Temple Beth Ami members will head to Israel and Petra for a 12-day trip starting Feb. 15.
Rummage sale for flood victims in Philippines
About 300 local church attendees gathered for what was considered a jubilant pre-inauguration prayer, praise and worship event for President Barack Obama and the country at Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship in Canyon Country.
Friendly Valley service
Classes on church history
After 24 years of service, Pastor Pete Mothershead resigned as senior pastor.
Sometimes parenting children can be like raising Cain ... and Abel.
On Nov. 16, after local Unitarian Universalist's services, many church members were "called" to duty. They set a goal of collecting 600 new or gently used coats for the 600 homes and businesses lost to a devastating fire in Sylmar the day before.
Oak Hill Bible Church sprouted out of a few supporters meeting in a living room, and on Sunday, members will celebrate the church's two-year anniversary of the small-but-growing church with cake, a picture and a service on God's faithfulness.
Congregation Beth Shalom of Santa Clarita will present Grammy Award-winning contemporary Jewish singer, songwriter and composer Doug Cotler at 3 p.m. Nov. 9.
Congregation Beth Shalom
After years of waiting, Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic will welcome new Senior Pastor Gregory Harris on Sunday.
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.
Friendly Valley service
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.
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.