Joining Together for Camp

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jul 12, 2016 1:03:03 PM

By Ryan Brown, UGM Youth Outreach Director

There’s a beautiful synergy that happens at camp each year that is truly an example of the Body of Christ working together to reach young people. As we begin our first week, I’m reminded of how big our camp ‘team’ is, and of course how big God is. God is inspiring people far and wide, in big ways and little ways, to give of themselves so that over 500 kids can have the experience of a lifetime.

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Anna Ogden Hall Women Walk the Runway

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Nov 18, 2015 10:02:11 AM

By Valerie Horner, UGM Volunteer

This year’s Spokane-Eastern WA Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS Wellness Celebration and Rally decided to mix things up a bit. Instead of providing makeovers for some of their own members, the council reached out to various women in the community.

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Books Bless the Center for Women and Children

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jun 5, 2015 3:52:05 PM

The UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene was recently the beneficiary of 1,400 books, the culmination of the Eagle Scout project of a local teenager, Nicholas Olmo.  

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Teaching Children to Serve Others

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Nov 14, 2013 5:43:00 PM

“Share.” As a parent, how many times do you suppose you’ve said that word?  We want our children to be generous, selfless, compassionate, but sometimes it can seem like an uphill battle, to say the least. How exactly do you inspire those virtues? How do you give them eyes to see those who are hurting or homeless or suffering?

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Dreams that grow into forests

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Oct 30, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Group gathered on a foggy Saturday to dedicate heart-shaped tree park.

This blog post is a little different for UGM. It’s not really about the homeless. Not directly anyway. It’s not about meals or shelter or recovery. It’s not about anything we did. Actually, UGM is a bit player in this story.

This blog post is here because it’s about hope and dreams and how one person can make a difference.

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The Towel

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Oct 29, 2013 3:57:00 PM

Last year, I experienced a significant dream, a visitation from the Lord. In my dream, I walked out onto our patio, and Jesus was seated in one of our chairs handling an old towel. The piece of cloth was dirty with oil and mud stains. It smelled and was threadbare and tattered, but Jesus handled it as if it were precious and new. His mood was pensive. Then he looked up at me with tender eyes.

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Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Sep 13, 2013 2:13:00 PM

My teenage daughters told me the other day that they grew up thinking “hypocrite” was a bad word, akin to calling someone a curse word. Funny how our inner thoughts are conveyed without us realizing it. I don’t remember making a big deal of not calling someone a hypocrite, but truly, it’s probably the worst insult in my book and certainly the last name I would want to be called.

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Colors of Hope Update

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Aug 8, 2013 3:00:00 PM

From left: Ethan, Melissa, Cameron, Isaiah, Silas, Noah, Izzy, Roman, Maliaka, Joe and Maranatha

The Reid and Hefling families stopped by 1224 E Trent yesterday to drop off the $370 they raised at the Garland Street Fair through their Colors of Hope project. Moms Melissa and Maliaka said they were amazed at how bold the children were at the fair. Cameron demonstrated his technique:

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Good-bye, dear friend

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jul 1, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Grace Peterson created a beautiful tapestry with her life, and the people of UGM – staff, residents and volunteers – are oh-so-grateful to have been incorporated into her story.

Grace began volunteering at the Mission in 1985 after working at Sears for many years. She immediately fell in love with the women and children at Anna Ogden Hall, keeping the clothing attic tidy for 15 years.  

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2013 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jun 17, 2013 9:56:00 AM

Volunteers are a huge part of everything that happens at the Union Gospel Mission. They devote countless hours in service to the poor of our community. And so, every year, UGM hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to thank these faithful servants of God. When Director of Volunteers Greg Barclay started at UGM, there were only 50 high-impact volunteers.

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