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United Church Homes Forms New Educational Partnership with Marion Technical College

By CHHSM Staff | April 5, 2021

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, and Marion Technical College have announced a new educational partnership that offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our team,” said the…

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Unleashing Potential Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund for Youth STEM Activities

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

UCC-related Unleashing Potential (UP) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund to support Experience STEM Program activities for youth enrolled in after school and summer enrichment programs sites located in Missouri’s St. Louis, Ferguson/Florissant and University City School Districts. The grant will fund weekly hands-on activities, including Quirkles science experiments, LEGO WeDo robotics,…

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Embrace Living Supports Older Adults as ‘New Normal’ Kicks In

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

When the global pandemic caused a public health emergency at the beginning of 2020, Embrace Living Communities — based in Oakbrooke, Ill. — reassessed how to keep its strong culture of resident engagement while ensuring the health and safety of those who call their communities home. The revisioning was the work of each community’s social…

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Cedar Community Resident Enjoys Lifetime of Flight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 1, 2021

By Carrie Sturn, marketing communications manager for UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2021 Live More magazine. Jean Hauser has fulfilled her passion in life — her passion for flying. One of six girls growing up in Hartford, Wis., Jean was born deaf. She attended the Wisconsin School…

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Record-Breaking $17.5 Million Gift Launches New United Church Homes ‘Fund for Growth’

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 25, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, announced today (March 25) the creation of a brand new Fund for Growth, thanks to the largest single gift ever received by the UCC-related organization in its 105-year history. The $17.5 million gift was made by an anonymous donor as part of UCH’s Campaign for Abundant Life.  “This is a…

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UCAN Leader Robinson Honored for ‘Dedication to Empowering and Uplifting the African American Community’

By CHHSM Staff | March 24, 2021

A leader of UCAN — a West Side Chicago youth services organization that serves more than 21,000 at-risk children, youth and families — is being honored for his contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Claude Robinson, executive vice president for external affairs and diversity at UCAN, recently was awarded the Donald Stewart Fellowship by the…

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Internal and Global Resolutions, Bylaw Changes, on Docket for UCC General Synod

By Guest Contributor | March 24, 2021

By Hans Holznagel. This article is reprinted with permission from UCC News. This summer’s General Synod will vote on a resolution brought by CHHSM declaring racism a public health crisis. Delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod this summer will have a wide variety of subjects to consider. Among them: A just peace…

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UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries Urges Members to Call on Congress to Condemn Anti-Asian Sentiment and Racism

By Barb Powell | March 23, 2021

The UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) office, located in Washington, D.C., issued an action alert Monday (March 22), urging UCC members to contact their Congressional representatives and urge them to condemn racist attacks and classify them as hate crimes. “The surge of anti-Asian discrimination towards our Asian American and Pacific Island neighbors from the…

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United Church Homes Signs Management Contract with Older Adult Communities in Tennessee and Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 19, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) has welcomed two senior living communities to its growing network of older adult communities. In January, UCH signed a management services and support contract with the board of directors of Community Care of Rutherford County (CCRC, Inc.) to support the operation of its 131-bed skilled nursing community located in Murfreesboro, Tenn. CCRC, Inc.,…

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St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Announces Inaugural Grant Recipients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 17, 2021

After a four-month community-led grantmaking process, the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund’s Community Governing Board — which UCC-related Deaconess Foundation helped establish — selected the first set of community grant recipients to lead capacity and infrastructure development efforts in the racial justice movement through community organizing and healing arts. The targeted investment…

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