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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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CHHSM Creates Fact-Based Information Campaign to Support Members’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programs

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2021

In order to support CHHSM members’ efforts to help their employees and residents understand the risks and rewards of the COVID-19 vaccines, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has launched a “Myth vs. Facts” campaign. Created by the Rev. Elyse Berry, D.Min., CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, the campaign aims…

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Racial Equity, COVID-19 Ramifications to Focus Workshop Topics for CHHSM’s Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is planning a variety of meaningful workshops during its virtual Annual Gathering — Together in Hope — which takes place online March 2-4, 2021. The workshops, offered by several CHHSM members and partners, are designed to include presentations as well as real-time discussion on topics affecting…

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UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Releases Statement on ‘Pandemic of Systemic Racism’

By Barb Powell | June 4, 2020

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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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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Consultants Network Provides Large Array of Solutions for CHHSM Members

By CHHSM Staff | November 11, 2019

One CHHSM agency needs technology and web presence assessment. Another needs some mission and vision fine tuning, while a third needs writing and graphic design assistance. Other CHHSM members look for help examining governance strategies for keeping pace with the times. Often, CHHSM members turn to the Consultants Network to meet their needs. CHHSM’s Consultants…

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Beatitudes Campus Redevelopment Transformational for Residents, Staff and Community

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2019

Community means everything to the UCC’s Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix. As the older adult campus continues to implement its multi-year master plan of redevelopment that will add around 250 new residences, it is ever-mindful of the people and businesses in the immediate area. “Our investment in this master plan is not just an investment in…

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For UCC’s Beatitudes Campus, Quality and Care Matter Most

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2018

Baby Boomers are greying: each day, 10,000 new boomers reach age 65. To serve the needs of this growing population of older adults, the United Church of Christ’s Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix has developed a seven-year Master Plan geared to meeting the influx of potential residents. The plan includes both new construction and the redevelopment…

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Beatitudes Campus Partners with Horizon House, United Church Homes to Bring Comfort to Persons with Dementia

By Barb Powell | July 10, 2018

“What is the most rewarding is when you get someone comfortable and they tell you that they love you.” These words, from a staff member at United Church of Christ-related Trinity Community — a United Church Homes senior living community in Beavercreek, Ohio — were expressed during a recent accreditation survey at the community as…

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CHHSM Program Gives Residents a ‘Passport to Travel’

By Barb Powell | July 5, 2018

When Jan and Dave Braby arrived at the United Church of Christ’s Horizon House in Seattle as part of CHHSM’s Passport to Travel program, they were greeted by staff members in green and blue sports attire. The Brabys — long-time Green Bay Packers fans — had arrived on a Thursday, and the Seahawks were playing…

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