UGM Core Value: Stewardship

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Sep 21, 2016 3:40:10 PM

By Wil Wilhelm, UGM Director of Development

How many times have you heard a Sunday message at church about stewardship and the main point was about how to manage your personal finances? Well, this blog about stewardship is not like that. 

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Uncommon Care: Part Two

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Apr 29, 2016 4:10:30 PM

The second part of an interview with Susan Pray, Administrative Assistant at the Center for Women and Children. You can read the first part of her interview, here

Lynn: What biblical character do you think you'd most want to sit down and have a conversation with?

Susan: From the Old Testament, I would want to sit down with Esther and just ask her how that was: being in that time and in that place and that situation, stepping up to what the Lord called her to.

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The Gospel Changes Things (and People)

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Apr 20, 2016 4:17:02 PM

At UGM, we believe that the gospel has power to transform lives. Conformity to a set of rules alone doesn’t work. Real change happens from the inside out and nothing can move humanity the way the gospel can.

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Nourishing the Homeless with Spiritual Food

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Apr 12, 2016 4:17:02 PM

In Part 2 of an interview with UGM Chaplain Ron Molina, he talks about lives that God has changed at UGM, why daily chapel services are important and what you can do to be a part of that.

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An hour carved out from eternity: UGM Chaplain Ron Molina

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Apr 8, 2016 2:42:57 PM

If you’re a guest at UGM’s men’s shelter, you go to chapel every night. If you’re not, you may not even know there is a chapel service at the shelter every night of the year – except Super Bowl Sunday.

Ron Molina is UGM’s chaplain, responsible for coordinating chapel providers and providing spiritual care for people whose lives have been touched at chapel. If you’re interested in miracles, talk to Ron. He sees them every day.

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A Passion for Recovery: Part 2

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 17, 2016 10:11:45 AM

In the first half of this interview with Mike and Jina Doggett, we discussed how they came to work at the Union Gospel Mission and their personal recovery stories. Here, they share more about their personal philosophies, downtime, and what it's like to work for the same organization.

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A Passion for Helping People in Recovery

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 11, 2016 3:45:12 PM

Meet Mike & Jina Doggett

By Lynn Yount, UGM volunteer

Mike and Jina Doggett are both on staff at UGM, but this couple’s passion for helping the homeless and those in addiction recovery goes far beyond earning a paycheck. They’ve both been in recovery from their own substance addictions, becoming firsthand experts on what it takes to live in freedom.

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The Hunger Run

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jan 20, 2016 1:51:19 PM

Meet Kelsey Cobain, a senior at Gonzaga University majoring in public relations. She’s also a new Marketing intern at UGM helping prepare for an event in April.

Kelsey has a heart to care for the poor, homeless, and hungry that motivated her to engage with both Second Harvest and UGM in the past year. For her, homelessness strikes a chord.

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Meet INW People

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jan 5, 2016 4:23:41 PM

By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing and Communications

Stories. That’s my one-word answer for why I do what I do. 

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No Place like UGM for the Holidays

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Dec 22, 2015 3:09:41 PM

“What did Christmas look like in the past?”

“I never had a Christmas…I did growing up, I had Christmas cause my mom made it. But as I got deeper and deeper into my addiction, I didn’t care. Now, Christmas to me is totally different because it’s about Christ.”

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