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


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 […]

Ignorance is not Bliss and Silence is not Golden

Edith A. Guffey

Edith A. Guffey is Conference Minister of the UCC’s Kansas-Oklahoma Conference. Prior to serving the conference, Guffey was Secretary (1991-2000) and Associate General Minister (2000-2011) of the United Church of Christ. Recently, she shared these thoughts via the conference’s e-blast. We reprint them here with permission: I was going to just let it go; after […]