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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

 This month as mothers will be preparing their children for the first day of school it will be an anxious time for them and their children. For some it will be the child’s first day and mother’s will be wondering if their child will be able to cope with the sudden new world they are being cast into. Others who have the first year under their belt will just be trying to get the children herded in the right direction, glad to get them back into school and have some time for themselves. 

Whatever the case, all parents have the hope that their child will do well and learn, so they can be a success in the future, dreaming that their child will perhaps contribute to society in some way. Always hoping for the best. 

I attended our class reunion and as I looked around at the former students and classmates I wondered if their parents dreams had been realized. I saw some who were doctors, others businessmen, some who worked for the government. Some who had been divorced and remarried a number of times. One who wasn’t satisfied with who he was and had gone through a sex change operation. And there were those who hadn’t been able to cope and become addicted to drugs and alcohol. All beginning with great hopes, dreams and expectations, some realized, and some not. 

It was good to visit old friends and hear their stories but it made me wonder where I fit. Until I was twenty-nine I had lofty ideas for myself but realized they didn’t satisfy. Then I heard that God had a plan for my life from the time I was born, till my time on this earth is finished, all I had to do was step into it and be made complete. To day I may not be as well off financially as some of the others or be about to retire, but I am satisfied that I am accomplishing what God’s plan is for my life, and when I stand before Him, I will be a success. You also can have the same satisfaction by following God’s plan for your life.



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:
- Coffee
- Margarine
- Eggs
- Beef Base
- Chicken Base
- Eggs
- Meat (any kind)
- Cheese
- Salad Mix
- Powdered Milk
- Flour

Adult Gifts:
- Hygiene Packs
- Coats
- Sweat Shirts
- Shirts (all sizes: S through XXX)
- Hand Held Games
- C Battery Operated Toothbrushes
- Gloves

Children's Toys:
- Girl Toys (ages 2-10)
- Baby Things

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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