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Posted: September 17, 2010 8:17 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2010 4:30 a.m.

New Lutheran church
Who: Living Faith Lutheran Church
What: Guest pastor Rev. Laurie Arroyo, Assistant to Bishop for Lay Leadership, will speak about “The Book of Faith.”
When: 5p.m. Sunday worship, 4p.m. Sunday School
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 857-4535

Speaking of bliss
Who: Unitarian Universalists of SCV
What: Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale on “The Geography of Bliss” with Water Communion
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: 22900 Market St., Newhall

Joy Bible study
Who: Grace Baptist Church
What: Joy of Living Bible Study for women; an interdenominational, in-depth study of God’s word in an informal, small group setting. A 12-week study of the Book of Job. Child care available for children through age 5.
When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday beginning Sept. 22
Where: 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus
Contact: Fran Padgett at (661) 254-1039 or e-mail at

Book fair
Who: Congregation Beth Shalom
What: “A Sukkot to Remember” Book Fair: Preschool-to-young-adult authors to sign books at book fair. There will be barbecue, books and bounce houses. The congregation welcomes authors Sarah Lynn, Betsy Rosenthal, Jean Blasiar and J.D. Squires. Guests encouraged to bring a gently used book, which will be distributed to charitable causes thanks to the help of Books for People, The organization’s mission is to benefit charities serving homeless children, to raise funds for local libraries, and to keep books, CDs, and DVDs out of landfills.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26
Where: 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita
Contact: Robin Ceppi at (661) 254-2411

Friendly Valley service
Who: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist)
What: Guest Minister Rev. Dr. Marilynn Huntington will present, ”Unity in Christ.”  Coffee and fellowship will follow.
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: 19246 Ave. of the Oaks in Newhall
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Gala singers
Who: Friendly Valley Community Church
What: The Gala Singers in “Music in the Air.” The Gala Singers are an exciting chorus of 30 singers and musicians who will lift your spirit. Donation $10; tickets on sale Monday through Friday mornings in the church office.
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2
Where: 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall
Contact: (661) 251-1311

See You at the Pole
Who: Students across the SCV and nation
What: “REVEAL,” Matthew 6:9-13, is the theme for See You at the Pole 2010, the annual global day of student prayer. See You at the Pole, is a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. The event brings students to their school flagpoles to pray for their leaders, schools, and families.
Where: Schools across the United States
When: Wednesday
Contact: Everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP is available free at

Castaic church service
Who: Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s Castaic Mission
What: Church service
When: 10:30 a.m. Sundays
Where: North Lake Hills Elementary multipurpose room located at 32545 Ridge Route Road in Castaic
Contact: (661) 259-2276

Helping AIDS patients
Who: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
What: Members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Lutheran Church of Hope will prepare and distribute bag lunches for AIDS patients at The Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The program is run by donations and is free to those who wish to volunteer.
When: 9:45 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month.
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 24901 Orchard Village Road in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 259-7307

Child-abduction prevention

Who: Santa Clarita United Methodist Church with Kidz ’n’ Power
What: Free child abduction prevention and self-defense workshop. Ninety minutes of life protection information and role play. Including methods to deal with bullies, child abduction safety tips, child identification cards and fingerprinting. Student must be 4 years old. Every child under 16 years old must have a parent or guardian present. Each student must fulfill waiver form.
When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 297-3783;

High Holiday services

For information on costs or reservations, contact congregations.
Who: Temple Beth Ami
Yom Kippur
n Today, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. morning service and children’s program, 11:30 p.m. Yizkor at Hyatt
n Today, Sept. 18: 4 p.m. Jonah and closing service at Temple Beth Ami
Where: Hyatt located at 24500 Town Center Drive in Valencia, Temple Beth Ami located at 23023 Hilse Lane in Newhall
Contact: (661) 255-6410 for reservations; visit

Who: Congregation Beth Shalom
Yom Kippur
n Today, Sept. 18: 8:30 a.m. service at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish followed by 11:15 a.m. Yizkor, 3:15 p.m. healing service, 4 p.m. discussion, 5 p.m. Minha, 6:15 p.m. Neilah, 7:15 p.m. Shofar
Where: 22508 Copper Hill Drive in Saugus
Contact: (661) 254-2411

Who: Chabad of SCV
Yom Kippur
n Today, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. service at Chabad, 10 a.m. children’s service, 11:45 a.m. Yizkor Memorial service, 5:15 p.m. Mincha afternoon service, 6 p.m. Neila closing service, 7:35 p.m. Shofar blast and end of fast
Where: 23120 Lyons Ave., numbers 19 and 20, in Newhall
Contact: (661) 254-3434 or for reservations


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