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Jim and Ken

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Recovery: You Can Be Sober and Still Be Miserable

By JoAnn Zajicek, Director of Women's Ministries

I started my journey with UGM 10 years ago. Hard to believe.

I vividly remember asking my supervisor at the time, “what type of women” I would be serving. Who were they? Where did they come from?...

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UGM Camp: 97 Hours Investing in Children

By Nathan Thiry, Growth Groups & Outreach Pastor at Faith Bible Church

What does God do during the 97 hours of UGM Camp? Each member of Faith who is...

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Meet Kids Who Experienced Life Change at UGM Camp

Guest post by Christa Inouye, former Youth Outreach staff member

 While transformation in Christ happens throughout a lifetime, UGM Camp provides an...

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The Love and Power of the Gospel

Guest post by UGM Staff Chaplain Sonny Westbrook, originally published March 15, 2016.

The celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ...

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Do You Want to Get Well?

Testimony written and read by Dawn Lange at a 2021 phase promotion event. 

 

As my DOC officer signs the papers to release me to treatment [a non-UGM...

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Meet Alexis: “I am Making Choices That Uplift Me”

Spoken by UGM resident Alexis at a phase celebration event, August 2021

“I spent the better part of ten years living for myself: existing in...

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Voices of Recovery: A Poem of Redemption

Written and performed by 2016 UGM LIFE Recovery alum Amanda Taylor

 

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"I'm Thankful for My Rocky Past": Thoughts on Gratitude from Shelter Guests

"I'm thankful for my rocky past, for it has brought me here today." Miranda, Resident, CdA Center for Women and Children (CWC) 

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"You Broke Down Our Biases": Nursing Students Share Experience at UGM Men's Shelter

Nursing Students Ruth and Madison came to UGM to give. They set up a medical station and provided free care and advice to guests at the Men's...

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Walking Away From Shame

Sermon preached on Sunday, October 4, 2020 by Reverend Claire Strunk at Communitas, Spokane.  

 

When I was 9, my family would swim at the YWCA. One...

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Total Surrender: A Requisite for Recovery

Spoken by Sarah Johnson at a 2020 phase promotion for UGM Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall.Good evening and thank you for coming tonight. I got a...

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UGM Core Value: Stewardship

By Dean Bitz, UGM Director of Finance and Operations

Stewardship is more than how we handle our money. We steward God’s Word, we steward his people,...

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Kellie: helping kids win at life

Kellie Ingram is the UGM Youth Outreach Program Coordinator. In this blog post, we asked her to explain a bit about what she does and why she does it.

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Louise: My Relationship with Christ Is My Purpose

Louise is disciplined and faithful in her relationship with the Lord. She reads her Bible every day and keeps a list of things she is grateful for—a...

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Standing in Unity

In honor of Black History Month, we’re turning the blog over to three men for whom we have tremendous respect.

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Journey of Faith: Clai's Story

Clai, who works in the kitchen at the UGM Men’s Shelter, has come to have a deep and dynamic relationship with God. God has placed him in a job in...

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The 'Whole Person' Approach to Recovery

Dr. John Wolfe’s family has partnered with UGM in one way or another for decades. His father was an advocate for getting medical clinics at UGM...

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Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

During my first couple of weeks as the Staff Writer at Union Gospel Mission, I was tasked with helping interview seven volunteer case managers who...

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Generosity at UGM Thrift Stores

Laurie Johnson, “L.J.,” as she’s called at the UGM Thrift Store, is as dedicated a volunteer as they come. Over the years, she has volunteered with a...

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Ministry in a Thrift Store

Meet Jaclyn, Manager at the UGM Downtown Thrift Store

By Christy Zapata, UGM Volunteer

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Although she couldn't see it at the time, God had been...

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mary-and-jesus

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Adventus-the Arrival of Jesus

The already brimming schedules and to-do lists most of us carry are magnified and exacerbated during the holidays. Even as the American “holiday...

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Meet Jessica, UGM Art Director

By Christy Zapata, UGM volunteer

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Although you may not know her face, you likely know her work. Meet Jessica, UGM Art Director. Jessica is the...

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We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” – Psalm 25:16

For decades, Debra was a self-described “functioning drunk,”...

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