May Mission Action Gift

Memorial Day is on 5/27 and is a day to honor those who lost their lives while serving the country. To honor those Vets, the Ministry Council has decided to send our Mission Action gift for May to Veterans for Peace.

The best way to learn about Veterans for Peace is to read their own Statement of Purpose:
*We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of   world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally

-To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war
-To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
-To resist racism and repression in our home communities
-To oppose the militarization of law enforcement
-To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
-To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
-To abolish war as an instrument of national policy
-To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

FCC Vallejo has a long history of service particularly back when Mare Island was thriving. While not named in the history book, many members of the congregation worked on Mare Island during WWII and had family members who were killed in the war. We currently have many veterans in our midst and this donation is a way to honor the past and the present.

If you would like to make a separate donation or to get more information, go to

April Mission Action Gift

April 20th is Earth Day, and to celebrate, the Ministry Council wanted to give our April Mission Action donation to a non-profit whose focus is local and sustainable environmental action. Sustainable Solano is the perfect recipient for this donation!

Our history with Sustainable Solano began in 2019 when our church decided to renovate the Johnson Garden. We needed help. I reached out to Sustainable Solano who was helping neighborhoods in Solano County with their community gardens. With lots of conversations and planning, they decided to perform the renovations for us! A partnership that should have only lasted 1 year, has now spread out to nearly 4 years! They help us with annual planting, use our garden for demonstrations, and are there to assist and answer questions for all our church gardeners! (Special thanks to Carl Cordes, Ted & Glenda Goode, Cheryl Patterson, and others!)

FCC Vallejo has been a Green Chalice organization since 2016. What does that mean? This means we are recognized by the Disciples Home Missions as a congregation of good stewards of God’s creation. Their mission “is to connect Christian faith, spiritual practice and creation consciousness in order to demonstrate the fullness of God’s shalom.”

Having the garden and working with Sustainable Solano is one of the big ways we demonstrate our fullness of God’s shalom. If you would like to sign up for the Sustainable Solano Newsletter or to make a separate donation, go to