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Deaconess Foundation Accepting Proposals for up to $600,000 in Community Investment Funding

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 15, 2021

St. Louis-based Deaconess Foundation is currently accepting proposals for up to $600,000 in community investment funding through its Mission-Related Investments initiative. The initiative provides low-interest loans to social impact organizations with exceptional capital management and a strong commitment to advancing the health and well-being of children and families in the St. Louis region. Social impact…

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CHHSM’s Berry to Address Living Water Association Event on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By CHHSM Staff | September 15, 2021

The Living Water Association, Ohio NorthEast of the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ is hosting an online presentation and panel discussion on racism as a public health crisis Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. “Beyond Declarations: Responding to Racism as a Public Health Crisis” will be held in collaboration…

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Save the Date: Next in CHHSM Webinar Series Takes Place Sept. 27

By CHHSM Staff | September 13, 2021

The next event in the CHHSM webinar series takes place Monday, Sept. 27, from 2 till 3 p.m. EST. The webinar — from Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — features a 30-minute presentation from one of the CPS vendors, EyeClick, on an innovative advanced, interactive gaming console geared…

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CHHSM’s Heartland Conference Retreat on Emergent Leadership Brings Surprise, Spirit to Attendees

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2021

A recent virtual retreat on Emergent Leadership gave both participants and presenters hope for the future. Held virtually Sept. 8, the free retreat from the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) was attended by Heartland Conference staff, congregants, local church pastors, and the conference’s designated partner ministries. The retreat was made possible…

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CHHSM Board Begins Search for Next President and CEO

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2021

Following the announcement by Michael J. Readinger, president and CEO of CHHSM, that he will retire in April 2022, the CHHSM Board has posted the position description for his successor. The closing date for applicants is Sept. 24. The CHHSM Board, in conjunction with the Equius Group, spent the past several months working on the…

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UCC Officers Pray for Healing, Understanding, Unity in Love on September 11 Anniversary

By Guest Contributor | September 10, 2021

The three national officers of the United Church of Christ issued this statement on Sept. 7, 2021. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, we are sobered once again by the impact these events had on our collective psyche. We all remember exactly where we were that day and what…

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Reflections on September 11: Are We Still of Any Use?

By Guest Contributor | September 10, 2021

The Rev. John H. Thomas, former UCC general minister and president, has shared reflections 20 years after the events of September 11. In his introduction, he writes: On September 11, 2001, I was visiting church partners in Germany in my role as General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. As we approach…

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United Church Homes and Services Unveils New Brand Name and Identity: EveryAge

By Barb Powell | September 10, 2021

United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), based in Newton, N.C, announced Aug. 20 its new corporate identity, EveryAge. The new name and identity was revealed as part of the CHHSM member’s 50th anniversary celebration. The new name, EveryAge, ties directly back to UCHS’ foundational belief that all ages matter, and that it is important to…

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Cornerstone Fund Rolls Out Creation Care Investment and Loan Program, Racial Equity Giving Bonus

By CHHSM Staff | September 10, 2021

In keeping its mission and values of helping meet the needs of local churches and other faith-based organizations in serving their communities, the UCC Cornerstone Fund has released two new projects: a Racial Equity Giving Bonus and a Creation Care Investment and Loan Program. The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) is one…

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Arcadia’s Schulberg Named ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Honoree by Pacific Business News

By CHHSM Staff | September 7, 2021

Suzie Schulberg, president and CEO of the Arcadia Family of Companies in Honolulu, has been named one of 40 top “Women Who Mean Business” in 2021 by Pacific Business News. The women will be recognized during an Oct. 27 gala in Waikiki. The Pacific Business News (PBN) Women Who Mean Business Awards celebrate the  accomplishments…

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