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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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“Evicted” Strikes Chord for Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 16, 2017) – United Ministries’ Uniting for Change Luncheon returns with a focus on housing, April 20, 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency. Presented by Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, the Uniting for Change Luncheon draws community-minded and engaged individuals, congregations, civic leaders, and business professionals from all across the Greenville area…
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A Tribute to Dr. Bill Kellett

Dr. Bill, as he was affectionately known at United Ministries, not only carried on the family heritage of giving to people who needed help, but he fulfilled his own passion for reaching out to those in need by using his special gifts and skills in medicine. When Dr. Bill retired from a successful medical practice,…
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Transformative Journey

Sonja’s story is one of hope and a transformative journey. It is a story of a mom and her three children who found themselves literally living in a car … right here in Greenville. Uncertain where to turn for help, providence brought her to the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN). The volunteers and staff…
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A Family in Need of Shelter

When Mr. Smith became ill and was no longer able to work in construction after 13 years in the field, the Smith Family moved to Greenville to live with family. They soon realized that there were too many people in the house, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their 16 year old son moved into…
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Whose Greenville is This Anyway?

How would you answer “Whose Greenville is this anyway?” What role do we have in responding to the challenges persons face in acquiring consistently secure, affordable, sufficient housing? The vision of a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive points to an answer of “Who counts?” One meaningful answer is…
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