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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
NorthPark Community Church in Valencia will host Christian music group Cloverton on Nov. 20 in a special concert open to the community.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
With candy, costumes, chili and more, local area churches are gearing up and planning for fun, family-friendly Halloween events that serve the community.
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 ...
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 ...
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