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Simulation Center Grand Opening at UCC-related Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital

By Guest Contributor | February 26, 2018

Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital have added a new, state-of-the-art simulation center to the Oak Lawn medical campus that is changing the way physicians and associates train and learn. The simulation center features multiple simulation rooms set to mimic various medical settings, such as birthing suites, intensive care units and surgical settings. Hospital officials…

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United Church Funds Remains Positive After Global Market Plunge

By Guest Contributor | February 7, 2018

By David A. Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, United Church Funds With the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index, and other global equity markets having sold off after a strong January, we want to provide our perspective on the sudden return of volatility to the markets. What happened? First, the Bureau of Labor reported…

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Deaconesses: Pioneer Professional Women

By Guest Contributor | January 15, 2018

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…

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The Intersection of Faith, Healing and Public Policy Advocacy

By Guest Contributor | December 13, 2017

By Sandy Sorensen, Director, Washington Office, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries; CHHSM Board Member Healing and public policy advocacy go hand-in-hand. That may seem to be a surprising combination to many people, but after years of working as a faith-based public policy advocate for the UCC, I have found it to be…

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

By Guest Contributor | December 1, 2017

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…

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UCC’s United Church Funds Releases Third Quarter Fund Fact Sheets

By Guest Contributor | November 27, 2017

United Church Funds today (Nov. 27) released its third quarter Fund Fact Sheets. “The Fund Fact Sheets provide important data and metrics such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation and top ten holdings,” said Howard W. Hawkins III, director of business development, adding that the fact sheets should prove beneficial to all. Here is…

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

By Guest Contributor | October 10, 2017

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…

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

By Guest Contributor | September 29, 2017

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…

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UCC Disaster Ministries Offers Ways Respond to Harvey

By Guest Contributor | August 31, 2017

Donate PRINT & USE THE BULLETIN INSERT: NOW AVAILABLE! Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mile per hour winds. The storm is causing widespread flooding and significant damage across southern Texas and Louisiana as the slow moving storm drops several feet of water throughout the region.…

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Methodist Health & Welfare Ministries to Hold Violence Prevention Training in St. Louis

By Guest Contributor | August 30, 2017

The United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries is holding a “Workplace Violence and Prevention Training” seminar Oct. 18, 2017, at Salem United Methodist Church, Lindbergh Blvd. in St. Louis, Mo. The threat of a hostile, armed active shooter on or near your campus is a real, documented threat to staff, patients, residents, visitors,…

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