Ham and Eggs Award

Ham & Eggs Award was started in 1986 to give international recognition to deserving couples who have had a positive impact on many couples as a result of their involvement in Marriage Encounter. It is presented to recipients at the Valentine event in their local UME Community.

Ham and Eggs

A chicken and a pig were walking down the street one day and noticed some poor children who looked as if they hadn’t eaten anything for days. Moved with compassion, the chicken said to the pig, “I have an idea! Let’s give those children a nice breakfast of ham and eggs.” The pig contemplated the chicken’s suggestion and said, “Well, for you, that would be a DONATION; but for me, it would be a SACRIFICE!”

Recommend a couple for the Ham and Eggs Award

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2016 Ham and Egg Award Winners

Your Story

Many UME couples could be called legendary for the positive role their marriage has played in the lives of others.  Of course it would be impossible to know all of those who are deserving. So who did we miss?  We need your help!  Nominate a Legendary Marriage Encounter Marriage here.

Nominate your legend here

Ham and Eggs

The ham and eggs award is all about sacrificial giving.  While many are ready to give something of their time and resources, every year there is one couple that gives of themselves over and above.  For this couple we award them the ham and eggs award.


Support UME

Anyone who has been on a marriage encounter weekend will tell you of the wonderful gift they received.  Every couple on a weekend is in fact supported by another couple who wants to pass along the gift they received.  Won't you please consider giving the gift of a weekend to another couple?

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History of UME

Most happy endings are preceeded by a good story.  And United Marriage Encounter is no different.  From humble beginings to an international marriage ministry, the ride has been anything but boring.  So come reminisce with us.



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