Greensboro Urban Ministry began as a grassroots effort when leaders from a handful of downtown congregations noticed the great disparity and need in our community.  Their goal was simple – to provide the most basic needs of a human being; food and shelter. Now, more than 50 years later, GUM relies on the kindness and […]

Make Hunger History in 2019

Dine in or carry out on Tuesday, May 7th and support Greensboro Urban Ministry! Serving Greensboro Together is a highly successful, all day community event that supports our ministry. Participating restaurants throughout Greensboro agree to donate 10% of their total sales on a given day to help Greensboro Urban Ministry fight hunger. Dine at one […]

Greensboro Urban Ministry Announces Director of Development

Greensboro Urban Ministry, a leading non-profit serving the community for over 50 years announced Kathleen Smith as the incoming Director of Development effective April 1, 2019. Kathleen is a 13 year resident of Greensboro, and a development veteran with over 20 years fundraising and development experience. Smith’s hiring comes as Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) implements […]

Giving Of Oneself to the End

January 24, 2019 is a day that will forever be etched in the memory of the chaplaincy department and the Stephen Ministry team at Greensboro Urban Ministry. It was the date that our beloved Fred Werstlelin transitioned from this life to his eternal reward in heaven. For the last 20 years, Fred has been a […]

It’s time to #FeedGSO!


Greensboro Urban Ministry’s food pantry helps many men, women and families with children who struggle with food insecurity. The pantry’s shelves remain stocked thanks primarily to your generous donations! Twice a year, GUM works with congregations and grocery stores for the weekend #FeedGSO food drives. The spring #FeedGSO food drive will be Friday, April 5 […]

2019 Winter Newsletter

In from the Cold So far this winter season, we have had 27 white flag nights. During this time Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House lobby is opened to host an additional 25 men and women in addition to the 100 guests already sheltered on site. Using the City of Greensboro Winter Emergency Response Plan as a […]

Winter Fund 2019

WE site shelters keep more men and women safe on the coldest nights of the year.

The Winter Emergency (WE) shelter program provides shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness in Greensboro. Greensboro Urban Ministry works with congregational partners to offer additional shelter beds during the cold winter months, December through March. Guests work with case managers to connect with community services and seek employment which we hope will lead to self-sufficiency. Volunteers at […]

Gone But Not Forgotten: In Memorial of Duncan Butler

For more than 20-years, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Duncan Butler. It was a friendship which began at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church over a shared love of music and a desire to pass that along to the younger generations. Throughout the years, we would see one another at various events, but in 2011 I […]

Be the Light!

Recently, we noticed the same car parked under the street light in our lot for several nights in a row.  “I don’t have anywhere to go. I have a job, I just need to get on my feet,” said the woman in the car.  ~ Current Resident of Weaver House  On that morning before the sun […]

On the Front Lines of Help and Hope

Many people come to Greensboro Urban Ministry through a program — as a client, volunteer or donor. Often, the full range of programs provided at our agency are not as well known. In our newest video, learn about the many ways Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to provide crisis assistance and hope to those in need […]