More than 50 years ago, the city of Buffalo was in racial turmoil. As a result, UCM was created by a group of city and suburban pastors with the goal of meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our city. 51 years later, UCM continues its outreach in faith-based activities through programs such as Kids Club, Brothers With A Purpose, Block Club Basketball, street outreach with A Grille & A Prayer, and our resident Summer Camp. Located at 967 Jefferson Avenue, UCM also operates a food pantry, alongside a free clothing boutique.
Acting Executive Director, Kathy Jefferys, a vital part of the ministry in a number of different capacities since 1974, notes, “Through the years, it has been an honor to serve God and the community in so many ways on behalf of UCM, especially considering that UCM has positively impacted three generations of young people. “
Assistant Director, William Coplin, who began his service with UCM many decades ago, realized that our youth desperately needed positive role models. Compelled to make a difference, he has directed his time and energy toward saving young lives- physically and spiritually.
UCM will be formally celebrating its 51st Anniversary with a banquet to be held at 6pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Classics V Banquet Center at 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14228.
Tickets must be purchased by September 17, 2021 by either calling 716-882-9472 or online at http://www.ucmbuffalo.org.