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Transformation Walk Raises $90,000 for United Ministries

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 11, 2017) – United Ministries’ signature community-wide fundraising event, the Transformation Walk presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, took place at Fluor Field on Sunday, October 1st.  The event raises awareness about poverty in Greenville and funds to support the programs of United Ministries, which focus on education and employment,…
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Take a Step to Change a Life October 1

United Ministries’ signature community-wide fundraising event, the Transformation Walk presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, is expanding this year to offer participants more opportunities for fun and engagement.  Held Sunday, October 1 at Fluor Field, the Transformation Walk will begin with a block party on Field Street featuring a food truck rally and…
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Back on Track

When Joseph joined the Employment Readiness Program, he was living at the Greenville Rescue Mission and setting his life on a new path after a struggle with alcohol addiction. He was working as a dishwasher at a local restaurant and managed to complete United Ministries’ four-day employability skills class around his work schedule. He hit…
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Sharing Thanks

By Mary Pyett, United Ministries’ Board Member and Community Volunteer Last night was our first evening with the current families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network.  The families were delightful.   While Rob and I sat in the host room watching the Tony’s, we overheard the guests in the hallway giving each other hugs and saying goodnight to…
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Meeting Life Goals

When Bryan showed up at United Ministries’ Employment Readiness program in August 2016, he was in the sixth month of the seven-month Miracle Hill Overcomers residential addiction recovery program. What stood out that first day was the simplicity of Bryan’s “life goal” that he was asked to share with the group; he said that in…
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Accepting Entries for Walk T-shirt Design Contest

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 21, 2017) – United Ministries is accepting entries for the 2017 Transformation Walk Design Contest.  Entries must be submitted by June 5, 2017.  The winner will receive $250 and the winning design will be used on t-shirts and posters for the event.  For more information or to enter the contest, please visit…
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Over 100 Adults Eligible to Walk in United Ministries’ GED Graduation

United Ministries will celebrate the success of their GED graduates with a ceremony at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  Over 100 adults are eligible to walk at the graduation, which is presented by The Smart Family Fund.  Eligible graduates earned their GEDs, or high school equivalency diplomas, through United Ministries…
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Student’s Determination Pays Off

Mary Allen Murphy, Academic Counselor So often we see that the realities and stresses of life – transportation issues, long work hours, bills to pay, raising children, health issues – interfere with or briefly interrupt a student’s progress in the Adult Education program.  Terence was one of those students who enrolled in the GED program…
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