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.
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.
We will be reading Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles, beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
There is an in-person book study group and a Zoom book study group. Both meet weekly on Wednesdays.
The Wednesday morning in-person book study group meets Wednesday mornings at 10 am.
The Wednesday evening Zoom book study group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. To join the Wednesday evening Zoom book study, click on the "Join Us On Zoom" button, near the top of this book study announcement.
We are always ready to welcome new participants for both the in-person and Zoom book study groups.
Take this Bread is “The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert. It is not only a spiritual memoir but a call to action.
Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and writer. Then one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. She ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed, embracing a faith she’d scorned, and which would lead to feeding others in a way that she’d never ever imagined.
Sara started a food pantry giving away literally tons of food from around the same altar where she’s first received the body of Christ and providing hundreds of hungry families with free groceries each week
Take this Bread is rich with real-life Dickensian characters, church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and gangsters all blown into Mile’s life by the relentless force of her new-found calling. Here in this beautiful, passionate book, is Christ a living communion.”
You should be able to find a copy of the book for $5 or less on eBay or Amazon.
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 more information, please contact