UGM is 70 Years Old
January 2020 Newsletter
I cannot believe we are in 2020! This is a VERY special year for us, in this year of 2020, the Union Gospel Mission celebrates 70 years of ministry! Can you believe that? I am so grateful for the compassion and foresight of Dr. Lee Roberson (our founder) in 1950. It was his burden for the homeless and needy that brought about our work.
For 70 years, UGM has provided food, clothing, safe shelter, and many other physical needs for the homeless and less fortunate of the Chattanooga area; over 2 million meals, over 1 million nights of safe sleep, and untold tons of clothing and other needs. More importantly we have seen over 25,000 souls make a profession of faith in Christ and we have provided tens of thousands of hours of discipleship. Yes, UGM is a life-changing place! However, we could not be that life-changing place without people just like you who have invested in our work over the years.
As we go into this year of celebration, I am asking that you consider a special “Birthday Gift” along with your regular giving. It would be great if everyone could give an extra “$70.00” this month, but I realize that everyone cannot do that, however, some of you may be able to give a lot more! This extra gift will go towards our “UGM 500” Campaign. Your partnership with us makes it possible for us to see lives changed, like “Clarence” who recently completed our program and said about our program “…I have learned so much! I learned to grow in the Lord and become a better person, I have learned to put God first!...”
This is what you can help us accomplish as we continue “Meeting Needs, Making Change, and Magnifying Christ!”
Serving Christ and the Community,
Rev. Jon Rector