California: Places of worship can reopen; in-store shopping allowed
Elevate Church members gather for a service. Elevate Church is hosting their family conference to remind families it takes a tribe and to restore families to God’s design, one of joy, peace, love and unity. Courtesy photo.

California: Places of worship can reopen; in-store shopping allowed

Places of worship across California can now reopen under newly released safety guidelines and in-store shopping is now permitted, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday.  Health officials provided…

Newsom to break down church reopening guidelines Monday
Senior Pastor David W. Hegg speaks to the audience during a Good Friday service at Grace Baptist Church on March 30, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Newsom to break down church reopening guidelines Monday

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to issue new guidance Monday for religious institutions ready to reopen as Santa Clarita Valley churches chisel their plans to safely welcome back what could be…

Jerry Bloom, head of the Santa Clarita Valley Salvation Army location, dies
Jerry Boom, Santa Salvation Army Envoy, Santa Clarita Valley Corps at an event November 8, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal

Jerry Bloom, head of the Santa Clarita Valley Salvation Army location, dies

Jerry Bloom, 76, head of the Santa Clarita Valley Salvation Army location, died April 18 of cancer. Bloom is remembered as the officer-in-charge of the Salvation Army, and is described…

Bethlehem SCV finds way to celebrate Easter safely
Sophia, left, and Maricela, right, Mittelsteadt decorate their car before attending the Bethlehem SCV chruch's drive-thru Easter celebration Sunday morning. April 12, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Bethlehem SCV finds way to celebrate Easter safely

The Bethlehem SCV congregation is used to celebrating Easter each year with a big celebration, complete with numerous Easter egg hunts throughout the day, and even a visit from the…

Bethlehem SCV finds new way to celebrate Easter
Children, first to fourth-grade age take off from the staring line to collect plastic Easter eggs on the ground containing candy during the 9th Annual Easter Eggventure event presented by Bethlehem SCV in Canyon County on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal

Bethlehem SCV finds new way to celebrate Easter

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bethlehem SCV is finding a way to continue its annual Easter celebration. “Easter's a super huge day for the church — it is our Super Bowl…

Holocaust survivor, Anne Frank’s stepsister, visits the SCV
Rabbi Ron Hauss sits down with Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, left to right, for a livestreamed interview at Chabad of SCV on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Courtesy

Holocaust survivor, Anne Frank’s stepsister, visits the SCV

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss truly believes her life has been full of miracles, “which is one of the reasons why I'm still sitting here,” she said. Hundreds of Santa Clarita…

Community switches to online-based religious teachings
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Community switches to online-based religious teachings

As of Sunday, March 15, religious centers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley fully transitioned from in-person meetings to online, to adhere to social distancing regulations enforced by state and county…

Churches response to COVID-19
Hundreds of people attend weekly services at Real Life Church in Valencia. Dan Watson for The Signal

Churches response to COVID-19

Following the latest updates on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak, local churches are taking steps to slow and limit the spread in their congregations.  There has been one confirmed case…

The Jewish faith celebrates Purim
Rabbi Mendel Dinerman helps Josh Levine put on tefillin at the Purim carnvial at Valencia Heritage Park on Sunday. Wearing tefillin is a form of praying—the black, leather boxes contain scrolls of parchment with verses of the Torah on them. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

The Jewish faith celebrates Purim

Beginning Monday evening and continuing until sundown the following day, people in the Jewish faith will take part in festive activities and eat special desserts to celebrate Purim. Purim is…

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