Grace Praise plans symphony orchestra performance today
It has been more than a month since Jeffrey Gilbert and the members of his men's group at First Presbyterian Church of Newhall have returned from building a home in Tijuana for a poor family, but Gilbert still can't find the words to describe his experience.
"Fun isn't quite the right word," the Canyon Country resident said. "But I can't think of the correct word. It felt right and good doing it."
For Jennifer Ginsberg of Church of the Canyons and Gene Newman of Grace Baptist Church, part of their summer plans will take them to a foreign country.
Nazarene announces service message
Susie Bastidas remembers sometime in the early 1970s when construction began on Bouquet Canyon Church.
"I was probably around four," said Bastidas, now the children's ministry director of the Saugus church. "Our job was to go around and smash all the bugs that were sticking to the paint."
St. Stephen's to hold rummage sale
Just two months into his new position as pastor of student life at Grace Baptist Church, R.J. Holt already has big plans for the Saugus church's youth ministry and its junior high and high school students.
"Grace would be a place to show God's love to the community and people outside the church," Holt said.
Three years ago, Jonathan Kraut returned from Sri Lanka, where he spent a month helping to rebuild the country after the 2004 tsunami destroyed the area.
Grace Praise Symphony plans performance
United Methodist hosts spring musical Sunday
Mary Lentini, a well-known and active volunteer in the local Catholic community, has died. She was 92.
The word "pagan" has some unsavory associations, ranging from devil worshiper to baby burner.
Norman Krieger, an acclaimed pianist, will give a private recital on May 31 as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Distinguished Performances Series.
Oak Hill church establishes Oak Hill institute
Four years ago, John and Nancy Pantellas realized the Santa Clarita Valley was home to a population of youngsters with disabilities who didn't have a place to learn about the Christian faith.
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.
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.