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Posted: May 24, 2008 3:18 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 2008 5:04 a.m.
Nazarene announces service message
This Sunday, Pastor Greg Garman of the Newhall Church of the Nazarene will give the message "The Christian in the World." Worship will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery and Sunday school for children and adults will be available at both hours, as well.

The church is located at 23857 The Old Road in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 259-5272.

United Methodist unveil sermon message
During Sunday's 9:30 a.m. service, Dr. Stan Fix of the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church will deliver the message, "God has the last word!" At 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., the pastor will consider moral boundaries, self-restraint and the power of speech in the series, "Confronting the news with scripture." Nursery care and Sunday school will be available at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road.

Acclaimed pianist to perform May 31
Norman Krieger, an acclaimed pianist, will give a private recital on May 31 as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Distinguished Performances Series.

The recital is a VIP Patron event and will include a gala reception with the artist from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a performance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the special education programs for Congregation Beth Shalom's religious school.

Tickets are $120, which includes the reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, call Mary at (661) 254-2411.

Symphony orchestra plans church concert
The Grace Praise Symphony Orchestra of Grace Baptist Church will host a performance, titled "The Killer B's," on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the church's Worship Center. Admission is free.

Guests will hear various compositions, including Barnum and Bailey's favorites and God Bless America, and will enjoy a feature appearance by the Saugus High School percussion section.

The event will also include an "instrument petting zoo" for kids to learn about different types of instruments.

Grace Baptist Church is located at 22833 Copper Hill Drive in Saugus.

Beth Shalom to host Family Fun Carnival
Congregation Beth Shalom will host its first ever Family Fun Carnival to celebrate the beginning of summer on June 8.

The event will include bounce houses, a dunk tank, games, prizes, a silent auction, among many other things. Proceeds from the Family Fun Carnival will support the CBS Early Childhood Education Center.

Anger workshop for men and women
Starting June 11, there will be a six-week class for men and women in how to deal with anger.

The classes will meet on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in rooms D222 and D223.

No signup is needed; just show up. If you have any questions, contact Dan Broyles at (661) 296-8737 ext. 150 or

Speakers series planned at CBS
As part of a new monthly schedule of special Shabbat services, Congregation Beth Shalom will present guest speakers and relevant sermon topics during a special musica theme prayer service on the second Friday evening of each month.

The inaugural "Special Topics" Shabbat Service on June 13 will feature Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld, who will examine how the journey of the ancient Israelites is so important in making sense of own experiences, celebrations and struggles.

The service will begin at 8 p.m. at CBS, located at 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information, call CBS at (661) 254-2411.

Unitarians collecting money for Santa Clara River
Barbara Wampole from Friends of the Santa Clarita River will address the local Unitarian Univeralist congregation at Sunday morning services on June 15. She will speak about the organization's dedication the protection, enhancement and management of the Santa Clara River. The church will also take up a collection to support the efforts of the group.

Church services are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 254-7866 or visit

Oak Hill Bible Church hosts party
Oak Hill Bible Church, a nondenominational Christian Church, will host their Summer Kick-off Party on June 22 at Del Valle Park, near the Oak Hill Church building. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature games and activities. Guests are also invited to stay for services at 4 p.m. at the church.
The park is located at 28201 Sloan Canyon Road in Castaic. For more information, visit

LDS church hosts get acquainted day
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a day for people to come and get acquainted with the church on June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served.

The event will be held at the church located at 19513 Drycliff Street in Canyon Country. For more information, call (661) 298-0428.

Donations sought for detention retreat
Several women from the Detention Ministry of Blessed Kateri and St. Clare's Catholic community are planning to an all-day retreat for incarcerated teenage girls as a way to help them rehabilitate and bring them to a better understanding of their life.

The women will work with the women using prayer, meditation, spiritual inspiration, music, guidance and healing. Donated funds will assist in bringing the speakers and providing lunch for the girls.

Donations can be sent to Blessed Kateri, Detention Ministry 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. For more information, call Patti Rizzo at (661) 250-1740.

Oak Hill Institute offers coursework
Oak Hill Bible Church, a nondenominational Christian Church, has formed the Oak Hill Institute.
The institute has nine divisions of study, including Old Testament, New Testament, systematic theology, church history, spiritual formation, comparative religion, apologetics, practical ministry and beginner course.

For more information and directions to Oak Hill Bible Church, visit


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