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Keys to Freedom – Car Donation Program

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Keys to Freedom – Car Donation Program

Keys to Freedom – Car Donation Program

The Urban Mission is currently taking applications for our Keys to Freedom car donation program. This program enables us to donate a vehicle to a family, with a clear title and full ownership. Do you or someone you know need a vehicle to help with employment? We encourage you to apply for Keys to Freedom. There are some eligibility requirements that must be met in order to be considered. 1. Valid Drivers License2. Insurance3. Must be working at least 20 hours a week4. Attend Urban Mission drivers safety class5. Completion of Keys to Freedom...

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Health and Safety Updates

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Health and Safety Updates

Health and Safety Updates

Important health and safety update: The health of our community, our customers, our staff, and our volunteers is of the utmost importance to the Urban Mission. For the past several weeks we have been implementing new strategies, approaches and options in connecting our services to our neighbors during this public health threat. Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of taking care of each other, the following information details how each of our ministries are currently functioning to proactively reduce the risk of community spread...

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Take our survey

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on Take our survey

Take our survey

As we have learned throughout the years, anything that happens at the Urban Mission is a direct result of the support of others, like you, who have felt called to pray and give and serve and care and connect to those in need. To build upon our 2020 theme of being “connected,” we would like to enhance the way we connect with you by seeking your feedback. – How can we make your giving experience more meaningful?- Are there new ways you would like to connect with us?- What events or activities would you enjoy attending? These questions...

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Ties & Tiaras Prom Extravaganza!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Ties & Tiaras Prom Extravaganza!

Ties & Tiaras Prom Extravaganza!

Have you heard about this event?  To serve our school aged teens, we are hosting a prom gown and tux/suit giveaway on Saturday, March 28th at the 7th Street Plaza. If you or someone you know, has gently used gowns or suits that you would like to donate, we are currently receiving these items and other donations (shoes, ties, jewelry, purses) at our War Memorial Building, 423 North Street, in downtown Steubenville.  If you’d like to participate in this event by volunteering or donating a gift card or other items, please contact Tiffany...

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Health & Hope Wellness Clinic

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Health & Hope Wellness Clinic

Health & Hope Wellness Clinic

We are excited to announce the most recent updates to our Health and Wellness ministry.  Beginning in February, the Urban Mission will welcome Christina Bouchet, a Licensed Practical Nurse who will provide basic health screenings to our community out of our nurse’s station at the Unity Kitchen.  As Christina shared with our team, “the goal of this clinic is to show the love and grace of God through simply caring for those among us who feel forgotten.” The clinic will be a bridge for clients to receive health resources and education...

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CONNECTED

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on CONNECTED

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,...

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It’s a New Year!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on It’s a New Year!

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...

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Christmas

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on Christmas

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...

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60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on 60th Anniversary Celebration

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 by on Sep 6, 2019 in NEWS AND REPORTS | Comments Off on Holiday Meals

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...

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