In 2020 the Union Gospel Mission will celebrate 70 years of ministering to and serving the homeless and needy in the Chattanooga area. For over 70 years it has provided over 2 million meals, over 1 million night’s sleep, tens of thousands of hours of Bible study, discipleship, life skills, work skills, etc., and provided many needs for thousands of families along with untold hours of community outreach. But the need is still greater than its capacity.
Union Gospel Mission is kicking all of this off with its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. They will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 400 homeless and/or needy people.
Volunteers are needed and may sign up from the website by clicking on the "Count Your Blessings" logo on the homepage. Volunteers are needed as mentors, servers, food preparation, setup team, clean up teams, and those to help share the Good News to those that are hurting and searching.
Go to the website for the basics of how the campaign will work. For those who already support the Union Gospel Mission on a “regular” basis (monthly, quarterly, etc), officials are asking them to continue to do so. To participate in the “UGM 500”, officials are asking to consider an additional gift to help commemorate the 70th year.