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Weekly Worship - March 23, 2024

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday’s Worship will center around praising our Lord in Worship and song, followed by the sermon by Pastor Thomas.

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 gladly accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute via your donations. The next outreach is Tuesday, April 2, where we invite the village of San Juan Tecomatlan to a bazaar to help the food program in their town.

Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., a small group will be meeting for a Bible study in the book of Hebrews.

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, the conversational Spanish class meets at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. (Beginners welcome.)

Car Wash/Bazaar by Mama Cleo’s boys home is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Chapel (helps meet their many financial needs).

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, March 24, noon, Pam Cucinell will speak on “Let’s Feel Good! Mark the Spring Equinox.”

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox is March 19. In a world gone mad, how do we restore balance? A recognition of the Equinox emphasizes the importance of daily encounters with our natural world. From her perspective as an astrologer, Pamela Cucinell discusses why so many cultures value this time, and why we might want to as well. The Spring Equinox reminds us that continual adjustments are needed to strive for balance. Colleen Beery is the service associate.

Sunday, March 31, Rev. Matt Alspaugh will present “He Is Risen—Thinking about the Resurrection.”

“He is risen,” some of my Christian friends would tell me on Easter Sunday. Christ’s resurrection from the dead is one of the most central elements of Christian faith. Yet we are given few details about the resurrection event itself in the Christian Bible. Instead, the story has been fleshed out in words and images in later times. We’ll explore what these say about the resurrection, and how it might be interpreted in a way more meaningful for us today. Michael Swords is the service associate.

Sunday, April 7 is “Hearts of Service Volunteer Appreciation Sunday.”

Join us as we gather to honor the incredible spirit of service within the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This will be a heartfelt expression of appreciation and gratitude to all those who generously contribute their time, talents, and compassion to create a vibrant and welcoming faith community.

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).

Lake ChapalaJewish Congregation

A Passover Seder will be observed Monday, April 22, 5 p.m. at Manix Restaurant (new location: Carretera Poniente 111, Ajijic, across from Strom White) and will be open to the community.

Reservations must be made and paid for in advance no later than April 10 at the following locations and times:

Black Coffee (across from Walmart): Tuesday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. to noon on both days.

Black and White Café (Ajijic Plaza, across from El Jardin): Friday, April 5, noon to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, April 10, noon to 2 p.m. Diane Pearl’s Gallery (Sta. Margarita 23 in Riberas del Pilar): Monday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 10,  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday, April 7).

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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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Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers the opportunity to meditate in a supportive environment at its 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. 

Practice Center schedule for March 23 through April 12:

Sundays, March 24 and 31, 9 to 10 a.m.: One hour of sitting and walking meditation. April 7, 9 a.m. to noon: First Sunday offers a three-hour practice opportunity, join for one, two or all three hours.

Monday, March 25, 3 to 5 p.m.: Dharma Movie Matinee: “Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman’s Quest for Enlightenment: The Story of Tenzin Palmo.”

Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.: Foundations of Mindfulness Workshop.

Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.: One hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.). Video Teachings including discussion time follows (5 to 6 p.m.). April 3, 4 to 6:30 p.m.: A Dharma talk by Senior Teacher Marty Janowitz with question-and-answer time. Join us online via Zoom: heartofawareness.org. A social time dinner at a nearby restaurant will be held afterwards; all are invited.

Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.: One hour of sitting and walking meditation. 1 to 2:30 p.m.: The Book practice/study group is currently reading “Not Always So” by Shunyru Suzuki. Owning the book isn’t required to participate.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Sunday, March 24, The Rev. James Francis Twyman will preach and celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.

At noon on Maundy Thursday, March 28, The Reverend Christine Wysock will preach and celebrate.

At noon on Good Friday, March 29, the Reverend Deacon Sue Powell will offer a period of contemplative reflection with readings, music and silent prayer. From 12:50 p.m. the service will continue with readings, homily and Holy Eucharist.

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.

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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.

Heritage Baptist Church

Psalm 8:4a says, “What is man that you are mindful of him?” To consider that the God who created all would take notice of us seems presumptuous. To know He does, is overwhelming. You are made in God’s image. You have dignity. You have worth. You have purpose. Whatever gifts, abilities, and opportunities you possess, God gave you to develop and use for His glory and for the good of others. In our culture we waste a lot of time.  Time, which is what life is made of, so mankind is prone to waste a lot of life, neglecting our gifts and merely passing the time entertaining ourselves to death. We were created for more. We were created to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever, but our bent is to resist Him or ignore Him. Jesus lived the perfect life we could not achieve. Jesus suffered for us the death we deserved because of our sin.  As the infinite God, his death was sufficient for all who trust Him to save them.

Heritage Baptist Church meets at La Estacion above Pancho’s Deli, 2nd floor, Hidalgo 75, Riberas del Pilar. Sunday’s service is at 11 a.m. Bible study is every Wednesday, 2 p.m. Information: 331-437-7281 or 333-016-3743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., hbcmx.org and Facebook: HeritageBaptistChurch Mexico.

Christ Church Lakeside

Sunday, March 24, the church will observe The Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our normal location. Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch following the service will meet in the Casa Linda Restaurant, Rio Bravo 7, Ajijic, 376-108-0887.

Thursday, March 28, the church will observe Maundy Thursday by celebrating Holy Eucharist, with washing of the feet, in person and via Zoom starting at 5 p.m. at our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and provide the message.

Friday, March 29, the church will observe Good Friday by celebrating the Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from the Reserved Sacraments in person and via Zoom starting at noon at our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and give the message.

Sunday, March 31, the church will observe the Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Sunday, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and give the message.  The monthly potluck will be held in the Church after the service.

Sunday, April 7, the church will observe the second Sunday of Easter, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. at our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch following the service will meet at 12:15  p.m. in the Nueva Posada Restaurant, Donato Guerra 9, Ajijic, 376-766-1444.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, April 9, 11:30 a.m., at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you wish to help our food program by giving a much-needed monetary donation, or 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.. 

For Zoom sign-in information, contact Rev. Danny Borkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 376-766-2495 or Rev. Jim Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 322-356-0382 for the ID and password.

Lake Chapala Baptist Church

Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar, Sundays at 10:45 a.m. for the English worship service. The Spanish worship service follows at 12:30 p.m.

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.

Holy Thursday Mass is 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday Mass is noon, with choir directed by Debra Matthew. Bishop Ricardo Gomez officiates. An Easter egg hunt and refreshments follow. Kids, bring your baskets!

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

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.
Friday, March 29, 6 p.m. a Kabbalat Shabbat service will be held at Pancho’s West.

Saturday, March 30, 11 .am. a Shabbat morning service will be held at Pancho’s West.

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Lakeside Presbyterian Church

As the Easter season moves forward, many activities are beginning on this Palm Sunday, March 24, with Pastor Carolyn Hansen continuing in sermons based on the book of John.

Good Friday, March 29, our annual Tenebrae service of silence will be held at 2 p.m. that day.

Easter Sunday, March 31, Dr. Wayne Cook is in the pulpit. Immediately after the service, a breakfast brunch will be held at the church. All are invited to stay for this event which includes eggs, pancakes, meats, and fruit including gluten-free items. A 150-peso donation is suggested, but not required, with any proceeds supporting our outreach program.

Sunday, April 7, we resume our continued sermon series on the book of John with Pastor Carolyn Hansen’s returns to the pulpit.

Be sure to clip out the advertising in this paper as a reminder of all the activities.

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.

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

We have multiple outreach programs and studies welcome to observe and participate in with us.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Abundant Life Church

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 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.

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.

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