Helen was Homeless

A little over a year ago, Helen, 57, was living on the streets of Coeur d’Alene.

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The Foolish and Weak

Think back for a moment to your grade school playground. Do you remember standing awkwardly as teams were chosen, hoping you wouldn’t be the last one picked? Or perhaps you were one of the team captains who did the picking. Who were you looking for? The fastest runner? The highest jumper? Or maybe the all-around toughest kid?

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Cecil was Unemployed

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Coffee for Kids

Valley Real Life is a faithful partner of Union Gospel Mission in reaching the poor with the love and power of the gospel. In addition to putting up a giving tree with our top needs last December, they utilized their coffee bar to educate the congregation about UGM Camp. Kelli Dexter, who serves on the Missions Team, said they choose a ministry to spotlight each month and give everything over and above the coffee bar’s costs to that ministry. It’s just one of the ways they give outside the four walls of the church, she said.

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Changed by Volunteering

Jerry Coatney was literally ecstatic when he got an email from Greg Barclay saying that UGM was looking for a driver. Jerry had wanted to volunteer for some time, but he has trouble with his feet and needed a job that wouldn’t require a lot of standing. “I couldn’t think of anything but data input, and I did not want to be stuck behind a computer all day long.”

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Take Action: Bible Giveaway

As we prepare for our 5th Annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner, we’re excited to try something new. This year, we’d like to put a Bible in the hands of each of our dinner guests. Perhaps you’d like to help.

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