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Weekly Worship - September 23, 2023

Lakeside CommunityFellowship

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

Unitarian UniversalistFellowship

Robert Barnett will speak on “Hope” with DeeDee Camhi as service associate at the next meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (LCUUF).

Can we still have Hope that things will be better in the future? Hope is the belief that the future will be better and you have the power to make it so. We’ll examine some research about what hope is and how to increase it.

LCUUF services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar, next to Doppio Café, across the road from the Catholic Church.

Lakeside Presbyterian

Is it the New Birth or is it Born Again the topic of Dr. Wayne Cook’s sermon Sunday, September 24 as our series the book of John continues based on John 3: 1-12.

The new birth is the spiritual key that transforms a person  from being spiritually dead to being spiritually alive. Jesus declares it a necessary requirement for entering the kingdom of God.

A religious leader by the name of Nicodemus came to visit Jesus by night. He tells Jesus that no one could do the things that he did unless God was with him. Then Jesus replies by saying, “You must be born again.” Though Nicodemus is a religious leader, he seems totally confused by what Jesus tells him. Maybe we are confused as well. How do we know if we have met the requirement for entrance into God’s Heaven?

English-language service begins Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and also streams each live at facebook.com/LPCChapala. Spanish service starts at 11 a.m.

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 before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.

Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, just down the street from Mom’s Restaurant.

Lake Chapala Baptist

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14).

We are the children of God. He has told us so. When we became followers of Christ, we went from the darkness to the light and are thus the “light of the world”. We bring hope and the knowledge of salvation to others. When people see you, do they know you are Christians by the way you act? If not, why not? If our light cannot be hidden because we are set on a hill as an example, it behooves us to shine that light wide and far. Let us all show we are Christians by our love.

Worship service Sundays, 10:45 a.m.; Spanish language worship at 12:30 p.m.

Sta. Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Contact: 331-608-0856.

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 24, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person, and via Zoom, 10:30 a.m., in our normal location with the red door and windows next to the Smokehouse Restaurant. Restaurant Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message “Equality” based on Matthew 20:1-16. Those wishing to gather for brunch after the service will meet at Min Wah Restaurant, Calle al Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 766-0686.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will be held Tuesday, September 26 at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Please attend to help out in filling the buckets with food to be distributed to needy families. If you wish to help our food program by giving a monetary donation, contact Al Ramos, 332-3134-1282, 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..

A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.

Zoom sign-in information for joining the Holy Eucharist Service and/or the Bible Studies: contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and 376-766-2495.

Heritage Baptist Church

We believers are called to care for God’s children. And the Holy Spirit teaches us how to act, how to react, and how to pray for others. This we learn from the Bible, and also from our own personal observations of the quiet yet inexorable way the Holy Spirit moves us through our lives, teaching, guiding, exhorting, protecting.

We love Jesus Christ… We love Him with all our hearts, minds, and strength. But do we love the Church in the same way? The Church is the bridge of Christ and should be like a mother to those in need, a source of comfort and strength. Extreme wisdom, supreme patience, and gentleness are required to keep a church united.

In dealing with people we must have the integrity to act in kindness, with honest concern. Encourage one another, give, be gracious, be kind. We may find ourselves one day in Heaven worshiping at the side of an adversary-turned-friend for eternity!

Heritage is a fledgling Baptist Church seeking out our eternal family. Join us  in the “Upper Room” at the Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar. Sundays at 11:15 a.m.: Open prayer, then wisdom direct from the Word. Wednesdays: Bible study at 4:30 p.m. Info: HeritageBaptistChurchMexico@ gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page!

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, September 24, Pastor Thomas Walker will speak on “He has Sent Me” at the 11 a.m. service. Little Chapel is located on the Ajijic-Chapala highway 10 in Chula Vista. A Grace meal is held after the service, with the main dish provided, accompanying dishes of whatever you bring.

Chapel information: 376-766-2538.

Donations for our mission in San Juan Tecomatlan are always gladly accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute via your donations.

A special need at this time is crayons, pencils, and paper for a children’s Bible class in San Juan Tecomatlan held  by one of the local women in that pueblo.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., a small group will meet  for a Bible study in the book by Paul written to the Thessalonians. This week we’re in Chapter 4.

Little Chapel telephone: 376-766-2538.

Beginners Spanish class at 1 p.m., Friday; call Beatriz 376-108-9755 or 331-912-6430 for more information or simply show up on Friday.

Car Wash by Mama Cleo’s Boys home Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (fundraiser for their needs).

Collecting water containers (garrafones) for the village of Mezcala. Contact Don Spangler, +1-970-219-5983 for more information.

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.

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).

If you need help with transportation, you can get in touch through 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Episcopal Church

Sunday, September 24, Reverend Michelle McKinnon-Young will preach and Reverend James Twyman will celebrate at the 10 a.m. service.

Watch for the next iteration of our continuing Lectionary Study to be held both in-person and on-line. In addition, Pastor Michelle can also lead themed video studies on a variety of religious/spiritual topics for modern-day applications. Please let her know your interests.

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. Michelle at: standrewsparishlakeside @gmail.com. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Heart of Awareness

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) Sundays and Wednesdays. Chairs and cushions are provided. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation.  Donations are appriciated.

Sunday, September 24, the Center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for sitting and walking meditation. The format for the hour is 30 minutes of sitting, 15 minutes of walking and 15 minutes of sitting.

Monday, Sept. 25, 3 to 5 p.m., Monday Movie Matinee: “The Last Dalai Lama?”

Wednesday, September 27, there is a practice period from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by the second of two talks by senior teacher Marty Janowitz, offering more support for our exploration into living the Five Precepts: the basic code of ethics for lay followers of Buddhism.

Thursday, September 28, a Practice/Book Study group, open to all, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  

The Wednesday practice and program is also offered on Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person. The Zoom link can be found at heartofawareness.org. 

Christian Science Group

You are invited to attend our Testimony Meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. 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 www.christianscienceajijic. org or call 331-155-4733. All are welcome.

Abundant Life Church

Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” That is a bold statement by the apostle Paul and few continue to live to that standard. Sunday, September 24, we welcome home our missionaries serving among the Muslim population of the Middle East.  They are head of a ministry simply called, “LIVE DEAD.” They are a living example of the heart that we all should strive for and will be a great encouragement to everyone.

Services are on the Facebook page as well as the YouTube channel. The 10:30 a.m. 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.

Grace Church Chapala

Grace Church Chapala is a Christian Church located in the Bravo Theatre building at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas. 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.  

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 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).

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 and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Information: unitynamaste. org.

San Juan BautistaCatholic Church

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

San Andres Catholic Church 

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

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.
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St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal, Guadalajara

Regular Sunday Services take place at 10:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. Their choir is not to be missed and there is a coffee gettogether after each service.

Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en. on John 3: 1-12

The new birth is the spiritual key that transforms a person

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