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Find out how Deaconess Foundation is serving young people through its youth advocacy efforts

By CHHSM Staff | May 12, 2015

When Karissa Anderson takes her place at a podium to speak in Jefferson City, Missouri, she faces a challenge. The young policy intern is trying to convince education leaders and legislators who are two and three times her age to create more open access to higher education. Anderson, who is wrapping up her master’s degree…

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ONA Covenant Strengthens Communities

By CHHSM Staff | May 12, 2015

John Rainey and Gene Finnegan didn’t worry about discrimination based on their sexual orientation when they moved to Parkvue Community in 1999. “We didn’t specifically mention our sexual orientation when we joined, but it was clear that we were accepted by everyone,” says Finnegan, a resident at the United Church Homes retirement community and CHHSM…

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CHHSM Members Eligible for Continuing Education Grants

By CHHSM Staff | April 14, 2015

CHHSM members are now eligible for continuing education (CE) grants from the Brown Endowment Fund for Pastoral Scholarships. Any UCC-related institution may now apply for a grant to help offset the cost of hosting a CE event. CHHSM members can apply for a grant from the Brown Endowment Fund for Pastoral Scholarships if the proposed…

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CHHSM Begins Open and Affirming Designation Process

By CHHSM Staff | April 13, 2015

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people will find greater acceptance in faith-based organizations if CHHSM’s board of directors adopts an Open and Affirming covenant this summer. Open and Affirming (ONA) ministries invite people of all sexual orientations into the church. The program, established by the United Church of Christ General Synod in 1985, now…

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CHHSM Prepares for General Synod

By CHHSM Staff | April 13, 2015

CHHSM ministries will engage the wider church when thousands of delegates travel to Cleveland for the United Church of Christ’s General Synod June 26-30. Under the theme of “Unexpected Places,” delegates will explore where they hear God’s voice, encounter the Spirit and find the UCC’s witness in the world. Darlene Sowell, president and CEO of…

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AUTA Helps CHHSM Members Save

By CHHSM Staff | March 13, 2015

American Utility Tax & Audit Corp (AUTA) helps organizations like senior living communities and other residential properties ensure they are being charged the lowest sales tax allowed on their utility accounts. Working within each state’s guidelines, AUTA also helps those organizations recoup any overpaid sales tax. After partnering with AUTA, CHHSM member Retirement Housing Foundation…

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CHHSM Welcomes New Members

By CHHSM Staff | March 12, 2015

Trinity Hill Family Services and St. Paul’s Home Community are the latest organizations to join the CHHSM family. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trinity Hill Family Services offers care and education for children age six weeks to 12 years. Originally launched in 2006 as part of Trinity Hill United Church of Christ, the organization seeks to…

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With New Health Care Center, Community Celebrates Legacy, Embraces Future

By CHHSM Staff | March 12, 2015

Al Hennig lived in a residential cottage at Eden Hill Communities for almost 25 years. But the 89-year-old transitioned into assisted living in January after falling several times last year. “I haven’t broken any bones, but I knew it was time,” says Hennig, a retired United Church of Christ pastor who joined the New Braunfels,…

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Transformation

By Michael Readinger | February 17, 2015

Why all this talk about transformation? Because transformation is the only constant that exists in our lives. Transformation happens at every level, starting with our personal interactions, friendships and networks, which have profound impacts on our world views. We are also informed and influenced by the social, political and legal environment that shapes our society.…

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Technology Connects Communities, Provides Portal to Future

By CHHSM Staff | February 11, 2015

If Horizon House residents want to plan their schedules or look up a friend’s phone number, they have to get a paper copy of the community’s activities calendar and resident directory. But when the continuing care retirement community and CHHSM member ministry in Seattle launches its internal resident portal, residents will have a new way…

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