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. 


Volunteers Providing Welcome

Sep 8, 2021 12:32:35 PM

Meet two of our volunteer case managers who serve on the frontlines of ministry, offering listening ears and wise counsel to men and women in crisis.

June 2021

5 Key Elements of Real Change

Jun 11, 2021 3:57:40 PM

What does it take to change?

How do you break a twenty-year addiction? How do you stop being angry and resentful for all the ways you feel like life has dealt you a bad hand? How does a person who pushed everyone out of their life, turn around and embrace authentic community?

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.

Partner Profile: Frank and Barbara Peretti

Jun 11, 2021 3:56:44 PM

New York Times best-selling author Frank Peretti and his wife Barbara have purposed to obey God by stewarding their resources wisely.

March 2021

Where Does Our Hope Come From? Miranda's Story

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:41 PM

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

“The Lord your God is in your midst. A mighty one who will save.” (Zeph. 3:17) Jesus entered human history to take our sin and shame to the grave, to make a way for us to know the nearness of God. Drugs, lust, 

March 2021

Where Does Our Hope Come From? Robert's Story

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:37 PM

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

 

“The Lord your God is in your midst. A mighty one who will save.” (Zeph. 3:17) Jesus entered human history to take our sin and shame to the grave, to make a way for us to know the nearness of God. Drugs, lust, 

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.

Volunteer Feature: Greg Beumer

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:29 PM

At nineteen, Greg Beumer was going to college, selling drugs, and playing in a rock band. Today he leads worship at UGM.

Church Feature: Linking Arms with North Church

Mar 31, 2021 2:13:23 PM

North Church exists to equip the saints. Their partnership with UGM helps them fulfill their mission.

January 2021

Twenty Twenty

Jan 8, 2021 12:59:16 PM

 


Our mission stays the same – even in times of crisis.

 

Twenty. Twenty. The words are destined to become a meme where disaster upon disaster strikes, and the hero gets back on his feet only to be hit by another unexpected turn of events. But, thank the Lord, you were a steadfast friend through it all.

Team of Superheroes

Jan 8, 2021 12:54:14 PM

Phil Altmeyer looks back over the events of 2020 with a grateful heart. We couldn't have made it through without you.