UGM Camp - Changes, Changes, Changes

Jul 1, 2014 11:45:38 AM

UGM Camp is all about providing a free week of summer fun to underprivileged kids and introducing them to the unconditional love of Jesus... Read More >

April 2014

We Were in Darkness

Apr 1, 2014 12:00:59 PM



The Darkest Dark

Apr 1, 2014 11:58:55 AM

The nature of the rescue business is that not everyone who steps from dark into the light will stay, but you are giving them the opportunity to. READ MORE >

Volunteer Profile: Tim and Amanda Hepper

Apr 1, 2014 11:54:14 AM

Tim Hepper became a volunteer at the UGM Crisis Shelter four years ago shortly after his wife died. “There was a hole in my life that I knew... READ MORE >

The Family that Serves Together

Feb 1, 2014 6:56:33 AM

Family serves together for the homeless twice a month. Their reward is knowing that they make a difference.

Take Action: Organize a Drive

Feb 1, 2014 6:54:59 AM

Looking for a fun way to get your group involved in helping the homeless? How about you organize a drive? You could make it a competition or... Read More >

December 2013

I Was Broken

Dec 1, 2013 11:00:40 AM

The assignment: Draw a picture representing the work of the Union Gospel Mission on a napkin. Like an elevator speech. Only quicker and more visual. (Try it yourself: What would you draw?)

Mental Health and Homelessness

Dec 1, 2013 10:56:26 AM

Holly Simons, a psychiatric nurse, worked in the prison system for 10 years and visited UGM while researching safe places for an inmate to go... Read more

Take Action: Spread the Warmth

Dec 1, 2013 10:55:03 AM

If you’ve got coats for the homeless bring it to Burlington Coat Factory. UGM will distribute them free of charge to those in need.

October 2013

I Was in Prison

Oct 1, 2013 11:40:19 AM

I was in prison and you gave me a second chance.

Paul Staley was a self-described “peace-loving man.” A product of the sixties. A flower child. A hippy. He did a little LSD, bought and sold marijuana. Live and let live was his motto.

And then one day, one of those drug deals went terribly wrong, and a man ended up dead. Paul himself never touched the gun. No one claimed he did. It didn’t matter. By law, because he was admittedly involved in the crime that led to the murder, he was culpable.

Being Barnabas

Oct 1, 2013 11:37:32 AM

Barnabas stood up for Paul, who wrote a significant portion of the Bible. We can be like Barnabas – believing that God really does change lives... Read More