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

We are bound together by our stories.

Journey of Faith: Clai's Story

Feb 21, 2020 1:26:25 PM

Clai, who works in the kitchen at the UGM Men’s Shelter, has come to have a deep and dynamic relationship with God. God has placed him in a job in which his faith is being strengthened, his hard-earned culinary skills are being used, and sometimes even to his surprise, he is daily encouraging and ministering to men who have walked through the same kinds of experiences he has gone through. But, like many of the people who become part of the community at UGM, his story began in difficult circumstances. His faith journey is more of a wandering road than a straight path leading to redemption.

The Negative Split: Run for Recovery

Feb 13, 2020 4:16:53 PM

'Start strong. Finish stronger.' This slogan for the Negative Split also fits recovery. Four UGM runners talk about what running means to them.

The 'Whole Person' Approach to Recovery

Feb 6, 2020 2:00:36 PM

Dr. Wolfe's wife was in a car accident involving a man who had substance abuse issues. His professional life as an expert in nueropsychlogy allowed them to forgive and advocate for his recovery in court. Read more about UGM's whole person approach to recovery.

Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

Jan 30, 2020 11:07:42 AM

During an interview with our case managers, I was reminded there is a difference between knowing something because I’ve scrutinized it, and knowing because I've walked alongside people in the midst of it.

Generosity at UGM Thrift Stores

Jan 22, 2020 5:11:45 PM

Ministries at UGM are fueled by generosity and hard work. Our volunteer, Laurie commits 40 hours a week to our ministries.

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!

Behind the Scenes with Mary Beth Salisbury

Jan 9, 2020 10:02:31 AM

For 25 years, Mary Beth Salisbury has been a huge blessing to UGM and to Executive Director Phil Altmeyer in particular.

2020 Vision: Justice, Mercy and Humility

Dec 31, 2019 2:56:09 PM

How do we as Christians live by the verse in Micah 6 that asks us "to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with Thy God"?

Adventus-the Arrival of Jesus

Dec 24, 2019 10:47:04 AM

With how busy the holidays can be, do we give ourselves enough time to feel the significance of Christmas?

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.