With over 50 years of service, Urban Christian Ministries has a long history of youth programming. We pride ourselves in providing effective and appropriate activities for our youth. UCM offers a wide variety of programs. During the school year, Brothers With A Purpose and Kids Club afterschool program is in full swing. During the summer, we offer a FREE Summer Day Camp, Block Club Basketball, and a week long resident summer camp at Bliss Summit Bible Camp for only $165 per child. Scholarships are available.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm
This after school program is designed to increase social awareness, utilizing daily life skills with homework time, Bible study, arts & crafts, games, and service projects. A light meal is also provided. Program runs from September until June. Best part is our program is completely FREE! Applications are available to print or download below. They are also available for pick up at our 967 Jefferson office. Any questions, please call 716-882-9472.
Block Club Basketball
BLOCK CLUB BASKETBALL (young men between the ages of 13 to 18)
Our summer basketball league, works in conjunction with local Block Clubs, in an effort to help build positive relationships between adults and youth. UCM supplies the necessary resources and equipment, as the games are played on the streets.
B.W.A.P. ( Brothers with a Purpose)
BROTHERS WITH A PURPOSE (BWAP) (ages 13-18)
This is a safe place for boys and young men to have a good meal, relax and have fun with peers, play basketball, and learn who God is through Bible studies. There is no cost associated with this program.
RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMP (ages 7-15) Second week of August
UCM runs an annual week-long residential Bible Camp in Bliss, NY filled with fun, games, Bible lessons, arts & crafts and the great outdoors. For one week, youth will focus upon their relationship with Jesus Christ. The cost is $165.00 per child. Scholarships are available.
Grill & a Prayer
Random dates, times and locations during the spring summer and fall months
UCM ministers on the tougher streets in the city offering a FREE hot dog, a drink and
prayer. Urban Christian Ministries utilizes our young men in the BWAP program.
Anointing the Streets
Rev. William Coplin of Urban Christian Ministries had been given a burden to touch and to pray for our city in a very special way. On September 16, 2023, Urban Christian Ministries joined forces with o local churches and organizations to anoint every street in Buffalo with anointing oil. Our intention was not to stop people and ask if we could pray with them, but as we were walking and praying, some people stopped us and asked us to pray with them.
Community Based Services
At UCM, we pride ourselves on sharing Christ’s love with all, and helping those in need. All of our community based services are geared toward the individual situation. All services provided are free of cost, and run by a staff member or one of our dedicated volunteers. We find joy in being able to help our fellow brothers and sisters in their time of need.
- Our food pantry serves low to moderate income families living in zip codes 14204, 14208 and 14211. If you live outside of those zip codes we can still serve you if you have a referral. Please call for details.
- Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday 11am – 4pm
- Thursday 11am-12:45 pm & 2pm-4 pm
- Friday 11am – 2 pm
- Call our office at 716-882-9472 for assistance.
Front Porch Ministries
- Our clothing ministry is open to all of those in need. We generally have shirts, pants, shoes, jackets and other clothing items for people of all ages.
From time to time we also have small household items and appliances in stock.
- All items are free of charge.
- Hours of Operation:
- 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
- Bible Study and Lunch every Thursday from 1pm – 2pm.
- Open to the community – come join us!
Yard Sale Giveaway
For over 20 years, Urban Christian Ministries has hosted a annual Yard Sale Giveaway where everything is FREE! Local churches and community organizations provide us with clothes, household goods, furniture, and appliances to distribute to those who are in desperate need.
Christmas Extravaganza at UCM
We are in full swing with our Christmas distribution! As of right now we have 125 families signed up! We have been so blessed by the amount of food, clothes, toys, and gifts provided by our generous donors. It’s such a joy to be able to shower our families with love and to be able to meet their needs.