Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

Feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable and restoring people into the community through the gospel sounds like very admirable, spiritual work. Here's the thing: Sometimes "spiritual work" requires a lot of labor that doesn’t look very spiritual. But even the most practical members in the UGM family understand that their work has a deeper significance: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23, emphasis added).

Pat Bren is one of many UGM staff who see a very practical job as a ministry  opportunity. As the head of housekeeping at UGM’s central campus, he works daily with UGM guests to maintain a safe, healthy environment for residents, volunteers and staff. Every day, he has the chance to come alongside men who desperately need someone to believe in them.

In Their Words: Two Men Share Their Stories of Recovery

Sep 2, 2020 3:28:56 PM

UGM Men's Shelter residents, Tyler and Mike, shared their stories of recovery at the recent LIFE Recovery phase promotion event.

God-Dependent Ministry: One Woman's Example

Aug 27, 2020 4:30:36 PM

UGM Women's Recovery Counselor Becky Wall reveals how total, daily dependence on God provides a framework for his powerful ministry.

From Crisis to Creativity: How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Future of UGM Youth Outreach

Aug 13, 2020 2:44:51 PM

UGM's Youth Outreach Director Ryan Brown reflects on a summer of faith, change and hope.

A Lot of Love: How a Used Car Dealership Provides Homeless Services

Aug 6, 2020 1:41:11 PM

UGM Motors General Manager Jim Stroh puts service at the forefront as he leads a team to restore donated vehicles and generate income for UGM’s homeless services.

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.

Addiction Recovery: A Healing of the Heart

Jul 16, 2020 10:19:52 AM

As Mike Sholtz moves into the role of Director over Men's Recovery, he shares his heart for helping men heal from childhood trauma

From Victim to Victor: a Story of LIFE Recovery

Jul 9, 2020 12:11:45 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery alum, Amber Fries, was once hooked on codependent relationships. Today, however, she has a new life.

Loved into New Life: Two Stories of Recovery

Jul 1, 2020 4:10:03 PM

2020 LIFE Recovery Alumni, Zach (21) and Stephen (58), were both transformed by God's love during their time at UGM.

Total Surrender: A Requisite for Recovery

Jun 23, 2020 4:35:12 PM

Women's Recovery Alum, Sarah Johnson, was asked to speak at the phase promotion event at Anna Ogden Hall. Her experience surrendering to God's will in recovery can encourage us all.