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CHHSM’s ‘Together We Learn’ Book Groups Create Safe Space to Discuss Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2022

On June 4, 2020, following its spring board meeting, the CHHSM board of directors released its Statement on the Pandemic of Systemic Racism. Among the many commitments the board made to help CHHSM become antiracist was the creation of a Zoom book study group. From that inauspicious beginning has grown a series of book groups…

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‘Messages of Hope’ Brings Harvey’s Pandemic Sermons to Wider Audience

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2022

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the midst of the Black Lives Matter Movement gaining prominence, the Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey — pastor of Union Congregational UCC in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a CHHSM board member — found that many of her Sunday messages were having a profound effect on church…

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Take a Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 10, 2022

“Here I Stand” is a blog series of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes (UCH). Every eight weeks, the Parker Center blog writers meet via Zoom. From their conversation emerges a broad series theme, from which the writers author columns from their experiences and perspective. This first column in…

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Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health to Combine to Create New Health and Wellness System

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health — based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis. — and Atrium Health of Charlotte, N.C., announced in mid-May their plans to come together to create a leading health and wellness delivery system to best meet patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where care is delivered. The organizations cited their complementary…

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Cedar Community Makes U. S. News List of Best Independent Living Communities

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., is one of the senior living communities recognized by U.S. News & World Report that earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for independent living. U.S. News awarded the 2022 designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’s objective statistical assessment of…

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Deaconess Nurse Ministry Foot Care Clinic Becomes Moment of Healing for Clients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

A foot care clinic at the Trinity Episcopal food pantry in St. Louis provided a much-needed ministry for people experiences homelessness. The clients not only received expert foot care, but also loving care and a spiritual refresh, thanks to nurses from Deaconess Nurse Ministry (DNM), including the Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, RN, BSN, DNM’s executive director.…

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Hoffman Homes for Youth Receives Nonprofit of Year Award

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa., recently received We were the Non-Profit of the Year award from the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by Heather Laughman, chamber board member and owner of HD Entertainment, LLC. Laughman also is a Hoffman Homes donor and friend. “It has been an extremely…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center Celebrates Five Years of Ministry

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

By Catherine West for United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from Spirit Magazine, Spring 2022. This year marks the five-year anniversary of the establishment of an important donor-sponsored initiative of United Church Homes (UCH): the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA). The center’s primary goal is to transform how society views aging through…

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Howard Named Vice President of Residential Programming for Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn

By CHHSM Staff | June 8, 2022

Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn — based in Louisville, Ky. — announced in early June the promotion of staff member Alison Howard to vice president of residential programming. In her new role, Howard will provide administrative and clinical oversight of all residential programs, ensuring that services directors provide adequate and effective leadership to all aspects…

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UCC Fellow Essence Ellis Plays Key Role in New Reproductive Justice Toolkits to be Released Next Month

By Barb Powell | May 12, 2022

Part of UCC Fellow Essence Ellis’ work includes participation in the UCC Justice and Local Church Ministries (JLCM) Washington office’s Reproductive Justice Working Group. And her main focus in that group has been helping to develop a set of state-specific toolkits, which are slated to be released next month on the heels of the Supreme…

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