Donations can be dropped off at 320 Princess St.
Looking for groups to come on a Saturday to help clean up the yard and parking lots in our 4 locations.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can gather a group to come and serve in this way.
Praise the Lord for all those attended and helped out with the Easter Street Meal. We had over 40 volunteers help serve almost 300 guests and over 20 people made a commitment or re-decision to follow Christ!
Reading glasses! All strengths welcome, but specifically needed in strengths of 2.0, 2.5 and 3.25.
We're looking for a couple of people that could help host volunteer groups. We truly value the hard working groups that come and serve in so many areas of the Mission! Some days we just might not have a host available to guide the group and insure supplies are readily available for the group to help.
Psalm 96:3 – Tell of His Glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Our Lord uses unique and unconventional ways of getting His word out. A few months back, Sally and Jill were standing outside the Pritchard School, chatting about how their children are progressing academically and spiritually. Sally was doing most of the talking and she mentioned how her daughter is liking the new Sunday school program at their local assembly. Sally was very enthusiastic about how the Sunday school teachers are delivering the Gospel in a way that her five-year old can understand who Jesus is. Jill was very intrigued and asked if her and her daughter could tag along on a Sunday morning. The very next Sunday morning, both mothers and daughters met at the church and the children went off to Sunday school, and both mothers attended the morning service. The Pastor delivered a very powerful life changing message, and Jill was taking in every word that the preacher was sharing. After the message, the pastor gave an altar call, and to Sally’s surprise, Jill got up and walked to the front of the altar, and received Jesus Christ in her heart as Lord and Savior!
The beauty of our Sovereign Lord is that Sally, right from the beginning was witnessing to Jill and did not even realize it. I can boldly say that Jill, who has had a tough go at life, is now a member of our Kingdom family. Once again, this proves to me that we do not need to be trained theologians to share the Gospel, we need only to open our mouths and share what Jesus is doing in our lives. Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord orchestrates and achieves His Kingdom work? Sometimes we are oblivious to how we are achieving Kingdom work. To God be all the Glory!
Pray for those that have made a decision to follow Christ at Easter as the discipleship process starts. May they seek the Lord as they look to heal from there addictions and struggles.
After school kid’s club volunteers to help with games, lessons and snack from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Call Ron at the Family Life Centre: 204-586-7790 ext. 304
Consider the following questions. What if your dad abandoned your family when you were five-years old? What if your mom died when you were seven-years old? What if you were sent to live with relatives in another community and did not feel welcome at their home? What if you just never felt like you fit in at school? What if all you knew about Jesus was that He was on a crucifix on the wall?
What if, at 15 years of age, you were sent to high school outside your community and to a billeting home that felt strange? What if you got pregnant at 16 years of age, and your boyfriend and his family took the baby from you and kicked you out? What if there were domestic violence issues in all your ensuing relationships? What if CFS took your children because you invited the wrong person into your home? What if you became dependent on a substance and it took control of your life and you felt helpless to get your life back?
Who would you trust? How do you learn to trust? Learning to trust God when life has been so painful is a great challenge. Life experiences have taught us not to be vulnerable. They have taught us to try and control everything around us so we will not be hurt again. Letting go of the old way of doing life is frightening; it’s counter intuitive to what we know.
At Charis Centre, we are encouraged to trust God. Trust in God is grown little by little, day by day. The seed of trusting God is planted in faith in Jesus and nurtured by God’s Word, prayer, and hearing God’s Word taught. Trust grows through life experiences, through trying and failing and trying again and through the storms that assail us. Trusting God means obeying what He asks us to do. We embrace that God is good all the time and “in all things He works for the good of those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)
Praise the Lord for you, our faithful supporters. Through your prayers and giving, we are able to continue the service of the Lord through Union Gospel Mission.
We need Bibles! Lot’s and lots of Bibles!
Donations can be dropped off at 320 Princess. If you know of a contact that would be able to continually provide free Bibles, please call Chaplain Mark at 204-943-9904 ext. 235.
When we go and minister to others, God will often minister to us through the very people he has called us to minister to. Sometimes this happens during and after the chapel services we have at Union Gospel Mission. This happened a few weeks ago when one of the speakers in our morning chapel service came to preach, even though he had just received some bad news about a long-time friend of his. His friend had just died and the grief was very fresh for him. He told those in the chapel service that he had considered canceling, but felt moved by the Lord to come and preach anyway.
Many of the street guests who come to our chapel services have lived a rough life and they are able to identify with grief in a way that cannot be found anywhere else. They were silent and listening attentively as this man shared his grief with them and the peace and hope that can only be found in Jesus at such times. He told them how his friend had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and how he was comforted in knowing because of that, he would see his friend again in heaven some day. He also talked about how he was holding onto the promise Jesus gave in Matthew 5:4, where He said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” The chapel speaker was soon going to experience some of that comfort when the chapel service was over.
After the chapel service, the chapel guests go into the cafeteria to have a meal. Then we bring out two racks of bread for them. As the chapel speaker was talking with those getting their bread, the chapel guests told the speaker that they would be praying for him. A few chapel guests told of their own grief at the loss of a loved one and how they had found comfort in Jesus. When he left, the chapel speaker said that he had come to minister to the chapel guests, but they had ministered to him. This is why the Lord had moved this man to come and speak in the chapel, even though he was feeling such grief. Jesus was planning on fulfilling the promise of Matthew 5:4 through the very people the speaker had come to minister to himself.
Pray for a positive response from individuals and groups as we have connected with many through various churches and events throughout Spring.
The focus of Spring 2018 is Mission Aware. This initiative focuses on allowing you various opportunities to become more aware of what God is doing through the Seven Ministries at Union Gospel Mission.
These opportunities include: receiving a tour either as part of a group or as an individual, staying for a day or more, at either our men’s or women’s addiction recovery centres, and volunteering as an individual or as a group. Please check out https://www.gospelmission.ca/index.php/volunteer/mission-aware for more details.
We know from God’s Word that God wants us to love one another. By being willing to come to UGM to be made aware of the work we are involved in and by volunteering your time and energy and skills, you are showing the love of God to the people that we serve. Please prayerfully consider how you can become involved in Christ-centered programs for the addicted and impoverished men, women, and children of Manitoba.
This is my second time in the men's program. I have now been at UGM since December and I'm going to phase 2.
2 Sam 11:2-17, the story of David and Bathsheba. David failed God, but God forgave him. I have failed, and He God forgiven me. David lost his son, and I found out I lost my son after I had a relapsed last spring. I was running away, trying to find release from the grief. After a party on October 31st, I was beaten and ended up unconscious in ICU for a couple of days. After recovering, I got out and was still running from God. The Lord continued too call to me and I eventually came back to UGM. I recommitted my life to Christ at that time.
Now I am looking to the Lord, working through my grief, and focusing on my recovery. I’m so happy to be here. I have such peace when I get to my room in the evenings, I open my Bible, let God talk to me and I talk to Him. The Lord is continuing to renew my mind and my soul and He has not finished with me yet.
Are you free one afternoon a week? We're looking for volunteers to help out when our drop-in is open. We give out clothing, snack, showers and a listening ear to the people in the UGM community.
Praise the Lord for his continued faithfulness! The Lord is continuing to work in the lives of those whom we touch though your prayers.
We are looking for 25 seniors groups to commit to 1 morning or afternoon shift per month.
We can use a few people to help with the chapel & meal program (8:30am - 12:30pm, Mon.-Fri.), drop-in program (1:00pm - 4:30pm, Mon.-Fri.) or ladies day at the Family Life Centre (9:00am - 1:00pm, Wed.).
If you can send a small group from your church or bible study group, give us a shout!
Pray for the upcoming Easter Community Dinner on March 31st. We will serve approximately 300 guests who will receive an Easter message and a ham dinner. Pray we receive enough donations and volunteers to make this event a success.
Saturday, March 31st
Volunteers Needed: 9:30am to 12:30pm or 10:30am to 1:30pm
Greet, serve coffee, usher, serve meals, set up/clean up, prayer room.
Call Rosanne at 204-943-9904 ext. 226 to sign up.
Maintenance help is needed for some projects in our 4 locations. Our maintenance supervisor was injured doing service work in Texas and will be off for an extended time.
Invite your friends to LIKE us on Facebook at Union Gospel Mission Winnipeg !
If you are in Southern Manitoba by the Vita area, come on down on Sunday morning for a service and fish fry! This event is open to the public.
Vita Bible Church and Stuartburn Gospel Chapel will be providing the service at Vita Bible Church at 10:30 am on March 4, followed by a Fish Fry at the Ukrainian National Home of Vita Hall.
Carson Hoy will be a representative of Union Gospel Mission. A free will offering will be collected for the Mission.
For more information contact Vita Bible Church at 204-425-3081
Come out and see the Movie to raise awareness about human trafficking in Winnipeg and around the world.
Union Gospel Mission will have a booth at this event.7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Location Fort Richmond Baptist Church - 10 Radcliffe Rd, Winnipeg
Can you help by donating items we currently need? Donations can be dropped off at 320 Princess St.
We had the pleasure to host a group from Brandon for a Mission Aware trip, staying over night and serving in several areas of the Mission. We were blessed with their impression of their stay.
They commented "I just wanted to thank you for arranging for our team from Youth For Christ Brandon to come and help out for the weekend! We had a wonderful time, and we were so blessed by everyone we met. Audrey was a great hostess and took such good care of us at the Charis Center! It was also great to work with Lena at the Men's Center on Princess!"
We are looking to update our fitness room to bless the men's program. We would be needing a couple of good quality work out benches, barbells & dumbbells, as well as a stand for the weights.
If you have any of this equipment to donate, you can give Bobby a call at 204-943-9904 ext. 227.
If you would like to give a financial donation toward the purchase of this equipment, you can do so online on our secure website, or by cheque to Union Gospel Mission, designated to the men's fitness room.
If you missed the Missionfest Session – “Perspective Seven Ministries Under God” by Jeff Gilfillan, you can click on the following link and scroll down to the Audio Workshop for Room 2.
https://www.missionfestmanitoba.org/audiovideo.html (The Audio starts at about 1 minute 30 seconds in.)
A young boy, about 6 years old, came to see me at Mission Fest on that Saturday morning. He had seen the blue Mission bags and ask if he could have one. He was very pleased when I told him he sure could, and he ran off with his new treasure.
A little while later, this boy returned with a loonie and offered it to me. I told him that the bag was free and it was for him. He replied that he knew it was free, but he wanted to make a donation to the Mission.
I thanked him very much for his gift, a gift I will remember forever.
Ephesians 6:10-13: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."
God is good all the time! My life was mess, I almost lost everything; my house, my car, my wife, my daughter and even my own life. I struggled with suicidal thoughts. I was in a few treatment programs. My wife almost gave up on me.
The Lord kept knocking, and eventually I came here to UGM. The Lord is working in my life and I’m learning more and more here at UGM. I have been here for a few months and God has proven to be the great healer.
Looking for Chapel Service Speakers occasionally for the 11:30am service or the 7:30pm service. There are some casual and some monthly opportunities.
I have been here in the Men's Program a few times. People ask why I keep coming back. God keeps bringing me back and I keep trying. I keep trying because God loves me.
Thank you to the staff and guys in the program.
Psalm 119:33-34: "Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes, and I will always keep them. Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart."
Mitts and gloves are urgently needed! This cold snap is continuing on strong. Please help us keep our guests warm.
Donations can be brought to 320 Princess, or in any of our Toss Boxes, located throughout Manitoba. For a map of locations, visit www.tossbox.ca.
A few items currently needed are:
Do you like to drive? We have a volunteer opportunity for you, whether it be doing food pick-ups in the city, or picking up clothing from our toss boxes within or outside of the city.
Amazing Grace! It is great how God has worked in my life.
I have learned how to step back and not react right away to situations. I try to pause and choose my words better, I try to use in my words in love. That's totally different from my life before coming to UGM.
Gal 6:2: "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
I'm thankful for my brothers in the program for walking this journey with me. I know I'm not perfect. I am looking forward to moving into phase 3, where I can learn to serve those that have nothing and need help from addictions.
Current needs: Foam cups, toilet paper, kleenex, laundry pods & feminine hygiene products.
Food needs: Meat, eggs, cereal, granola bars & canned beans (various types).
We are still looking to hire a Manager for the UGM Women's Charis Centre. Please spread the word and pray for the Lord's guidance.
Click for job description: Charis Centre Manager Position.
To apply, please print our Missionary Application Form. Please give the reference forms to your references for them to send in and submit your application and resume to:
Contact: Frank Ulrich, Executive Director
Phone: 204-586-7790 ext. 223
Becoming a monthly donor is easy!
To set up automatic withdrawal or credit card donations, simply fill out the pre-authorized payment authorization portion on the Monthly Donor Brochure.
Praise the Lord for the residents in our Addiction Recovery Programs and for the students in the Adult Education Program. Please pray they all stay the course in transforming their lives both spiritually and physically.
Are you a driver with a class 4 license that is able to drive a bus? The UGM Charis Centre is looking for a bus driver to take the ladies in the recovery program to Church on Sunday mornings.
If interested in volunteering, please contact Marlene at 204-415-3934, ext. 505 for more information.
Kids drop-in volunteers needed. You can help with crafts & games, Bible lessons after school from 3:30 to 5:30.
Pray for the vacant ministry (staff)positions. May the Lord’s call be on individuals who are willing to serve those in need.
Gord battles alcohol addiction. This is not his first nor his second time in our program. But, like him, who among us has never failed at something at some point in life? The thing that blesses us about this man is that he never stays down when he falls. “I won’t quit my journey to recovery if I slip. I’ll keep seeking help,” he shared with me.
He has the right attitude. The Bible speaks about those who failed, but there are no failures. I noticed something different about Gord’s resolve this time. Here was his response to my observation. “This time, I’m learning what it really means to be a believer. I’m yielding to Christ and not to my flesh.”
His chaplain, Mark, commented, “Since I’ve known him, this is his best time in our program.” Gord returned to our program on May, 2017 and has been sober and clean since then. Those that constantly battle alcohol addiction know how difficult it is. Yielding to Christ and sobering up has shown us another other side of Gord. He has the right attitude. He does not only complete his chores, but also helps other residents with theirs whenever he can. “My relationship with Esther (his beloved) keeps improving,” he also gladly shared.
We have three advancement phases in our men’s recovery program. As the senior chaplain, I take our advancement process seriously. When Gord advanced, it was such a blessing, as he was well prepared for it. In the chapel, he gladly shared with us what God has done in his life and continues to do. Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray for him and the other men in recovery.
Praise the Lord for our faithful supporters who donated throughout the months of November and December. Without you we would not be able to serve the least, the last and the Lost.
Ladies day volunteers on Wednesdays at Family Life Centre on 240 Pritchard Ave.
Volunteers needed to sort & distribute clothing, help serve meals, give a friendly smile with the ability to share the Gospel.
Urgently needed: mitts and gloves, hats, coats & boots!
Donations can be brought to 320 Princess St, or to any of our Toss Boxes. To find a map of Toss Box locations, visit www.tossbox.ca.
The start of the academic year can be apprehensive; many details have to be in place to start. Through prayer and supplication, we started the year and are excited about what the Lord is doing in the midst of us. We are grateful that He has provided us with staff to teach and students that desire to advance their learning.
Our prayer in July and August was to have all aspects of the program in place at the start of the year. The Lord has faithfully answered our petition. Our gratitude goes primarily to Him for listening to our prayers and answering once again. We are also grateful to the people who have helped us. We are now looking for a part time Math Teacher for February. Please pray this position gets filled with whom the Lord chooses.
The students are learning skills that they need to improve their lives. They also learn about the love of God. We could not do all that is done without your support. We need you with us for all the many people that are needed to be reached. Please continue to pray for us, especially that students stay in the program.
Got youth? Check out our Youth Mission Aware Brochure for some ways to connect your group to the Mission and find different service opportunities.
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