CHHSM 2018 Annual Report Reflects Unique Ways Members Work Together in Ministry to Create a Just, Caring, and Compassionate World for All

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (Aug. 6) released its 2018 Annual Report, Together in Ministry. Available online, the report offers a combination of facts, financial data, and stories that paint a broad picture of the many ways CHHSM members across the country are engaged in inspirational and life-changing health and […]

Educational Future is Bright, Thanks to UCC-Related Unleashing Potential’s Scholarship Grants

UP President and CEO Darlene Sowell (right) with, from left: Brayneisha Edwards, Tyneisha Chatman, Asia Ward, Kevon Chambers, LaShonda Givens, Ashley Lewis, and Rahel Kasay. Not pictured: Darius Harris.

Some 25 years ago, St. Louis-based Unleashing Potential (UP) started the William Diersing Scholarship Fund to help lower-income youth and families in St. Louis further their academic goals. In June, eight UP program participants were honored as this year’s fund recipients. At an awards ceremony June 10, Darlene Sowell, president and CEO, presented the $1,500 […]

Beyond Cowardice

Council for Health and Human Services, UCC

Earlier this month, the Rev. Kenneth Samuel’s UCC Daily Devotion titled “Beyond Bravery” was published. The scripture verse from Matthew 10 is one I am familiar with and have heard in church and as the subject of more than one sermon. “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. You will be handed over […]

Older Adults, Chinese Immersion Students Benefit from Special Summer Program at UCC-related Greencastle of Barrington

Greencastle residents and local students practice origami.

At Greencastle of Barrington (Ill.) — an Embrace Living Communities affordable older adult community — residents participate in many intergenerational and community programs. But none are as unique as its current partnership with the Barrington Chinese Immersion Council (BCIC). Over the course of the summer months, the BCIC Chinese Culture Club is meeting at Greencastle, […]

Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

Near the end of Synod, CHHSM member ministries pose in the selfie booth.

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the […]