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Readinger Among Health Care Leaders to Send Open Letter on Crisis in Accessing Care for Older Adults, Urging Support for ‘Build Back Better’

By Guest Contributor | January 11, 2022
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In an unusual joint letter issued to the American people today, 33 leaders of aging services, health and social support nonprofit organizations — including MIchael J. Readinger, president and CEO of CHHSM — detail a growing crisis in aging services and call on Americans to make sure that elected officials stand by “the most consequential…

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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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Dosia Carlson: A Long Life that Made a Difference

By Guest Contributor | September 1, 2021

By Barbara Brown Zikmund She was a young woman born in 1930 who wanted to become a missionary in China. However, after an encounter with polio, her life unfolded in new ways. She studied at Oberlin (Ohio) College, attended a seminary, was ordained, earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh and for 14 years…

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Hundreds Arrested in D.C. as Poor People’s Campaign presses for voting rights, $15 minimum wage

By Guest Contributor | August 4, 2021

By Connie Larkman, UCC News. This story originally appeared in the Aug. 3 e-blast of UCC News. Reprinted with permission. “When you lift from the bottom, everybody rises.” With that message, the Poor People’s Campaign brought public pressure for change to Washington, D.C., on Monday. The peaceful protest for voting rights and a living wage…

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Internal and Global Resolutions, Bylaw Changes, on Docket for UCC General Synod

By Guest Contributor | March 24, 2021

By Hans Holznagel. This article is reprinted with permission from UCC News. This summer’s General Synod will vote on a resolution brought by CHHSM declaring racism a public health crisis. Delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod this summer will have a wide variety of subjects to consider. Among them: A just peace…

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CPS Adds Blue Team Restoration/Emergency Response Vendor to CHHSM Store

By Guest Contributor | March 17, 2021

From Natalia Hernandez, our service rep at Care Purchasing (CPS), the group purchasing company behind the CHHSM Store: I am providing additional information on our exciting new vendor partner, Blue Team. This is a Restoration, Construction and Roofing vendor that offers the following services: RESTORATION/EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES Water Damage Fire and Smoke Damage Hurricane/Regional Events Environmental…

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UCC General Synod to Feature Leaders of Sojourners and ‘Revolutionary Love’ Movement as Keynoters

By Guest Contributor | March 11, 2021

By Hans Holznagel. Reprinted with permission from UCC News. Two leaders at the crossroads of faith and justice will keynote the 2021 national meeting of the United Church of Christ. Valarie Kaur — who draws on her Sikh faith and culture as a filmmaker, civil rights lawyer and activist — leads the Revolutionary Love Project,…

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Retirement Housing Foundation pledges to double winter storm relief donations

By Guest Contributor | March 9, 2021

By Connie Larkman, news director for the United Church of Christ. Reprinted with permission from UCC News. One of the country’s largest nonprofit housing providers is answering the United Church of Christ’s call for disaster relief in a big way. Retirement Housing Foundation — a member of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries…

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First Webinar in UCC ‘State of the Matter’ Series Features Starsky Wilson

By Guest Contributor | February 4, 2021

This story is reprinted with permission from United Church of Christ News. By Hans Holznagel In the United States, it’s State of the Union season. And in the United Church of Christ, it’s something similar. A new webinar series — on the state of issues that matter — kicked off Jan. 26 on Zoom and…

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