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Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director

Thanking God for Real Change

Oct 30, 2019 4:15:21 PM

During November, a lot of people take time to reflect on gratitude. We see our friends making daily social media posts expressing specific things they are thankful for.

As followers of Christ, our gratitude is even richer:

We know the Person responsible. Every day, we experience the gifts of grace and salvation. We see His hand in the details of our lives - relationships, true meaning and deep joy. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

We have far too much to be thankful for to keep it to one month of the year. I don’t have room to list every good and perfect gift God has given me. But it’s easy for me to look around UGM and be thankful for the lives He has transformed. Here are just a few.

Freeman Shooting Drives Us to Our Knees

Sep 14, 2017 3:24:30 PM

The impossible happened: A teenage boy walked into my small-town alma mater and started shooting. The Freeman tragedy demands the most powerful of responses.

Untying Heart Knots

Jun 29, 2017 3:39:45 PM

The parallels between untying knots and healing heart wounds are remarkable.

Charity that works

May 26, 2017 3:09:34 PM

Our community is generous: UGM and other charities must be accountable to them not just for the temporary relief of suffering but for long-term change.

Recovery: the Power of Gratitude

Jan 16, 2015 3:34:53 PM

Gratitude has amazing power. When we acknowledge God’s grace in our lives, it changes us.

Recovery: Jesus brings beauty from ashes.

Jan 13, 2015 2:20:05 PM

Every day in UGM Recovery, we see Jesus bestowing beauty in place of ashes. Read part 6 in this Christmas devotional series.

Jesus Came to Comfort Those Who Mourn

Jan 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

UGM Recovery graduates are able to comfort others with the comfort they have been given.

Jesus Came to Proclaim Freedom for the Captives

Dec 23, 2014 3:35:36 PM

As part of our Christmas devotional, Phil Altmeyer writes on how Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives.

What's the "G" in UGM?

Dec 9, 2014 3:47:00 PM

The Gospel in Union Gospel Mission stands for the good news of Jesus Christ. We are here to proclaim good news to the poor.