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Some classes, like Arizona history, strike close to home. Others, like astronomy, stretch to the far reaches of space. For the curious-minded at Beatitudes Campus, a CHHSM member ministry in Phoenix, there are no limits to learning. The Beatitudes Center for Lifelong Learners offers courses in the arts, sciences and history for residents of the…

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A new partnership is emerging between the United Church of Christ’s 400 health and human service organizations and UCC Disaster Ministries, in hopes of broadening the UCC’s preparedness, response and long-term recovery whenever and wherever disasters happen. In a March 3 appeal letter, UCC Disaster Ministries began asking CHHSM ministries to identify individuals within their…

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People protesting I advocate for children

More than 100 St. Louis-area residents –– organized by United Church of Christ-related Deaconess Foundation –– will join thousands converging on Missouri’s State Capitol in Jefferson on April 6 for the state’s 35th annual Child Advocacy Day. Deaconess is organizing its #GetOnTheBus campaign to help community residents turn out for the day of marching, meetings…

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Over the next several years, United Church Homes will make nearly $17 million in upgrades to Parkvue Community, a full-service retirement community with independent, assisted and health care services in Sandusky, Ohio. United Church Homes, a national nonprofit, faith-based senior living provider in Marion, Ohio, will add 44 homes to the community, including 10 new…

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What’s the “word of the week”? At United Church Homes, a senior housing and healthcare provider headquartered in Marion, Ohio, it might be “home,” or “community,” or “wise-beyond-years,” or “neighbors.” These words are among those replacing the tired, traditional, institutional parlance of the health care profession: hospital, facility, sickly, unit. These “culture change words,” according…

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