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Like Fine Wine: Emmaus Homes Benefits From Unique Valentine’s Day Cheer

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2017
Emmaus Wine

A unique partnership is being uncorked this month for United Church of Christ-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo. In a one-of-a-kind fundraiser, Emmaus and two local businesses are providing area residents with the opportunity to increase their giving this Valentine’s Day. “Just for You” invites area neighbors to purchase their Valentine’s flowers at Hillermann…

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United Church Homes investing $3 million in upgrades to Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 9, 2017
Exterior image of United Church Homes' Pilgrim Manor

United Church Homes plans to invest nearly $3 million in upgrades to Pilgrim Manor, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UCH, a national nonprofit, faith-based senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, will create two-room apartments with full baths and kitchenettes starting in March.  The project is expected to be…

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Partnerships, Christ-Centered Focus Contribute to 50-Year Success of New Glarus Home

By Barb Powell | February 8, 2017
Architectural Rendering of New Glarus Home, Inc.

For the New Glarus Home, Inc., a United Church of Christ-related ministry in Wisconsin, it has always been about partnerships –– with a local UCC congregation, the community, and the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. In a fitting tribute to its first 50 years, the milestone anniversary New Glarus Home celebrated last…

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Life Aspirations Are Visibly Celebrated at Bethany Children’s Home

By Barb Powell | February 6, 2017

“For life starting anew.” “For peace in the world.” “To be able to go home.” The hopes and dreams of the youth at United Church of Christ-affiliated Bethany Children’s Home are captured each year on small “wish petals” that are photographed and posted on Bethany’s Facebook page. Originally started in 2015 as decorations for a…

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Consecra Embraces Re-Branding Journey to Become ‘Embrace Living Communities’

By CHHSM Staff | February 2, 2017
Embrace Living Communities Logo Affordable. Welcoming. Home.

A new brand, 120 years in the making. How do you say it?  How do you spell it?  What does it mean? These are just some of the questions that Susan Sinderson and the rest of her team heard regularly from almost everyone when they said the name of their organization – Consecra.  This ongoing…

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UCC Looks to CHHSM to Fulfill Church’s Vision

By CHHSM Staff | January 16, 2017
The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ

The 79th CHHSM Annual Meeting is a chance for CHHSM members across the country to explore their organizations’ missions and develop stronger relationships with each other and the church. The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, says the partnership between CHHSM members and the church is essential.…

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Health and Human Service Sunday Connects CHHSM, Church

By CHHSM Staff | January 16, 2017
Kyle Zanker

It wasn’t long after Kyle Zanker spoke at a local United Church of Christ congregation that a call from a concerned church member came in. “He said, ’I understand your beds are full and waiting lists are full, what can our church do to help?’ Those things happen all the time,” says Zanker, chief development…

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A Culture of Inclusion at United Church Homes: Acceptance and the LGBT Community

By CHHSM Staff | January 12, 2017
United Church Homes LGBT banner with hands together

As America ages, so does its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, creating both issues and opportunities for a generation of people who have lived relatively openly as themselves for 40-plus years.  United Church Homes, a United Church of Christ-related ministry that serves over 4,000 residents in 69 communities in 14 states and two…

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Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million

By Rev. J. Bennett Guess | January 6, 2017
Stethoscope

The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human…

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United Church Funds Releases Sustainability Report on Socially Responsible Investing

By CHHSM Staff | January 5, 2017
World held in hands

United Church Funds has released a Sustainability Report examining efforts — operationally and externally — to live into its commitment to be a socially responsible, faithful investing partner on behalf of its investment clients. United Church Funds (UCF) is the institutional investment ministry of the United Church of Christ. UCF offers a diverse family of…

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