NEWS AND REPORTS

The Table

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Are you a part of a faith community and have a passion for local mission work? Do you have a heart for the poor and a desire to serve? If so, we’d like to invite you to attend a gathering at the Urban Mission church on March 5th called “The Table.” This 6pm gathering will be a time of information sharing, encouragement and working together to address the root causes of poverty. To find out more, call us at 740.282.8010.

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Christmas can still change the world!

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Christmas can still change the world!

Christmas can still change the world! That’s been our motto this holiday season at the Urban Mission as we  distributed thousands of pounds of food, over 3,000 Christmas gifts, hundreds of pairs of new shoes, and enough coats, hats and gloves to keep people warm all winter long. Click here to read all about Christmas 2014 at the Urban Mission. To make your YEAR-END GIFT, click here....

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Help Feed a Family this Holiday Season!

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Help Feed a Family this Holiday Season!

Help feed a family this Holiday Season! This holiday season the Urban Mission will provide meals to over 2,000 families in need. We know we cannot do this alone. For every $35, you have an opportunity to feed a family of four a hearty holiday meal. As a part of our online family, will you consider making a donation to fight hunger this holiday season?  ...

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Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Thank you for your support of our 2014 Thanksgiving Campaign, “I Support the Turkey!” 5,000+ people were fed this Thanksgiving because of YOU!  

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Food Stamp Challenge – Day Seven

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Food Stamp Challenge – Day Seven

Day Seven is here.  Despite a few hunger pangs and the constant reminder of the harsh realities of a life dependent on food stamps, I am thankful for the learning opportunity. Easy for me to say since I can move forward from this space I’ve been in for the past week. I can go back to my $100 grocery bills, my Chinese take out dinners, and my afternoon coffee or pop pick me up and think nothing of it. And while a week’s worth of reflections will never solve what many consider an intractable problem (“the poor will always be with us”), this time has allowed me to offer my voice to the conversation. To me, it is a conversation that needs...

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Food Stamp Challenge – Day Six

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Food Stamp Challenge – Day Six

On Friday I got up early… too early.  3:30am early. The good thing about getting up early is that you can get a lot of stuff done.  Devotions, laundry, sermon prep, newsletter article, shower…. all before the kids get up. The bad thing about getting up early is that your body needs something to keep it going. 4:00am – bread and butter. 6am – yogurt. 8am – banana. By this time I had officially run out of all my breakfast foods and snacks. (Well, besides eggs but I had run out of time to make those.) When I arrived to the Mission I was hungry again. For lunch I ran out of my tuna and bread so I ate some leftover carrots.  I also turned down...

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