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CHHSM Agencies Create Safe Homes for LGBTQ+ Elders

By Guest Contributor | April 11, 2024

By Renee DeLuca, multimedia content specialist, UCC Office of Marketing Communications. Originally appeared in UCC News April 2, 2024. Used by permission. Imagine spending your life with a partner, and when the time came for seeking a place to live during retirement years, the homes and assisted living neighborhoods you found made living with that partner uneasy…

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Senior Marketing Associate: National Benevolent Association

By Guest Contributor | March 22, 2024

The National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seeks a Senior Marketing Associate. The Senior Marketing Associate will support NBA’s communications efforts to promote brand awareness that increases engagement with and support of our mission and ministries, and amplifies the missions and messaging of our ministry partners. Essential duties include: social…

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Florida UCC Church Finds Livestreaming is Attracting New People

By Guest Contributor | January 10, 2023

by Hans Holznagel. Reprinted with permission from UCC News. Jiajin Zhou was baptized Oct. 9 at a church she first attended virtually. That same day, five other people also joined Union Congregational United Church of Christ in West Palm Beach, Fla. Four of them, like Zhou, had found Union online. The fifth had found it…

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CHHSM Board Member JJ Flag to Bring a Word from ‘the Intersections’ to UCC Synod Closing Worship

By Guest Contributor | December 5, 2022

by Hans Holznagel. Reprinted with permission from UCC News. The day is still months away, but the Rev. Dr. JJ Flag said the thought of preaching at the closing worship service of the United Church of Christ’s 2023 General Synod already makes him a little nervous. “I don’t know that I have settled on a…

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CHHSM’s Doyle to Deliver Sermon at Opening Worship for UCC General Synod

By Guest Contributor | November 15, 2022

By Maic D’Agostino. Reprinted by permission from UCC News, Nov. 15, 2022. Just days into his new job, Jamar Doyle learned he could be preaching at the United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod. In February, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries named Doyle its new president and CEO. Then in March,…

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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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