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Pilgrim Place Leader Helps Peppermint Ridge Plan for the Future »

April 30, 2012

Peppermint Ridge needed strategic help.

The Corona, Calif., ministry provides homes for more than 100 people with developmental disabilities. After a period of rapid growth, it found itself facing changing needs, new government policies and funding cuts. What was a small CHHSM agency to do?

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An Interview With Former UCAN Camp Director: 1944-1947 »

April 23, 2012

"UCAN is very close to her heart, and I remember growing up and hearing my mother tell stories about it all the time," explains Myra Epping when speaking of her mother Jo Epping, former UCAN therapeutic youth home camp director from 1944 to 1947.

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Chaplain Cherishes Heritage of Faith »

April 20, 2012

When Sandra Hutchinson was a young seminary student in Ohio in the early 1970s, she had a choice. While her fiancé was studying to be a United Church of Christ pastor, she had assumed she would become a Methodist pastor.

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UCC Conference Launches Celebration of Diakonal Ministry »

April 1, 2012

The Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ is devoting a full year to reinforcing the traditional connection between the church and its health and human service ministries.

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Legacy Leaders: An Interview With The Rev. Richard Ellerbrake »

April 1, 2012

In the early days of the often-violent struggle for civil rights in the American South, the Rev. Dr. Richard Ellerbrake wielded a special weapon: marshmallows.

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Nollau Institute Registration Opens »

March 30, 2012

Last fall, CHHSM’s inaugural Nollau Institute class began a yearlong process of formation. The 18-member class has explored the relationship between spirituality and vocation through intensive study, personalized training, special retreats, site visits, online discussions and peer mentoring.