For over 126 years, people with feelings of distress and despair have been coming to Union Rescue Mission seeking help. URM is committed to life-transforming ministry through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as demonstrated in these core values.
Respect: With the utmost respect, we welcome our guests in and provide a place where they can feel safe and cared for. We go beyond a simple meal and bed by offering hope and healing. By honoring each person’s value and worth, we affirm their dignity. (Psa. 23:5; Rom. 12:3)
Relate: Life transformation occurs in the context of committed relationships. Elements of committed relationships include trust and compassion. A focus on a loving God and loving others forms the foundation of relationships. (Psa. 23:1; John 13:34-35)
Redeem: Redeeming a life is intentional and sacrificial because it is costly in actions and resources. (Psa. 23:2; Col. 3:12-17; Gal. 6:1) As God values redemption, we put forth our best effort to lead our guests back onto the right path, into their own relationship with God, who is the Great Redeemer.
Restore: Restoration corrects and strengthens a person using the balanced principles of truth (rod) and grace (staff). (Psa. 23:4; James 5:19-20) We live out grace and speak truth. We encourage them to not lose sight of God and to keep close.