UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries and CHHSM Partner to ‘Be A Voice 2020’ for Health Care Policy Advocacy

The new advocacy partnership between CHHSM and JWM will help UCC members' voices be heard on a variety of health care-related issues.

A new election-year partnership between the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) will help define and give voice to the stories that shape UCC efforts for a just and compassionate world. “Our CHHSM agencies and organizations, and the communities they serve, are the first to experience […]

Space is Limited: Enroll in the 2020-2021 Nollau Leadership Institute Now!

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced today (Jan. 6) that enrollment for the 2020-2021 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute is now open. “The Nollau Leadership Institute helps participants focus on spiritual formation and preparation for serving leadership,” says Michael J. Readinger, CHHSM president and CEO. “As CHHSM’s signature program, the […]

Two Grants Give Elon Homes’ Foster Care Village Needed Boost

Regular meetings with volunteer mentors and staff are beneficial to the residents of Foster Care Village.

Two Charlotte, N.C., philanthropic organizations recently gave UCC-related Elon Homes a much needed gift of support. The Duke Endowment, which strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits, awarded Elon’s Foster Care Village a grant of $100,000. Similarly, the Merancas Foundation awarded Foster Care Village […]

CHHSM Annual Gathering to Feature Workshops, Presentations and Activities to Hold ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

The four panelists on March 4, clockwise from top left: The Rev. M. LInda Jaramillo, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, and the Rev. Loey Powell.

Together, members of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries work hard to create a just, caring, and compassionate world. To that end, CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering — which takes place March 3-5, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. — will focus on justice, and ways CHHSM ministries in health and human […]

Archway Housing and Services Welcomes Low-Income Families and Veterans Home in Time for Christmas

Executive Director Joyce Alms-Ransford (second from left) during The Flats' groundbreaking in September 2018.

UCC-related Archway Housing and Services Inc. in Lakewood, Colo., is helping low-income families and veterans come home for the holidays. Its newest project, The Flats at Two Creeks, opens Dec. 16. One quarter of the 78 units are set aside for disabled, previously-homeless, low-income veterans, with the rest filled by low-income individuals and families. With […]

Foundation Awards $4,000 to Parkvue Community for University Circle Interactive Learning Program

Thanks to the grant, Parkvue residents are able to pursue lifelong learning from world-class museums and universities.

Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes older adult community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received a $4,000 grant from the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation to support an interactive learning program that connects residents with educational opportunities. The grant will support University Circle Interactive, an older adult program that provides accessible and innovative learning programming. University […]