Tea and Fashion Show a Great Success!

Union Gospel Mission’s first ever Tea and Fashion Show to benefit women and children in LifeChange was a great success! Many thanks to Embassy Suites Washington Square in Tigard, to our Emcee, KPDQ’s Georgene Rice and the models from Kelly Mooney Photography for making the event so wonderful!

Everyone enjoyed the tea party, fashions from Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store and moving stories from ladies in women’s LifeChange. Check out some of the sights from the event:

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table of guests

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model in brown sparkle dress

bill and georgene


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Summer Needs for Children at Union Gospel Mission

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We want to make it a memorable summer for the children in LifeChange. School will be out soon, and we want to provide them with fun and enriching activities. Our top needs are:

Art Supplies: Watercolors, scissors, glue, colored chalk, popsicle sticks, paint brushes, plastic tablecloths, feathers and play doh.

Sports Equipment: Soccer balls, cones, giant blow up balls, footballs, frisbees, wiffle balls, wiffle bats, and volleyballs.

Passes: OMSI, Oregon Zoo, movie passes, Sky High, the Children’s Museum, Oaks Park, bowling, and World Forestry Center.

If you are interested in donating the needed items, please contact Judith at judithm@ugmportland.org or call 503-802-2271.


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Tea and Fashion Show to Benefit LifeChange Women and Children

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Join us on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for tea and a fashion show to benefit women and children in our LifeChange program.

KPDQ’s Georgene Rice will be our hostess as we enjoy tea and a fashion show featuring finds from Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store. RSVP today at ugmportland.org/tea


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Real Change in LifeChange: Terry’s Story

Terry was homeless and coming to Union Gospel Mission for meals. People at the Mission learned his name and cared about his struggles. That inspired him to join the LifeChange recovery program. Now he is paying it forward by serving the homeless guests at the Mission.

Real Change in LifeChange: Terry's Story from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.


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Search + Rescue Birthday Barbeque

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On Sunday, April 2nd, the Search + Rescue team had a special mission to fulfill for a houseless friend, Robert, on his 60th birthday.

“After doing our full route, we showed up at this camp with our propane grill, hamburgers, full length hot dogs, hot links, potato salad, and all the fixin’s for the birthday celebration. We also came bearing gifts for Robert. Lori, Union Gospel Mission’s food service coordinator had prepared all the food.  When we arrived we pulled out the grill to prepare the feast. We yelled out ‘Union Gospel Mission Search+Rescue.’  Out from the wooded area came Pauline with her small dog Chico, who nuzzled down in her jacket, Laura, Mike, and from the roadway came Robert riding his bike,”  James recalled. James is one of the residents of LifeChange who serves regularly with Search + Rescue.  Here, James tells the rest of the story of the special birthday barbeque for Robert:   

“Everyone was so excited to see us and we were just as excited to see them. As I started laying the burgers on the grill, every one was hugging each other and talking about what had went on in their lives the week prior. As we were eating and talking two more guests showed up and ask if they could join in on the festivities. Of course we gladly said yes, come on and relax with us. What a lovely night to break bread with our friends. The talking continued for about an hour or so. When every one finished eating, I asked Pauline to keep Robert busy while the Search+Rescue crew went to the van and lit the candles on the homemade chocolate cake, prepared by Lori. Out we came from the van singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Robert.

                The look on his face was priceless. As the cake was served, out came the gifts. First came camo pants, then a camo hat, then came a soft fleece jacket, and candles which was purchased by Eric and his family, one of the Search+Rescue members.

                    After the clean up and before departing from our friends, Robert said to us he wanted to pray for us a prayer he had written. In the prayer he stated we were Guardian Angels sent to him by God. There wasn’t a dry eye in the prayer circle. After the prayer, we said our goodbyes and all hugged, and departed saying until next week.”


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Thank You Bowl-a-Rama Supporter Movement Mortgage

We are so excited to have hosted our first ever Bowl-a-Rama to support women and children in our LifeChange program. A BIG thanks to Big Al’s in Beaverton for hosting us.

If you couldn’t make it out to bowl with us, you can still give a special Bowl-a-Rama donation to support women and children in LifeChange. Your gift is appreciated.

A special thank you to Movement Mortgage for supporting this event! Check out this video:

Thanks Movement Mortgage for your Support! from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.


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Thank You Bowl-a-Rama Supporter RareBird

We are so excited to have hosted our first ever Bowl-a-Rama to support women and children in our LifeChange program. A BIG thanks to Big Al’s in Beaverton for hosting us.

If you couldn’t make it out to bowl with us, you can still give a special Bowl-a-Rama donation to support women and children in LifeChange. Your gift is appreciated.

A special thank you to Tyler Combs and RareBird for supporting Union Gospel Mission! Check out this video:

Thank you to our Friends at RareBird for your Support! from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.


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