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Archive By Section - Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Gospel church celebrates 20 years in Santa Clarita

Growing up in Jamaica, Kieth Comrie was raised in the church, accustomed to an exuberant, gospel style of worship. Finding a church with a similar worship style when he moved to New York in the early 70s, Comrie enjoyed worship that emphasized strong gospel teaching, joyous singing, dancing and clapping.

June 24, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Churches partner to address taboo

The subject is often taboo and many prefer to suffer in silence rather than speak to others about their experiences. A conference scheduled for next Friday, hosted by two local churches, hopes to help others with the pain and shame often associated with sexual abuse, as well as guide therapists and church leaders in how to deal with it.

June 03, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Thousands of children to attend VBS programs

As the school year comes to an end in the next few weeks, parents are focused on how to help entertain children for the summer in a fun, church-based way. Many turn to the dozens of Vacation Bible School programs offered throughout Santa Clarita beginning next month.

May 27, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Fulfilling lifelong goals with bat mitzvah

Vickie Kaplan, 61, is a mother of two and has lived in Santa Clarita for 32 years. She didn't have a bat mitzvah when she was a young girl. Growing up in the 60s, she said it simply wasn't something that was offered at that time. Boys had their bar mitzvahs at age 13, but it was never and option for young girls.

May 20, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Young adults to experience Israel

By Martha Garcia

May 13, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Honoring Passover tradition and history

Many Jews were busy this week, cleaning and preparing their homes and kitchens for Passover. The significant Jewish holiday, which marks the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, calls for strict dietary guidelines and focuses on themes of oppression and freedom.

April 22, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Higher Vision opens satellite campus

Over four weekends in February, Higher Vision hosted special grand opening events at a new location in Santa Paula. The grand opening welcomed nearly 200 people at each weekend event, setting the scene for a strong start to Higher Vision's new satellite campus.

April 15, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Jewish congregation 30 years in Santa Clarita

Fifteen years ago Judith Stolnitz moved to Santa Clarita and began looking for a local synagogue to attend. During her search she met Mark Blazer, Rabbi of Temple Beth Ami, and knew Temple Beth Ami was the place for her and her family.

April 08, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Thousands to gather at COC on Easter

More than 2,500 people will come together at COC's Cougar Stadium on Sunday not to cheer on a local team, but for a special Easter worship service hosted by Crossroads Community Church.

March 24, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Easter begins across the valley

North Oaks Church of Christ in Canyon Country is kicking off their Easter events with a special Easter Celebration next Saturday, that is free and open to the public.

March 18, 2016 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Passion Week connects faiths

Steadily growing in attendance since 2014, the Higher Vision Passover Seder has become a widely popular event in the Santa Clarita Valley that combines a respect for Jewish tradition and its connection to Christianity and Easter.

March 18, 2016 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Biblical artifacts leaving SCV in April

Santa Clarita residents have one more month to visit Passages before the traveling Bible artifacts exhibit moves to its permanent location in Washington, D.C.

February 25, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Center helps residents explore ancestry

Oscar Delgadillo, 63, began searching for information about his ancestry, specifically looking at his great-great-grandmother.

February 19, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Women share faith at Valentine’s event

More than 100 women gathered Saturday for a special Valentine's event hosted by Heart of the Canyons Church, focusing on the idea of what love looks like.

February 11, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


SCV churches merge congregations

South Valley Church in Newhall ministered to the community for many years with roots going back to the 1950s. But after a series of staffing changes last year, church members began leaving and South Valley was in need of help.

January 28, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


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Martha Garcia: Grace launches prayer event

For many churches, prayer is an important part of weekly worship. Grace Baptist Church wanted to shift the focus and give prayer a more prominent ...

September 23, 2016 | by Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


OLPH prepping for visitors to annual BBQ event

Renowned across Santa Clarita for good food, fun rides, great music and a carnival atmosphere, parishioners are gearing up for the Our Lady of Perpetual ...

September 09, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Faith groups building for vets

Anjalisha Delgado and Yesenia Olmos, both 17 year old seniors from Bishop Alemany High School, worked diligently together Saturday to help caulk floorboards, clean up ...

August 26, 2016 | by Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: OLPH deacons, faces of summer outreach

Every Sunday in July, Deacon Jay Reiser greeted Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishioners after Sunday services and collected donations for the Santa Clarita Valley ...

August 19, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Jesus loves strippers too

Editors Note: The names of the strippers have been changed to protect their identities. Club names omitted for privacy.

August 05, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Martha Garcia: Volunteers wash feet of the homeless

Barbara Silvers injured her back in an accident years ago. She's had 10 back surgeries since and struggles with constant pain. She hasn't ...

July 01, 2016 | By Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


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