Latest News from Central Union Mission

Reconstructing Lives, Restoring Hope

At our Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 7, government and civic leaders commended the Mission for its work in changing lives. Nearly 200 gathered to celebrate the start of renovations to the former Gales School building at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW. We expect to move into our renovated building in April 2013. Executive Director David Treadwell notes that the Mission's return to downtown DC represents "coming full-circle for helping some of our area's most needy residents."

(from left) Mission Board Vice President D.C. Washington, STP graduate Aaron Davis, Mission Board President Roy Wright, Council Chairman Kwame Brown, Mission Executive Director David Treadwell, Councilmember Jim Graham, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Many hearty congratulations to this season's Spiritual Transformation Students. On May 31, seven men celebrated their graduation from Central Union Mission's 12- to 18-month long Spiritual Transformation Program (STP).

In this three-phase program, men are able to overcome their addictions, then focus on getting their GED or job and computer skills, reconciling with family and studying the Bible in the classroom as well as in the outdoors at Camp Bennett. With mentors at local churches, they are ready to take on jobs and other community responsibilities. They can continue living at the Mission until a private housing situation is available.

Thanks to you and your generous support, these men are like "new creations," able to serve Christ, their families and their neighborhood.

2012 Spiritual Transformation Graduates
Central Union Mission staff congratulates new grads. Front row: Rev. Rutherford Cooke, STP students Darryl Vaughn, Mark Shepard, Ronald Bridges, special speaker Pastor John A. Cherry, II (The Heart Church Ministries), Director of Social Work Shirley Johnson, Pastor David Howard , Clenzo Durham, Anthony Jackson. Back row: Chaplain Chuck Jones , Donald Dixon, Pastor James Lewis, Everett Jenkins, Ryan Simpson, Fitsum Hadgu and Chaplain Don Ross.

Golfers Send Kids to Camp

Monday's Tee Off For Kids Golf Tournament was a hole-in-one for DC children. Thanks to the skills and efforts of generous players, we raised money to send needy city kids to Camp Bennett in Brookeville, MD, for a week of summer camp. The weather couldn't have been nicer at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, MD. Thanks to Fellowship of Christian Athletes-DC for co-sponsoring this event.

This foursome helped send children to summer camp.

It's All in Our Family

Mr. and Mrs. ChinnCongratulations and best wishes to Central Union Mission staffers Dene Mitchell (Database Manager) and Shawn Chinn (Part-Time Driver) on their May 12th marriage. We pray that Mr. and Mrs. Chinn enjoy many loving years together serving the Lord.

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Help Needed on Father's Day

Can you help serve the fathers in our community at our annual Father's Day Luncheon? Please join the program on Father's Day, June 17, from noon to 2:00 pm. Contact Seamus Merrigan for information at

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To glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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