Martha Garcia: Real Life hosting non-church Easter events
Real Life Church’s Easter in the Park event featured Easter services, alongside carnival games, zip lines and more. Photo for The Signal by Martha Garcia

Martha Garcia: Real Life hosting non-church Easter events

Easter worship services at Real Life Church were launched Thursday night, with the hit-song “Believer,” as dozens of families lounged on blankets, children jumped in bounce houses and soared across…

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Jewish congregations join Purim carnival
Brian Caplin has tefillin (black leather straps) wrapped around his arm, a practice many observant Jews doduring morning prayers. Caplin and his wife were invited to attend the Purim carnival by their daughter and son-in-law. Courtesy photo.

Jewish congregations join Purim carnival

Nearly 500 people gathered Sunday at Valencia Heritage Park for the Purim Carnival hosted by Chabad of SCV, Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple Beth Ami. The three synagogues planned a…

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Church plans to honor former mayor of Lancaster, commemorate black history month
Bishop Henry Hearns willbe honored Sunday at Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship in a special service for Black History Month. Courtesy photo

Church plans to honor former mayor of Lancaster, commemorate black history month

Born in Byhalia, Mississippi in 1933, Bishop Henry Hearns, mayor emeritus of Lancaster, came from humble beginnings and was keenly aware of racism towards African Americans. The son of sharecroppers,…

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Response to negativity fosters understanding toward local Muslim community
Mona Harsolia organized an event last week atoneof Santa Clarita’s Muslim mosques. More than 40 children who attend the Unity Center of Santa Clarita made thank you cards for local area deputies. Courtesy photo.

Response to negativity fosters understanding toward local Muslim community

Arif Muhammad was worried when news of President Trump’s travel ban broke. Like many Muslims, he wondered what the executive order would mean for his friends and family members who…

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Teens have eye opening experience packing food for needy
Youth group participants volunteered to help assemble Food Paks at the Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar. The Food Paks can feed a family of four for a week and are distributed to fifteen different countries around the world. Photos courtesy of Newhall Church of the Nazarene.

Teens have eye opening experience packing food for needy

It was a Saturday morning at 8 a.m., and by teen standards, pretty early. Theresa Traylor, a 14 year old homeschooler in 8th grade, was tired and not very excited…

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Worship music beyond church walls
The band focuses on creating original music that appeals to a wide audience, beyond the contemporary Christian music crowd. Courtesy photo.

Worship music beyond church walls

Dave Anderson doesn’t typically listen to Christian worship music; but when he heard NorthPark Mission’s new album, he knew it was something special. Anderson was impressed by the album. He…

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