Guided in large part by the voices of youth, General Synod 2017 enthusiastically passed a resolution of witness Monday urging the recognition of gun violence as a public health emergency deserving of federal funding for scientific research. “The youth voted to speak on this issue because it is, like it or not, an issue that…

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United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) recently held a campaign to Stock the Shelves of the new Abernethy Laurels Health and Rehabilitation Center. “An outpouring of generous financial and in-kind support made the campaign a success,” shared Nancy Beard, President of UCHS Foundation. “The doors will open on phase one of the new Health and Rehabilitation…

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The best-kept secret in Missouri is on a small residential block just southwest of the Blue Springs, Mo., business district. There, 13 houses that make up the United Church of Christ’s Blue Springs Terrace dot the tree-lined street where retired UCC and Disciples pastors and full-time church office staff live. Blue Springs Terrace was the…

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Two-thirds of seniors in nursing homes are covered by Medicaid and 39 percent of children have their healthcare coverage through Medicaid.  This is an essential resource for the most vulnerable in American society. The draft Health Care Bill released by the Senate today would begin to cut Medicaid services in 2021.  The time is now…

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A new, game-changing “Restorative Justice” program at the United Church of Christ’s Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck, N.D., just received a boost in the form of a $12,000 grant from the denomination’s Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship. The Genesis Fund Grant –– specifically for new initiatives in Christian mission, or those that may be…

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The United Church of Christ’s Embrace Living Communities in Illinois are finishing up their “ugly quilts” just in time for this summer’s General Synod in Baltimore, Md. “Ugly Quilts” describe sleeping bags that are being collected during Synod for homeless persons in the geographic area covered by the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference, host of this…

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Susan Sinderson

After CHHSM Vice President and CEO Michael J. Readinger’s column on the UCC’s “3 Great Loves” initiative, Susan Sinderson, executive vice president of the United Church of Christ’s Embrace Living Communities, responded with this article: Rev. John Dorhauer has invited us as a Health and Human services ministry as part of the UCC to respond…

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