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Gary Rowell - Executive Director

We’re glad you are here!  Since 1938 the Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor has been working with the Grays Harbor Community to bring real solutions to the Homeless and Hurting.

You will find lots of great information on this site, and ways to be involved in this important work.

Please feel free to call if we can help.

Gary Rowell
Executive Director


From the Executive Director

As we enter into the Holiday Season, I am astounded at how fast it has gotten here once again.  Years ago I worked with a fellow at the Elma School District and he was quite a character.  He looked like a version of Sad Sack and made you wonder where his mind was, but every once in a while he would come up with something that would amaze you.  One day as we were working he asked if I ever wondered why time went by so fast as we grew older.  I told him I did and he answered, “It’s because when we are young we have a lot of blank space in our mind because we don’t have many memories and when we get older our mind is full and there’s not so much space to wonder and think about things”.  I just kind of went “hmmmm…” and went on, but the more I thought about it the more sense it made.

Today we have many come into the Mission and Friendship House who have a whole head full of memories they would like to forget.  They get to the Holiday Season and they remember it being another day of mom and dad doing drugs or drinking.  Memories of nothing to eat for Thanksgiving, or no presents for Christmas to tell other students at school about.

But because of you who support this ministry we have given many happy memories.  Many people have come back beaming and thanked us because they’ve had real holiday celebrations.  Not only have many got great memories but many have had their lives changed so they can keep on making new memories.  Thank you.

Gary Rowell

Executive Director


Power In Prayer

Prayer is a very important part of any ministry. Without prayer and the work of God going on the Mission and Friendship House would become like any other social service. With the prayer of God’s people we will be able to continue to meet the physical and   spiritual needs, providing hope, and giving a new start to many lives.

The Mission has included a place for your prayer requests HERE. If you submit a prayer request, during our staff meeting we will pray for you. As you send us your needs we will list them and seek God on your behalf.

Today I would like to invite you to sign up to be a prayer partner for the Mission and Friendship House. CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Prayer Partner. We are requesting your prayers for this work and on a regular basis we will send an e-letter advising you of the needs that you can help us pray for.

Thanks so much,

– Gary Rowell
Executive Director

Prayer Partner




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Mission & Friendship House Needs:
- Margarine
- Beef Base
- Hamburger or Chicken
- Cheese
- Salad Mix
- Powdered Milk

Adult Gifts:
- New Jackets/Coats (sizes M to 5x)
- Flashlights & Batteries
- Gloves

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856