Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints Sunday, November 5, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person, 10:30 a.m., in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse Restaurant.
Rev. Christine Wysock will be the celebrant and Dr. Inez Dyer will give the message “Life Everlasting.” Those wishing to gather for brunch after the service will meet at Min Wah Restaurant, Calle al Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 376-766-0686.
A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other.
The Lakeside Singers with Rev. Christine Wysock and our musician Deborah Inkster-Bain, will not meet during the month of November.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Peace, I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
Today we live in a world of stress and strife. We seem to be running impossibly hard just to remain in place. While our lives may have issues or our relationships may be fractured, there is hope and love through Jesus. Though none of us have seen the face of God, our belief in Him and our attempt to follow in the steps of Jesus have made us His children. Most of us are struggling in some manner whether it be financial, medical, family, or other things, God has granted us peace. We need only to reach out and accept it.
Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language worship service is at 10:45am. The Spanish-language worship service is at 12:30pm. Phone 331-608-0856.
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, November 5, at the 11 a.m. service, Pastor Thomas ‘ sermon title is “The Tree of Life.”
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.
Little 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. The next food distribution day will be on Tuesday, November 7.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., a small group will meet for a Bible study and fellowship.
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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (fundraiser for their needs).
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.
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).
Carretera Chapala-Ajijic No. 10, Fracc. Chula Vista, Chapala.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, November 5, Rev. Michelle McKinnon Young will preach and Reverend James Twyman will celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.
November 12 is “Outreach Grant” Sunday, when St. Andrew’s distributes grants to deserving Lakeside charities. A day of true celebration!
Friday, November 12, 4 p.m., Rodrigo Leal, our Choir Master/Organist, will perform a free concert at St. Andrew’s
Watch for the next iteration of a continuing Lectionary Study. The study will 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.
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 together at the Practice Center (Guadalupe Victoria 101, Ajijic) on Sundays and Wednesdays. Chairs and cushions are provided. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Donations are appreciated.
Sunday, November 5, 9 a.m. to noon: this is “1st Sunday” and we offer three rounds of sitting and walking meditation. Come for 1, 2 or 3 hours. We begin with 30 minutes of sitting meditation practice, 15 minutes of walking, and 15 minutes sitting and repeat at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Monday, October 30, 3 to 5 p.m, The monthly film will be “The Tibetan Book of the Dead.” Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening movie explores how this ancient text remains a source of strength and guidance. Free admission, donations welcome.
Wednesday, November 8, 4 to 5 p.m., one hour of sitting walking and sitting meditation followed by a video dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hahn and Br. David Steindl-Rast on Gratefulness. The link can be found at heartofawareness.org.
Thursday November 9, our Practice/Book Study group, open to all, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We are reading “Welcoming the Unwelcomed” by Pema Chrödron. You do not need the book to participate.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the two-part “Mortality: Up Close and Personal” workshop with Loretta Downs (originally scheduled for November 6 and 13) has been rescheduled to January 22 and 29, 2024. Save the dates!
Sunday, November 5, Pastor Carolyn, will ask us: “Do You Want to Get Well?”
People often have a way of knowing exactly what we should do . . . but when we have the opportunity to solve our issues, we can back away. We can be more comfortable with our current problems than with taking on new and different ones that would come when our old problems are resolved. We even use proverbs like: “Better the devil you know,” meaning it’s smarter to deal with someone or something familiars, even if you hate him, her, or it, than to deal with someone you don’t know who might be worse.
Jesus dealt with a man like this in a story told in John’s Gospel. He’d been disabled for 38 years and when Jesus asked him if he wanted to be well, he didn’t really answer the question. Jesus healed him anyway—with interesting results that we’ll discuss in our sermon on Sunday.
The English language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala.
Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar.
Sunday, November 5, features Al Castleman speaking on “Building the Beloved Community.”
The term “beloved community” was popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the context of the civil rights movement. It describes a community characterized by love, compassion, justice, and mutual support among its members, and emphasizes the importance of empathy, understanding, and a commitment to the well-being of each person. What inner strengths and skills can we develop and what physical resources are needed to continue creating a beloved community of our fellowship? How far-reaching the rewards? This Sunday marks the beginning of our two month-long Pledge Campaign.
Lynn Cleek will be the service associate.
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.
Heritage Baptist Church
Light comes to a dark world: Deuteronomy 18:9-14 / Acts 26:17-18.
A day in the kingdom of darkness and a day in the kingdom of light. Halloween began its origin as Druid celebrations which included a festival to their god, Samhain, which was celebrated on the first day of their new year, November 1. The end of the harvest celebration occurred the night before on October 31.
True Christianity produces results in a change of character in the individual. Acts 26:17-18 records the Apostle Paul’s commission to go to the Gentiles; “to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
That is exactly what happened in Acts 19:18-19, “Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. (19) And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. This contrast was reflected on October 31 when the reformation brought light to a dark world, when Martin Luther challenged the religious world to follow the light of scripture.
Join us in the “Upper Room” at the Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar Sundays at 11:15 a.m.: open prayer the Word at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible study at 4:30 p.m. Info: 333-016-3743, HeritageBaptistChurchMexico@ gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page.
Abundant Life Church
Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. Weekly Sunday worship services start at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
San Andres Catholic 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.
St. Mark’s Anglican
Regular bilingual Sunday Services with communion are now held at 10: a.m.
Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en.