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Volunteers find joy in feeding hungry people

Every Monday, members and volunteers for the Church of Hope spend three hours transforming their worship room into a full-time food pantry and thrift store on Soledad Canyon Road.

June 20, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Church celebrates 118th birthday

More than 90 members of the First Presbyterian Church celebrated 118 years of worship and community last Sunday at William S. Hart Park in Newhall.

June 20, 2009 | By Teresa Howell For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Campfire epiphanies: St. Stephen's Episocopal Church

June 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Church assists with personal finances

More than 30 local residents gathered at the Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday not to worship, pray or read the Bible, but to learn about personal finance.

June 13, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


A vision takes form after years

While he is still figuring out how to work the lights and how to run the drinking fountains, senior pastor David White is humbled by the phase one completion of NorthPark Community Church - a dream that was 15 years in the making.

June 07, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Personal finance workshop

June 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Friendly Valley series

May 30, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Recognizing ‘God’s work’ in medicine

Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy with Hodgkin's lymphoma, ceased chemotherapy after a single treatment, citing religious beliefs as the reason for his decision.

May 30, 2009 | By Aleksandra Gajewski Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


‘Men at work’ build homes in Mexico

Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Newhall, six men left on their Amor Ministries trip April 24 and returned April 27.

May 30, 2009 | By Teresa Howell For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Thousands attend Jewish Food Festival

Epicureans interested in corned-beef sandwiches, blintzes or bagels would have done well to attend the Santa Clarita Valley's first Jewish Food Festival Sunday, hosted by Temple Beth Ami at the Bridgeport Marketplace as a fundraiser to benefit the temple and the SCV Food Pantry.

May 23, 2009 | By Aleksandra Gajewski Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Seminar discusses intelligent design

Educator and author Sean McDowell addressed questions about evolution and creation at Legacy Christian Academy's "Evolution and Intelligent Design" seminar May 8. More than 160 people attended the on-campus event.

May 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Stained-glass completes church

Moving from pew to pew, turning the sanctuary lights on and off and standing on one side of the cross and then the other, Tom Bailey eyed his biggest stained-glass creation.

May 23, 2009 | By Teresa Howell For the Signal | Faith / Religion


Missionary group paints preschool

"The kids, preschoolers, were amazed," Ian Fletcher said, as he reminisced about the mission trip he took over spring break, April 4 to 10. "I heard one whisper, 'Is that our school?' Their bus pulled up to the school, and I know some of the kids thought it was the wrong school. We had done so much painting. When they left, their school was white and brown, and now their school was a bright yellow."

May 16, 2009 | By Teresa Howell For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Castaic welcomes new resident, pastor

There's a new pastor in town. After a long candidacy process, Rick Baird has been dubbed the associate pastor at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic.

May 16, 2009 | By Aleksandra Gajewski Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Never too old to pursue an education

Answer: He's the former writer for Jeopardy! and other game shows who decided to advance his religious education with a degree from Grand Canyon University.

May 16, 2009 | By Barbara Yost For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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Sharing real Easter message with military servicemen

For men and women serving in the military, the small gift of a care package can mean the world.

April 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Churches offer unique Easter celebrations

Worshiping in the wee morning hours as the sun rises, listening to gentle melodies played by French horns, celebrating with praise music, deep reflection, champagne or watching little ones hunt for eggs – however you prefer to spend your time on Easter, churches across Santa Clarita offer something for everyone.

April 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Jewish synagogues celebrate Passover

Wendy Hersh admits, one of the best things about having a Women's Seder is being able to observe and truly enjoy the Passover holiday.

April 12, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Live productions celebrate Easter holiday

Rodger Halston has played the lead role of Jesus in the Grace Baptist Easter Passion production for eight years; but this is the first year he also wrote the script and will direct the entire play.

April 12, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Jewish synagogues celebrate Passover

Wendy Hersh admits, one of the best things about having a Women's Seder is being able to observe and truly enjoy the Passover holiday.

April 11, 2014 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Live productions celebrate Easter holiday

Rodger Halston has played the lead role of Jesus in the Grace Baptist Easter Passion production for eight years; but this is the first year he also wrote the script and will direct the entire play.

April 11, 2014 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Minister finds inspiration for her own book

Theresa Kirk had no intention of writing a book when, one day over lunch, her sister told her she believed God was calling her to do exactly that. Kirk didn't think of herself as a writer and couldn't possibly fathom what she would write about.

April 05, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Ancient tradition offers message of hope

In the next few weeks brightly colored Easter eggs will adorn baskets and play a role in Easter egg hunts across the valley. St. Stephen's Episcopal church is offering a different Easter egg tradition, the Pysanky Easter egg.

March 29, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Viral Justin Bieber photo highlights the role of faith

When Debbie Gardner posted a photo on Facebook of her son Jason juxtaposed alongside pop star Justin Bieber, she didn't expect it to go viral. Debbie was merely fed up with the media attention Bieber received after his recent arrests.

March 21, 2014 | by Martha Garcia | Faith / Religion


Cerebral palsy hero climbs El Capitan

Hanging more than 2,000 feet in the air, Stephen Wampler was exhausted, physically and emotionally. He considered giving up his goal of climbing to the top of El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world located in the famed Yosemite Valley.

March 08, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Muslim turned Jew, shares his story

Born in Kuwait and raised a Muslim, Mark Halawa was taught that Jews are bad. Everything he learned about Jews warned him to keep his distance. This information was challenged when Halawa learned because his grandmother was born Jewish, he also was Jewish.

March 01, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Finding brotherly love on the track

Every Thursday night a group of men get together for a unique social gathering. Instead of meeting at a bar, the men meet at a running track for exercise and spiritual bonding.

February 22, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Prayer, churchgoers rare in entertainment

If you are a person of faith in the 21st century, you don't have to see many movies or watch much television before it becomes apparent that Hollywood has become not just blind to religion but also quite aggressively anti-religion.

February 21, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Religious memes can hurt and help religion all at once

What happens when you mix religious jokes with Internet memes?

February 15, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Local synagogue takes leap of faith

One local synagogue is turning a time-honored tradition on its head, and calling to open synagogue memberships to everyone.

February 15, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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