Friendly Valley service
Temple Beth Ami's Rabbi Mark Blazer lit up the faces of little ones gathered around his feet as he read about a talking latke Wednesday evening.
Arleen Gold started eating potato pancakes (latkas) every Chanukah for as long as she can remember.
Fall Family Carnival
Ballroom dance helped shape Janet White's view of God - and of herself.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Torres isn't Jewish, but over the years, she's been invited to various Jewish celebrations.
Hanukkah comedy cafe
Santa Clarita United Methodist Church will host its 26th drive-through Living Nativity from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight and Sunday at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road.
In this economy, it seems no one is safe from the attempts of those turning to desperate measures for the goods - not even churches.
Christ Lutheran Church in Valencia is reaching out to under-appreciated individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Christian dance kick-off
For Rabbi Choni Marozov and members of his Chabad of SCV house in Newhall, the November terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, went from a world tragedy to a personal one.
Evening of Christmas music
Young skateboarders of the Santa Clarita Valley have sparked the attention of a few local church members.
Members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley donated several hundred dollars to a Rwanda Genocide Library in Kigali, Rwanda, in September. The Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda launched an ambitious book donation drive to have 1,000 books on the shelves in time for the library's grand opening on April 1. Kathy Carbone, Performing Arts Librarian at California Institute of the Arts, informed the church about the library's needs during Sunday church services on Sept. 28. All proceeds collected that Sunday were donated to the center's efforts.
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.