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.
As some members leaned over and whispered a quiet prayer over their pets, the worshipers in the synagogue of Temple Beth Ami in Newhall remained surprisingly calm.
With Election Day 58 days away, the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Shalom will host two presidential election forums in the coming weeks to provide local residents the opportunity to learn about each presidential candidate.
Valencia United Methodist Church commemorates 9/11
The name Veluzat is synonymous with Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, Blue Cloud Movie Ranch and the annual Cowboy Festival.
Nancy Freedman Pipolo joined Congregation Beth Shalom as the new religious school director while office manager Mary Smith assumed the role as synagogue administrator. Carol Bloom, former preschool assistant director, was promoted to director of the Early Childhood Education Center.
Movie at Church on the Way
The Rev. Dr. Judith Hirsch-Fikejs remembers bringing up one key question when she interviewed for the pastor position at Acton Community Presbyterian Church in 1985: "Do you want to be a church in the community or a community church?"
The annual Crop Walk fundraiser, sponsored by the SCV Interfaith Council, is set for Sept. 1 and will raise money for the less fortunate living in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two temples in the Santa Clarita Valley will host open houses during the next week.
'Games we play' headlines church sermon
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.
A group of believers from more than one dozen churches worked together over the past year toward one common goal, hosting a large music event showcasing contemporary Christian music.
Marc Salem, renowned mentalist and self-proclaimed purveyor of mind games, amazes audiences with his talents. Some call it magic, others say he reads minds, but he simply says he is an expert at picking up nonverbal communication cues.
This summer thousands of local children will attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs across the valley. In preparation for that, a team of talented movie industry professionals are hard at work on a special project for the VBS program at Christ Lutheran Church.
Like many churches across the Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia United Methodist wanted to complete a service project which would not only help others, but help change the world for the better in some way.
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