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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.

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Legacy Leaders: An Interview with Bob Baur »

September 28, 2012

Bob Baur comes from a long line of missionaries and pastors. His grandfather was a professor at Eden Seminary in St. Louis from 1903 to 1936. Out of his grandfather’s 10 children – six girls and four boys — all but one were connected to the ministry.

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Choosing to be Exceptional: By Steve Jaberg »

September 27, 2012

Larry Minnix, president of LeadingAge, a national nonprofit association of senior health care organizations and senior retirement communities in Washington, DC, has said that in the future, there will be two types of nursing homes: “the exceptional and the non-existent.”