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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

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 |

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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 |

Book Study


10am in-person and 7pm on Zoom



Judy Faye welcomes your participation

whether in person or on Zoom.

You may reach Judy by voice or text at 707-980-9667

and by email at

We begin reading Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

on Wednesday, September 13, 2023


In person at 10am and on Zoom at 7pm


The following is a review from


“Foul-mouthed and heavily tattooed, former standup comic turned-Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber weaves hilarious rants and stunning theological insight into her personal narrative of a flawed, beautiful, and unlikely life of faith. Bizarre, rich, and remarkable, PASTRIX turns spiritual memoir on its ear in a sardonically irreverent and beautifully honest page-turner that readers will never forget. Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term pastrix (a negative term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize women as pastors) in this wildly entertaining and deeply resonant memoir about an outrageous, unlikely life of faith. From a commune of haggard but-hopeful slackers to the wobbly chairs and war stories of Alcoholic Anonymous, from a funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club to an unexpected revelation during the Haitian stations of the cross, PASTRIX is a journey of cranky spirituality that intersects religion with real life, weaving incredible narrative, hilarious rants, and poignant honesty to portray a life deeply flawed and deeply faithful-giving hope to the rest of us.”

Judy Faye | 707-980-9667 |

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 |

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