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CHHSM Retreat Sept. 8 Offers UCC Heartland Conference Chance to Explore Emerging Leadership and Change in the Context of Racial Justice

By Barb Powell | August 10, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and regional Heartland Conference is sponsoring “Emerging Leadership,” a one-day virtual retreat Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The free, online retreat is open to all conference staff, local church ministers and church members, and Conference Designated Ministries employees, who can register online.…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 10, 2021

By Ashley Bills, Communication Manager. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes. An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to older adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of UCC-related Tougaloo (Miss.) College,…

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Advocate Aurora Health Honored with U.S. News & World Report Recognition, Practice Greenhealth Award

By CHHSM Staff | August 6, 2021

Advocate Aurora Health has announced its recent honors from U.S. News & World Report and Practice Greenhealth. A total of 19 of the health system’s adult hospitals were named to the U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ list, and one — Advocate Children’s Hospital — was recognized as a top pediatric hospital.   “The last year and a half tested our team members in new and difficult ways,…

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Hundreds Arrested in D.C. as Poor People’s Campaign presses for voting rights, $15 minimum wage

By Guest Contributor | August 4, 2021

By Connie Larkman, UCC News. This story originally appeared in the Aug. 3 e-blast of UCC News. Reprinted with permission. “When you lift from the bottom, everybody rises.” With that message, the Poor People’s Campaign brought public pressure for change to Washington, D.C., on Monday. The peaceful protest for voting rights and a living wage…

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CHHSM Among Faith Groups Sending Letter to Congress Urging Permanent Expansion of Tax Credits

By Barb Powell | August 4, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) is among the more than 80 faith-based organizations who sent a letter to members of Congress Aug. 3, thanking them for the one-year expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CC) programs in the American Rescue Plan. But the letter…

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Cedar Community Receives Post-Acute Care Certification from American Heart Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 3, 2021

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., has earned the Post-Acute Care Heart Failure Certification offered from the American Heart Association. This first-of-its-kind certification acknowledges the efforts of skilled nursing facilities to consistently provide high-quality patient care, improve outcomes, and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. The Post-Acute Heart Failure Certification builds on the Heart…

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Archway Communities to Create Affordable Housing at Former Johnson and Wales Campus in Denver

By CHHSM Staff | August 3, 2021

In partnership with Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), UCC-related Archway Communities — a leader in offering quality affordable housing in the Denver area — will purchase four dormitory buildings at the former Johnson and Wales Campus. The buildings will be transformed into approximately 150 affordable housing units, including a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units.…

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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in Columbus, Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 30, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday (July 28) acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development Company, Inc., and Sweetbay Senior Living.  The property is…

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Health and Racial Justice Advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois Named President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 23, 2021

The Deaconess Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that lifelong St. Louis health and racial justice advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, has been unanimously selected to serve as the next president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. Her appointment follows a rigorous and thoughtful search led by the Deaconess executive search committee, appointed by…

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CHHSM, UMA August Webinar Geared Toward Professionals Serving Children, Youth, and Families

By Barb Powell | July 20, 2021

An important webinar for ministries serving children, youth and families takes place Aug. 11, from 1-3 p.m. ET. “Building a Resilient Ministry” is a joint event sponsored by the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries and the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA). It is designed to help youth-serving professionals…

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