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ANNUAL ART SHOW: Saturday, October 14, 4-7pm

Annual Art Show 10-14-17Save the date for our annual art show, featuring works from homeless and formerly homeless individuals. All proceeds benefit both the artist and program. Come and meet the artists, view or purchase art, and enjoy light refreshments. Free and family-friendly!

Welcome Home Kits Needed

Street Soccer 945 becomes 658

Charity Navigator gives UMC Four Star Rating

HousingFest raises enough to house three people

The Hundred Story Home wins a Christopher Award


On March 28th The Christopher Awards announced The Hundred Story Home as an award winner in the Books for Adults category. We are thrilled they have recognized Kathy’s work with this award which celebrates work which “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

In 2007, mother of four, graphic designer and UMC soup kitchen volunteer, Kathy Izard listened to a whisper that urged her to quit her job to help house the homeless. Along with building a home for one hundred people, she found faith, forgiveness, and fulfillment in her own life.

Order The Hundred Story Home on Amazon or call 704-926-0622 to purchase through UMC directly. Cost is $15 and all proceeds from the book benefit Urban Ministry Center’s Moore Place!