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Laguna Chapalac - March 16, 2024

St. Mark’s Anglican Episcopal Church GDL

Fr. James Twyman will preach and celebrate Mass Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. with elements in both English and Spanish.

St. Mark’s Anglican 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

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 to meet their many financial needs).

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, March 17, noon, Rev. Matt Alspaugh, presents “Transformed by an Everyday Grace.”

Easter is coming. In some Christian circles, the story of Easter is about God’s grace, the unmerited gift of redemption by God through Jesus’ death on the cross.
If this kind of grace doesn’t work for most of us, does the idea of grace have any meaning for us? Maybe there is a more ordinary grace that might be ready to transform us. How might we understand and experience grace in a more ordinary, everyday sense?

Carol Johnson is the service associate.

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

Queen Esther’s Purim Party will be held Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m. with holiday food and fun, a Middle Eastern late afternoon feast and a Margarita bar. An improvisational reading of the Megillah will be done. Tickets, 300 pesos members, 500 pesos non-members, available at Diane Pearl during business hours, Café Black and White March 18, noon to 1 p.m. RSVP with prepayment only More information: 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..

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 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, March 17, the  Center is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for one hour of sitting and walking meditation that includes 30 minutes sitting, 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes sitting.

Tuesday, March 19, 1 to 3 p.m begins a 9-week workshop on the “Satipatthna Meditation: A Practice Guide” book by Bhikkhu Analayo. No fee to participate, members must own the book.

Wednesday, March 20, from 4 to 6 p.m., the program is one hour of sitting and walking meditation (4 to 5 p.m.) Senior teacher Marty Janowitz continues the theme: “Imprisonment and Escape.” Buddhism doesn’t separate our suffering from our pleasure or even enlightenment. The paradox is how our mind can be the basis for both. Understanding and working with samsara’s key patterns can open our hearts to our inherent wisdom. Discussion to follow. (5 to 6 p.m.).

Join online via Zoom at heartofawareness.org.

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

Thursday March 21, 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 currently reading: Shunyru Suzuki’s “Not Always So.” Owning the book isn’t required to participate.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Sunday, March 17, The Rev. Robbin Moore returns to St. Andrew’s to preach and 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.

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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

Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. In the midst of a storm a ship’s anchor could become loose and the ship could drift into stormier waters and if close to the coastline could be at risk of drifting onto the rocks unnoticed because of the attention paid to the ferocity of the storm and not the anchor. The same law applies to the church. If it is not moored in Christ it will drift away and smash against the besetting rocks of sin in the church or slowly the things of Christ will be left behind as the modern church slides evermore closer to the troubled waters seeking significance and fame. Don’t allow your heart to be calloused over through years of the gospel striking the heart but never changing it.   Don’t allow busyness to take your attention away from the anchor that holds. Pay attention to the anchor, (the gospel) and we will be safe in the harbor of God’s salvation.

Heritage Baptist Church meets at La Estacion above Pancho’s Deli, 2nd floor, Hidalgo 75, Riberas del Pilar. Sundays service is at 11 a.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

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico will observe the fifth Sunday in Lent, March 17, 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. Rev. Jim Powers will be the celebrant and will give the message Life, Death, and Glory based on John 12:20-33.  Those wishing to gather for brunch following the Service will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the Min Wah Restaurant, Calle al Tepalo 96, Ajijic, 766-0686.

The Loaves and Fishes food distribution will not be held Tuesday, March 19. The next event will be held March 26. To help the food program with a much-needed monetary donation, or need more information, 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..

The Bible Study, hosted by Rev. Danny Borkowski, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 20, 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.

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 jimminap@ gmail.com, 322-356-0382 for the ID and password.

Lake Chapala Baptist Church

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

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.
A Purim Party will be held Monday, March 18, 6 p.m., RSVP for location. Space limited to 25 people.

A class on Purim and the Book of Ester will be held Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m. at Kevin and Rabbi Aaron’s home.

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Abundant Life Church

We need you! Actually, we all need each other. Jesus has given his church for the purpose of both evangelization as well as to be a support system in our lives. It is easy to let the ways of the world influence us and we need one another to help in times of problems. Come this Sunday, March 17, as we see the life and death reasons for being a part of the local 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.

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.

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.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Dr. Wayne Cook returns to the pulpit again this week to sort out various measuring sticks. The text is from John 13:1-17 demonstrating God’s Measuring Stick. Dr. Cook refers to a really big metal ruler we probably all have and compares ours to God’s measuring stick. We just lay ours down and instantly know the dimensions of our project. We also have measuring sticks for success. We usually equate success with worldly achievements. When we talk about having a successful child, maybe we brag that our child is smart, maybe a leader, maybe wealthy. But these are measurements of the world. God’s ruler is completely different. He says the greatest person in the kingdom is the greatest servant. So in this passage, Jesus demonstrates God’s measurement for greatness.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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