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An Agency Overview of

Seattle's Union Gospel

By Jaren Nadong
History of Service to the City of Seattle
Born from the concerns of local churches over the local homeless
population during the Great Depression
The Apostolic Faith Mission of Pioneer Square
Gatewood Baptist Church of the South End
Tabernacle Baptist Church on Capitol Hill
First Presbyterian Church in Downtown
Leadership assistance from Minnesotas St. Paul Mission
Initial pilot program: Seth MacFarlane
Reverend Francis O. Peterson
History (continued)
Under Francis O. Peterson
Budget was around $1500
Served soup with whatever vegetables could be donated by the food drives
of the local churches
Acted mostly as a soup kitchen
Used a pot borrowed from a local confectioner's kitchen
History (continued)
World War II
Expansion of services to
include a men's shelter
Women's shelter was added
later on in 1958
The Rebellious 60 and 70s
Further expansion of services
drug addiction treatment
services targetting populations
other than adult males
The Mission
Mitigating the impact poverty and homelessness have on the disadvantaged
communities of Seattle
Five mission initiatives
High risk youth
Requirements and entry to the programs
Referral by a court
Officer of the law
Voluntary entry
Minimum paperwork and valid ID

Based on a Christian belief system from the Anglican and
Reformed church sub-group denominations
Statement of Faith
serving those in greatest need is how we put our faith into action. We
serve anyone in need regardless of their religious beliefs or backgrounds.
Values (continued)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His
vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right
hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the
everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Food and shelter programs
Drug rehabilitation
Transitional housing
Medical rehabilitation
Youth and prison services
Hispanic outreach services
Legal and dental services
Funding and Budget
Primary funding source: generous public and anonymous donations
Information from the 2010 fiscal year

Contributions $9.5 million
Investments $1.5 million
Special events $49,907
Government grants $0
Total revenue 17.68 million dollars
Total expenses 17.87 million dollars
Board of trustees
Staff leadership council
General paid staff and volunteers