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United Church Homes' New Welcoming Statement Reflects Tradition of Radical Hospitality »

July 1, 2012

Shelbi D.* had just graduated from nursing school, and she was ready to take the next step in her training – a job placement under a physician’s supervision. But even though her grades were good, her college refused to send her out on a placement. Shelbi, who is transgender, asked why.

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UCC Pastor and Stroke Survivor Shares Story of Recovery »

July 1, 2012

The MRI scans were bleak following the Rev. Larry Pray's massive stroke in the fall of 2003. Given little chance of surviving, it took time for Pray to realize his life had forever changed. Now, nearly nine years later, he paints a new picture — of life renewed, faith regenerated and a purpose more meaningful than ever before.

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Legacy Leaders: An Interview with Tara Bethell »

July 1, 2012

Tara Bethell laughingly describes herself as a “whippersnapper.” Now 32, she has served since 2007 as vice president of human resources and risk management at Beatitudes Campus, a CHHSM member ministry. Bethell arrived at Beatitudes, a senior living community in Phoenix, in 2005 after working as a claims adjuster for an auto insurance company. 

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Elon University Purchases Campus of Elon Homes and Schools for Children »

June 8, 2012

Elon University has agreed to purchase the Snyder Campus of CHHSM ministry Elon Homes and Schools for Children, located adjacent to the university's campus in Elon, N.C.

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Teens Tell the Story of Plymouth Community »

May 31, 2012

When Lonnell Shelmon found out his artwork would be featured on Plymouth Community Renewal Center’s new website, he was surprised.

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CHHSM Store Helps Ministries Save »

May 31, 2012

A savings of $1,000 is a big deal, especially for a small daycare center. When Park’s Edge Preschool, an outreach program of Emanuel Church, UCC, in Hales Corner, Wis., decided it was costing too much money to maintain its 10-year-old bus, Gene Detert, the school’s board president, knew where to go for advice.