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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in Columbus, Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 30, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday (July 28) acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development Company, Inc., and Sweetbay Senior Living.  The property is…

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Senior Manager, Program Development and Outreach: Lutheran Services in America

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 23, 2021

About Us / Lutheran Services in AmericaWith over $22 billion in annual revenue, over 250,000 employees and over 300 member organizations nationwide, Lutheran Services in America is one of the largest and most broad-based nonprofit networks of health and social services providers in the United States. Collectively, we serve one in 50 Americans every year—providing…

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Director of Public Policy and Advocacy: Lutheran Services in America Disability Network

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 23, 2021

National nonprofit seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. The successful candidate will lead the pursuit of sound and compassionate public policies that support people with disabilities. Experience: 5-7 years.Education: B.A. in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Social Services, Government or related field. Responsibilities:Represent the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network before Congress,…

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Health and Racial Justice Advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois Named President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 23, 2021

The Deaconess Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that lifelong St. Louis health and racial justice advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, has been unanimously selected to serve as the next president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. Her appointment follows a rigorous and thoughtful search led by the Deaconess executive search committee, appointed by…

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CHHSM, UMA August Webinar Geared Toward Professionals Serving Children, Youth, and Families

By Barb Powell | July 20, 2021

An important webinar for ministries serving children, youth and families takes place Aug. 11, from 1-3 p.m. ET. “Building a Resilient Ministry” is a joint event sponsored by the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries and the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA). It is designed to help youth-serving professionals…

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Together, We are the Church on the Move

By Michael Readinger | July 19, 2021

The United Church of Christ meets every other year at General Synod to conduct its business. At this year’s recently concluded Synod, there were elections, resolutions of witness, prudential resolutions, speak outs, worship services and music, optional events, educational intensives, implementation conversations, hearings, and much more. But there were no cookies this year! There were…

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Implementation Conversation Offers Tangible Ways for Churches to Advocate for Health Equity and Become Anti-Racist

By Barb Powell | July 19, 2021

An implementation conversation held July 17 on the Synod Resolution to Declare and Respond to Racism as a Public Health Crisis drew a virtual crowd of some 50 participants from across the country. Attendees heard from United Black Christians (UBC) board member Barbara Baylor, former convenor of the UCC’s Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Task…

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Valerie Russell Lecturer DeGruy Emphasizes Persistent Truth-Telling in Struggle to Heal the Injuries of Past and Current Racism

By Barb Powell | July 19, 2021

Internationally renowned researcher and educator Dr. Joy DeGruy brought her message of uncovering racism and unleashing repair to delegates and visitors at the UCC’s virtual General Synod 33. DeGruy delivered the Valerie Russell Lecture Saturday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by CHHSM and the UCC’s Justice and Local Church Ministries (JLCM), the lecture honors…

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Coming Full Circle: A Phoebe Connection Across Generations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 17, 2021

By Donna Schudel, Community Relations & Grants Specialist,Marketing and Community Relations, Phoebe Ministries. This article is reprinted with permission from the Spring/Summer 2021 Phoebe Ministries’ magazine, The Messenger. Photos courtesy of Phoebe Ministries. When Lowell Hawk was 5 years old, his family hosted the Rev. and Mrs. Sipple for dinner at their Northampton, Pa., home.…

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CHHSM/COREM Resolution Opens UCC General Synod with Powerful Statement on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By Barb Powell | July 12, 2021

A highlight of the July 11 opening plenary session of the United Church of Christ’s Thirty-Third General Synod — taking place virtually through July 18 — was the presentation, discussion and vote on a powerful resolution aimed at examining societal systemic racism through the lens of public health. Delegates overwhelmingly approved “A Resolution to Declare…

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