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.
Grace Baptist Church is offering a "Surviving the Holidays" gathering for people who are grieving during the holidays at 7 p.m., Wednesday in room 220.
The day before Thanksgiving, Rob Klein of Saugus was picking up Cool Whip from the grocery store when he noticed a woman purchasing frozen TV dinners for her family's Thanksgiving dinner.
Friendly Valley service Sunday
Chili cook off
Local religious leaders will discuss the issue of same-sex marriage at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
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
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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