• Feast of Caring Artwork

    Feast of Caring

    A simple meal of soup and bread. An evening filled with fellowship and love. The spirit of giving. These are the ingredients that make up the Annual Feast of Caring event. This year we celebrate the 23rd annual event of fellowship and support for Greensboro Urban Ministry and the twenty-sixth anniversary of the William Mangum […]

  • Howard Coates

    Stephen Ministry

    “We forget that God’s primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.” — Paul David Tripp The path to one’s calling in the ministry is rarely smooth and is occasionally found in the most […]

  • Clement

    Poetry in Basketball

    The delighted squeals of children emanate from the parking lot of the Partnership Village Apartment Community, one of the sites of operation for Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Beyond GUM rapid re-housing program, as basketballs make their way through the air to swish through the two temporary basketball hoops set up by Clement Mallory as a part […]

  • Meals of Hope

    Holidays without Hunger

    Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro will host the first-ever Meals of Hope meal-packing event to benefit the food insecure in the Triad area. Volunteers from local organizations, churches, and civic groups will gather to assemble 100,000 meals to be delivered to Greensboro Urban Ministry, an organization that operates through contributions made by Greensboro residents, local service […]

  • Pathways Volunteers

    Serving Others

    Two things these volunteers have in common – a love of singing and a love to serve others. Linda and Spencer Sullivan met Lee Ann Browing while singing in the choir at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church. After Lee Ann was offered a chance opportunity to be a substitute server with the Sullivans at a […]

  • Crystal

    Overcoming Homelessness

    When you meet Crystal, it would never occur to you that her life was anything other than the picture of ideal. Bubbly, outgoing, with a cheerful nature and an obviously strong faith, this young woman has a bright future. Yet, less than a year ago, she found herself homeless, unemployed, and with few prospects. Society […]

  • Emergency Assistance Bags

    Feeding our Community

    Food drives are a popular activity for those in the community looking to do something to help others. But, once the food is collected, where does it go? While Potter’s House Community Kitchen is nearly synonymous with Greensboro Urban Ministry, many erroneously assume the food collected in area food drives is used in the kitchen. […]

  • Bruce

    Changing Lives

    When Bruce Johnson first came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, he was scared. “I had nowhere to go and no one to call,” says Bruce. He had moved to North Carolina just a few months before. He was fleeing Detroit, a city embroiled in social and economic turmoil with little hope or opportunity. The streets of […]

  • Susan and Jim Phillips

    Sustainers Society

    The last five years has been an economic hurricane in Guilford County.  Although many have begun to recover from the Great Recession, thousands of others in our area continue to suffer through very hard times and remain on the brink of extreme poverty.  Guilford County’s unemployment rate still hovers slightly below 10%, several points higher […]

  • Claire

    Asking for Help

    An independent woman who believes in hard work and who is rarely idle, Claire has worked minimum wage jobs most of her life never earning more than $25,000.  However, Claire says that she had a comfortable life and was able to travel a little and do the things she enjoyed.  In 2005 when she was […]

About Us

In response to the growing needs of the poor in the inner city, Greensboro Urban Ministry (then Greensboro Inner City Ministry) was founded in 1967 by representatives of several downtown congregations to provide emergency financial assistance.  By 1981, support for the Ministry had grown to ninety congregations, allowing for the opening of Pathways Center to provide temporary shelter to the homeless families.  The next year both Weaver House Singles Shelter and Potter’s House Community Kitchen opened, followed by Project Independence in 1984.  This would lead to the building of transitional housing complex Partnership Village in 1999.  Recognizing the cost and social benefits of rapid re-housing, the board of Greensboro Urban Ministry approved the implementation of Beyond Pathways, now Beyond GUM, in 2008 for the purposes of diversion and rapid re-housing.

Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of our most vulnerable and oft-forgotten citizens.  Today, Urban Ministry continues its mission to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area by offering emergency financial assistance, food assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid re-housing.

Greensboro Urban Ministry is a place where ending homelessness begins and is a proud member of Partners Ending Homelessness!

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Learn more about the people leading our efforts to end homelessness – our Board of Directors.

We strive for transparency in all that we do, learn more about our financial status.

Interested in working with others who are passionate about what they do?  View our current job openings.

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Feast of Caring Artwork

Feast of Caring

A simple meal of soup and bread. An evening filled with fellowship and love. The spirit of giving. These are the ingredients that make up the Annual Feast of Caring event. This year we celebrate the 23rd annual event of fellowship and support for Greensboro Urban Ministry and the twenty-sixth anniversary of the William Mangum […]

Learn More
Howard Coates

Stephen Ministry

“We forget that God’s primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.” — Paul David Tripp The path to one’s calling in the ministry is rarely smooth and is occasionally found in the most […]

Learn More
Clement

Poetry in Basketball

The delighted squeals of children emanate from the parking lot of the Partnership Village Apartment Community, one of the sites of operation for Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Beyond GUM rapid re-housing program, as basketballs make their way through the air to swish through the two temporary basketball hoops set up by Clement Mallory as a part […]

Learn More
Meals of Hope

Holidays without Hunger

Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro will host the first-ever Meals of Hope meal-packing event to benefit the food insecure in the Triad area. Volunteers from local organizations, churches, and civic groups will gather to assemble 100,000 meals to be delivered to Greensboro Urban Ministry, an organization that operates through contributions made by Greensboro residents, local service […]

Learn More
2014 Gate City Chili Cookoff

Gate City Chili Cook-Off

October11, 2014 4pm-7pm Newbridge Bank Ballpark, 408 Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC 27401 Come see the restaurants that make Greensboro cool by warming up with chili! Tickets are just $10, with all proceeds benefiting Greensboro Urban Ministry. Tickets are available for $10 at all participating restaurants and $15 at the Grasshoppers Majestic Yard. For more information, […]

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Groove Jam

Groove Jam

September 13, 2014 1pm-1am Doodad Farms, 4701 Land Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406 In its third year, Groove Jam brings the local community together to celebrate outstanding local artists while raising funds, food, and friends for Greensboro Urban Ministry.  The festival will feature live music from around 1pm until 1am including performances by The Groove, Sinai […]

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