NEWS AND REPORTS

CONNECTED

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS

CONNECTED

We are excited to introduce to you our theme for 2020 – “CONNECTED.” We know that anything we do at the Urban Mission is a direct result of others who have felt called to pray and give and serve and care and advocate. We are all connected as sisters and brothers. When one falls, we all fall. When one succeeds, we all succeed. A meaningful term for this is the South African term, “ubuntu,” meaning, “I am, because we are.” The idea of Ubuntu has existed in the oral cultures of Southern Africa since the 1800s, but it took on a deeper, theological meaning when Desmond Tutu and other South African theologians embraced the term in the context of the South African...

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It’s a New Year!

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS

It’s a New Year!

2020 is here and the Urban Mission is eager to serve our community in new and exciting ways! We are also in the season of Epiphany which means the Christmas season is over and we are now called to do the “work of Christmas.” We invite you to reflect on this short litany called “The Work of Christmas” composed by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.  As you prepare your hearts and mind for the new year, may you remember these words –  “When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds...

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Christmas

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Christmas

Throughout the entire month of December, Urban Mission staff and volunteers had the opportunity to provide a special Christmas for more than 1,00 children.  This year our Christmas Toy Shop was held at the 7th Street Plaza which provided a much larger space to accommodate more than 400 families who came to shop for their children.  In addition to toys and stocking stuffers, hats and gloves and wrapping paper were distributed, and families had the opportunity to win bikes for their children as well.  A special “pop up” Christmas decoration shop was also available for the public to purchase items for $1 or less to bring holiday cheer to their...

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60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS

60th Anniversary Celebration

We invite you to “save the date” for Sunday, October 20th, as we conclude our 60th Anniversary celebrations with a special worship service.  We’ll be holding the service at the 7th Street Plaza and look forward to sharing a special announcement with you.  We’re asking for all our guests to bring a coat to donate to our Coat Distribution which will be held the following week.  All are welcome to this special worship celebration!

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Holiday Meals

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS

Holiday Meals

Help sponsor a meal for a family this holiday season Every gift of $35 will provide a family of four with a special holiday meal with leftovers.  It’s easy to give online by visiting our DONATION page. Make someone’s holiday Sweet For this year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas distribution, we are stocking our shelves with lots of fresh and nutritious food to offer to our community.  But…we still know how important it is to have something sweet to enjoy around the dinner table.  This year we are asking our online community to focus primarily on donating three items to our annual holiday food distribution. Cake mix Frosting Cans of Sweet potatoes This...

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September is Hunger Action Month!

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS

September is Hunger Action Month!

It’s Hunger Action Month and we’re joining forces with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to gain a “fresh perspective” about hunger.  For the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting the power of food in our lives and our communities by talking about what’s “fresh” and new as it relates to ending hunger in the Ohio Valley. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come: Week One – The new face of hunger in our communities More than half of those who visit our pantry are children and senior citizens.  Another large percentage of those we serve are individuals who work, but have a tough time making ends meet.  Throughout September we’ll be highlighting the new faces of hunger and...

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