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Posted: February 25, 2008 5:56 p.m.
Updated: April 25, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Here are the latest Signal Faith Briefs:

'A Taste of Faith' at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church

During every Wednesday of Lent from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a special gathering will be held in the Fireside Room of Santa Clarita United Methodist Church. A soup and bread supper will be available at 6 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. a meditation will be brought in by a visitor. The hour concludes with Holy Communion with the pastors. Nursery care is available, if requested in advance.

For more information call (661) 297-3873.

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church is located at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road in Valencia.

Annual Family Fun Purim Carnival Planned at Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Shalom will be holding its annual family Purim Carnival on March 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include entertainment, snow cones, falafel, popcorn, pizza, games, an inflatable bounce house and video games.

Tickets for games and food are available for 50 cents each at the door. Call (661) 251-2411 for more information.

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Santa Clarita Valley is located at 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway in Canyon Country.

SCUMC Hosts 'Walk Through Holy Week'
On March 22, Santa Clarita United Methodist Church will be hosting the "Walk Through Holy Week." The event will be an interactive as families start with dancing on Palm Sunday and move through each day of the week visiting the Temple with moneychangers, sharing a Passover seder, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and celebrating the resurrection.

At each stop, children will be given a memento to remember their journey. The total experience will take between an hour and a half.

Before the journey, families will be able to have breakfast with the Easter bunny and participate in an Easter egg hunt.

There is no cost for the journey, but the pancake breakfast is $3.50 a person.

Groups will leave every 15 minutes from the Fireside Room starting at 9 a.m.

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church is located at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road in Valencia. For more information, contact the church office at (661) 297-3873.

First Baptist Offers 'Team Kid' Program
First Baptist Church of Newhall is sponsoring "Team Kid" every Wednesday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the church.

The program teaches kids Bible stories, how to play games and make crafts. "Team Kid" is designed for kids as young as 4 years old through those in the fifth grade.

First Baptist Church is located at 24551 Valley Street. For more information, contact Mandy at (661) 259-1515.

Religious Poetry Contest Seeks Applicants
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a religious poetry contest sponsored by the Sacramento Rainbow Poets. There will be a total of 50 prizes, totaling $5,000. The deadline for entering is March 10.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 2935 Clay Street, Sacramento, CA 95815. Applicants can also enter at

There is no cost to enter. Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your poem. If you wish a winner's list, enclose a return envelope.


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