United Church of Christ-related Uspiritus — the Louisville, Ky.-based provider of therapeutic treatment and counseling to children and youth living with the effects of abuse, neglect or other mental health crisis situations — has signed a letter of intent to merge with Centerstone Kentucky. The merger between Centerstone and Uspiritus will unite the region’s most…

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The UCC Council for Health and Human Services board and staff are pleased to announce that Mary A. Paxton is CHHSM’s new associate for engagement and executive administration. Paxton will assume the new role Jan. 1, 2018, following a three-year tenure with the United Church of Christ’s Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship. “Mary’s experience in…

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Shortly after arriving at Havenwood-Heritage Heights Senior Community in Concord, N.H., in 2006, retired UCC minister the Rev. Dick Rush and his wife, Anne, noticed that the community newsletter — while chock full of wonderful activities — had no articles about a resident theater group. With a broad background in theater and theater management, Rush…

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A warm beanie for a newborn. A blanket for a cancer patient. These and other gifts, lovingly created by residents at the United Church of Christ-affiliated 15 Craigside in Honolulu, bring comfort to patients at nearby Queen’s Medical Center. When Queen’s Medical Center announced a new “Volunteers in Place” program, the group from 15 Craigside…

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