Italian Festival coming to Clementia Oct. 4

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An Italian festival, with fun, games and -- you bet -- food wil be held at Lake Clementia Sunday, Oct. 4, to open Italian-American Heritage Month.  It kicks off at 1 p.m., and events include a bocce ball tournament, a limoncello tasting, quick sauce and grape-stomping challenges and more.

There will be Italian music and wine and food vendors.  The day concludes with a spaghetti dinner.  Donations are $20 per person and all proceeds benefit St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and its own outreach programs.

For sponsorship opportunties, call Natachia Taylor at 354-0900. Read more » about Italian Festival coming to Clementia Oct. 4

Community Church has a new home

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An overflow crowd celebrated the Rancho Murieta Community Church's move to a new facility on Cantova Way Sunday. More than 200 attended the service to dedicate the church. The move from the firehouse on Murieta Drive to the FAA building was accomplished in six days after six months of planning, said Rev. Rick Pitcher, interim senior pastor. The Community Church changed places with Calvary Fellowship Rancho Murieta, an outreach of Calvary Chapel Laguna Creek, which held its first service at the firehouse building at the same time Sunday. Read more » about Community Church has a new home

Your Neighbors: A food drive, a new pastor, a scholarship and some wine

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Two Murieta churches on the move

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Community Church

Rancho Murieta Community Church will move to a new location next month and be replaced by Calvary Fellowship.  (Click photo for larger image.)

Everybody still calls it the FAA Building, but the Federal Aviation Administration has left the building and the new tenants aren’t looking to the heavens for flight information. Read more » about Two Murieta churches on the move

Church group offers women's events

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The women's group of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church is offering two events that are open to all the women in the community: a Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 24 and a spiritual retreat March 13-15.

The Mardi Gras celebration takes place at the church on Cantova Way from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Women in the community are invited to attend and enjoy specialty coffees and desserts. Speakers will explain the history of Mardi Gras and its relationship to Lent, the time of penance before Easter. Read more » about Church group offers women's events

Helping the needy, enjoying the chili

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Coat dinner

The price of admission to the annual Coat Dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church is a coat, and many of the hundreds attending the chili dinner Friday arrived at the brightly decorated social hall with armloads. Pam Murphy and Quincey Roxburgh were part of the group of volunteers who sorted and packed the warm outerwear in bags for delivery to Loaves and Fishes. The donations will be distributed to the homeless. Read more » about Helping the needy, enjoying the chili

Your neighbors: On stage and eating pizza

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Our talented neighbors are celebrating the holiday season with musicals and plays -- and pizza making. Read about your neighbors here. Read more » about Your neighbors: On stage and eating pizza

Vacation Bible school Aug. 4-8

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The Rancho Murieta Community Church vacation Bible school program for children from kindergarten through 6th grade will be held at Cosumnes River Elementary School Aug. 4 through 8. The theme is "Power Lab ... Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power." The free program offers music, games, crafts, Bible stories and snacks. Call Rancho Murieta Community Church at 354-0401 or register online at www.rmchurch.org. Teens who need community service hours may volunteer for the program. Read more » about Vacation Bible school Aug. 4-8

Donors needed for July 28 blood drive

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Because of the the urgent need for blood at this time of the year, BloodSource is offering two incentives for the July 28 blood drive. In addition to receiving a coupon for Baskin-Robbins ice cream, donors will be eligible to win one of five gas cards worth $500. Rancho Murieta Women's Club blood drives are held four times a year at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. The hours are 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Bev Miller at 354-0537. Read more » about Donors needed for July 28 blood drive

Nine photos: Church services and picnic by the lake

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Mass

Hundreds attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church's annual open-air Mass and picnic Sunday morning at Lake Clementia. Read more » about Nine photos: Church services and picnic by the lake

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