UCC's Faith, Compassion, & Justice Ministries
Our purpose is to seek the transforming power and love of God to :
- bring help to the hurting in our world through acts of compassion and
- to end the structural reasons for those hurts through acts of restorative justice.
For more information, contact
If you want to receive Faith, Compassion, and Justice email notices (about once a month) about various ministry opportunities around town and farther afield, contact
ministries and service opportunities:
Grace in Action
Grace in Action is a faith-based community ministry serving homeless individuals by providing compassionate care, spiritual companionship, lunches twice a week, and referrals to local agencies. For more information on how to get involved in this ministry and to download the Minister of Hospitality application, please check our website. You may also contact UCC's Grace In Action liaison,
Changes in Clothing Donation Program:
We are no longer accepting miscellaneous bags of clothing. Instead, please consign your donated clothing to the Grace in Action account at All Things Right & Relevant (1720 E. Eighth Street). Funds from this consignment account will allow our homeless guests to purchase needed clothing or shoes for a job interview or special occasion.
To Go Bags:
Grace in Action prepares "To Go Bags" for the Homeless Community. You can help provide for those in need by making "To Go Bags" by filling a gallon size ziploc bag with some of the following travel size items:
- anti-bacterial bottle
- fast food gift certificates
- granola bar
- shaving cream
- mens socks
- packages of tissue
- cough drops
- eye drops
Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter
The Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter is a collaboration of faith-based organizations throughout davis that seek to provide shelter for homeless guests during winter months. This season, UCC is hosting the shelter February 17-March 2. To volunteer, please visit the IRWS website.
This is a fun thing to do one afternoon in your own kitchen with a few friends or your small group. Kids enjoy helping. You purchase sandwich makings and fruit, make 25 sandwiches for homeless individuals, and deliver them to the Davis Cold Weather Shelter at the corner of 5th & D. UCC will be hosting at least one week this season, perhaps more. Contact Alex Wright for more information.
Summer Migrant Center Outreach
We are currently looking for someone to coordinate UCC outreach to the migrant centers. If interested, please contact Alex Wright.
Environmental and Social Stewardship Team
This team seeks to help inform each of us on how we can make wise lifestyle and consumer choices that are in line with biblical values concerning stewardship of the earth. We also seek to move UCC forward in ways that are sensitive to environmental and social issues. For more information or to join this team, contact Steve Hampton.
One of the ways we have done this in the past is through the publication of a "Simple Lifestyle" newsletter. The issues in each of these newsletters are just as relevant today as they were the day they were published; use the index to find a particular issue that grabs your attention. If you have ideas for new topics that have yet to be covered, let us know.
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VetMerge stands for "merging the love of Christ with veterinary medicine." VetMerge works on three levels: it sponsors mission trips to remote areas (e.g. Mexico, Honduras, American Indian reservations) where veterinarians can serve the local people and where there is a local church to partner with, it works to strengthen the faith and missional understanding of vet students and veterinarians, and it reaches out locally to people in the veterinary profession. Contact Lorraine Beaumont.