March 2022 Newsletter


In This Issue:


Loved by a Good God
“Why would God spend any time working on somebody like me with all the things I’ve done in my past?
… I lied, cheated, stole, just as bad as all those people I was saying I was not.” See how God pursued Dionne and convinced her of His unconditional love and affection. And see how His love transformed her life. 


The Ultimate Work
“Work is a good thing, and here at UGM, we see it as a significant step on the pathway out of homelessness... in this column, however, I want to make it clear that work is not the ultimate thing. Work is not what saves us…” 


Feeding Hungry Souls
“They are people with names, hearts, stories and souls that God loves.” Meet UGM chapel providers Nick Damascus and Eric Blauer. Through their passion for the gospel, God is reaching into broken lives, restoring dignity and offering His saving grace to homeless men hungry for change. 


All Posts By:

Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director

The Ultimate Work

Mar 15, 2022 3:10:53 PM

At UGM, we see work as a good thing, but it is not the ultimate thing. Work does not save us, Jesus does.

The Miracle of Selfless Giving

Jan 14, 2022 11:43:36 AM

Thank you for responding to the work of the Holy Spirit in your life to partner with us in ministry. Your selfless giving is producing miracles in the lives of our guests every day.

Bringing Us Home

Nov 10, 2021 3:43:56 PM

Phil Altmeyer relates God's desire to be in relationship with us to a mother's desire to be reconciled with her children.

Imago Dei - The Image of God

Sep 8, 2021 12:33:06 PM

Every individual is created in the image of God. What does that mean for how UGM welcomes guests and provides life changing care?

A Forgetful People

Jun 11, 2021 3:57:18 PM

In his Heart-to-Heart, Phil Altmeyer speaks candidly about our propensity to forget that God alone creates real life change.

We Have Heard the Joyful Sound: Jesus Saves

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:34 PM

Phil Altmeyer loves hymns. In this edition’s Heart to Heart, he shares hope for today through hymns of yesterday.

Joy is Possible

Nov 10, 2020 12:03:00 PM

2020 does not have to be the antithesis of joy. Phil Altmeyer shares his heart of gratitude.

Made for More

Sep 14, 2020 12:44:58 PM

Phil Altmeyer shares his heart for helping people who are downcast know their worth and find their purpose.

The Breath of God

Mar 10, 2020 5:45:19 PM

The Holy Spirit, who is also called the Breath of God, the Intercessor, the Advocate, the Counselor, and the Spirit of Truth, is our helper in all things.

Meaningful Investment

Jan 9, 2020 1:04:47 PM

We know God's plan includes caring for the poor, and He has invited us to be a part of that work – to bind up the brokenhearted, to comfort those who mourn, to defend the weak and share our food with the hungry. Thank you for your partnership with Union Gospel Mission in 2019. Read more in our January Newsletter.

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.