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Giving Tuesday - Nov 28th


What is Giving Tuesday??  #GivingTuesdayCa

A day to get people aware of what God is doing in UGM’s 7 Ministries, helping Winnipeg’s inner-city and get involved in some way.  

When is Giving Tuesday??  November 28th.  

Check out UGM's Giving Tuesday page.  Volunteer - Pray - Donate.

Please prayerfully consider how you can support Union Gospel Mission.

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Christmas is Coming!


Christmas time brings many needs throughout the Mission.

  • Christmas tree and decorations in the lounge for the men's program
  • Winter clothing, jackets, boots, hats & mitts
  • Food for Christmas dinner:  Turkey, pies & juice
  • Gift bags for men, women & children

If you can help in any way and would like more information, call Rosanne at 204-943-9904 ext. 226.

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Volunteer Opportunity


Office help needed at 320 Princess St. location.  Some of the duties would be large mailings, donor calls and some computer work.  Knowledge in Microsoft Office would be beneficial.  

Whether you're available a few hours 1 or 2 days a week, or even more, we can use your help.

If you're interested, send in the Volunteer Application.

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Please Pray for the continued support of Union Gospel Mission’s 7 Ministries Under God as the needs in each ministry increase.

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Fourth Ave Bible Church


I arrived at the Union Gospel Mission with gifts from Fourth Avenue Bible Church in Niverville last Friday evening.  There was a youth group serving that evening, so they were able to bring in the packages.  It was perfect timing for gifts of hats, mitts and warm socks are in very high demand.  As they were brought in, there was excitement in the front office and lobby.  As the weather has changed to cold and snowy, these gifts could not have been better timed. 

It was such a joy to see these gifts put directly into the hands of those that need them.  Thank you to that Church in Niverville for that encouragement for the staff, volunteers and those we serve, as you work with us to plant the seed of hope in Jesus Christ.  On this side of Heaven, we may never know the difference that our desire to reach out in love has made.  This act of kindness helped to make a difference in many lives.  This certainly refreshed me. 

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Senior Chaplain Job Posting


We are looking to fill a Senior Chaplain Position at 320 Princess St.   This position leads the Street Ministry as well as the Men's Addiction Program.

To apply, please visit and print our Missionary Application Form.  Please give the reference forms to your references, then submit your application and resume to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please call Frank Ulrich, Executive Director, at 204-943-9904 ext. 223.

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Carman Dessert Night Update


The Carman Dessert Night Fundraiser took place on October 29th.  We were encouraged by approximately 70 people coming out to the event to support the Mission.  We hope all were encouraged by the great music from Jayme Giesbrecht, and the report about the Seven Ministries under God. 

Over $4,400 was raised and will be used to provide Christ-centered programs for the addicted and the poor men, women and children of Manitoba.  Many also donated clothing to fill up our trailer, which will be used for those that have needs in our community.

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Praise the Lord for our faithful supporters who support us each year at one of our fall fundraising events.  We are blessed to have you as partners in the ministry!

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Gladstone Dessert Night Update


About a hundred people came out to Gladstone Fellowship Oct 20th for the Dessert Night.  There was special music by Marvin & Darlene Kehler, and the Mission update was given by Frank Ulrich, Executive Director.  

Thank you to everyone that came out, we pray that you were blessed and inspired during the evening.  $4,000 was raised in support of Union Gospel Mission.

Please continue to support UGM through prayer.

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Transformed Lives - Men's Program


Watch this video to see the transformation of men in the New Life in Christ Addiction Program.

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Movie Still in Theatres!

Same Kind of Different as Me

The movie 'Same Kind of Different as Me' has been extended for another few days.

If you have still not seen this wonderful movie based on a true story, plan to see it in the next few days!  It is playing in Winnipeg at Cineplex Odeon McGillivary, at the following times:

Friday, Nov 3 at 4:20pm

Saturday, Nov 4 at 12:40pm and 3:40pm

Sunday, Nov 5 at 12:40pm and 3:40pm

Tuesday Nov 7 at 4:20pm

It is also playing in the Winkler Cinemas all week.  Click for the showtimes.


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Red Carpet Premier Update


At the Red Carpet Movie Premier, over 600 people were able to enjoyed a free showing of the movie "Same Kind of Different as Me".  We were able to introduce Union Gospel Mission to some who knew very little of what we do, and share some amazing things God is doing through the 7 ministries.  We pray all were inspired on how everyone can make a difference at Union Gospel Mission in some way.

The free will offering brought over $8,000 to support the ministries of UGM.  Thank you for all who came in support of the Mission!

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Pray for the Women & Men seeking help from their addictions.  As the months get colder, the challenge of some seeking a warm room for the winter increase.

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Winnipeg Banquet Update


Thank you so very much to all who attended the Winnipeg Fundraising Banquet on October 14th.  We hope that you were encouraged by the great music from Ed Wayne and the North Border Band and the report on each ministry of the Mission.  We were encouraged by over 500 people coming out to the two events as well as the financial support.  

We raised over $ 38,000 that will provide Christ-centered programs for the addicted and the poor men, women and children of Manitoba.  

Please continue to keep Union Gospel Mission in your prayers as we help the least, the last and the lost.

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Transformed Lives - Camp


Watch this video of so many lives being changed through the Camp Ministry.

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Altona Banquet Update


Thank you so very much to each of you who attended the UGM Banquet in Altona!  We hope that you enjoyed the music from the Glorybound Quartet and the report on each ministry of the Mission. 

We raised over $ 20,000, which will provide Christ-centered programs for the addicted and the poor men, women and children of Manitoba.   

Please continue to keep Union Gospel Mission in your prayers as we help the least, the last and the lost.

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Movie Continues for a Second Week!

Same Kind of Different as Me

The movie "Same Kind of Different as Me" opened in Canadian theatres this past weekend.  If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out this week!

Thank you to all who joined us for the Red Carpet Premier of the movie last week, and then inviting others to see the movie last weekend.  Winnipeg was #1 across Canada for ticket sales!  

Starting Friday, Oct 27th, the movie will be shown at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray in Winnipeg.  Be sure to check for show times and fill the theater!  Winkler and Brandon will also continue showing the movie.

Don’t miss your chance to see this insightful true story!  For a full list of all 59 active Canadian Same Kind of Different as Me theatres and the movie trailer, click here.  


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Women's Ministry Position Available


We are looking to fill a Women’s Ministry Leader position at our Family Life Centre on 240 Pritchard Ave. location.  Click the link for details.

This position has a start date of Nov. 20, 2017.

To apply, please visit and print our Missionary Application Form.  Please submit the reference forms to your references, then submit your application and resume to:

Contact: Gilbert Plante, Family Ministries Manager

Phone: 204-586-7790 ext. 306

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Praise the Lord for the faithful work of so many UGM Missionaries.   Their tireless work is appreciated.

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Gladstone Banquet Tonight


If you are in the Gladstone area, JOIN US at the Gladstone Fellowship Church at 7 pm tonight for a Dessert Fundraiser!

No tickets are required.

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Advancement Testimony


I am thankful to God for bringing me to UGM.  I am thankful to God for his grace and his love.   

I have lots still to learn, but am grateful for ‎my progress so far in going into phase 2.  God continues to teach me new things all the time. 

Isa 41:9-10 "I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’  For I have chosen you and will not throw you away.  Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

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Movie Premier - Oct 18


Come join us, on Oct 18th at 2pm, with 4 FREE TICKETS for the Red Carpet Movie Premier of "The Same Kind of Different as Me".

Hear from Union Gospel Mission Staff and supporters and see the movie before it is released to the public.  There will be a free will offering after the movie.

Call 204-943-9904 ext. 226 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

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I was born in Winnipeg‎ and raised in BC. I was taken from an alcoholic family, and passed to another alcoholic family.  I was then moved from home to home, including boarding school. 

I am blessed to be here at Union Gospel Mission.  I saw a friend that was at UGM, and there was something about him that was different.  I wanted what he had.  I came to UGM into the Men's Recovery Program.  Now, my friends and my girlfriend says I have changed, that I’m different. 

I now see the real me in the mirror.  My goal was to go all the way, it was not to go halfway. You get out of the program what you put in.  I hope to have my next phase working in the internship program. 

Psalm 24‎:1-4 "The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.  Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?  Who may stand in his holy place?  The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.  

I asked the Lord to teach me and he will provide!


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Prayer Request


Pray for the Lord’s guidance as the Management Team and the Board work on next year’s fiscal budget.  Many decisions have to be made as program needs continue to increase.

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Praise and Thanksgiving


We had over 250 guests come through our doors today to celebrate thanksgiving with us.  We have a few more prayer requests here.  Please join us in prayer.

  • Jim - Accepted the Lord today!  Spiritual guidance and a better understanding of God's Word.
  • Ken - Pray that I don't kill myself before my "60's scoop" money comes in.
  • Anonymous - I'd like to pray for my brother, he broke his hip.
  • Waltie - Accepted the Lord today!  Can you please pray for my grandchildren and for the whole family, and for me also.
  • Marjorie - I want to be prayed for sins that I have done.  I'm ready to repent.  Thank you, may God bless you.
  • Henry & Fay - Help us to get off our addiction that we have. Pray for peace, we struggle every day.
  • M Jama - Accepted the Lord today!
  • John - Please pray for my mom, she passed away.  Love her so much, miss her lots.
  • Anonymous - Pray for my family and kids.
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Thanksgiving Meal


The thanksgiving meal is well underway!  Over 50 volunteers are helping in a variety of areas to make this a special day for our guests.  Beautiful music and a powerful message is being shared in the chapel.  We already have received 14 prayer requests, with 9 people making a commitment to accept the Lord's leading in their life!

I'd like to share some prayer requests that our guests have shared.  Please take time to pray for these hurting people.

  • Ramona - Accepted the Lord today!  Pray for family who are having a hard time.
  • Lloyd - Accepted the Lord today!  Pray that I get Canada Disability, have a bad back and can't work anymore.
  • Phil - healing for his sickness
  • Orville - Accepted the Lord today!  Physical healing from arthritis in right knee.  Pray for Terry, Christina, Mickiella & whittney
  • Kent - Pray for me and my family.  God bless to you!
  • Terri - Accepted the Lord today!  I would like the prayer warriors to pray for my friend Dean.  He has a drug addiction and he needs help to overcome it.  He believes and he has a good heart, he just needs spiritual help.
  • Alfred - Pray for my arthritis, eyes and my addictions.
  • Mildred - Accepted the Lord today!  Pray for Bernadette, for getting saved and healing, all my children, for Harold, and William. Thank you & God bless you.
  • Darrel - Accepted the Lord today!  Forgiveness.
  • Ramona - Pray for my daughter, she needs the Lord's help to fight her demons that control her life (meth).  I pray that she will be safe and not killed.  Please help!
  • Frank - Accepted the Lord today!  Pray for Shonice.
  • Shirley - Re-commitment today!  More spiritual help & strength to go on. Call general housing asap, financial troubles, whiplash & concussion, Mario; alcohol, Mark; drugs & diabetic
  • Yvonne - Accepted the Lord today!  I need prayer for my health and healing for my right leg.
  • Marushka - The Lord's healing of my concusssion to my head after being attacked by a stranger on dope.



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Winnipeg Banquet


It's not too late to get your tickets for the Winnipeg Banquet on Oct 14th at the North Kildonan MB Church!

Give us a call for your complimentary tickets for either the Noon or 6:30 pm banquet.

You will get an update on the Mission, hear some testimonies of lives being changed, listen to some wonderful music and have a delicious meal!

Call 204-943-9904 ext 226 to book your tickets.

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Thanksgiving Meals - Street Ministry


We expect to serve 500 people a delicious turkey dinner this Saturday.   We are able to provide these meals to our special guests for a low cost of $1.99, because of generous donations of some of the food required, and partnering with small businesses.  

For under $1000 we are able to put on this event.  Are you able to cover the cost of just a few of these meals?  Every donation goes a long way in making this thanksgiving special for those that cannot celebrate with family and friends!

Go to the donation page, or call 204-943-9904.

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Thanksgiving this Saturday!


Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us very quickly!  

We are in need of pies, juice, frozen vegetables and of course turkeys.  All donations can be dropped off at 320 Princess St.

We could also use a few more volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving dinner on Oct. 7th from 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Stay for a delicious turkey dinner afterward!

Call Rosanne at 204-943-9904 ext. 226 to sign up today!

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Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and provision this past year as Union Gospel Mission’s fiscal budget year is coming to an end (on September 30th).   Thank you for supporting God through UGM!

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Altona Fundraising Banquet


If you are in the Altona area, please come and join us for a Fall Banquet at the Rhineland Pioneer Centre in Altona.

Come and hear how lives are being transformed through the ministries of Union Gospel Mission.  There will be special music by Glorybound, and a message from Frank Ulrich, the Executive Director.  You don't want to miss it!

October 6th, 6:30 pm.

Call for tickets today:  204-324-8329

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25 Volunteers Needed


How can you be a blessings this Thanksgiving?  Come to Union Gospel Missions Thanksgiving Lunch for our Street Ministry!

We need 25 more volunteers to help put on this event, from prep work, greeting, ushering, praying and serving.      Choose from 9:30am to 12:30pm, or 10:30am to 2:00pm.  Stay for a delicious turkey dinner afterward!

Call Rosanne at 204-943-9904 ext. 226 to sign up today!

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Pray for our 7 Ministries.  Pray that the Lord will guide each missionary, volunteer and program participant in His ways and that we all will stay true to His leading in our lives.  The 7 Ministries are:  Men’s Addictions, Women’s Addictions, Adult Education, Christian School Program, Family Ministry, Children & Youth Program & Street Ministry.

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General Food Needs


The Mission is looking for some regular food staples for the kitchen as the store rooms are getting low.

Some of the basic needs are:

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Kraft dinner
  • Coffee mate
  • Canned veggies (beans, peas, chick peas, etc)
  • Canned soup
  • Canned tuna

Any food donations can go to 320 Princess St. from 8am to 9pm, seven days a week.

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Thanksgiving Needs


50 Volunteers are needed in various areas for the Street Ministry Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, October 7th.
Call Rosanne at 204-943-9904 ext. 226 if you would like to serve from 9:30am to 12:30pm, or from 10:30am to 2:00pm.

Food items needed for this event are:
Turkey, potatoes, pies (pre-baked), frozen vegetables and juice.
Please bring food donations to 320 Princess St. by October 1st.

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Praise the Lord


Praise the Lord for all the hard work that is going into the preparations for the Union Gospel Mission Fall (October) events.  Stay up to date on an event in your area by visiting

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Advancement Testimony


I grew up in a single parent home. My parents divorced when I was young.  Many things traumatized me.  My brain used to only store negative things.  I would drink at 4 in the morning and go to work drunk.  After a few years of working while drink, I had to do a drug and alcohol test.  I couldn't get away with that any more.  So, I was living on the ‎street and still gave in to the drugs and alcohol. The temptation was too great.

When I was here 10 years ago, I made some changes, but ‎never stopped listening to Satan. I need to make sure that I am focusing on God, not religion. I enjoyed going to lively church services, but I still did not focus on God.  UGM helps me focus on God and God alone.  Now, I look to focus on God, to find His nature and His creation in everything. He grace is sufficient for me.

I am an inheritance, a child of God.   He is my Father.  Now I have new role models here at UGM.  I remember the encouragement that the chaplains gave to me when I have very difficult days.  I try to remember these things now, instead of the negative things that were always in my mind. 

My favorite Bible verse I remember:

  • the Lord is my shepherd
  • Psalm 91
  • the Lord's prayer

I look forward to the next phase of recovery.



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Janitor Position


We are looking to fill a Janitorial (half time) position at our 320 Princess St. location.  (Click the link for details.)

Click here for the Missionary Application Form.

If you have any questions please contact Bobby Coombs, Operations Manager

Phone: 204-943-9904 ext. 227
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Donor Care / Volunteer Coordinator Position


We are pleased to announce the posting of a new full-time Donor Care / Volunteer Coordinator position.  Click on the link for details.

To apply, click here for the Missionary Application Form.

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Gilfillan, Development Manager
Phone: 204-943-9904 ext. 237
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Volunteer Need - Sept 21st


The staff and residents in the Men's Program are having their fall outing on Thursday, Sept 21st, weather permitting.

We need 8-10 volunteers to help in the kitchen, dining room, dish room and chapel areas from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

If you can help, contact Rosanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-943-9904 ext. 226.

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Fall Voices Newsletter


Read the Fall 2017 Voices from the Street Newsletter today!  Find out which UGM Fall Event is near you!

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Manitoba Youth Groups

A group of about 20 youth and leaders came from Evangelical Christian Baptist Church in Altona to serve and give the chapel service this week.  They blessed the guests that came with some great music, singing, and a message.  Afterward they helped in various areas of the mission, helping to serve, clean up, sort clothing, etc.

Another mission group that comes each week from Steinbach came on the same evening.  Some helped deliver Adult Education brochures to the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg, and others helped out at the Mission for the evening.  So many things got accomplished throughout the Mission that would never have been completed, had these groups not come to serve.

We are blessed beyond words by the help and support of our Manitoba Churches!  Thank you to everyone who gives of your time to serve at Union Gospel Mission in each of our various ministries.  You are making a difference in the lives of the individuals here for God’s Kingdom!

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Praise the Lord for the 80 students that have registered for our Adopt-a-Student Program.  These children and youth will be seeing current friends and meeting new teachers and new students.  Pray that they will seek God’s help as they study this school year.

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Volunteer Need - Sept 9th

The UGM Family Life Centre is hosting a Community BBQ and Yard Sale (give-away) on Sept. 9th.  We need volunteers from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  

We could use your help to set up house hold items for give-away, help cook and serve the lunch, interact with the community, and clean up.  Can you help in any of these areas?

Please call Gilbert at 204-586-7790 ext. 306.

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Advancement Testimony

I started off in life in a home with drug and alcohol abuse, sexual and immoral behavior and abuse.  I saw that was not the way to behave. I had to be a father to my brother, as my parents had left him abandoned several times.  I did not start drinking until I was in my 40's. 

‎I was reunited with my father in my 30's  and it was so wonderful to have that relationship with him after so many years.  We drove truck together for a decade.   It was later, when my father’s health was suffering and passed away, that I took my first drink.  It all spiraled from there.

In early May of this year my brother came to see me.  They dragged me kicking and screaming to UGM.  At first I made things very difficult.  It was not an easy transition.  But soon I experienced a paradigm shift.  God has shown me so much, now I have not had a single craving. 

Thank you to all the staff for working with me and housing all of us who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.  You have a big job! Now I have to keep progressing in my faith and growing in Christ. 

Prov 20:1 - Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

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Pray for our Men’s New Life in Christ Addiction Recovery Program.  Pray that the men will continue to seek God in their daily walk.  Pray that they will also depend on Him for strength and perseverance.

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Volunteer Teacher Need

We have a short term need for a volunteer teacher at UGM's Faith Learning Centre for the month of September.

Experience in Grade 12 Biology and English requested, as well as a Manitoba Teaching Certificate.

All inquiries please contact Nelson Gonzalez at 204-586-1416 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Fruit Share Winnipeg

Sharing fruit equally between fruit owners, volunteer pickers and community organizations.  Check out the fruit share website for information.

Whether you have fruit to share, or would like to volunteer to pick fruit, this organization helps by donating surplus fruit to places like Union Gospel Mission.

If you have excess produce, whether it be fruits or garden vegetables, UGM would gladly take your donations to help feed those in need.

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Praise the Lord !

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!  We are over half way through the summer and our Camp Sponsorship Program is almost done.  Lives are being changed through decisions to follow our Lord.  PTL!

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Adult Ed Prayer Needs

We are delivering UGM Adult Education brochures during these last couple of weeks in August to neighborhoods close to the UGM Faith Learning Centre on Pritchard Avenue.  Please pray for the safety of the volunteers that are delivering to the homes in the area.  Pray also for those needing to further their education to get their grade 12, that they will apply to the UGM Faith Learning Centre to complete their required courses, as well as the Bible courses that are available.

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New Life in Christ

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Upcoming Events

New Year’s (Christmas) Street Dinner
Mon Jan 01 @ 9:30AM - 02:00PM
Missionfest MB
Fri Feb 02 @ 6:00PM - 04:00PM
Missionfest Youth Night
Fri Feb 02 @ 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Promise Keepers
Fri Mar 09 @ 6:00PM - 04:00PM
Manitoba Association of Christian Home Schools
Fri Mar 23 @ 9:00AM - 08:00PM
Manitoba Association of Christian Home Schools
Sat Mar 24 @ 9:00AM - 08:00PM
Easter Street Meal
Sat Mar 31 @ 9:30AM - 02:00PM

Praise & Prayer

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Prayer Warriors

Please join us in bringing praise and glory to God by becoming a Prayer Warrior.  You can receive our Prayer Warrior bulletin five times per year.  To sign up:

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