Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Seasoned with Grace.

A Collection of Recipes by Crown Valley Community Church.

Cookbook Committee.

Laura Sapko, Coordinator
Val Boze
Gayle Farmer
Michelle Mawhorter
Sandy Miller
Charlene Packard


Kim Bell
Ida Bissoni
Val Boze
Carolyn Buckaloo
Sharon Burden
Angela Clutterham
Susan Clutterham
Vonda Crosby
Carol Dalrymple
Val Davis
Donna Deichen
Alis Eastman
Karen Fanning
Gayle Farmer
Ardie Floyd
Barb Fox
Diana Fuhrmann
Lori Ginsberg
Raphaela Goodwin
Donna Haag
Barb Hafer
Ginger Herman

Lorraine Kelly
Susie Klotz
April Land
Jill Land
Kim Land
Melissa Land
Don Lewis
Ann Lillich
Lorraine Mandrillo
Peter Mandrillo
Steven Mandrillo
Barbara Mang
Sonya Martin
Michele Mawhorter
Kim Mccarter
Dave and Sandy Miller
Tracy Moore
Dawn Olivas
Sal Olivas
Dorothy Olson
Michelle Oman

Charlene Packard
Melody Parker
Jodi Pasqua
Karen Perkins
Laura Powell
Cindy Rakisits
Don Rakisits
Corinna Rivera
Melissa Rivera
Lois Rutt
Laura Sapko
Mary Smith
Patti Smith
Patty Smith
Ronda Smyth
Debbie Snyder
Jane Speer
Jacob Sugiman
Chelse Van Den Vrijhoef
Jeanne Wadsworth
Margaret Waskiewicz
Teresa Webberley

Special Thanks.

Thank you to all the church families and friends for sharing these special family recipes. Some represent a family history of generations while others give us a sense of special holiday traditions. Still more will remind us of events shared together as a meal was prepared for "fellowship with one another."

Thank you to all those who purchased our cookbook in support of our Women's Ministries. We hope that you will use these great recipes often for your family's enjoyment and for the special times ahead when we will "break bread together" in the bond of fellowship in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Women's Ministries.

The goal of Women's Ministries is to lead women in a deeper walk with God and to help them recognize their purpose in life which is to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ as they serve in their homes, at work or in the body of Christ.

We have enjoyed putting together special events for the families and women of the church on many occasions. Some memorable events have been the Mother and Daughter Tea, Sunday Potluck Dinners, Valentine Social, July 4th picnics, outings to the Monrovia Street Fair, Special Speakers, Women's Retreats and weekly Bible studies. As we have grown we have seen the need for a new ministry and now have the help of the Social Committee who will organize church-wide events. The Women's Ministry will continue to put together events and studies for the women of the church.

Some behind the scenes ministries are the Food Ministry, where meals are organized to be brought to families, and the Prayer Chain for emergency prayer requests.

The proceeds from this cookbook will help support our yearly Women's Retreat as well as our outreach ministries such as food baskets for families in need, thank you gifts and scholarships for special events.

A Little Church History.

As published in 1998.

Crown Valley Community Church began in 1988 with a meeting of our pastor, Terry Speer, and several families who were committed to the Lordship Jesus Christ and the supremacy of God's Word, the Bible. After a season of prayer, weekly Bible studies were begun. In November of 1988, we held our first Sunday School and Worship Service, with about seventy five in attendance. At this time, our AWANA Club was also formed to reach out to the children and their families in the com munity and was blessed with a growing number ever since.

In the nine years that CVCC has been in existence we have grown to a Sunday morning attendance of between 180 and 200. Our Sunday Services are held in the gymnasium of High Desert School while our AWANA Club meets in the Acton Elementary School. Ground was broken for our new church building in 1995 and we anticipate the Lord's provision for its completion.

The Lord has blessed CVCC with men, women and children who have a heart to serve Him in evangelistic outreaches, particularly to the homeless and needy. Some reach out with food, clothing, Bibles and the Gospel message to those who live on the streets of L.A. Others minister regularly at the Union Rescue Mission and to the women battling substance addiction at the L.A. Mission. Another group visits the Hispanic community bringing food, clothing, and the Word of God to those in need while others provide Bible studies and a craft outreach to the men and women of the Acton Rehabilitation Center.

The mission of CVCC can be summed up in the words of the apostle Paul found in Timothy 1:5, "But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

Note: As of the year 2020, CVCC is located at 5734 W. Sierra Highway, Acton, CA 93510.

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