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Archive By Section - Faith / Religion


‘Beyond A.D.’ calls local church home

More than six million people tune in each week to watch "A.D.: The Bible Continues," NBC's new Bible-based show that continues the story of Jesus Christ and the birth of Christianity.

April 30, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Higher Vision Church celebrates 10th anniversary

Ten years ago a small group of 15 churchgoers and their pastor moved to a unfamiliar town.

April 17, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Local church program provides meals for homeless

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."

April 10, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Local congregation hosts service at Cougar Stadium

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.

April 03, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Higher Vision hosts 2nd annual Passover Seder

Karen Connors attended the Passover Seder held by Higher Vision Church last year. This year she brought family and friends.

April 03, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Not something to simply pass over

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.

March 27, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


A time of celebration for local churches

Churches across the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing for one of the biggest celebrations in the Christian church, Easter.

March 27, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Man spurs compassion for refugees at SCV church

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.

March 13, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Jews honor Purim, joy and thoughtfulness

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.

March 07, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


SCV residents see radically changed inmates up close

Dom Farinola, 69, slept on a thin, plastic mattress on a metal bed frame in a 6-by-10, prison cell on death row.

February 21, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


SCV couples speak candidly about interfaith relationships

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.

February 13, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Local congregation seeks to introduce the SCV to Orthodox Christianity

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.

January 30, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Saint Kateri preps for mission trip

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.

January 24, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


SCV responds to Pope’s comments

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."

January 24, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Local church pauses Sunday service schedule to serve

Sunday morning you won't find the Santa Clarita Valley Church of Christ congregation in its pews like normal.

January 16, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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Articles by Section - Faith / Religion


Church welcomes Special Olympics athletes with party

This weekend, nearly 7,000 international athletes will converge in Los Angeles to compete in the Special Olympics. As a host city, Santa Clarita welcomed ...

July 23, 2015 | Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Hundreds gather for event celebrating Ramadan

On Friday morning more than 800 people gathered at Rancho Pico Junior High School for a special service of prayer and celebration marking the end ...

July 18, 2015 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Catholic Church gets win in California Legislature

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after ...

July 10, 2015 | By Associated Press | Faith / Religion


Real Life Church serves Ugandan orphans

Cassie Meissel, 19, was surprised by how much her recent mission trip to Uganda had an impact on her life. Having gone on one mission ...

July 10, 2015 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


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