New Life Union Mission came into existence and was incorporated on October 16, 1961, as a result of a group of volunteers becoming concerned with meeting the needs of those less fortunate.
The original and still the legal name of the Mission is Dyersburg Union Mission. The name Dyersburg-Dyer County Union Mission was added in 1981, and the name New Life Union Mission was added in 2013 in order to be more representative as the Mission continued to expand its ministry footprint into Lauderdale County and other surrounding communities.
Needs We Meet
The Mission was started to meet the needs associated with food insecurity, Bible studies for adults, youth programs, Christmas food baskets, Christmas toys for children, clothing, and household items for both individuals and families.
Halls Union Mission, a satellite ministry thrift store, was established in Halls in 1987 to meet the needs of people from Halls and Gates. Then, New Life Union Mission South Lauderdale Ministry Center Thrift Store was started in Ripley in 2014 in response to a community request to help meet the needs of people from Ripley and Henning.
For over 60 years, the Mission has continued to grow and expand in an effort to meet the needs in our area. In 2018, after prayerful consideration and consultation, the board of the Mission decided to transition from our traditional assistance programs and focus our efforts on ministry programs emphasizing youth and their families.