The Board and staff of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently released a statement calling systemic racism a pandemic and pledging an increased financial commitment, additional programming, and a larger focus on advocacy work to end systemic racism. The statement was issued at the end of the Board’s virtual Zoom…

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The Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss., has announced that the Rev. Alice Graham, Ph.D., executive director, is retiring. Her last day will be Dec. 31, 2020. Graham has been executive director of Back Bay since 2015. During her time at Back Bay, Graham has developed program initiatives that move clients from receiving emergency assistance…

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Back Bay Mission Seeks a Dynamic and Passionate Executive Director Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly Back Bay Mission has a simple mission: to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives. We strengthen neighborhoods through ministries like our education and empowerment programs and our housing rehabilitation program. These vital ministries help the people we serve to be…

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Making a difference: that’s a unifying theme among the many United Church of Christ shelter ministries operating in towns and communities across the United States. Some of the CHHSM members provide overnight facilities, some have day centers. Others provide various kinds of transitional housing. But they all fill vital needs for the people they serve.…

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“When I came into the first CHHSM events I attended, I felt a new dimension of my call to ministry.” That’s how current CHHSM Scholar Emily Howard describes her experience of being introduced to the world of CHHSM members. Howard is one of many people who have benefited from the services and programs provided by…

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With the first of three retreats completed, CHHSM’s 2018-2019 Nollau Institute participants are well on their way to discerning what servant leadership means to them in their lives and careers. Already, this year’s class has come away with new insights and several surprises. For Linda Dailey, executive director of United Church Homes’ Glenwood Retirement Community…

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The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries will elevate its visibility in the exhibit hall of the denomination’s General Synod this summer in Baltimore, Md., through two unique approaches: a 12-table exhibit area for member ministries and subsequent unified approach to reaching out to attendees. The CHHSM Exhibit Hall space…

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Back Bay Mission United Church of Christ do justice, love kindness, work humbly

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi., Miss., is now accepting applications for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship. The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides people between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on Back Bay Mission’s long experience in…

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