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The Gospel and the Gathering

Mar 21, 2019 12:07:00 PM

What does the Gospel have to do with the Gathering?

It’s a little harder to answer that question this year than in previous years, when UGM’s annual event was mostly dedicated to sharing stories of what God is doing in people’s lives at our facilities.

Those stories haven’t stopped. Just check out the latest Mission News for another life transformed by the love and power of the Gospel.

But this year, knowing homelessness has reached a crisis point in Spokane, we didn’t want to restrict the Gathering to our “UGM bubble.” Homelessness is a problem we want to end; when it’s clearly not ending right here in our city, we wanted to take an honest look at why.

Renewing Her Mind

Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Nikki didn’t change overnight. It has been 18 months of hard work, but she has seen continual, steady growth as she surrenders, waits on God, and invites the Holy Spirit to renew her mind through reading his Word.

Beyond Sobriety to Life Transformation

Mar 6, 2019 11:50:15 AM

Life transformation must start from the inside. Sobriety, stable relationships and health are natural outgrowth of transformation, but it is much more than changes in behavior.

Pursued and Loved by a Good God

Sep 27, 2018 2:36:56 PM

Matt Lewis works in a homeless shelter because he loves to be with people who appear broken, hopeless or weak. He relishes the chance to share the power and hope of our identity in Christ and watch God's love transform others for his Kingdom.

UGM Camp: Faith Like a Child

Jul 22, 2018 7:32:00 AM

How much can an 8-year-old understand about the kingdom of God? Are conversations about God only for adults? At UGM Camp, children and leaders alike reflect deeply on God's truth.

What the Kids in Juvenile Detention Want to Know

May 10, 2018 1:53:31 PM

The inmates in Juvenile Detention don’t need another person to tell them what they are doing wrong. Christa discovered that what they desperately need is for someone to tell them that they have a perfect Father who created and loves them.

The Problem with Self-Improvement

Apr 19, 2018 4:26:17 PM

The first and biggest problem with seeing Christianity as a self-improvement plan is that it dishonors God and makes me the focus of my life.

Homeless and Fatherless

Mar 27, 2018 2:32:08 PM

Tonight, over 24 million American children will go to sleep in a home not occupied by their biological father. As Ron has observed at UGM, the heartbreaking toll of fatherlessness is evident in homeless women and children.

Get to Know Sonny Westbrook, UGM's Pastor

Mar 21, 2018 9:01:30 AM

Sonny Westbrook has served his Lord in a wide range of ways throughout his lifetime. What he's learned is actually pretty simple: People are people, and the Gospel of Christ meets the needs of all kinds of people.

The Love of the Father

Mar 14, 2018 2:03:54 PM

The fact that I never knew my real father is something God has continually been healing me from since I was a young man. God wants to fill the hole in my heart where a father’s love should have been.