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Local teen sparks national program

By most standards, Kayla Tinucci, 17, was an average high school student. She attends Canyon High and is involved in several extra curricular clubs, including the National Honors Society and the Key Club. Planning for the future and college were her top priorities, that is until a few years ago.

January 17, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Letter from deceased 12-year-old inspires parents, others

The letter a 12-year-old girl intended only for herself gained national recognition when her parents found it in her belongings and shared its inspiring message online.

January 14, 2014 | By Alison Moore Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Volunteer outreach to community

Tucked between a liquor store and a pawn shop is a small unassuming store front with a big purpose. The Church of Hope has called this little store front area in Canyon Country home for more than 22 years.

January 11, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


A past of addiction turns to outreach

Nick Goeigemiller had been homeless for nearly a year. He was an alcoholic, drinking more than a fifth of vodka every night, and was experimenting with other drugs when he finally turned to Mike McCutcheon for help.

January 04, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


New name, same values

This Christmas season one long-standing local holiday tradition was missing from the usual celebrations around town. Bethlehem SCV, formerly Bethlehem Lutheran Church, made the final decision to no longer host the living nativity event "Follow the Star."

December 28, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Spanish church sees growth

It was 8 a.m. on a Thanksgiving morning, not exactly the best time to knock on a stranger's door. But a group of 70 volunteers from Vida Real Church, the Spanish language ministry of Real Life Church, wanted to share God's love by helping people in the community.

December 21, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Christmas cheers around the world

"Do you mind if I call you mother?" read the letter to Sandy Dierckman. The writer's mother had passed away. After receiving Sandy's package for his daughter last year through Operation Christmas Child, he looked to her as a surrogate.

December 14, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Churches offer unique Christmas events

Over the next few weeks churches in the valley will celebrate Christmas in different ways. For some that may include the angelic sounds of choirs, a retelling of the Christmas story. But for one church, a unique Christmas event will feature centurions, a recreation of Bethlehem marketplace and a fun trip back to ancient times.

December 14, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Churches spread Christmas joy

Choirs will sing, orchestras will play and actors will perform for audiences across the valley. Tis' the season when churches in Santa Clarita offer a myriad of Christmas performances.

December 07, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


Sweet treats offer fellowship

Sweet scents of warms apple, cherry and pumpkin pie filled the gym at Newhall Church of the Nazarene Tuesday night. Rows upon rows of decadent pies awaited attendees at the annual church Pie Night.

November 30, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


Thanksgivukkah offers family time

Next Thursday, a once in a life time event will take place. For the second time since 1888, Jewish Americans will celebrate a convergence between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

November 23, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


Thanksgivukkah offers family time

Next Thursday, a once in a life time event will take place. For the second time since 1888, Jewish Americans will celebrate a convergence between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

November 22, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Local man honored with service award

Malcolm Blue has a deep love for helping others. A love he has shown over more than 45 years serving others in need. In honor of his lifetime of service, he was recognized with the 2013 Roosevelt Award for Service.

November 16, 2013 | By Martha Garcia Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Bible-reading goes viral

Thirty years ago, Grant Horner, a young 19-year old college student was given a Bible. Having no prior experience with Christianity, he began reading and became confused by the massive text.

November 09, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


The trip of a lifetime

When Darel and Julie Roberts made the commitment to go on a day trip to Israel with their synagogue, Temple Beth Ami, they had no idea the trip would mean so much to them.

November 02, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


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Christian pastors mine popular TV for sermon starters

The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.

February 10, 2014 | By Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Women’s church raises heart awareness

Last Saturday, Santa Clarita United Methodist hosted a special community event for women. The Go Red for Women event was held to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

February 08, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


Churches spread love in the SCV

Next Friday, thousands of Santa Clarita area students and residents will give and receive Valentine's. Many exchange small gifts, flowers or rosy colored cards.

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


Renowned speaker visits Acton church

As A.L. Gil slowly made his way to the center of the sanctuary, most may have expected a gentle message delivered by the 78 year old silver haired minister.

January 26, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Former pastor's experiment with atheism examined as sincere or a stunt

A former pastor's attempt to "try on atheism" for a year has generated a lot of scorn, and some backhanded praise, among believers and nonbelievers.

January 18, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Santa Clarita Valley teen sparks national program

By most standards, Kayla Tinucci, 17, was an average high school student. She attends Canyon High and is involved in several extra curricular clubs, including the National Honors Society and the Key Club. Planning for the future and college were her top priorities, that is until a few years ago.

January 18, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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