Ways to Get Involved with Service and Justice Ministry!

October 2019

 

GRACE GARDEN PARKING LOT SALE:  October 5, 8-12

Where?  DUMC Parking Lot

Questions?  Cid Barcellos at cidbarcellos@sbcglobal.net

Help is needed on Oct. 5th with setup, sales, coffee and snacks, cleanup.  All donations welcome. Your help is always needed in the garden and we could also use some administrative assistance.  Winter Garden Hours start Sept. 30th: Mon, Thurs, Sat from 9-11.

 

SAHAYA WALKS 2019:  October 13, 1-4pm

Where?  International House, 10 College Park, Davis

Questions?  Susan Padgett at sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net

S&J is once again endorsing this annual family event to support HIV-infected children and youth in India.  www.sahayawalks.org

CELEBRATION OF ABRAHAM INTERFAITH FEAST OF FELLOWSHIP:  October 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where?  Central Park, Davis

Questions?  Helen Roland at hroland2@gmail.com

Share a meal and celebrate diversity on this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Bring a vegetarian dish to share.

 

ONGOING SERVICE AND JUSTICE ACTIVITIES

 

RECONCILING MINISTRIES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED

Questions?  Susan Padgett at sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net

Service & Justice Ministry is looking for someone to be a liaison between our church, other churches, and the UMC Reconciling Ministries Network.  Help us stay in touch with activities within the UMC to support our LGBTQIA sisters and brothers.

 

HOUSING/HOMELESS TASK FORCE:  October 27, 12:30

Where?  Walker Room

Questions? John Castelfranco at johncastelfranco@att.net.

If you are concerned about this issue and interested in working with others in the congregation, come to our next Task Force meeting.  Hate going to meetings but willing to write letter or make phone calls?  Please let John know.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN YOLO COUNTY

Questions?  Kary Shender at carina@omsoft.com.

Attend board meetings to learn more about juvenile justice and other issues in Yolo County.

 

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FORUM

Where?  Walker Room

Questions?   Jim Cramer at cramerjc@gmail.org

Join us between services on Sundays as we study and discuss social justice issues.  We are looking for someone to help publicize our forums.  If you can help with simple media outreach, please contact Susan Padgett.

 

3rd Sunday is “Service and Justice Sunday”

 

Special OfferingOctober 20 Special Offering will be divided with one half going to World Communion Sunday and the other half to Grace Garden.

 

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 October 20, 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.

 

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!