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.
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.
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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.
Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Newhall, six men left on their Amor Ministries trip April 24 and returned April 27.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
More than 30 churches from the Santa Clarita Valley united to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday night.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.