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We are bound together by our stories.

Emily: Living Life Loved

Mar 26, 2020 10:44:22 AM

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5

Emily was in a dark, dark place.

Her addiction ended her 14-year marriage and cost her custody of her four children. “My relationship with my kids was destroyed. I no longer had any contact with them.”

She lived in a small studio apartment with an elderly roommate who died from his addiction to crack cocaine. “It was infested with roaches. It was infested with bed bugs. It was a crack house…

Life Transformation Begins with the Gospel.

Mar 17, 2020 12:40:57 PM

The good news that God loves you transforms lives in a powerful way. Here are three stories of men whose lives reflect the impact of the God's grace.

What I learned from my homeless guests

Mar 11, 2020 4:51:56 PM

Compassion plus accountability takes on personal dimensions when Barb invites two women experiencing homelessness into her home.

Louise: My Relationship with Christ Is My Purpose

Mar 6, 2020 2:11:29 PM

For Louise, who grew up on a family farm, hard work and physical labor were constant and grueling, and faith in God was about fear and obligation rather than grace. What she didn't know was God wanted a relationship with her.

Standing in Unity

Feb 26, 2020 4:57:18 PM

For Black History Month, read our guest post from three important members of the UGM community. "I would submit that God is a God of diversity…and it’s time for the Ecclesia to re-calibrate.."

Journey of Faith: Clai's Story

Feb 21, 2020 1:26:25 PM

Clai's journey of faith does not go in a straight line, but God continued to stick by him, and Clai never gave up hope.

The Negative Split: Run for Recovery

Feb 13, 2020 4:16:53 PM

'Start strong. Finish stronger.' This slogan for the Negative Split also fits recovery. Four UGM runners talk about what running means to them.

The 'Whole Person' Approach to Recovery

Feb 6, 2020 2:00:36 PM

Dr. Wolfe's wife was in a car accident involving a man who had substance abuse issues. His professional life as an expert in nueropsychlogy allowed them to forgive and advocate for his recovery in court. Read more about UGM's whole person approach to recovery.

Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

Jan 30, 2020 11:07:42 AM

During an interview with our case managers, I was reminded there is a difference between knowing something because I’ve scrutinized it, and knowing because I've walked alongside people in the midst of it.

Generosity at UGM Thrift Stores

Jan 22, 2020 5:11:45 PM

Ministries at UGM are fueled by generosity and hard work. Our volunteer, Laurie commits 40 hours a week to our ministries.