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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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Community event to give backpacks

Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.

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


Fourth of July in the SCV churches

Fireworks and barbecues are all part of traditions for the Fourth of July holiday in Santa Clarita. Churches around the valley decided the holiday could be more than that for churchgoers and community members alike.

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


Churches offer Summer VBS

This summer thousands of children will laugh, dance, throw water balloons, make crafts and sing, all while learning about God's love for them.

June 14, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Group works to host GraceFest

A group of believers from more than one dozen churches worked together over the past year toward one common goal, hosting a large music event showcasing contemporary Christian music.

May 24, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Chabad of Santa Clarita to host benefit event

Marc Salem, renowned mentalist and self-proclaimed purveyor of mind games, amazes audiences with his talents. Some call it magic, others say he reads minds, but he simply says he is an expert at picking up nonverbal communication cues.

May 16, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Using talents to serve community

This summer thousands of local children will attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs across the valley. In preparation for that, a team of talented movie industry professionals are hard at work on a special project for the VBS program at Christ Lutheran Church.

May 10, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Volunteer efforts impact the world

Like many churches across the Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia United Methodist wanted to complete a service project which would not only help others, but help change the world for the better in some way.

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


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