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Faith Calendar, April 2-9, 2010

Posted: April 2, 2010 10:10 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2010 4:55 a.m.
St. Stephen's Easter schedule
Who: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
What: Easter services
* 8 p.m. today: The Great Vigil of Easter with baptisms followed by chocolate and champagne
* 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday: Identical services with Holy Eucharist and choirs, both services are followed by an Easter egg hunt
* 6 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
* 9 a.m. Thursday: Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Where: 24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita,
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or visit

Easter with Friendly Valley
Who: Dr. Stan Fix at the Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist)
What: Easter holiday services, Palm, Passion Sunday service,
* 10 a.m. Sunday morning service with organ and brass playing and the chancel choir. Spring Flowers and an encouraging Easter message for times like these, "No Bones About It."
* 10 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Holy Humor service. For 1,600 years, the Sunday after Easter has been observed by the faithful as a day of joy, based on the fact that God played the supreme joke on evil and death by raising Jesus Christ from the dead. Where: 19246 Avenue of the Oaks in Newhall
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Easter on the rocks
Who: Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce
What: This pageant at Vasquez Rocks depicts the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It includes live music as well as the re-enactment of the biblical events of Christ's last hours. This is all presented in dramatic fashion.
Parking and seating is available on a first-come basis. Handicapped and elderly parking is available toward the front area of the pageant. Dress warmly. No admission fee, but offering donations accepted.
When: Two Easter services at 2 p.m. today and at 5 a.m. Sunday
Where: Vasquez Rocks Park in Agua Dulce
Contact: Visit

Easter with Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Parish
What: Easter services
* Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m., minimum two-hour service, Saturday
* 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: 22508 Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 296-3180

Via Media classes
Who: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
What: Via Media classes offered. In Via Media, St. Stephen's invites participants into Christian community in a particular way. St. Stephen's understands religious faith as a matter of ongoing conversation among diverse communities past and present - those with whom we might agree and those with whom we might disagree. Classes are free and open to all.
When: Eight Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. April 12 to June 7, excluding Monday, May 31
Where: 24901 Orchard Village Road in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or online at  

of the World
Who: Children of the World International Children's Choir
What: The choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several different countries, will be perform at Crossroads Community Church as part of its 2009-10 U.S. tour. Its high-energy and inspiring program will feature several songs, in both English and native dialects, as well as stirring personal testimonies. The children have performed in such venues as Focus on the Family, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Crystal Cathedral and Disney World.
When: 6 p.m. April 18
Where: Crossroads Community Church at 28042 N. Avenue Stanford in Santa Clarita
Contact: Visit  or call (800) 541-6691. The church's phone number is (661) 775-9502.


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