• ‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

    Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

  • A Donor Bill of Rights

    We greatly value our donors. You have many choices of where to share your contributions. We consider it a true honor that you make Greensboro Urban Ministry one of your charities of choice. That’s why earlier this year, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Board of Directors formally adopted a Donor Bill of Rights as a guideline for how […]

  • Taking My Life Back

    When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

  • 2015 Ministry Report

    An update on Greensboro Urban Ministry’s work in the community to share the love of God with people in need through practical action. 

  • A Life Elevated

    This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]

  • Little Books of Hope Links

    Greensboro Urban Ministry and other partners work with community advocate Amy Murphy (who writes the blog “The Miracles I See”)  to publish the Little Green Book of free meals and the Little Blue Book of free food pantries. These guides are published twice a year. Please link to these guides from here: Little Blue Book […]

  • Beating Crisis Together

    Like many young men from his generation, Harold dropped out of high school to help support his family, taking a job as a custodian and grounds maintenance employee with Guilford County Schools where he worked for twenty-nine years. Harold married, had a family, and purchased his family home. It was a happy life, with Harold […]

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area. We have served the Greensboro community since 1967.

Poverty is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our guests. Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us by reading our website, the latest news in our homepage News Tab section, our Recent Posts at the bottom of each page, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

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A Donor Bill of Rights

We greatly value our donors. You have many choices of where to share your contributions. We consider it a true honor that you make Greensboro Urban Ministry one of your charities of choice. That’s why earlier this year, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Board of Directors formally adopted a Donor Bill of Rights as a guideline for how […]

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Rev. Frank Dew's Final GUM Chapel Service

Celebrating the Rev. Frank Dew

Today is a special day of celebration for the service and ministry of Rev. Frank Dew, who is retiring from Greensboro Urban Ministry after 22 years. Frank led his final 12:30 chapel service today for Weaver House guests. He and Rev. Andrei Spells led the group in carols and a holiday reflection from the Book […]

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Pottery Pop-Up @ GUM: 12/12-12/16

That beautiful N.C. pottery created and donated for the annual Feast of Caring is back by popular demand! Greensboro Urban Ministry will host a Pottery Pop-Up @ GUM next week at the agency’s administrative offices, 305 W. Gate City Blvd. The event will open Monday, Dec. 12, and run through Friday, Dec. 16 — or […]

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William Mangum Honor Card

Share Hope for the Holidays

The William Mangum Honor Card for 2016, “Hope in Front of Me” is now on sale and is a terrific way to offer help and hope — and honor friends and family this holiday season! Read more here about the card’s inspiration and find a list of stores and congregations selling the Honor Card. As […]

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Taking My Life Back

When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

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Phones, Email, Internet Restored

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s phone, computer and Internet access is now restored. Our systems have been down since Friday, so we are receiving emails from the past several days slowly this morning. If you have tried to contact us by email or phone since Friday, our apologies for the delay in responding to you. Potter’s House […]

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New Lunchtime Feast of Caring Express

New for the 25th anniversary of the Feast of Caring: a lunchtime Feast of Caring Express! Walk-ins welcome. Feast of Caring Express will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Avenue. Tickets for lunch are $15. Your ticket enters you in drawings during the […]

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Celebrating generous potters

Join us Friday evening to celebrate the local potters who create and donate the beautiful bowls featured at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring. The Pottery Pop-Up, a one-night show hosted by the Center for Visual Artists, will share the work of some of the many artists who give their time and talent to support […]

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#FeedGSO: 50K pounds & counting

The results are coming in from the Oct. 7-8 Leadership Semi-Annual Food Drive, and we want to say thank you to everyone who helped collect 50,000 pounds of nonperishable food items. We are well on our way to the 90,000 pound goal — but we still need your help. Despite two days of Hurricane Matthew’s downpours, […]

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July Program Highlights

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s staff and volunteers work daily to help those who are poor and hurting in our community find help, hope and long-term solutions. We see need expressed in so many faces, young and old, healthy and ailing, angry and devastated. What we see most is a person looking back at us who is […]

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Thank you, Lincoln Financial!

Lincoln Financial Foundation is helping Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) reduce food insecurity and increase the number of households moving back into permanent housing. The foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to GUM to support the Beyond GUM and Food Distribution programs. Beyond GUM provides client-centered case management and financial assistance to individuals and families moving back into […]

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Arts groups help potters support Feast of Caring

We’d like to give a big shout-out to the Art Alliance, the Center for Visual Artists (CVA), and Earthworks Pottery for helping us roll out some fresh opportunities for potters to support Greensboro Urban Ministry’s 25th annual Feast of Caring! What’s new this year Potters can reserve up to 25 pounds of clay through Earthworks […]

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Three Ways to Respond to Need

You’ve often asked us what the best thing is to do when you encounter neighbors who are hungry, hurting or even homeless. Try to put yourself in their shoes for a moment – crisis can happen to any one of us, anytime. From this perspective: Engage. Say hello, talk to the person seeking your help. […]

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CROP Hunger Walk: Act Locally, Feed Globally

Greensboro Urban Ministry partners with Church World Service each October for the CROP Hunger Walk. This longtime partnership takes on hunger and food insecurity locally and globally — and works to improve the lives of men, women and children who don’t have access to adequate food. You can make a difference by walking, forming a […]

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