Annual Gathering

Year in Review

By Jamar Doyle | December 14, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I cannot believe that I have now been a part of the CHHSM family for almost a year. My, how time flies! To me, it seems like yesterday that I nervously stood in front of those gathered at the CHHSM Annual Gathering to hear my inaugural welcome address. That…

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Early-Bird Registration Opens Friday for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 13, 2022

Registration for CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — to be held March 7-9, 2023, at the Hilton City Center in Denver — opens Friday, Dec. 16. Watch your email for the official announcement. Centering on the theme “Together through Mountains and Valleys,” the 2023 gathering takes its inspiration from the Isaiah 40:4-5 passage, “Every valley shall…

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CHHSM’s Doyle to Deliver Sermon at Opening Worship for UCC General Synod

By Guest Contributor | November 15, 2022

By Maic D’Agostino. Reprinted by permission from UCC News, Nov. 15, 2022. Just days into his new job, Jamar Doyle learned he could be preaching at the United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod. In February, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries named Doyle its new president and CEO. Then in March,…

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Dr. Ben Sanders III to Deliver Opening Keynote at CHHSM Annual Gathering in March 2023

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2022

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) announced today (Nov. 11) that Dr. Ben Sanders III will deliver the opening keynote address during its 85th Annual Gathering, to be held March 7-9, 2023, in Denver. Sanders currently serves as director of race and social justice trainings and strategies in the Mayor’s Office…

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Requests for Workshop Proposals Being Accepted for CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | October 20, 2022

The 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries takes place March 7-9, 2023, at the Hilton City Center in Denver. The theme for the gathering is “Together through Mountains and Valleys,” and uses Isaiah 40:4-5 as its inspiration: “Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill…

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Annual Gathering Keynotes Address Aspects of Moving Forward Together in Becoming Anti-Racist

By Barb Powell | March 15, 2022

Among the highlights of the recently concluded 84th Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) were the three keynote addresses. The keynotes were delivered by the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary; Dan Hermann and Lisa McCracken from platinum sponsor Ziegler; and Nikki Lanier,…

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Special Evening of Joy, Tears, Laughter Celebrates the Ministry of Michael J. Readinger

By Barb Powell | March 10, 2022

Amidst Annual Gathering workshops, board business, and weighty discussions on moving Forward Together, the members, board, and staff of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took the evening of March 9 to honor outgoing President and CEO Michael J. Readinger, who retires in April. CHHSM’s Annual Gathering takes place through March 10…

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Doyle Calls CHHSM to Move Forward, Together in First Annual Gathering Address

By Barb Powell | March 10, 2022

Jamar Doyle, recently installed president and CEO of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, emphasized working together to identify CHHSM’s path ahead in a rousing address during an evening dinner Tuesday, March 8. The event was part of CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering, being held through March 10 at the Brown Hotel in…

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Worship Service Installing New CHHSM President and CEO Kicks Off Annual Gathering in Celebratory Fashion

By Barb Powell | March 8, 2022

In a celebration of worship, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering began March 8 with the installation of its new president and CEO, Jamar Doyle. The service was held at St. John UCC in Louisville, Ky., and marked the opening of the first in-person Annual Gathering since 2020. “It is my joy to welcome you this morning…

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Annual Gathering to Include Meaningful Workshops and an Event App for Keeping Up to Date

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2022

Among the many highlights of each CHHSM Annual Gathering are the workshops, offered by friends, members, and partners. This year’s event, “Forward Together,” will be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky., and features workshops ranging from staff development to justice and advocacy. And helping attendees navigate the many offerings will be the Annual Gathering event…

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