Ways to Get Involved with

Service and Justice Ministry

January 2020

 

The 3rd Sunday of each month is “Service and Justice Sunday”

 

Special Offering:  Our January 19th Special Offering will be for Disaster Relief.

 

Feed My Sheep:  Donations of food needed for Grace in Action and STEAC.  Please donate non-perishable items in the bins in the church lobby.

 

Postcard Writing:  On January 19, meet following each service in the Fellowship Hall to write postcards on issues of importance to our city, state, country, and the world.  Postcards and stamps are provided, as well as informational scripts on a variety of issues.

 

Celebration of Abraham, January 26, 2020 at 3pm

Location: Saint James Community Building, 1275 B St., Davis

Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy and laypersons meet to increase understanding and respect among the three Abrahamic faiths.  Our congregation has been involved in bringing the Celebration of Abraham to our community. One of the important ways DUMC has supported the Celebration is to serve as table facilitators. Please let Helen Roland if you are willing to serve as a facilitator this year at hroland2@gmail.com.

 

The Resist Harm Movement provides a faithful response to the UMC anti-LGBTQ Traditional Plan which was narrowly passed by the 2019 Special General Conference and took effect January 1, 2020.  Learn more at Resistharm.com or see the January issue of Crossection.

 

Service and Justice Dinner Meeting, January 14:  Join us for an informal dinner meeting this month.  This is a chance to socialize and to discuss our ministry priorities for 2020.  Contact Susan Padgett at sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net.

 

Sign up to help at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter

Our church will host the Davis Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) beginning February 16, 2020.  Look for sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall beginning in mid-January.  Contact Rita Lundin at ritamae56@comcast.net.

 

ONGOING SERVICE AND JUSTICE ACTIVITIES

 

Housing and Homeless Taskforce:  If you are concerned about this issue and interested in working with other members of the congregation on various government initiatives please join us on January 26, at 12:30 in Walker Room.  Contact John Castelfranco at johncastelfranco@att.net.

 

Contemporary Issues Forum:  ProFuture Faith:  The Prodigal Species Comes Home.  How should our beliefs and understandings of scripture respond to the past 500 years of advances in scientific knowledge?  Forum will explore this question beginning January 5th using an 8-part video series developed by Rev. Michael Dowd.  Join us in Walker Room between services (9:45 to 10:50am).  Contact Jim Cramer at cramerjc@gmail.org.

 

Grace Garden:  New leadership opportunities will be coming soon.  Stay tuned!  We can always use more help in the garden.  Garden winter hours are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 9-11.  Contact Cid Barcellos at cidbarcellos@sbcglobal.net

 All are Welcome.  Come join us!

Service and Justice Ministry meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at the church. Childcare is available. Susan Padgett (sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net) and Marge Matoba (margematoba@gmail.com), Co-Chairs.  All are Welcome!