Urban Mission http://www.urbanmission.org The food to fill empty stomachs. The love to fill hurting hearts. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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.

Hunger Action Month logo

Thursday, September 8

GO ORANGE to fight hunger by wearing orange.




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.


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!



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.






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.



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.



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.

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.


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.
Unity Kitchen – Change is Coming! http://www.urbanmission.org/unity-kitchen-change-is-coming/ Wed, 11 May 2016 21:18:40 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2599 What would it look like if we did away with lines at the Urban Mission?

If we operated our Unity Kitchen like a restaurant instead of a soup kitchen?

If guests sat at individual tables covered in freshly ironed tablecloths?

If we used real plates instead of trays? Real silverware instead of plastic?


These are some of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves lately as we seek to provide dignified experiences to our neighbors when they visit the Urban Mission.

This summer, we’ll be reimagining our Unity Kitchen and invite you to help us in this process.


The following list provides some of our most current and pressing needs to make this dream a reality.

Current Needs:

  • Silverware (matching and non matching)
  • Black tablecloths (4, 6, and 8 ft.)
  • White tablecloths (4, 6, and 8 ft.)
  • Bar stools
  • Food trays
  • Financial donations to purchase Unity Kitchen aprons, chef’s jackets
  • Clipboards of all sizes
  • And… volunteers!

If you’d like to find out more, please call us at 740.282.8010.



THANK YOU! http://www.urbanmission.org/2535-2/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:49:53 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2535 Thank you!

Because of you, the Urban Mission raised over $6,500 towards are work in helping people break out of the cycle of poverty.

We are thankful for such a supportive community!!


Next Table – May 12th http://www.urbanmission.org/next-table-may-12th/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:44:19 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2532 Our next gathering of the Table will be Thursday, May 12th.

Our topic will be “Replacing Broken Windows with God’s Restorative Power”.

The “Broken Windows Theory” suggests that a community can reduce crime, build community support and instill a sense of pride among its neighbors when small problems are fixed promptly.

Alternatively, minor vandalism (such as broken windows) left unrepaired, sends the message that no one cares about the community (or its people for that matter.)

On May 12th, join us at The Table as we discuss the tenants of the “broken windows theory” and how it applies to our own context.

You’ll leave with helpful hints as to how you can “do your part” in reclaiming pride back into a local community and in your own lives.

New comers are welcome and we invite you to bring a friend or two with you!

There’s always room at the Table!

April is Minority Health Month! http://www.urbanmission.org/april-is-minority-health-month/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:26:24 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2525 “HEALTHY &WHOLE IN 2016”

Minority Health Month

To download your own copy of the calendar -> Minority Health Month Calendar



Foot Washing – March 24, 2016 http://www.urbanmission.org/2491-2/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:13:46 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2491 On this Holy Week come and experience an act of service like no other.
Whether you choose to wash feet or have your feet washed, come.
There are multiple opportunities to be blessed and to serve as a blessing.
For more information, view the flyer below.


Visit Our Prayer Stations http://www.urbanmission.org/visit-our-prayer-stations/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:33:26 +0000 http://www.urbanmission.org/?p=2480 This Lenten season, join us at the Urban Mission as we seek new ways to be in solidarity with the poor.

Each week, our sanctuary will be open from 8 – 4pm for guests to visit our prayer stations.

Each station is unique, and each has its own story.

Please plan to spend at least 30 minutes visiting our prayer stations.

For more information, please call us at 740.282.8010.