Deaconesses: Pioneer Professional Women


In March of 1889 a remarkable meeting was held at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church in St. Louis. Seventy people (60 men and 10 women) gathered to charter the Evangelischer Diakonessen-Verein von St. Louis, Mo. (Evangelical Deaconess Society of St. Louis, Mo). It was unusual to involve women in such gatherings. In that era women seldom […]

Remembering May Cravath Wharton: Founder of the United Church of Christ’s Uplands Village


The American Missionary Association (AMA) is primarily remembered for it’s educational work among African Americans. However, in 1884 the AMA sent a missionary into the Cumberland Plateau in eastern Tennessee to found a school to provide liberal arts education, and offer vocational training in agriculture and regional crafts, for Appalachian rural youth. They called it […]

Employee at UCC’s Advocate Trinity Hospital Plans Incredible Annual Christmas Surprise for Hospitalized Children

Tendayi receives a check from Good Morning America for the children's gifts.

Adapted from a story on America Now News Service, with additions from the Advocate Children’s Hospital Facebook Page. Photos used in the following story are from the Advocate Children’s Hospital Facebook Page. Although Christmas is still more than two months away, one cafeteria worker at the United Church of Christ’s Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago […]

United Church Funds Provides Information on the Federal Reserve for CHHSM Ministries


Below are links to three insightful articles about the Federal Reserve, the global economy and the impact of demographic changes on investing from our fund managers Western Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors for your information. Reducing Bond Prices, Western Asset Management, September 20, 2017 This article provides a market outlook following Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) announcement […]

Collectively, We Are the Gospel in Action

Rev. Ken Daniel

This month’s column is written by the newly installed chair of the CHHSM Board of Directors, the Rev. Kenneth Daniel. CHHSM’s 79th Annual Meeting was a success in many ways. Held in Milwaukee, March 2-4, nearly 200 people attended the three-day event, listening to inspiring speakers, participating in innovative workshops, and enjoying the warm fellowship […]