Congregation, CHHSM Ministry Partnership Creates Promising Futures for Children — Whatever It Takes

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Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Westlake, Ohio, takes seriously its longstanding mission partnership with UCC-related Crossroad Child and Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The connection is more than 60 years old, thanks to the members of the small, Greater Cleveland-area church and their willingness to serve those in need. […]

Hoffman Homes Youth Find Hope, Healing Through Music

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“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”  — Award-winning musician Macklemore The medicinal benefits of music are quickly becoming evident throughout United Church of Christ-related Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa. Already possessing a strong creative arts therapy […]

United Church Homes’ ‘I LIVE IT’ Program Focuses on Hospitality, Culture Change

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What’s the “word of the week”? At United Church Homes, a senior housing and healthcare provider headquartered in Marion, Ohio, it might be “home,” or “community,” or “wise-beyond-years,” or “neighbors.” These words are among those replacing the tired, traditional, institutional parlance of the health care profession: hospital, facility, sickly, unit. These “culture change words,” according […]