Welcome Church Partners

Get Your Group Involved!

Join us on our mission to change lives! We make it easy for church groups to make a difference and at the same time learn about Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, our ministries, and the people we serve.  To begin, you can Register Here to fill out a group volunteer application.  Churches have been supporting the Union Gospel Mission since 1902, and without committed volunteers from local churches, we wouldn't be able to reach as many people.  Please look below for informatoin on how to partner with us through Serving, Learning and Giving. 

Serve

In addition to opportunities like serving meals or folding bed sheets, we offer other ways to engage our community.  Once a quarter, we offer Fine Dining experience in our Chapel.  Choose from serving food prepared in our ktichen, or food catered in.  Our Fine Dining experience is intended to provide a restaurant caliber meal for our community.  

Small Groups

If your group is 8 or less and you have volunteered with us before, log in and use your invitation code to view our Church and Corporate Group opportunity calendar to find a date and activity that works for you. If you don't remember the invitation code, please email volunteers@ugmtc.org

Large Groups

If your group is more than 8 or you have not volunteered with us before, let’s have a conversation so we better understand what you are looking for with your experience.  Please email volunteer services at volunteers@ugmtc.org

Learn

We invite your church to go deeper in understanding the complexities of poverty, homelessness, and addiction.  Here's some easy ways to get started: 

Students Testimonials - Hear first hand how homelesness, poverty, or additiction affected a student and the ways that Union Gospel Mission provides a second chance.

Preaching or Speaking - Our CEO, Dr. Chalres Morgan, is a dynamic speaker and preaching with years of experience as a pastor, church planter, missionary and therapist.  Invite him to speak at your church or small group.  Other Mission staff are available to speak, including our chaplain department.  

Book Study - Put together a book study using Same Kind of Different As Me, Bridges Out of Poverty, Under the Overpass, or other books that put a face to homelessness.  

Lunch & Learn - A member of our staff would be happy to come to your church to share about homelessness, poverty and addiction. We can also bring one of our students along to share a testimony and take questions from the congregation. 

Poverty Education Panel - Interested in holding a panel discussion about poverty, homelessness, or addiction? A chaplain or other staff member would be happy to help break myths about these important issues and help your group take the next step. 

Please email volunteers@ugmtc.org to get more information on how to schedule these opportunities

Give

Your help is needed to pay for the various ministries of the Union Gospel Mission.  Here are some ways you can provide financially while also engaging with the students and guests who benefit from your generosity. 

Item Drives - Just like at your own home, the Mission needs to replenish supplies.  When your company, school, church or group helps us restock the items at the Mission, you are providing hope to people in need.  We take diapers/wipes, socks/underwewar, toiletries, metro-transit passes, new or gently used clothes, single serve snacks, make up/haircare and cleaning supplies. 

Host a Fundraiser - Help raise funds for Union Gospel Mission by providing a car wash, pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner, craft or jewelry sale.  Even collecting can food items for our holiday food bag giveaway! 

Please email volunteers@ugmtc.org to get more information on how to schedule these opportunities