Our Ministries

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 klspears68@live.com
 

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.

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For more information, please contact

Dean Ahlberg | 707-980-9659 | deanahlberg@aol.com

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Outreach Ministry


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 | anitapatten@comcast.net
 

Book Study

The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

Wednesdays

- 10am (in person)

-   7pm on Zoom

Our new book selection is “The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe” by Richard Rohr.

 

“Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name?

 

Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the
center.

 

Drawing on scripture, history and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world.”

 

Participants may order copies of our book selection online.

To participate in either the in-person or Zoom study groups, please contact Judy Faye.

Judy Faye | 707-980-9667 | judithfaye@aol.com

Martha Circle

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 | jansuejack@yahoo.com