HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1888
The mission gets its start.
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1893
Charley Bryon, Missionary in charge of the Bethel Mission, becomes superintendent of a new…
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1905
Fort Worth’s population jumps to forty-two thousand, but Bethel Mission is not faring as well…
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1909
Bethel Mission gets a fresh start and a new motto
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1915
Union Gospel Mission relocates
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1916
Union Gospel Mission relocates...again
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1920
The mission dedicates a new chapel
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1925
A new contract and another new building
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1930
The International Convention of Union Gospel Missions comes to town
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1970
One of the Mission’s most interesting volunteers arrives
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1974
The Mission expands to two new locations
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1975
Creation of the Fort Worth Water Gardens and commitment of city leaders to beautify the area…
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1978
The Star-Telegram reports news that UGM-TC will soon be demolished and moved to a new location
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1979
The Mission moves to its new home at 1331 East Lancaster
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1980
UGM-TC bargain outlet gets the necessary facelift it has been waiting for
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1987
More Construction begins to satisfy the growing needs at UGM-TC
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1991
M. J. Neely announces plans to add sixteen studio apartments to the Mission, for elderly poor…
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1993
UGM-TC holds the official dedication for McFadden Hall for Senior Women
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1995
New changes and fresh strategies begin to be put in place by the new administrator, Don Shisler
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1995
Board members begin seeing the basic, God-centered work for the Mission change lives, including…
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2003
A direct mail approach is set in motion to combat fundraising challenge
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2006
Publicity of UGM-TC becomes widespread as Same Kind of Different as Me becomes a New York…
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2006
UGM-TC welcomes Father Maneikis as a full time Chaplain
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2008
The Healing Shepherd Clinic (HSC), a much needed and innovative program, launches
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2014
The mission celebrates its 125th birthday
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2016
UGM-TC celebrates the dedication of the Scott Walker Women and Families Service building
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