A statue of Mary was found beheaded and a large swastika was spray painted on a prominent monument of the Ten Commandments outside Holy Family Catholic Church on Old Auburn Road last week.
Volunteers with Church of the Harvest handed out hundreds of individually wrapped ice cream snacks to a line-up of cars in Citrus Heights Wednesday night in an effort to bring hope during the pandemic.
Churches in Citrus Heights and across California are responding in different ways to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest health order which includes a ban on indoor worship services to limit the spread of COVID-19.
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit earlier this year, Greg Kaiser, senior pastor of Antelope Road Christian Fellowship, partnered with a local nonprofit to provide a place for setting up tents for the homeless, along with meals and access to bathrooms and shower facilities.
About fifty vehicles pulled into a vacant lot on Auburn Boulevard across from Rusch Park on Easter Sunday, each being directed to park six feet apart.
From a “drive-in” Easter church service to communion and worship at home, Citrus Heights churches are adapting to the unique times with creative ways to celebrate a holiday central to the Christian faith during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 350 cars drove through the parking lot of Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, dropping off food to help re-stock critically low supplies at a local food closet.
The Sunrise Christian Food Ministry is putting out an urgent call for food donations, as the nonprofit struggles to keep up with a significant increase in families requesting emergency food assistance.