St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
Sunday, February 4, Rev. James Twyman will preach and celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.
Were the Holidays a bit too much of a good thing for you, food-wise, causing you to put on a few unwanted pounds? Perhaps we can help. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and continuing through February 28, at St. Andrew’s a program will enable participants to share tips and resources and learn more about the Keto diet. No weigh-in and no fee. Carol Van Gorp will lead the series. If you’d like to participate, please email Carol, at carolvangorp99 @gmail.com.
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.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Pastor Wayne, will talk this week about: “When a Dead Man speaks?”
This last week I watched a movie on Netflix entitled “90 Minutes in Heaven.” It was based on the experience of a Baptist minister named Don Piper who apparently died in a car accident. The police and the paramedics checked him out and declared him to be dead. He claims to have spent time in heaven for 90 minutes, but then suddenly he woke up. That is certainly an intriguing tale.
But there is an even greater life after death account found in John 11. A man named Lazarus was dead for four days and then Jesus brought him back to life. What a movie he could make! And what powerful lessons we learn from the account.
The English language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala. The Spanish language service begins at 11 a.m.
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.
Calle San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, just south of Mom’s Restaurant, toward the lake.
Heritage Baptist Church
Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone.
Our joy is not anchored to the ever-changing circumstances in life, but our joy is a product of being anchored to Christ. If joy in Christ was a disease, there would be nothing more contagious. Joyous people have no problem encouraging others and making lots of friends.
People filled with the joy of the Lord are always in demand. Joy does not come from our circumstances. Joy comes from walking with God. Joyful people are those who trust that God is directing their lives and that He’s in control. God has set His love on you. You are His. Yes, that’s what kind of God we serve. Your sadness is for a short time and your trials are sweetened with the knowledge of the Lord. How about you? Have you lost your joy? Why?
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.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 4, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse Restaurant and also via Zoom. Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message: Healing, Prayer, and Proclamation based on Mark 1: 29-39. The church annual meeting will be held following the service. Those who wish to join for lunch after the meeting will meet in the Nueva Posada, Donato Guerra 9 in Ajijic, 376-766-1444.
A funeral for Rev. Linda Ramos wil be held Monday, February 5, 1 p.m. at Christ Church. The Bishop will be at the funeral. Finger food is requested.
A Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, February 7, 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share their insights with each other.
If you haven’t attended a Bible Study with Rev. Danny you should as you will find it extremely interesting and educational.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church
Pastor John Speight’s sermon entitled “Three Decisions That Will Change Your Life” from Deut. 6:4-5 highlighted ‘Decision #1: I choose to worship God in community with other believers.’ The intent of these two verses was to give a clear statement of the truth of monotheism, that there is only one God and Jesus describes them as the greatest of the commandments. These two verses tell us that there is a God and He is the source of all that exists and that God is worthy of all of our worship and all of our love. God reveals to us two truths. He is life itself and He is the source of all life.
Lake Chapala Baptist Church is at Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. English-language Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. English-language worship service is at 10:45 a.m. The Spanish-language worship service is at 12:30 p.m.
St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church GDL
Reverend James Tyman will officiate at the 1:30 p.m. Mass with elements in both English and Spanish, Sunday, January 14.
St. Mark’s Anglican is offers the only English-language Anglican worship in the Guadalajara area. We are an international community of worship . A coffee get-together is held in the fellowship hall after each service.
Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, diagonally across the street from the UAG ICB Campus, Colonia Monraz, Guadalajara. Website: stmarksgdl.com/en.
Little Chapel by the Lake
This week’s Worship will center around the sermon by Pastor Thomas “Your Word is a Lamp to my Feet” taken from Psalms 1189:103-117.
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, with the main dish provided, accompanying dishes of whatever you bring.
Little Chapel information: 331-307-0669.
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. Our next outreach to that community will be Tuesday, February 6, meeting at the Little Chapel at 3 p.m. to carpool to the pueblo.
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., a small group will be meeting for a Bible study in the book of Hebrews, chapter six.
Thursday at 10 a.m., a Bible Study on the book of Revelation in the fellowship hall will be led by Pastor Thomas. Anyone is welcome to drop in for the Study.
Friday at 1 p.m., Spanish conversational classes have once again started up.
Car Wash/Bazaar by Mama Cleo’s boys home is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Chapel (a fundraiser for their many financial needs).
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.
Sunday, February 4, at 12 p.m., noon, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will speak on “A Larger Love,” at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship the first service at their new location at San Luis 19 in Riberas del Pilar (one block south of the previous address.
It’s a few days before Valentine’s Day, which for most of us folks from the north is a celebration of romantic love. Here in Mexico, Valentine’s Day is much broader, a celebration of familial love, and love for friends, a larger love. In this service, we will consider even these and larger circles of love. Could it be that love is part of being human, even, of being alive? Could a larger, even a universal love exist, a love that has emerged just as we have emerged and evolved from simpler beginnings?
D’Vorah Kelley will be the service associate.
The February 10 service will feature June Wilson speaking on “Happiness.”
Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community
The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers opportunities to meditate in a supportive environment at the 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, February 4, the Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon. Each “First Sunday” of the month offers an opportunity for three contiguous hours of practice. Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 hours. Each hour includes sitting and walking meditation. This Sunday, at 9 a.m., a brief guided loving-kindness/metta practice will be introduced, after which participants are encouraged to practice in whatever way seems most helpful.
Wednesday, February 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., the program is one hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.), followed by two videos introducing February’s theme: “Imprisonment and Escape,” leaving time for discussion.
To see the link to join us via Zoom, go to heartofawareness.org.
Afterward all are invited to enjoy “Social Time” for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Thursday February 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. one hour of sitting and walking meditation is offered. The same day, from 1-2:30 p.m. the practice/study group is reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s “The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra.” You do not need the book to participate.
Abundant Life Church
There is a growing problem world-wide with identity theft. Financial institutions, governments, schools and business have been affected by this widespread problem but in the end it is the individual who suffers most of all as they lose their name and future. Identity theft as we know it may be a new thing but the concept is very old. The devil wants to rob us of our identity as believers and places increased pressures on our lives to cave in and lose who we are by His grace. Come this Sunday, February 4, as we look at who we are in Christ and how to protect that identity in an identity theft-filled world.
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.
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.
Judea de Jalisco
Judea de Jalisco is an alternative, Mexican and expat/immigrant, LBGTQA+ welcoming, faith-based community that meets for spiritual and social events, where Jewish ethics/values, music, laughter and food are highlighted.
Please help us celebrate our new space! We are so lucky to have secured it, thank you Richard and Lori for finding it! It’s a great place in a great location. And thanks to La Iglesia Ajijic for sharing their space.
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.
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.