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14 11, 2016

Papa Johns and WCHS are offering pizza in exchange for canned goods

November 14th, 2016|Latest News|

Monday, November 21st, for one day only, Papa Johns and WCHS TV are teaming up to help Union Mission combat hunger this holiday season. During regular business hours at participating Papa Johns Pizza restaurants, bring in 12 cans of food and get a large, one topping pizza for free. All food items will go to [...]

3 11, 2016

We Feed People

November 3rd, 2016|Stories of Hope|

Can you imagine going days without eating? What if you could not afford medicine and groceries? Which would you choose? These are real dilemmas that many face every day. It is hard to imagine as most of us get cranky if we miss more than one meal. Carol Hilleary, the director of Family Services at [...]

3 11, 2016

Feeding People is What We Do

November 3rd, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

“We Feed People, It’s What We Do”! It’s more than a motto! This is woven into every aspect of our programs, services and mission. We feed people physically, and spiritually. It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. In fact, its’ hard to tell someone that God loves them [...]

3 11, 2016

$2.49 Can Provide a Meal this Holiday

November 3rd, 2016|Latest News|

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Along with the holidays comes colder temperatures. These temperatures can get us all in the holiday spirit, but for the homeless and hungry, they can turn deadly. November is a month to reflect on the many blessings we have received. It is also a month to consider being a [...]

2 11, 2016

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert

November 2nd, 2016|Latest News|

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be coming to Charleston on Wednesday, November 30 to do a performance at the Charleston Civic Center. This year they have chosen Union Mission as their charity partner for the event and will be donating proceeds from each ticket sold at the Charleston concert. They will also be working with WCHS TV [...]

6 10, 2016

Addiction is a fire

October 6th, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

Addiction is an all-consuming fire, which ignites its passion in every aspect of individuals’ body, mind and soul. It is not a respecter of persons in regard to age, gender, culture, race or social economic class. It is not a communicable disease that spreads from one person to another. It must be willingly submitted to for its’ [...]

6 10, 2016

Rock Bottom

October 6th, 2016|Stories of Hope|

Hi, my name is Meresa. After my daddy died, I sank into deep and very dark depression. The pain was almost unbearable. I started smoking pot, drinking any chance I could get and taking my  daddy’s leftover Seroquel. I jumped into a serious relationship with someone that was clearly not the best choice for me. I resented everyone. One day, the cops rolled up [...]

13 09, 2016

2016 UMM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: The gift that gives back!

September 13th, 2016|Latest News|

It’s that time of year again and here’s a look at the 2016 Union Mission Christmas ornament which will available beginning October 1, 2016. To pre-order, contact Terry Hodge 304.925-0366 ext. 145 or by email

1 09, 2016

It’s amazing how God works.

September 1st, 2016|Stories of Hope|

Jim and Marie* had originally planned to sell their car which no longer had much value to them. God, however, had a different plan and worked through a friend who told another friend who told them about families who had lost their vehicles in the recent floods. Realizing that their car could make a big difference to a family, they quietly donated it to the [...]

1 09, 2016

What kind of people frequent the mission?

September 1st, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

We often have a “mindset” or preconceived idea of what kind of individual we would think would frequent a mission. We imagine a person who struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or someone who is unmotivated and has consequently become homeless. I could write at length to tell stories of those who have come to [...]