CHHSM Annual Gathering

Inspiring Preachers, Speakers to Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2021

The 83rd CHHSM Annual Gathering, themed “Together in Hope,” takes place online March 2-4 with a docket of keynote speakers and worship leaders guaranteed to inspire and captivate attendees. Preachers include the Rev. Darrell Goodwin, executive conference minister of the UCC’s Southern New England Conference, and the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk — teacher, educator, preacher,…

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Thank You, Church!

By Michael Readinger | March 12, 2020

Those of us who were together in Memphis have now returned from the 82nd CHHSM Annual Gathering. While it is good to be back home, I feel a sense of longing for the spirit of “Justice and Grace — Together” that was so pervasive during our time together last week. For that, I want to…

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Historic Panel of Women Social Justice Leaders Brings Message of Hope, Resilience, and Faith to CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2020

Hope, grace, and justice. These three words wound throughout an historic panel discussion by four UCC women leaders in justice advocacy March 4 at the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Annual Gathering in Memphis. Moderated by the Rev. Traci Blackmon, the UCC’s Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries and senior…

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Justice Rolls Down Like Waters … and Through the Experiences of Distinguished, All-Women Panel at CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 14, 2020

An historical first in the United Church of Christ will be the centerpiece of CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering, to be held March 2-5 in Memphis. On the morning of March 4 at 9 a.m., a panel discussion in the opening plenary will feature five renowned UCC women leaders in justice advocacy. Coming on the heels…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering to Feature Workshops, Presentations and Activities to Hold ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2019

Together, members of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries work hard to create a just, caring, and compassionate world. To that end, CHHSM’s 82nd Annual Gathering — which takes place March 3-5, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. — will focus on justice, and ways CHHSM ministries in health and human…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Materials Now Online

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2019
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The 2019 CHHSM Annual Gathering, held March 5-7, 2019, in Chicago, was immensely successful. In response to requests, all of the meeting materials are now online. Where to Find Annual Gathering Materials The Annual Gathering Landing Page is the gateway to all the photos, documents and presentations from the gathering. Here are direct links to…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Provides Meaningful Focus on Learning and Growing Ministry Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2019

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 81st Annual Gathering, held March 5-7 in Chicago, sent CHHSM members home filled with inspiration and hope, and armed with new information and renewed partnerships. “The Annual Gathering was a wonderful event that provided me the opportunity to see long-time friends and make new ones,” says Lee…

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Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2019

The theme of last week’s CHHSM Annual Gathering in Chicago was “Toward Tomorrow — Together We Learn, Together We Flourish.” And, that is exactly what happened. Like everything in life, the time you spend in community is shaped by your own reality. At the CHHSM Annual Gathering, you get out of it what you put…

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CHHSM Partners Step Up to Provide Meaningful Annual Gathering for Member Ministries

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2019

In addition to the regular plenary and workshop sessions, attendees at CHHSM’s 81st Annual Gathering next month will be treated to a host of meals and receptions — which they will be able to track and organize with a user-friendly CHHSM Annual Gathering app — all thanks to the sponsorship of CHHSM partner organizations. The…

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You are Welcome to Participate

By Michael Readinger | February 11, 2019
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Save the Date. Please RSVP. Register Now. Please join us. Deadline approaching. Hope to see you soon. These are just a few of the things we say to let you know that you are welcome to participate. And, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. And…

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Today, we begin CHHSM’s 83rd Annual Gathering! Blessings and joy to all as we share worship, listen to inspirational speakers, make beautiful music, reflect, discern, gather in reunion, participate in meaningful workshops, and move forward to create a just, caring, and compassionate world — Together in Hope! ... See MoreSee Less
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