Miss Thelma’s Last Thursday

Longtime volunteer Thelma Stevenson

Thelma J. Stevenson, known around GUM affectionately as Miss Thelma, cooked her last lunch today in Potter’s House Community Kitchen. After 30 years, she’s hanging up her apron and retiring. Miss Thelma started cooking in her home and delivering food for our guests in the 1980s. When GUM’s building at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. […]

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 […]

Share Hope for the Holidays

William Mangum Honor Card

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding The Way Home: Ross

One in a periodic series of posts about our residents who are finding help, hope and solutions at Greensboro Urban Ministry.  When Ross* arrived at Weaver House shelter, the 34-year-old paced the lobby, talking to himself intently. He came into the shelter in October 2015. Weaver House Director Michael Pearson and the staff quickly noticed […]

Meet Our Executive Director

The Rev. Myron W. Wilkins, trained social worker and minister, joined Greensboro Urban Ministry on June 1. Wilkins has been a leader in the faith and nonprofit community for 20 years. He has lived and worked in several regions of the United States, opportunities that have built a broad knowledge of the obstacles to prosperity […]

Sequestration

What does Sequestration mean for Urban Ministry? Greensboro Urban Ministry is very fortunate not to heavily rely on government funds to support our operations. In fact, only $172,677 came from all government sources last year out of $5,839,172 in revenue (Federal – $67,253; State – $70,578; City – $34,846; County – $0). However, sequestration will […]

CROP

Uniting the Community for a Common Goal When issues of the “Fiscal Cliff” and “Sequestration” where causing division in political circles, further compounding the already charged political climate this past Fall, the Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk and Run served as a unifying agent within our community. Over 6,000 individuals took a stand on October […]