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Union Gospel Mission

Total Surrender: A Requisite for Recovery

Jun 23, 2020 4:35:12 PM

Spoken by Sarah Johnson at the most recent phase promotion for UGM Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall

Good evening and thank you for coming tonight. I got a voicemail asking me if I would do the charge message for the phase promotion dinner tonight, and although I am truly honored by the request, I have to be honest… My first reaction was fear and doubt about my ability to charge anyone. So, I called my friend and told her what was being asked of me, and I told her, "I don’t know what I will say." She replied, "Pray on it.” To myself, I thought, I’m scared.

UGM Core Value: Stewardship

Jun 17, 2020 12:44:46 PM

UGM's own Dean Bitz unpacks the meaning of godly stewardship.

Kellie: helping kids win at life

May 7, 2020 11:55:25 AM

Kellie shifted her career from working with professional athletes to working with marginalized youth. In this interview, she shares what she loves about youth outreach.

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.."

Ministry in a Thrift Store

Jan 15, 2020 10:34:36 AM

Jaclyn was climbing the corporate ladder in retail, but it meant a lot of time away from family. She decided to put her trust and talents to work at UGM Thrift. Read to find our more!

God’s Book about You

Dec 13, 2019 12:52:08 PM

In our guest post by Brewer Direct CEO, Randy Brewer discusses how God helps us write fascinating stories of redemption with our lives.

Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's attempts to get off drugs and earn a living were falling flat. Now, she has a job, a life and hope.

Meet Jessica Morgan, UGM Art Director

Nov 26, 2019 1:57:02 PM

Jessica Morgan, UGM Art Director, cares deeply about telling UGM's story through design and photography.

We Need Each Other: The Cure for Loneliness

Nov 12, 2019 12:58:37 PM

Debra was painfully lonely long before she ended up homeless. Alcohol covered the pain...for a while.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others.