A mom is dying. A child is sneaking out and taking drugs. A husband wants a fast car and a younger wife.
A crowd of people - many with arms raised and eyes closed - surrounded the stage where Phil Wickham and his band members played.
As the sun sets Oct. 31 and trick-or-treaters permeate haunted houses and local neighborhoods, hosts of congregants around the Santa Clarita Valley will partake in Halloween alternatives with their churches.
Alternative gift fair
When Bret Wims finished reading Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven Life" four years ago, the Santa Clarita man knew he was being called to make a difference in the world.
Joy women's study
Who: Grace Baptist Church
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Santa Clarita Valley will welcome recording artist and popular Jewish music composer Craig Taubman to Santa Clarita on Nov. 14.
It's almost like Sunday school, but doesn't take place at church.
Commissioning of church leader, ministry assistant
Kay Thatcher's favorite part about travelling outside the country is conversing with locals of whatever land she finds herself in. Most of all, she enjoys sitting at a café and chatting with a foreign waitress.
First Presbyterian Church in Newhall is sponsoring free Life Academy courses running from Oct. 4 to Nov. 8, designed to allow the community to attend and learn.
Rabbi Howard Siegel is ready to renew a sense of culture and community at Congregation Beth Shalom.
"Better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away."
While Leah Pollack of Valencia is a self-proclaimed workaholic, there are three days of the year that she absolutely does not work.
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.
This summer thousands of children will laugh, dance, throw water balloons, make crafts and sing, all while learning about God's love for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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