Chris Heinz, 40, had been sober for about a year when he first heard about Celebrate Recovery in the summer of 2013. Despite kicking his drinking habit, he was addicted to prescription drugs.
It's a peaceful night, stars dot the darkening skyline as the town of Bethlehem sits off in the distance.
The last few years for Lisa and Bryan Veloz have been rough. Only recently, their two year struggle to adopt Bryan's nieces finally ended with the official adoption.
Susanna Tricerri was devastated when she learned her son had been murdered in 2012. She remained in shock for a long time, not willing to believe her 35-year-old son was gone, leaving behind three young children.
"Trees, turkeys and toys," is the tag line the Sanctuary Church used to describe the upcoming Christmas events planned for this holiday season.
In the time Dario Grant has worked for the Department of Children and Family Services, he has heard many heartbreaking reports from his colleagues about poor families not having food during the holidays.
Jan Higgins, 61, retired from her career with Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary last March. As a longtime member of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Saugus, she always promised herself that when she retired she would begin attending daily mass.
In a small store front office on The Old Road a diverse group of 50 people gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the grand opening of the Awana Lifeline Resource Center.
Chabad of SCV was filled with nonstop laughter Wednesday as roughly 60 people gathered to hear guest speaker, Rabbi David F. Nesenoff, most famous for his controversial interview with White House journalist Helen Thomas in 2010.
A group of people arrive at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin setting up for church services. The team unloads and assembles audio visual equipment, a stage, seating and floor coverings to create a temporary worship area. In the afternoon, the group will begin the task of packing up the items onto a box truck.
The religious world was shaken Monday after the Vatican published a document concerning the Catholic Church's position on the possible inclusion of gays.
On Thursday Jews across Santa Clarita gathered at the Hyatt Valencia to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.
Kim Goldman was utterly devastated 20 years ago when her brother Ron Goldman was brutally murdered alongside Nicole Brown Simpson. What followed is often described as the "trial of the century," as ex-football player O.J. Simpson was tried for both murders.
Ivan Del Cid was a victim of a violent crime and was shot in the back five times. He lost the use of his legs and was confined to a wheelchair. He became depressed and saddened by his prognosis, until he began to attend Vida Real.
Last month parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomed a new senior pastor to lead the congregation.
Ten years ago a small group of 15 churchgoers and their pastor moved to a unfamiliar town.
Stephen Dumpert, 45, has been homeless on and off for the last four years. He's often gotten a job and found a permanent place to live only to suffer what he calls one of his "episodes."
On Sunday more than 2,500 people will gather at the College of the Canyons football stadium to celebrate Easter – to sing songs, worship together and, for some, to be baptized for the first time.
Karen Connors attended the Passover Seder held by Higher Vision Church last year. This year she brought family and friends.
Passover is a holiday that honors the freedom of the Jews from Egyptian slavery, and many families and synagogues will remember the holiday by holding seders over the coming week.
Churches across the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing for one of the biggest celebrations in the Christian church, Easter.
Jean Bouchebel cuts straight to his point. "Imagine for a moment you are in your house and very quickly and very suddenly someone knocks at your door demanding you convert to Islam or you will lose your life," the president of Witness as Ministry says.
If you walked into Temple Beth Ami Wednesday night you might be surprised to find Rabbi Mark Blazer dressed as Puck from the hit t.v. show "Glee." Fun costumes were only the beginning, as Jewish synagogues around Santa Clarita celebrated the Purim holiday.
Dom Farinola, 69, slept on a thin, plastic mattress on a metal bed frame in a 6-by-10, prison cell on death row.
When Cassandra Firemark's father and mother were married nearly 50 years ago, her grandparents refused to attend the wedding for one simple reason. They were Catholic and their son was marrying a Protestant.
After years of driving 70 miles roundtrip every Sunday with his wife and two children to attend St. Nicholas Orthodox church in Los Angeles, Mark Nassief decided to get help establishing a church in Santa Clarita.
Marcela Zoch, was one of more than 40 members of Saint Kateri who showed up at the church Wednesday to help prepare supplies being shipped to Nicaragua. The group organized the supplies in anticipation of the eight day mission trip scheduled for March 21.
Pope Francis made headlines again Monday, after upholding the Catholic stance on contraception. During the same interview he also told reporters that doesn't mean Catholics have to breed "like rabbits."
Sunday morning you won't find the Santa Clarita Valley Church of Christ congregation in its pews like normal.
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