Barb Powell

Nollau Leadership Institute a Life-Changing Experience for Participants

By Barb Powell | April 11, 2024

Following the application deadline of April 30, a new class in CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute will begin its year-long exploration of personal and professional leadership growth. For recent graduates of the program, one word sums up the experience: transformational. “‘With head and heart’ are words that penetrated my thoughts after joining the Nollau Leadership Institute,”…

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Annual Gathering: Faith Keeps Us Striving for Innovation and Collaboration

By Barb Powell | March 19, 2024

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) 86th Annual Gathering, held March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis, explored its theme of Innovation and Collaboration through meaningful worship, inspiring workshops and keynotes, and joyful conversations. This year’s Gathering was based on an Ecclesiastes Bible passage, and its meaning was a thread running throughout the…

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CHHSM, United Church Homes, CBLF Share Spotlight on Collaboration Presentation

By Barb Powell | March 14, 2024

A recent meeting of UCC ministries illustrated how much collaboration can create community engagement and benefit everyone. The UCC’s Living Water (Ohio NorthEast) Spire Center, which assists the association’s churches in ministry, in late January brought together the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CBLF), UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), and…

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Doyle, Davis-Williams Meet with UCC Rural and Small Town Churches in Ministry

By Barb Powell | March 14, 2024

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was honored to deliver a presentation at the February Zoom meeting of the Coalition of UCC Rural and Small Town Churches in Ministry. Jamar Doyle, president and CEO of CHHSM, and George Davis-Williams, RN, a member of CHHSM’s Emerging Leadership Cohort and seminarian at United Theological…

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Multiple Workshop Options Guarantee Meaningful Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

Among the highlights of CHHSM’s Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, in St Louis — are the inspired and educational workshops offered by CHHSM members, friends, and partners. This year is no exception, as workshop leaders explore innovative avenues of collaboration through a variety of topics, from restorative racial justice to financial…

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Panel Discussion During CHHSM Annual Gathering to Discuss Innovative Collaborations that Foster Community Sustainability

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

A more recent tradition at the CHHSM Annual Gathering — which takes place March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis — is a plenary panel discussion on the gathering’s theme. This year, the panel takes place the afternoon of March 13, and will be a thought-provoking discussion on Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration, where attendees…

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Davis Named CHHSM’s Engagement Coordinator

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has selected Zaria Davis, D.S.W., M.Div., as its new engagement coordinator. She began in her new role Feb. 1, 2024. Davis is a former CHHSM Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar (2022-2023) and current member of CHHSM’s first-ever Emerging Leadership Cohort. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr.…

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CHHSM Members and Friends Ensure Success, Innovation, and Collaboration at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration is the theme of this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14 at the Live! by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. Indeed, the Annual Gathering itself is a product of collaboration, thanks to the partners and members who serve as sponsors of the many keynotes, plenaries, meals, workshops,…

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Arcadia Residents Receive Extra Christmas Cheer Thanks to Local High School Student’s Idea

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Residents, clients, and members of Arcadia Family of Companies in Honolulu received a special surprise this past Christmas season: handmade cards from local elementary school children, thanks to United Healthcare and the efforts of high school student Chloe Nie. The project was the brainchild of Nie, a junior and National Honor Society (NHS) student at…

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CHHSM Resources for Health and Human Service Sunday Offer Support and Healing for UCC-Related Essential Workers

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024
Health and Human Service Sunday

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently released resources for Health and Human Service Sunday, which takes place Jan. 28, the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. The resources provide a means for UCC churches, CHHSM members, and friends to bring the message of serving leadership and support for health and human service…

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