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Barbara Comito, Marketing Director

2020 Vision: Justice, Mercy and Humility

Dec 31, 2019 2:56:09 PM

"He has told you, O man, what is good; a nd what does the Lord require of you, b ut to do justice, to love kindness, a nd to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8

When I decided to write about this verse as a vision verse for 2020, I knew I had to write about the last section first - “walk humbly with your God” – because that is the basis for doing justice and loving mercy, for doing good in the eyes of God. Unless we are walking with him, doing life with him, filling up on his loving kindness, seeing justice in his character, we cannot do the rest. We put on his righteousness. We love because he first loved us. We are only able to do good because of the goodness he has done.

Confessions of a Good Girl

Dec 18, 2019 12:16:23 PM

As good as I have always tried to be, if my hope is in my own performance, I am doomed. Grace requires that we recognize and admit our inadequacy, our failures and our sin.

Breaking Bread at UGM

Nov 21, 2019 5:11:10 PM

For Bethany, preparing meals at the Union Gospel Mission Crisis Shelter is much more than filling an empty plate; it's a way to show life-changing grace.

Loneliness and Isolation

Nov 7, 2019 11:24:04 AM

To address homelessness, we must address loneliness through human connection.

You are the solution to homelessness.

Oct 9, 2019 2:02:13 PM

While UGM provides food and shelter, our major contribution to the issue of homelessness is extending the love of Jesus Christ. The government can't do that.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

We must first see and know people, not their condition, if we are to love the poor like God calls us to do.

We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.

Sep 4, 2019 3:30:43 PM

UGM's Fall Campaign highlights real people embracing the opportunity for real change.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

Christianity and the Debate about Homelessness

Jul 3, 2019 4:49:36 PM

Jesus pointed to the two greatest commandments: Love God and love your neighbor. Love should be our overriding motivation when we address homelessness.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.