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Bethany Prepares Youth for a Productive Future »

October 31, 2012

Over the past 150 years, Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, Pa., has mentored thousands. Now, many of the youth it serves will receive help with their transition to life after Bethany, thanks to the new Independent Living Program.

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Timothy C. Rhodes »

October 29, 2012

"A servant leader is graciously resolute; Gracious with all people, Resolute in accomplishing the mission."

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Back Bay Mission Celebrates 90th Anniversary »

October 9, 2012

Back Bay Mission, a CHHSM ministry, celebrated 90 years of strengthening neighborhoods, seeking justice and transforming lives on October 5 with an open house at its campus in Biloxi, Miss. The Rev. Shari Prestemon, executive director; the Rev. Geoffrey Black, general minister of the UCC; Dale Bonds, board president; and Jerry Creel, Biloxi's community development director, were all featured at the event.

 
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Chicago Bible Society Honors Advocate Health Care CEO »

October 4, 2012

Illinois-based CHHSM ministry Advocate Health Care is being recognized for its integration of spiritual and physical healing. Jim Skogsbergh, Advocate's president and CEO, has been awarded the 2012 Gutenberg Award by the Chicago Bible Society. 

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Servant Leadership: A Case in Point »

September 28, 2012

This year marks the 40th anniversary of CHHSM Vice President Bill Johnson’s ordination to the Christian ministry by the United Church of Christ. Bill was the first openly homosexual person to be ordained by a Christian denomination. Recently I was honored to participate in a celebration of the anniversary at Bill’s home congregation, Liberation UCC in Cleveland. I want to share some excerpts from my remarks at this event with the CHHSM community.

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Nollau: A History of Service That Thrives Today »

September 28, 2012

Louis Edward Nollau personified the adage “bloom where you’re planted” even though where he was planted, at the time, looked like a failed ministry opportunity.