God's Work, Our hands: Saturday September 8th
Baker Interfaith Friends:
is a visitation ministry offering a compassionate presence and friendship to people held in detention in Baker County.
Opportunities include visiting, letter-writing, and prayer, in partnership with others from our Gainesville community.
ULC is a member of IAIJ ( Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice) (http://gainesvilleiaij.blogspot.com/) and as such members make monthly trips to the Baker county Detention Center (one of the ten worst in the country according to LIRS, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (https://www.lirs.org/))
Kaiser Garden Harvest: Every growing season the produce from the vegetable garden is donated to St Francis House in Gainesville thanks to the steady and faithful works of Church members.
Every Sunday a grocery cart is filled with food donations for the Gainesville community Misnistry Food Pantry (http://gcmhelp.org) or the Food Bank on the University of Florida Campus for students and staff (https://pantry.fieldandfork.ufl.edu/).
Grace Market Place (http://gracemarketplace.org/) is another recipient of ULC social conscience as members of our congregation regularly collects food and clothing for the homeless "residents".
Gainesville Community Grant Funds and ULC donations are available to help needy residents in our community.