The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the homeless and poor in our community.
"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:27)
For 64 years, Union Rescue Mission has been open each day to serve the poor and homeless. They provide around 150 homeless men a bed and meal each night. The people of Riverlawn help serve meals the first & third Friday of each month.
Union Rescue Mission also has a nightly chapel service led by pastors and lay-leaders with a message of salvation and hope in Christ. This message has been shared roughly 23,360 times in the last 64 years. The pastors of Riverlawn have taken a personal interest in URM by doing the chapel service every other month.
Over the last ten years, URM has had over 120 homeless men complete the New Beginnings Program. This is a one-year, Biblically-based, life-changing program, designed specifically for URM. It helps these men to not only understand and address the causes of their homelessness, but also learn how to finally walk away from their drug/alcohol/sexual addictions, and return to society as self-sufficient citizens.
Pray for the staff and volunteers as they serve and care for the poor and homeless in the Wichita community. Pray for lives to continue to change physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Pray for an outpouring of God's blessing for each individual who receives help from this ministry.