Services began at a Sir George's Royal Buffet on Friendly Valley Parkway 45 years ago. The chartering of the congregation took place on July 26, 1964.
They broke ground on Good Friday in 2007.
Kevin Mather lay on a gurney barely conscious, his spine damaged and his head covered in blood.
With many local churches in Valencia doing vacation Bible schools during the summer, young families have plenty of options for their kids.
He's been told, "Get a real job."
"One person - one kid - can make a difference," said Lori Crawford, member of First Presbyterian Church in Newhall.
Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita recently hosted nearly 1,400 kids from kindergarten through sixth grades for its vacation Bible school, themed "SonQuest Rainforest." It was the church's biggest vacation Bible school ever, according to Pastor Mike Gaston.
Here's a snapshot of vacation Bible school: a pastor wearing a straw jungle hat and close to 50 children waving their arms while singing songs about God.
Every Monday, members and volunteers for the Church of Hope spend three hours transforming their worship room into a full-time food pantry and thrift store on Soledad Canyon Road.
More than 90 members of the First Presbyterian Church celebrated 118 years of worship and community last Sunday at William S. Hart Park in Newhall.
More than 30 local residents gathered at the Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday not to worship, pray or read the Bible, but to learn about personal finance.
While he is still figuring out how to work the lights and how to run the drinking fountains, senior pastor David White is humbled by the phase one completion of NorthPark Community Church - a dream that was 15 years in the making.
Personal finance workshop
Friendly Valley series
Ivan Del Cid was a victim of a violent crime and was shot in the back five times. He lost the use of his legs and was confined to a wheelchair. He became depressed and saddened by his prognosis, until he began to attend Vida Real.
Last month parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomed a new senior pastor to lead the congregation.
Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.
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.
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