Service & Justice Ministries

Ways to Get Involved- August 2019

ULMAN FOUNDATION BIKE GROUP

Tuesday, August 6, 6pm Fellowship Hall 

We will be providing dinner, breakfast, and shelter for a bike group from Ulman Foundation called “4K for Cancer” (https://4kforcancer.org/) The mission of this group is to create a community of support “for young adults, and their loved ones, who are impacted by cancer.” Everyone is welcome to come for dinner and meet the riders. Contact Paul Grench at paulgrench@gmail.com or Susan Padgett at sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net for more info.

  

SEEKING THE AMERICAN DREAM: A BENEFIT FOR LA COCINA KITCHEN AND / FAMILIES TOGETHER PROJECT

Friday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis

Tickets are selling out fast for this dinner, which is an event to benefit the Families Together Project, a group supporting two refugee families in Davis, and La Cocina, an incubator kitchen in San Francisco that supports immigrant and low-income food entrepreneurs. The remaining tickets are available online at https://www.facebook.com/events/324943598456245/

($2 convenience charge applies.)

Helpers are still needed to help with cooking, cleanup and other tasks. We also need helpers to bake cupcakes at home. If you would like to help, donate, or be on the wait list, please contact Carol Jewell at cjewell@cal.net or Susan Padgett at sdpadgett@sbcglobal.net. The Davis UMC Service and Justice Ministry is co-sponsoring this event with St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis.

 

JUVENILE JUSTICE ACTION IN YOLO COUNTY

Tuesday, August 13, 9am-2:30pm, West Sacramento City Hall, Civic Center Galleria, Rm 160/157, 1110 W Capitol Ave, West Sac.

Attend a Yolo County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the future of the Juvenile Detention Center. Bring your questions and concerns and learn about proposals to close or transition the facility. Our S&J Ministry would like the supervisors to look more closely at the proposal which would use the site for a transitional-aged program which would house youth aged 18-25, rather than placing them with incarcerated adults. For more information, contact Kary Shender at carina@omsoft.com.

 

 ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE

Sunday, August 25, 12:30pm in the Walker Room, Davis UMC

If you are concerned about this issue and interested in working with other members of the congregation on various initiatives at the city, county and state level on this topic, please consider attending our next Task Force meeting. For more information, contact John Castelfranco at johncastelfranco@att.net.

 

GRACE GARDEN: We can always use help in the garden and we also need some administrative assistance. For any questions or to find out more, contact Cid Barcellos at cidbarcellos@sbcglobal.net

 

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FORUM: Join us between services on Sundays as we study and discuss social justice issues. August forums continue the study of Sharon Delgado’s book, Love in a Time of Climate Change.

 

SERVICE & JUSTICE SUNDAY: AUGUST 18

Special Offering:

August’s special offering benefits Communicare and Doctors without Borders.

 

Third Sunday Postcard Writing:

Meet following each service on the third Sunday of each month 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 addresses and informational scripts on a variety of issues.

 

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.

 

** Service and Justice Ministry meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the church. Childcare is available. Susan Padgett and Marge Matoba (margematoba@gmail.com), Co-Chairs