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Archive By Section - Faith / Religion


NorthPark to host Christian concert

NorthPark Community Church in Valencia will host Christian music group Cloverton on Nov. 20 in a special concert open to the community.

November 12, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Museum welcomes new Bible exhibit

Unique and rich in history, Santa Clarita's Passages museum exhibit has delighted many visitors with its more than 400 biblical artifacts and texts since opening in April.

November 05, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Church’s mission trips help poor in Mexico

Susan Fletcher first went on a mission trip to Tijuana with her son Ian and First Presbyterian Church of Newhall nearly eleven years ago. At the time, her son, now 23, was only 12 years old.

October 29, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Churches help host nightly meals program at homeless shelter

John Thomas Winkler, 59, worked for more than 30 years manufacturing aluminum wheels when the company where he worked went under. That was the beginning of a rough time, and he eventually became homeless four years ago.

October 22, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Churches to host Halloween alternative events

With candy, costumes, chili and more, local area churches are gearing up and planning for fun, family-friendly Halloween events that serve the community.

October 15, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Unique Jewish tradition honors Torah

Dozens of attendees at Temple Beth Ami in Santa Clarita were literally wrapped in the Torah, the Jewish Bible, on Monday night, celebrating a lesser known Jewish holiday.

October 08, 2015 | Martha Garcia Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Pope urges bishops to love

Pope Francis told U.S. bishops on Wednesday they should avoid "harsh and divisive" language and create a church with the warmth of a "family fire" as he laid out a vision for American Catholicism far from the defensive stands on social issues that have put church leaders at the center of the culture wars.

September 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | 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 nearly 140 of these athletes for three days before the event in L.A., but one local church offered its hospitality by hosting a night of fun and fellowship for the participants.

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 of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

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 aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

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 trip to Mexico in the past, she was stunned by how much this trip changed the way she cared for other people, how she viewed her life here in Santa Clarita and her faith in God.

July 10, 2015 | by Martha Garcia | 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


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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


Giving a little Laundry Love

When Kenneth Kutcher unexpectedly lost his job he was devastated. He had worked for Vons for years. He took what little money he had left ...

January 08, 2016 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Local church makes big changes for new year

January 1, a day that many make resolutions and set goals for the year ahead, maybe lose weight, eat right or exercise more.One church ...

December 31, 2015 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Church performs outreach through faith-based film

Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship church in Canyon Country will debut its first feature film, "The Prodigal Song," tonight at a special screening open to the ...

December 03, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


Val Verde Thanksgiving dinner feeds working-class families

For more than 25 years, a Thanksgiving dinner has been held at the Val Verde Community Center the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It grew from a ...

November 19, 2015 | By Martha Garcia Signal Faith Editor | Faith / Religion


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