Heart of Awareness
The Heart of Awareness (HoA) Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate together at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays. Activities at the Heart of Awareness are open to all. Chairs and cushions are provided and there are written meditation instructions for beginners.
On Wednesdays in May, following the 4 to 5 p.m. meditation period, teachings explore the theme “Wisdom and Compassion in Action.” The Wednesday program is also offered via Zoom. You’ll find the link on the website, heartofawareness.org.
Sunday, May 7, the practice period is from 9 a.m. to noon. Each hour includes sitting and walking meditation. Attend 1, 2, or all 3 hours, arriving at the top of the hour or during a walking period (i.e., 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.)
A practice and book study group meets on Thursdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. “In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying,” by Tibetan master teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, is the current title. The book is read aloud during each session with discussion. Each session begins with 20 minutes of sitting practice and ends with a ten-minute silent reflection/meditation period. This is an open group and drop ins are welcome.
Also, those with an interest in socializing with others who attend HoA are invited to informal gatherings for a restaurant meal which occur after the “First Sunday” extended practice period and following the practice and teachings every Wednesday. No need to RSVP.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, May 7, Brother Thomas Walker will bring us the joyful news at the 11 a.m. meeting with a message titled “A Sower went out to Sow”.
Located on the Ajijic Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista.
Grace meal after the service. Main dish provided, accompanying dishes whatever you decide to bring.
Donations for our food mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause. A big thank you for all who went out to help distribute food and clothes this past Tuesday.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for fellowship and prayer at the Chapel. This Tuesday, the focus will be on Daniel (for the next several weeks).
Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a fundraiser for their needs.
Collecting water containers (garrafones) for the village of Mezcala. Please contact Don Spangler, +1-970-219-5983 (Whatsapp or message only) for more information.
Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside will observe the fifth Sunday of Easter, May 7, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist together, and via Zoom, 10:30 a.m., at our location with the red door and windows next to The Smokehouse Restaurant. Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message “Believe”. The once-a-month Sunday Potluck will be held in the Church after the Service.
A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other.
Sunday, May 7, Pastor Carolyn, will talk about “Passing the Torch,” Paul’s last letter.
Did you ever have a teacher ask you to pretend 30, 40, or 50 years have passed and then to write your own obituary? That is quite an imaginative stretch! Of course, as days and years go by, things become clearer. We reach milestones that can’t be erased, like marriages, children, geographic moves, jobs we’ve held. We have had our impact on others—for good or bad. In Paul’s second letter to his spiritual son, Timothy, he reminds us that while we have breath, we can still make a difference in the world and in God’s kingdom—and change not only our obituary, but our eternal future.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
English-language service begins at 9:30 a.m. Spanish service begins 11 a.m. The English service also streams each Sunday at facebook.com/LPCChapala.
There is coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.
Everyone is welcome to Wednesday drop-in Bible study at 10 a.m.
If you need a ride, or more information, call 376-106-0853, Thursday, before 4 p.m.
LPC is at Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, (turn lakeside at Mom’s Restaurant).
The Lakeside Chapala Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to share a good time together.
Have you felt that your life is a struggle? Are you afraid of the constant bad news coming your way? This time is for you. It is for every kind of person, no matter your origin, beliefs or questions.
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.
We believe that God is the creator (Genesis 1:1), Jesus is our savior (Acts 16:31), the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11) the eternal Father (1 John 2:13) and that the Bible is the only source for truth and comfort for broken hearts ( Romans 15:4 cf John 17:17).
Come and discover something that could change your life forever!
Carretera Chapala-Ajijic No. 10, Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala
Sunday, May 7, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present “All Work and No Play.”
There’s a story in anthropology circles about the Baining people in New Guinea, who are apparently the only culture in the world who discourage their children from playing. But later evidence suggests this isn’t quite true. Every culture makes space for play. What is so essential about play for human life? Why do we love play? How can we play more, and better?
Barley Donahue will be the service associate.
Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person services are now available at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.
Lake Chapala Baptists
Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom Sundays, 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Baptist Church. Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, May 7, Reverend Michael Schirmacher will celebrate at the 10 a.m. service.
Reverend Michelle McKinnon-Young will preach on Acts 7:55-60. Her subject: “Beyond the fray, meet Stephen. One minute he’s waiting tables, the next he becomes the first Christian martyr. Acerbic sermons are costly. Notice Stephen’s focus throughout. Wait! There’s a familiar face in that ravenous crowd. . . .”
St. Andrew’s is offering a five-part program on “Future Planning,” to be held at the church Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10 a.m. The series’ speakers will be devoted to retirement residences and care homes at Lakeside. The public is invited to attend.
The first seminar speaker will be Registered Nurse Josefina Contreras, owner of Mi Casita. She also provides home nursing services.
On May 13, the speaker will be Richard Gomez Reyes, who has a calling for helping people with illnesses, or who require assistance for every-day problems. He also will assist you in finding reliable workers for your home.
Operation Feed: Our feeding program buys non-perishable food to donate to "Operation Feed,” which feeds 150 families—about 700 people‚ in and around San Juan Cosalá. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Operation Feed” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.
St. Andrew’s live streams Sunday services and sermon highlights on its Facebook page: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala.
Abundant Life Church
Are you influenced or are you an influencer? We all like to think that our actions and opinions influence others but in reality, the only thing certain is that we are all being influenced in one way or another. This Sunday, May 7, we will take a look at what we allow to influence us. We will also look to God as the only one who has never been influenced and how He wants to influence us and form us into His image. Being found in the image of Jesus is the goal not only of God but for every believer.
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico. English-language services are Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Spanish-Language services are Sunday, 9 a.m. and noon. Bible study in English is held at 11 a.m. each Wednesday with Spanish language Bible studies on Friday at 6:45 p.m.
Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.
Grace Church Chapala
Join us for worship at the Bravo Theater, 441 Hidalgo, in Riberas, every Sunday, 10 a.m.
Grace Church is a group of believers with a more contemporary style of worship with a mix of praise songs and hymns.
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 accepted. Transportation or carpooling at 9:15 a.m. from Walmart, Little Chapel by the Lake or Soriano parking lots available. Contact 970 219-5983 in advance via Whatsapp FaceTime or messenger.
Calle Hidalgo 251-B Mezcala (green building with burgundy cross).
Mezcala Christian Church provides approximately 250 early breakfast meals weekly to Mezcala children and 50 to 100 large bottles (garafones) of clean safe drinking water weekly to Mezcala area families. Food and financial donations are always needed and
Lake Chapala Jewish 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.
St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal, Guadalajara
Regular Sunday Services under Rev. Dr. Pamela Hosey Long take place at 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish.
Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara. provided after every service.