December 2015

Rachel - Not a Party Girl

Dec 1, 2015 11:00:36 AM

IN HER PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, Rachel lost her joy.

Disillusioned with the church, she ran away from God and became disconnected from family.

“In the back of my mind, I cared about family, but I had such a negative view on what being a Christian was, I didn’t want to hear about how I needed to come to God.

“I backed away from trying to have a relationship because I knew I was doing things [my family] didn’t approve of. I cut myself off from them. I wouldn’t return their phone calls… I didn’t want to answer the questions they had for me, like about drinking or partying or about a relationship with God…I was too ashamed of myself.”

The Root of Our Joy

Dec 1, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Growth and pain. Life is a mix of the good and the bad. Becoming a Christian doesn’t magically change that... Read More >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2015 10:40:02 AM

For the men, women, and children staying at our shelters, the holidays can be difficult. Christmas serves as a reminder of what they lack... Read More >

Meeting the Need: Heritage Health

Dec 1, 2015 10:30:02 AM

Heritage Health, a faithful partner to the Center’s medical clinic from day one, is now offering the specialized counseling services... Read More >

Church Partner: Christ the Redeemer

Dec 1, 2015 10:20:50 AM

One of the first churches to get involved with UGM’s summer youth ministry, Christ the Redeemer brings a group of at-risk youth to camp... Read More >