Thank You, Church!

Michael J. Readinger

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 […]

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

The Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson makes a point during the panel discussion.

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 […]

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

The four panelists on March 4, clockwise from top left: The Rev. M. LInda Jaramillo, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, and the Rev. Loey Powell.

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 […]

CHHSM Annual Gathering Materials Now Online

Chicago buildings on river against blue sky

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 […]

Together

Michael J. Readinger

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 […]