Charles Hall Youth Services

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

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

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…

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Charles Hall Youth Services’ Styles-Rohde Named Woman of the Year by Bismarck-Mandan BPW

By CHHSM Staff | May 21, 2019

The Bismarck-Mandan Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) of Bismarck, N.D., announced May 17 that Rhonda Styles-Rohde is the 2019 recipient of its Woman of the Year Award. Styles-Rohde is director of marketing and communications for UCC-related Charles Hall Youth Services. The award is designed to honor a local business and professional woman that has…

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Chance Meeting Helps Charles Hall Youth Services Create ‘Sound Garden’

By Barb Powell | May 10, 2019

For Tomi Cimarosti, UCC-related Charles Hall Youth Services’ residential director, angels can be found anywhere, including local pawn shops. “The at-risk youth we serve most often come from dysfunctional family backgrounds, where they did not receive the nurturing and guidance necessary for personal growth and successful development,” says Rhonda Styles-Rhode, director of marketing and communication…

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Fire Destroys Historically Significant North Dakota Church

By Barb Powell | May 6, 2019

A piece of United Church of Christ and MHA Nation history is gone. On April 22, 2019, fire ravaged the former building of Memorial Congregational Church, located south of Parshall, N.D., on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Investigators are determining whether the blaze was accidental or from arson. “Gayle and I — along with so many…

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CHHSM Family and Children Ministries Called to Love Neighbor, Children by Serving ‘Strangers Among Us’

By Barb Powell | July 11, 2018

In keeping with the United Church of Christ’s 3 Great Loves initiative, CHHSM’s child, youth and family service ministries often are on the front lines in providing support and care to migrant and immigrant persons. While challenges such as language and cultural barriers are unique, CHHSM members are finding that many of the needs immigrant…

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Nollau Institute Participants Find Perspectives Changed Through Classmates

By Barb Powell | June 8, 2018

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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MHA Nation Grant Signals Renewed Partnership for UCC’s Charles Hall Youth Services

By Barb Powell | March 5, 2018

Each year, the United Church of Christ’s Charles Hall Youth Services (CHYS) serves approximately 60 North Dakota youth in crisis, of which about half are Native American from five tribal nations in the region. In recognition of the tribally-appropriate work done to help at-risk foster care youth, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation)…

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Innovative Youth Services Agency Receives UCC’s Genesis Fund Grant

By Barb Powell | June 21, 2017

A new, game-changing “Restorative Justice” program at the United Church of Christ’s Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck, N.D., just received a boost in the form of a $12,000 grant from the denomination’s Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship. The Genesis Fund Grant –– specifically for new initiatives in Christian mission, or those that may be…

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Good morning! Today is the final day of the CHHSM 83rd Annual Gathering! As with the first two days, today is packed with speakers, preachers, and workshops you won’t want to miss, including the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, who brings us the Word during closing worship this afternoon!The virtual doors open today at 10:30 a.m. and the day begins with a Grounding at 11 with the Rev. Julie Jennings and the Rev. Susan Drake, who will give us time to center through music and song.Today’s three Workshop options, from 11:30am-12:30pm Eastern, include:What Will Stewardship and Fundraising Look Like Post-Covid? with Charles Buck, Kent Siladi, Matt Wagner, Jacqueline Owen, and Andrew Warner; Escaping Martyrdom: Avoiding Burnout While Heeding the Call with the Rev. Brandyn Simmons; and There is Reason to Have Hope: A Public Health Response to Racism with the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry.This afternoon’s closing plenary features a keynote from community organizer, chaplain, and educator the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker at 1:30 p.m..Closing Worship follows at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, as we bring our three days of healing, teaching, inspiring, and sharing to a close. ... See MoreSee Less
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