Urban Mission http://www.urbanmission.org The food to fill empty stomachs. The love to fill hurting hearts. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:40:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Calendar of Good http://www.urbanmission.org/calendar-of-good/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:29:36 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2875 capture-2

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Homeless Services http://www.urbanmission.org/homeless-services/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:26:46 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2872 The winter months are here and the Urban Mission remains committed to serve our community’s homeless population during this time.

Here are some ways you can get involved this winter to help our community’s most vulnerable.

  1.  Pray for area families who find themselves sleeping outside, in shelter, or in their cars during the coldest months of the year.
  2. Donate new or gently used clothes, toiletries and other household items to the Urban Mission Hutton House Homeless Shelter.  All donations can be dropped off at 301 North 5th Street in Steubenville.
  3. Volunteer in the Point in Time Homeless Count in January 2017 to ensure our area gets adequate funding for homeless supportive services.  To volunteer or learn more, please call Ms. Calene Dougherty at 740.282.8010 (Urban Mission church.)
  4. Participate in ongoing renovations at the Urban Mission’s War Memorial Building which will house up to 15 homeless women and children.  To volunteer, contact Ms. Cynthi Lytle at 740.282.8010.
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Amazon Wish List http://www.urbanmission.org/amazon-wish-list/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:13:28 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2868 The Urban Mission is preparing for our annual Christmas Kids toy distribution on December 12th – 16th.

We are still in need of toys to fill our shelves.

As you do your shopping this month, could you help us by picking out a few items on this Amazon Wish List?

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All toys can be shipped or delivered to 301 North 5th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 from now until December 16th.

Thank you!

 

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Table of Thanks http://www.urbanmission.org/table-of-thanks/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:09:58 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2845 You’re invited to a

Table of Thanks

– Nov. 10th

 This night is one not to be missed!

Join us on Thursday, November 10th (6pm) as we gather together at the Urban Mission church to highlight all “the good” happening in our community, and get a glimpse into 2017.

Each guest will be given a special gift and an opportunity to win a “Basket of Good” stocked full of helpful mission and ministry resources.

To RSVP, call Rev. Ashley at 740.282.8010 or email, asteele@urbanmission.org.

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Doing Good This Thanksgiving http://www.urbanmission.org/doing-good-this-thanksgiving/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:59:17 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2819 It’s Thanksgiving all month long at the Urban Mission and we’d love for you to join us in the celebrations.

Here are ways you can “do good” this month:

PRAY: Pray for our families & the Mission. More than 2,000 families will be impacted by your generosity and prayers this holiday season.

VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are needed at our client choice food pantry and Unity Kitchen each week in November. To reserve your spot, call Cynthia Smith at 740.282.8010. GIVE: Every gift of $35 provides a family of four a Thanksgiving feast with leftovers. Send your donation to 301 North St, Steubenville or click on this box to donate online.  ]]>
Christmas Giving Opportunities http://www.urbanmission.org/chrimstas-giving-opportunities/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:43:05 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2791 This year, we are excited to offer five different giving opportunities to bless someone this Christmas season.

Once you have found your special project, please contact Ms. Cynthia Smith who will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Ms. Cynthia can be reached at 740.282.8010 or csmith@urbanmission.org

Here are this year’s exciting giving opportunities:

Adopt a child or an entire family & help provide toys for our Christmas Shop.  To sponsor a child, please call Cynthia Smith at 740.282.8010 or email csmith@urbanmission.org

Collect new gloves, hats, & scarves for children and adults.  Please bring your donations to 301 North 5th Street in Steubenville.  Urban Mission is also happy to pick up your donated items.

Shop for toiletries, food, candy, & gift cards for teen boys and girls.  During our Christmas distribution, parents will be given the opportunity to fill a big stocking full of items for their teen. All donations can be dropped off at 301 North 5th Street in Steubenville.

Donate your gently used toys, games and puzzles for our Santa’s Recycle Shop .  All donations can be dropped off at the Urban Mission Church, 301 North 5th Street, Steubenville.

Volunteer as an elf at our Christmas shop, helping to set up toys, wrap presents, & welcome our families.  To volunteer, please call Ms. Cynthia Smith at 740.282.8010 or email csmith@urbanmission.org

 

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http://www.urbanmission.org/hungeractionmonth2016/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:53:25 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2718 September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a national campaign that runs the entire month of September. The campaign brings greater attention to hunger in our communities and promotes ways for people everywhere to get involved in the movement to fight it.  There could not be a more important time to commit to doing everything we can in the fight against hunger, as many individuals in communities all across Ohio are still struggling in our recovering economy.  Sadly, 1 of 4 children in Ohio are food insecure. 

 

This month, the Urban Mission, and its partner agencies, invite you to get involved in Hunger Action Month.

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Thursday, September 8

GO ORANGE to fight hunger by wearing orange.

 

 

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Monday, September 19th – 23rd

SNAP Challenge Toolkit

 

 

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Sunday, September 25th

Come sit at the Longest Table and dine to fight hunger

 

To get up to the minute news and information about Hunger Action Month, follow us online through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Thank you! http://www.urbanmission.org/longesttable/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:09:55 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2656 We can’t say thank you enough for the wonderful turnout and support for the The Longest Table held on Sunday, September 25th.

We feel extremely blessed for the community of support that surrounded this event and made it special on so many levels!

Below is a link to pictures from the beautiful day as well as a time lapse video of the entire event.

Stay tuned for further about next year’s Hunger Action Month events!

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Longest Table Album

Time Lapse Video of The Longest Table

If you attended and would like to share about your experience, here’s a link to let us know your thoughts.

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http://www.urbanmission.org/whatsnewthisummer/ Thu, 26 May 2016 16:09:16 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2615  

We are excited to share with you several events and programs coming up. We invite you to mark your calendars and feel free to get involved with the program(s) and/or project(s) that interest you.

 

 

 

 

JULY 2016

Mission Rejoice Picnic: On Friday, July 29th we will gather together at Aracoma Park in Mingo for our Annual Mission Rejoice Picnic. There will be fun for the whole family. For more info, please call Rev. Toni at 740.282.8010.

 

AUGUST 2016

The Table: On Thursday, August 4th at 6pm we will gather around “the Table” for fellowship, a simple meal and rich discussion surrounding efforts to uplift our community. All are welcome at the Table!

Back to School Bash: Generous donors and volunteers will come together to gather, pack and distribute backpacks full of supplies to area youth free of charge. For more info, please call Lisa Thomas at 740.282.8010. Date TBA.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Hunger Action Month: All month long we will be inviting community members to fight hunger. In conjunction with Hunger Action Month, the Urban Mission will host a fundraising event called, “The Longest Table”. We will join together at dozens of connected tables to share a meal, have some fun and raise awareness for hunger issues. For more information, call 740.282.8010.

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Summer Food Program http://www.urbanmission.org/summer-food-program/ Thu, 26 May 2016 10:22:17 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2610 The Urban Mission is committed to seeing that children receive a nutritious meal during the summer month while school is not in session.

In partnership with local agencies including D’Anniballe’s, Community Action Council Summer Work Program, Steubenville City Schools, and with a generous donation from Thoburn UMC in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the Urban Mission will administer the local Summer Food Program for students through the Department of Education.

Throughout the months of June, July and August, youth ages 1-18 can visit one of four area sites to receive a lunch meal. Individual’s ages 19 through 21 with a mental or physical disability may also be eligible for free summer meals.

Free Summer Meal Sites:

  • Martin Luther King Center 905 Market Street, Steubenville Meal Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Simpson United Methodist Church 430 Slack Street, Steubenville Meal Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Murphy’s Field 1700 Plum Street, Steubenville Meal Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Ridgewood Place 601 Two Ridges Rd, Wintersville Meal Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm

We are still seeking additional assistance from the community to cover the costs of the program to ensure that no child goes without a meal during the summer months.

A gift of $75 will sponsor one days worth of meals for all sites.

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If you are interested in donating toward the program or have questions, please contact Cynthia Smith, Summer Food Program Director at 740.282.8010 or csmith@urbanmission.org.
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