UCC’s Phoebe Ministries Resident Reminisces About ‘Stories Told, Secrets Kept’ in Journalism Career

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As a journalist in the newspaper business for 40 years, Frank Lordan’s motto has always been, “The most important thing is your honesty, integrity, and ability to keep a secret.” Some secrets are still important to keep today, although he has been retired from The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1988. Other secrets it was his job […]

United Church Homes to Sponsor Local Broadcast of NBC’s ‘A Journey Through Alzheimer’s’ Dec. 8


United Church Homes will co-sponsor a one-hour television special Dec. 8 to raise awareness and to support individuals and families dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I Want to Go Home; A Journey Through Alzheimer’s, hosted by WCMH-TV (NBC4) anchor Colleen Marshall, began in 2008 when her mother was battling the disease. Colleen’s mother died […]

Wonder of Life


by Beth Rodenhouse I just walked outside into our central courtyard at Pilgrim Manor, a retirement community in Grand Rapids, Mich., and joined community members soaking up the warm rays of the fall sun. I cannot believe the leaves are already falling, smelling of spicy earthiness, with deep hints of life. It is strange that […]

Thanks + Giving

Michael J. Readinger

As autumn fades to the onset of winter, we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. The planning and preparation for this day of feasting, family, friends, football, parades and preparations for Advent and Christmas overshadow, at times, remembering the reason we celebrate the day at all. Thanksgiving initially became a recognized national holiday in the USA in […]

Mary A. Paxton Joins CHHSM Team


The UCC Council for Health and Human Services board and staff are pleased to announce that Mary A. Paxton is CHHSM’s new associate for engagement and executive administration. Paxton will assume the new role Jan. 1, 2018, following a three-year tenure with the United Church of Christ’s Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship. “Mary’s experience in […]

United Church of Christ’s Retirement Housing Foundation Sends More than $100,000 to Disaster Ministries for Hurricane Relief


Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has sent a check for $106,652.93 to United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries in response to this year’s devastating hurricane activity. As previously announced, RHF’s Board of Directors agreed to partner with the United Church of Christ’s Emergency USA Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, a special fund designated to specifically help […]