There are more than 10,000 different languages, yet every language has a word for the sun. Every language has a word for human affection. These are expressive of universal, human experience. Yet the words that speak of our inter-relatedness are so infrequently voiced, that the … read more.
December is the month of Holidays and we do like to celebrate holidays, but which December holiday should we celebrate? Hanukkah? Solstice? Christmas? Kwanzaa? Or all four? Join us this Sunday and we will try to decide. Lots of thoughts, ideas, and lots of music.
We all know that the stores have had their Christmas decorations and merchandise out since Labor Day, that radio and TV have long since started their “holiday” programming, and that Santa arrived on Thanksgiving; so with 7 shopping days left many of us are already … read more.
This holiday season, our Yule service will be on Thursday, December 21 at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary. After the service, we will share some holiday treats in the lobby. Please join us for this wonderful service and the opportunity for warm fellowship.
I am a religious humanist, so I don’t believe in a lot the traditional stuff about Christmas; yet I also like Christmas and all the trappings and find any excuse to sing the carols. Also, I realize that Jesus is the reason there is a … read more.
A Christmas Eve candlelight service with lots of stories and carols, ending with the traditional candle lighting and “Silent Night.” Bring your family, including your extended family if they are with you, a plate of cookies to share, and join your church family to celebrate … read more.
This “Watch Night” service encourages reflection on the past year—both its trials and triumphs—while also anticipating what the new year will have in store.
Jill Somoza at the Tombaugh Gallery
The Tombaugh Gallery welcomes artist Jill Somoza with an opening reception on Sunday, September 10, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The exhibit continues through October 6. After many years of painting on canvas and paper Ms. Somoza switched to painting on vinyl. Her paintings are hybrids – sculptural in that they are composed of several irregular shapes made of wooden sticks linked together to create a ‘form’. The shapes are then covered with clear vinyl on which she paints with acrylics. The paintings are non-representational, but the ‘form’ is a real object. The artwork hangs a few inches off the wall by means of feet which allow light to penetrate the translucent vinyl and gives it an air of lightness.
Ms. Somoza, her husband and three children have lived in Las Cruces since 1973, and she has exhibited her work here since then. Ten works of art made in the last three years will be shown in the gallery.
The Tombaugh Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, from 10am to 2:00pm and Sunday, 11:30am to 2:00pm.