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.
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.
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.
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.
By Martha Garcia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oscar Delgadillo, 63, began searching for information about his ancestry, specifically looking at his great-great-grandmother.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Editors Note: The names of the strippers have been changed to protect their identities. Club names omitted for privacy.
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 ...
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