Back Bay Mission

Back Bay Mission’s Overnight Shelter Prototype Brings Innovation to Transitional Housing

By Barb Powell | December 14, 2023

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss., is the UCC’s primary presence on the Gulf Coast. Its many outreach programs help to transform the lives of countless people, including those who find assistance while living in area homeless camps and who visit Back Bay’s Micah Day Center. But now, with the help of partners, Back Bay…

Read More

Ministry Moments from the President

By Jamar Doyle | October 13, 2023

This short, monthly video highlights various CHHSM ministries and partners, as together we build a more just, equitable, caring, and compassionate world. This month’s guest is the Rev. James Pennington, Executive Director of the Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss. #BeAVoiceCHHSM

Read More

CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

Read More

Celebrating 100 Years of Making Good Trouble

By Jamar Doyle | May 13, 2023

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of being in Biloxi, Miss., to attend the “Making Good Trouble” conference to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Back Bay Mission. From Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7, people from across the Gulf and around the country gathered for the four-day celebration, which was filled with…

Read More

Back Bay Mission Hosts ‘Make Good Trouble’ Conference

By CHHSM Staff | May 11, 2023

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss., takes seriously its mission to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice and transform lives through programs in education, empowerment, housing rehabilitation, and more. Continuing the spirit of celebration that marked the 100th anniversary of the organization in 2022, the ‘Making Good Trouble’ Conference was held May 4-7, 2023. The conference brought local and…

Read More

CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

Read More

Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

Read More

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…

Read More

First Graduate of Back Bay Mission’s Micah Day Center Apprenticeship Program Looks to Future with Hope

By Barb Powell | October 12, 2021

The first-ever graduate of Back Bay Mission’s Micah Day Center Apprenticeship Program recently completed her year-long commitment to develop the skills and tools necessary for gaining and retaining employment. Begun in 2019, the program serves individuals viewed by society as unemployable, stigmatized because of past circumstances, and/or overlooked by other potential employers, says the Rev.…

Read More

In Countless Ways, CHHSM’s Presence Adds to Richness of General Synod Experience

By Barb Powell | July 19, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) played an important role throughout the denomination’s Thirty-Third General Synod, which closed Sunday evening, July 18. Sometimes prominent and sometimes behind the scenes, CHHSM’s presence and advocacy for health equity remained at the forefront of many Synod-related conversations — beginning with a Resolution of Witness…

Read More
Join Our Mailing LIst

Follow on Facebook

Quick Links