Members of All Saints Church in Newhall made charity contributions in September that ultimately fed many hungry families in Northern Mindanao, Philippines.
Crossroads Community Church is collecting used and new shoes for the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles until Dec. 19.
Friendly Valley Christmas service
Nine middle-class United States citizens living in Santa Clarita tasted poverty for one weekend in mid-October. Living in tents set up in a rock-strewn, dusty parking lot surrounded by an old chain link fence, these nine individuals drove to the building site and tirelessly worked to build a house in a poor Tijuana, Mexico, neighborhood.
Margot Webb stood behind the podium and recalled a time when fear was her only companion.
Laughter goes a long way, and in this morbid economy, it can go even further.
Holiday boutique at local temple
What does an event like the catastrophic fires of last weekend do to a person's faith? What happens to a person's spirit when they watch their home go up in flames in an event the insurance company will call "an act of God?"
The teens who were part of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church's high school youth ministry Life Teen didn't have a lot of expectations when they organized their first clothing drive as part of a global Life Teen benefit.
Jews sing the blues at CBS
The economy is tight and as the holidays approach, every penny becomes more valuable as shoppers try to find just the right gift for loved ones.
There are more hungry people in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Spicing up a tradition, Temple Beth Ami hosts its annual "Havdalah in the Park" to celebrate the end of the Jewish Shabbath (Shabbat) 4 p.m. today at the Valencia Meadows Park. The event begins with a community picnic and sports games in the afternoon. A service at sundown follows the picnic and games. Most people begin to arrive at 4 p.m., though the service won't begin until about 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (661) 255-6410.
Chabad of SCV will host a mind games performance by famous mentalist Marc Salem Sunday evening at the Hyatt Valencia to celebrate the congregation's 10-year anniversary.
Bethlehem Lutheran Ministries in Canyon Country recently accepted John Koczman as its new pastor.
The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.
Last Saturday, Santa Clarita United Methodist hosted a special community event for women. The Go Red for Women event was held to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Next Friday, thousands of Santa Clarita area students and residents will give and receive Valentine's. Many exchange small gifts, flowers or rosy colored cards.
As A.L. Gil slowly made his way to the center of the sanctuary, most may have expected a gentle message delivered by the 78 year old silver haired minister.