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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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“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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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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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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Bon Secours to be Title Sponsor of United Ministries’ Transformation Walk

According to Alex Garvey, the Senior VP of Mission for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Catholic health care has always viewed hospitals as a reflection of the communities they serve. “We believe that the all-encompassing ministry of healing doesn’t stop at the hospital walls,” he says. The call to serve God’s people in the…
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One Plus One Can Equal Three

Just over a year ago, I received a call from Tony McDade, Executive Director for Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) asking if we could meet with Ethan Friddle, Interim Director of United Ministries, to hear and discuss an idea. I recall the words creative and visionary being part of our conversation. After first discussing…
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From Our Friends at Triune

Triune Mercy Center has long been a partner in our efforts to the help the homeless of Greenville County.  Last Thursday we were honored to have Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, Executive Director for Triune, attend our semi-annual GED graduation and introduce one of our participant speakers.  Here’s is Rev. Richardson-Moore’s letter about the evening:    I am on…
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Ministry Basics from Andrew

 “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good”  – 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV) I decided to go to seminary because I felt the “calling” of God in my life. I felt deeply within me that God wanted me to participate in His ministry while I was here on earth. I…
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Success!

The results are in!  The 2011 United Way Campaign was supported by over 36,000 donors who contributed a total of $15,218,332!!! THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our work at United Ministries possible by contributing to this campaign. (Warning: You might need a tissue to watch this video!)
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