United in Grace ministries reach out in practical ways to feed and to clothe those in need of food and clothing. As an ELCA Reconciling in Christ congregation, United in Grace invites and welcomes the full participation of LGBTQ+ persons in our worship life and ministries.
Brown Bag Meal Ministry
We are continuing to place our Brown Bags into the hands of hungry folks we encounter on street corners and parking lots.
We encourage those of you who are reluctant to hand them out, to try it. I think you will find it rewarding. Just roll down your window and hold up a bag. Ask if they would like a lunch. Very seldom will someone decline.
We can’t pick up Brown Bags at church during our renovation but call or email me and I will gladly bring some to your house. It’s a small thing we do, but much appreciated.
Each Brown Bag costs about $5.00 to fill. Please consider making a donation. In the memo line of your check, put “Brown Bag Ministry”.
Thank you for your generosity, and may God bless our efforts.
Karen Spears | 707-644-2985 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Bank Ministry
The United in Grace Food Bank Team takes to the field every second Wednesday of the month from 1 - 3pm at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano warehouse in Fairfield.
At the warehouse, the team sorts and bags produce for distribution to our hungry neighbors in Solano County.
Please join us.
We make quilts that are 60 x 80 and collect items for personal care kits and school kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).
We make hats and scarfs for Vallejo's unsheltered and for the San Francisco Night Ministry.
At Christmas time we provide lap quilts and collect items for the Seniors love Santa program and also collect small cosmetics for distribution to the unsheltered.
You are invited to join this ministry. Regardless of your skill level, there is rewarding work for you to do.
If you would like to visit or to join this ministry, please contact Anita Patten.
Anita Patten | 707-980-4741 | email@example.com
Wednesdays: 10am in-person and 7pm on Zoom
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
I’m very excited to inform everyone that a new Book Study has begun. We will be meeting each Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am in person and Wednesday evenings on Zoom from 7 pm to 8 pm. The Zoom study is designed for those unavailable for a daytime study or those still doing Covid isolation.
Marcus J. Borg contends that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation. Each chapter of this book embodies a distinct conviction. Borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us. Examples include: “God’s is real and a mystery; salvation is more about this life than an afterlife; the Bible can be true without being literally true; Jesus’s death on the cross matters—but not because he paid for our sins; God is passionate about justice and the poor; and to love God is to love like God.”
Borg calls all Christians to reject divisiveness and exclusivity and create communities that celebrate joy, possibility and renewal. He reflects on what matters most, bringing to earth the kingdom of God which Jesus talked about and transforming our relationships with one another.
Copies of Convictions: How I learned What Matters Most by Marcus J. Borg can be ordered from Amazon. Please call me if you have any questions.
Martha Circle is a Luncheon Bible Study Group for women that meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12pm - 2PM.
Please join us for lunch and discussion of a study from “Gather” magazine, a publication from the Women of the ELCA.
Bring your own bag lunch. Dessert will be provided.
For the location and for more information, please contact
Jan Jackson | 707-315-7824 | firstname.lastname@example.org