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Lynn Yount, UGM Volunteer

What Mary Knew

Dec 23, 2021 9:56:54 AM

Christmas turns our thoughts to family, whether it’s kids getting into the “magic of the season” or the contemplation of a special baby laid in a manger.

Specifically, this is a time for moms to shine – or crumble. I’m not a mom, but I see heavy expectations lie upon them in this season to cook, bake, decorate, make and wrap the perfect gifts, provide matching pajamas, or keep up whatever other traditions are sacred to the family. More often than not, all eyes are on Mom.

Family of Origin and the Family of God

Nov 18, 2021 12:19:45 PM

UGM Volunteer Lynn Yount participated in one of UGM's Recovery courses. The way she viewed herself, her family and the family of God changed.

A Safe Place to Build a Brotherhood

Sep 16, 2021 1:11:47 PM

Meet Scott, Resident Advisor at the UGM Men's Shelter. Scott is fiercely protective of the men he oversees, yet gentle and attentive to the smallest needs and hurts. He cultivates a brotherhood at the Mission.

First Steps to Real Change

Aug 5, 2021 11:18:48 AM

First Steps classes prepare women for entry to UGM Recovery Programs. Meet the woman who heads the program in Spokane.

Behind the Scenes: Meet UGM’s Longest Serving Board Member

Jul 8, 2021 1:51:17 PM

Vern Scoggin has served on the UGM board of directors for over half of UGM's long history... and he has no plans to quit.

High-Impact Kids: Not Too Young to Make a Difference

Jun 10, 2021 12:07:35 PM

Anneke and Catcher love volunteering in childcare at the UGM Crisis Shelter because they can see how greatly their love and attention impacts kids in crisis.

Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at UGM is easy. Kristi Kinsinger has been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner and president of UGM Auxiliary. And she's a natural recruiter, asking where you would like to serve.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

UGM Head of Housekeeping Pat Bren enjoys the very practical yet very ministerial nature of his position.

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

Jul 23, 2020 1:16:27 PM

UGM's Jana Ross discusses childhood neglect, trauma, and God's pursuit of the damaged heart.

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Approaching retirement, Men's Recovery director Jerry Reese reminds us that God's healing of the wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.