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Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Martha Garcia: Best kept secret: Hollywood musicians roundup

It may seem odd to walk into church on Sunday morning and sing to music performed by musicians who play with multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artists, but that is just the norm at Valencia...

Christian group hosts ‘heated’ discussion on controversial topics

Candice Ray didn’t know what to expect when she joined the Tough Topics group at Christ Lutheran Church in Valencia. The 8 week session was focused on mass incarceration, a topic she admittedly knew...

Spiritual recovery program 2.0 launches tonight

Names of participants have been changed to maintain their privacy. Lacey Napier* was facing a failed marriage with her husband Steve. Steve was addicted to drugs, he had been in an out of rehab and...

Martha Garcia: Synagogue helps during Hanukkah

The families’ stories are heart breaking; the mother is disabled, the father suffered a massive stroke and they are struggling to provide for their triplet teenagers. Because of the hardships they face, many families...

Churches kick off Christmas season with unique, spectacular messages

Flying superheroes, dazzling special effects and a live orchestra kick off the Christmas season at Higher Vision Church this weekend. Higher Vision will host their annual Christmas production this weekend each night through Sunday. The...

Boy Scout earns the most merit badges and learns life lessons along the way

When Jake Olsen began the challenge of completing 100 Boy Scout merit badges, he wanted to persuade his Dad to get him a puppy. By the time Olsen completed 137 badges, the project turned...

Christmas festival spreads spirit of charity for the holidays

Last year, Saint Kateri Catholic Church hosted the Caring and Sharing Christmas Festival welcoming nearly 500 people who came to the event for one big purpose: discovering ways they can help others. This year, the...

Val Verde Community event serves Thanksgiving dinner to 500

Delicious Thanksgiving smells and large smiles filled the Val Verde Community Center Tuesday night for the community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Real Life Church. The event served a full Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 500...

Martha Garcia: Politics divide congregations; leaders work to bring unity

Nearly two weeks since the presidential election and questions remain. What will a presidency under Donald Trump look like? Will the economy see a boost. Will basic human rights be threatened? The truth is no...

Asking deeper spiritual questions

Several dozen people gathered at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse yesterday for a special discussion session hosted by the UU of SCV congregation. The roundtable style discussion focused on building a personal spiritual practice. The Unitarian...

Suspect crashes car then carjacks nearby Hyundai at gunpoint

A carjacking allegedly occurred in front of Valencia Country Club Sunday afternoon after a person crashed his car into a curb and demanded the...

Saugus boys hoops season ends on the road