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Weekly Worship - May 04 2024

Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community

The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Community offers the opportunity to meditate in a supportive environment at its air conditioned 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, May 5: 9 to noon. Each first Sunday of the month offers an opportunity for 3 contiguous hours of practice. Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 hours. Each hour includes sitting and walking meditation.

Wednesday, May 8: 4-6 p.m. One hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.). May’s Theme: “Walking the Path of Compassion” is continued with Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, a writer and lay Zen teacher, featured in videos presenting two of the “Four Immeasurables.” Discussion follows (5 to 6 p.m.).

 Join online via Zoom at heartofawareness .org.

Afterward, all are invited for a “Social Time” dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Thursday, May 9: One hour of sitting and walking meditation. 1-2:30 p.m. The Thursday Book Practice/Study Group is reading: Shunryu Suzuki’s “Not Always So.” Drop-ins are always welcome, owning the book isn’t required.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Sunday, May 5, Rev. Michelle McKinnon-Young will preach and Rev. Christine Wysock will celebrate. The service begins at 10 a.m.

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. James at 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.. His office hours are Monday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Heritage Baptist Church

Priscilla Jane Owens was born in 1829 and was a teacher for 49 years. She knew her bible, so, like a tapestry she weaved scripture into a magnificent hymn “We Have an Anchor That Keeps the Soul” which begins each stanza with a question. Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear, when the breakers roar, and the reef is near? While the surges rage, and the wild winds blow, shall the angry waves then your bark overflow? The answer is given in the refrain. We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll, fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love. Hebrews 6:19 clearly speaks of an eternal Anchor. Consequently, the anchor came to symbolize Christ and became a very compelling symbol in life and death, in persecution and in tribulation. The anchor, Christ—holds firm. He is an anchor for your storm-tossed soul in the strong crosscurrents of our modern life. Heritage Baptist meets at La Estacion, above Pancho’s Deli, Riberas del Pilar. Sundays at 11 a.m.. Cell: 331-437-7281 or 333-016-3743. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit: hbcmx.org and Facebook: HeritageBaptistChurch Mexico.

Christ Church Lakeside

Sunday, May 5, the church will observe the sixth Sunday of Easter, in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. at our normal location. Rev. Danny Borkowski will be the celebrant and will give the message. Those wishing to gather for brunch following the service will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Casa Linda Restaurante located at Calle Rio Bravo 7, 376-108-0887.

The next Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. at Calle Jesus Garcia 11 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. If you would like to help be sure the food we are donating is properly sorted and delivered to the families we support, please come by.

To help our food program with a monetary donation, or if you 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..

Wednesday, May 8, the Bible Study, hosted by Reverend Danny Borkowski will be held on Zoom starting at 1:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend as we learn about the inspired contents of the Bible, and share our insights with each other.

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. or 376-766-2495 for the ID and password.

Join our new church choir and let your love for music and faith shine. All voices welcome, no experience necessary. The choir will practice together each week to prepare one new song for Sunday service. Contact Michael Hall at: 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..

Lake ChapalaBaptist Church

English worship service is Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Spanish worship service follows at 12:30 p.m. English-language Bible study is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 10 .am. A praise and prayer service is Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Lake Chapala Baptist Church, Santa Margarita 147, Riberas del Pilar. Information: (52)331-608-0856, +1-512-422-1285.

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.

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

Little Chapel by the Lake

Cinco de Mayo, the Little Chapel by the Lake is looking forward to our guest speaker from the Lakeside Institute of Theology, Dr. Ted Rogers. 

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 accepted via the big purple box in front of the Chapel. Tuesday, April 7, meet at the Chapel to carpool to San Juan Tecomatlan for our monthly food distribution.

Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., a small group meets for Bible study in the book of Colosians at the Chapel.

Thursday at 10 a.m. is a Bible Study in the Book of Revelation at the Chapel.

Friday, the conversational Spanish class starts at 1 p.m., beginners welcome.

Saturday’s carwash fund-raiser is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Chapel by the boys from Mama Cleo’s boys home, to meet their many financial needs.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, May 5, Rev. Matt Aslpaugh will speak on “A Sense of Place.”

There is a sense of rootedness, a sense of place, the interdependence we have with the people and things that are local, directly around us. Yet we live in a global world, easily connecting us with people and things far away. How does this sort of rootedness relate to our global world, and all the choices that globalization brings us? Further, most of us in this congregation are migrants, scatterlings, here by choice. Consequently our relationship with this chosen place is different. We may even be seen as ‘strangers in a strange land’. Can we establish a sense of place in a new place?

Next Sunday, May 12, Richard Clarke will present “Embracing Oneness: Exploring Universalism and Unitarianism through the Eyes of Ramana Maharshi.”

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

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.
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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San AndresCatholic 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).

Abundant Life Church

How important do you think obedience is to God? When we are disobedient, like any good father, we are disciplined and when we are obedient we get added blessings. Come this Sunday, May 5, as we dive into both the potential consequences to disobedience as well as the wonderful blessings that we can expect through obedience.

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 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.

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.LakeChapalaJewishConregation.com.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Pastor Wayne will talk about “From the earliest times, believers have affirmed that Jesus is God.”

We speak of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. There is only one God, but Christians from very early times have referred to the three person of the Trinity (Tri-unity or three-in-one).

Now if that sounds confusing, join the club. None of us completely understand it, but the Bible declares it and we affirm it. We use Jesus’ descriptions to provide some insight. For example, he calls himself the Son of God. I have three sons and I can understand that analogy. When others referred to Jesus as the anointed one of God, he confirmed that he was indeed the Christ. If there is any doubt left, Jesus made it very plain here. He said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”

The English-language service is at 9:30 a.m., which also streams live at facebook.com/LPCChapala.

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.

Saturday a bazar, with excellent ítems, clothes, furniture, etc., will be held.

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

Eckankar in Ajijic

Experience HU—Sacred Sound, Ancient Mantra. Anyone can sing HU, regardless of age or religion. It is a simple technique that can be used to enhance your experience of your daily spiritual practice or religion. HU has the power to uplift you spiritually for inner peace, healing, and insight. Join us for a Sound of Soul event every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:00 p,m, at Garden for Dreams Hotel, Constitucion 105, Ajijic. Experience a HU chant with others for 20-minutes followed by a spiritual discussion.

You are also invited to the ECK Café, spiritual discussions held every Friday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society in the garden on a variety of topics including Spiritual Stress Relief, Divine Guidance, The Power of Gratitude, Karma and Reincarnation, Secrets of Divine Creativity and Finding Your Life Purpose. Free and open to everyone.

Organized by students of Eckankar in Ajijic. Information: eckankar.org or (52) 669-431-8484.

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.

Help with transportation; 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.

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.

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.

Email email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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., tel. 333-399-1501.

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