Churches Respond to COVID-19's Impact on Mental and Emotional Health
New Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at Urban Alliance (UA), we are thrilled to announce that Rev. Perkin F. Simpson has been selected to serve as UA’s next Executive Director, beginning on March 1, 2021.
Financial Literacy Resources
Navigating financial hardship can be difficult on its own, but doing it in a pandemic adds another layer of stress. We developed a resource to help you along the journey.
Healthy Dialogue in Difficult Times
One of the great challenges facing us all in 2020 is a longstanding one: how to maintain healthy relationships in a cultural and social environment that is oftentimes polarized, filled with tension, and highly political.
Executive Transition Announcement
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at Urban Alliance (UA), we are writing to inform you that Russell Jarvis has announced that he will be stepping down as UA President in 2021 to pursue a pastoral ministry calling.
Loving One Another, Working Towards Justice
Becoming culturally competent and practicing cultural humility are essential to offering direct services effectively because staff and volunteers have frequent contact with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
2020 Didn't Go As Planned, But Love Keeps Winning
When we planned our 2020 calendar, we had no idea we’d be working remotely, wearing masks whenever we left our homes, or pivoting our implementation plans to meet our community’s needs. In fact, we’ve done more than we thought we could!
UA Mobilizes Local Church to Fight COVID-19 Better Together
The COVID-19 pandemic quietly snuck into our daily lives and shook our community to its core. Days were long as we monitored the news and fighting an invisible enemy began to take its toll on us all. But God is moving through the local church. We’re working hard to meet critical needs and demonstrate His love when people need it most, but we can’t do it alone. You’re helping, with donations of all sizes.
Volunteer Highlight: Laura at the Agape House in Bristol
Laura Trinks volunteers as an Administrative Assistant at the Agape House, a ministry in the UA network that lovingly serves the homeless and people in need through a day center, life skills ministry, street outreach, food pantry, and friendship.