The day before Thanksgiving, Rob Klein of Saugus was picking up Cool Whip from the grocery store when he noticed a woman purchasing frozen TV dinners for her family's Thanksgiving dinner.
Friendly Valley service Sunday
Chili cook off
Local religious leaders will discuss the issue of same-sex marriage at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Members of All Saints Church in Newhall made charity contributions in September that ultimately fed many hungry families in Northern Mindanao, Philippines.
Crossroads Community Church is collecting used and new shoes for the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles until Dec. 19.
Friendly Valley Christmas service
Nine middle-class United States citizens living in Santa Clarita tasted poverty for one weekend in mid-October. Living in tents set up in a rock-strewn, dusty parking lot surrounded by an old chain link fence, these nine individuals drove to the building site and tirelessly worked to build a house in a poor Tijuana, Mexico, neighborhood.
Margot Webb stood behind the podium and recalled a time when fear was her only companion.
Laughter goes a long way, and in this morbid economy, it can go even further.
Holiday boutique at local temple
What does an event like the catastrophic fires of last weekend do to a person's faith? What happens to a person's spirit when they watch their home go up in flames in an event the insurance company will call "an act of God?"
The teens who were part of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church's high school youth ministry Life Teen didn't have a lot of expectations when they organized their first clothing drive as part of a global Life Teen benefit.
Jews sing the blues at CBS
The economy is tight and as the holidays approach, every penny becomes more valuable as shoppers try to find just the right gift for loved ones.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.