Ongoing Generosity Initiatives | December 1 - 13th

  • Union Gospel Mission: You can bring used or new scarfs, hats, gloves, socks and toiletries for men, women and children. Our 60+ Seniors leadership group will be packaging the items up in preparation for passing out in the UGM shelters on Thursday, December 10. You can drop off these items on Sunday morning during the services or during office hours (M-T | 9-5PM). 
  • Big Table:  Those that work within the restaurant and hospitality industry typically experience increased levels of poverty, higher levels of addiction (drugs & alcohol) and have limited resources to get the help they need. Big Table is a ministry that provides resources, mental health, support and care to those that work in this industry. Big Table is organizing a Holiday Blitz. Hundreds of people will be working for minimum wage this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the fast food restaurants. Many of these individuals have been deeply affected by COVID restrictions. The Holiday Blitz distributes gift cards to restaurant workers during their shifts. You can sign up or visit Big Table for more information. To be a part of this financially, or to help distribute gift cards, you will be working directly with Big Table or you can speak with Ann Apperson on Sunday morning in the atrium. 

Completed Generosity Initiatives:

Cambodia | Thank you for generously giving $7,893.81 to support children in Cambodia!

Christ Kitchen | Thank you for generously purchasing $1,400 worth of items from Christ Kitchen!

Serving Opportunities

  1. Pay for someone’s gas.
  2. Keep a giveaway bag stocked with snacks, toiletries, and socks for the homeless you may encounter.
  3. Take out the garbage for an elderly or handicap neighbor.
  4. Leave an encouraging note or surprise in items you are donating, selling, or returning.
  5. Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
  6. Bring fresh flowers to someone.
  7. Offer to babysit for free.
  8. Mow someone’s yard for free.
  9. Pay for someone’s coffee behind you in the drive-through.
  10. Pay for someone’s fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
  11. Send a note of encouragement to someone.
  12. Give baked goods or a small gift to the postman or delivery person.
  13. Leave a big tip for your server at a restaurant.
  14. Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
  15. Help someone who you know is struggling financially.
  16. Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
  17. Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
  18. Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
  19. Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.
  20. Share your umbrella with a stranger.
  21. Help tutor a struggling student.
  22. Pay for someone’s groceries that is behind you in line.

We encourage you to SERVE as a small group, family or possibly invite co-workers, friends and family in doing a SERVE Project. This is a great way to make a difference in the Spokane community. For a list of unique ways to SERVE, please visit our SERVE Day Project Guide!

Thanksgiving Eve Service – Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 – 7:30pm. (In-person and online)

Christmas Eve Services – Thursday, December 24:
5pm to 6pm (In-Person only)
6:30 to 7:30pm (In-Person and online)

Union Gospel Mission does an excellent job helping men, women and children who are homeless in the Spokane area. We are collecting non-perishable food items, gloves, hats and socks. Please consider purchasing some of these items as you do your shopping. You can drop off these items during our normal office hours or during our Sunday services.