It Only Takes a Spark: United Church Outreach Ministry’s Crucial Role in Helping Community Members Succeed

Alexandra set up a work station in the kitchen of her new house.

by BettyBeth Johns, community development manager, United Church Outreach Ministry in Wyoming, Mich. Alexandra’s UCOM journey began with a small letter-sized poster hanging in the food pantry: If you want to learn to take charge of your financial future, sign up for FREE financial literacy classes here at UCOM. Something sparked in her. She signed […]

Emmaus Employee Recognized with Award from St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers

Azeez Bada and Cindy Clark, Emmaus' president and CEO, during the awards reception.

UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., has announced that Azeez Bada, a direct support professional, is a recipient of the 2019 Direct Support Professional Award given by the Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County. The St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers is a network of agencies that serve people with disabilities. […]

Ruth Frost Parker Center Partnership Receives Award from Ohio Area Agencies on Aging

The Rev. Dale Brown, chaplain at UCH's Trinity Community at Beavercreek; the Rev. Beth Long-Higgins of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and Co-Chair of the Horizons Summit Planning Committee; and Dickie Wilson, board member, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, accept the award.

The Ohio Area Agencies on Aging has recognized four organizations for a unique partnership that brought the first statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging conference to Ohio. United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, based in Dayton, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, Public Health […]

Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announce 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge winner


UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, named digital health startup LifePod the winner of the 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge. Following a live pitch event on Nov. 5, LifePod was awarded a $10,000 cash prize, a […]

Executive Director: Archway Housing and Services


Archway Housing & Services, Inc., (“AHS”): AHS is a Faith-Based, Non-Profit 501(c)(3) housing development and property management organization. Its Mission is “to change lives by providing housing and related supportive services that engender a safe environment and teach community skills for families and persons with very low to moderate incomes.” AHS currently serves residents in […]

Newsweek Ranks UCC-related Abernethy Laurels One of the Best Nursing Home in North Carolina


Newsweek recently released a new, national ranking of nursing homes in North Carolina. Abernethy Laurels, a Newton, N.C., continuing care community, ranked at the top of their list. Newsweek, an international news source founded in 1933, partnered with a global data research firm, Statista Inc., to establish a ranking of nursing homes. According to Newsweek, […]

West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging Conference Presented by Phoebe Institute on Aging


UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) presents “West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. This day-long conference offered to aging services professionals and family caregivers asks — as our aging population increases […]