All Posts By:

Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director

The Source of Change

Nov 13, 2019 8:50:00 AM

If we trace all the ripple effects of change back to their source, we would ultimately make our way to the Babe in the manger.

Creating a Change Environment

Sep 10, 2019 11:10:09 AM

One of UGM’s priorities is creating an environment conducive to real change.

Homelessness: Defining the Problem

Jun 11, 2019 1:35:45 PM

Homelessness is a symptom of much more complicated issues. When we ignore those deeper issues, we are actually making the problem worse.

Stop the Lies

Mar 14, 2019 9:48:06 AM

“You will never amount to anything.” “You’re a failure.” When you’ve grown up hearing lies, you begin to believe them. But the most dangerous lies are not the ones we believe about ourselves; they’re the ones we believe about God

The Homeless Crisis in Downtown Spokane

Jan 14, 2019 1:01:59 PM

The past year has also brought concern over homelessness in downtown Spokane. But the solution isn't just to open more shelters, build more low-cost housing, or create more feeding programs.

The Great Light

Nov 7, 2018 12:35:06 PM

When discouragement comes, the only antidote is powerful truth. Not the pale sentiment of a Hallmark card, but the radical truth of Christmas and the coming of the Great Light that is Jesus.

God Loves the Poor

Sep 11, 2018 2:16:16 PM

To be people after God’s heart, we must defend the weak and fatherless, share our food with the hungry, be openhanded toward the needy and proclaim to the poor: “God loves you. You are of infinite value to Him.” Your partnership reflects the heart of God. Thank you!

Speak Truth. Speak Life.

Jun 4, 2018 5:26:40 PM

While most of us have not experienced the severe trauma many UGM residents have, we do carry scars from experiences and words that hurt us, and if we’re not intentional about diving into the truth of who God says we are, those old wounds can become labels that limit and define us.

The Truth of Easter

Mar 8, 2018 1:54:05 PM

Jesus is alive and well and moving in our midst. He is risen.

Strengthen and Solidify

Jan 15, 2018 1:35:42 PM

2017 was a year of strengthening and solidifying ministry work throughout UGM. Who is God going to send our way this year?

The Gift of Mothers

Nov 16, 2017 11:19:07 AM

Mom paid close attention to our hearts. She modeled love and forgiveness. I know I would not be who I am today without the loving influence of my mother.