude, Karma and Reincarnation, Secrets of Divine Creativity and Finding Your Life Purpose. Free and open to everyone.

Organized by students of Eckankar in Ajijic. Information: eckankar.org or (52) 669-431-8484.

Christian Science Group

You are invited to attend our Testimony Meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month at noon at Cinco de Mayo 3, Ajijic. The one-hour meeting begins with readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook “Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, followed by testimonies of spiritual healing that have resulted from the study and practice of Christian Science. For more information visit christianscienceajijic.org or call 331-155-4733. All are welcome.LakeChapalaJewishConregation.com.

Heritage Baptist Church

Hebrews 3:7-8: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness”. For 430 years Israel had been in bondage but finally Moses leads them out. 600,000 men on foot, plus women and children (between 1.5 and 2.4 million altogether) and so began the greatest exodus in all of history. Only Joshua and Caleb and those under the age of 22 years entered the land forty years later, while the rest filled 2 million lonely desert graves. The people quarrelled in rebellion and tested God’s patience, His mercy and endless love. Hebrews 3:12-13 says, take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. The second charge is to help each other. Will we end as well or better than when we started?

Heritage Baptist meets at La Estacion, above Pancho’s Deli, Riberas del Pilar. Sundays at 11 a.m.. Cell: 331-437-7281 or 333-016-3743. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit: hbcmx.org and Facebook: HeritageBaptistChurch Mexico.

Seventh-Day Adventist

The Lakeside Chapala Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to share a good time together.

The appointment is every Saturday, 10 a.m. for fellowship and singing. 10:30 a.m. for a shared biblical study and at 11:30 a.m. the main worship service.

Help with transportation; WhatsApp 642-161-4143 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information: www.LakesideChapalaSDA.org.

Carretera Chapala-Ajijic No. 10, Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala.

Lakeside Community Fellowship

Independencia 159, (next to Fenix Realty), San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.; Ladies Bible study, Tuesday, 10 a.m.; Men’s Bible study, Thursday, 10 a.m. Information: 332-208-9263.

Unity Namaste of Ajijic 

All are welcome every Sunday, noon, at Namaste Village, Angel Flores 5, Ajijic, or via Zoom through unitynamaste.org, and “meet and greet” hospitality starting at 11:30 a.m. A potluck supper is served after the service on the last Sunday of every month. 

Unity Namaste of Ajijic is an official Unity ministry chartered by Unity Worldwide Ministries. Information: unitynamaste.org.

Judea de Jalisco

Judea de Jalisco is an alternative, Mexican and expat/immigrant, LBGTQA+ welcoming, faith-based community for spiritual and social events, where Jewish ethics/values, music, laughter and food are highlighted.

Email email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Grace Church Chapala

Grace Church Chapala is a Christian Church located in the Bravo Theatre building at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas del Pilar. We welcome you to worship Jesus Christ with us on Sunday’s at 10 a.m. Our praise music is a contemporary style. We host an open Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  

Led by the teaching of Pastor Alan Pohl, we strive to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Grace supports an outreach ministry to the children of Mezcala. You will find a friendly welcome here with opportunities to connect with other believers and to serve God. Information: GraceChapalamx.church., tel. 333-399-1501.

Mezcala Christian Church

Pastor Lionel Sanchez and other area Christian pastors share and teach the love of Jesus  every Saturday, 10 a.m. A delicious Grace meal is provided after every service. Transportation or carpooling at 9:15 a.m. from Walmart, Little Chapel by the Lake or Soriana parking lots available. Contact 970-219-5983 in advance via WhatsApp FaceTime or messenger.

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