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Project-Based Learning to Enhance Crossroad Academy Students’ Education and Life Skills

By Barb Powell | April 12, 2021

Crossroad Academy, the on-campus school of Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., is introducing an innovative system of education for the 2021-2022 school year. The academy — accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and AdvanceED — is joining the New Tech Network, which incorporates project-based learning in a student-centered method of…

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CHHSM Synod Resolution on Racism is the Latest in its Tradition of Public Health Advocacy

By Barb Powell | April 12, 2021

This summer, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Council on Racial and Ethnic Ministries (COREM) are bringing a Resolution of Witness to the 33rd General Synod of the United Church of Christ, calling on the church to declare and respond to racism as a public health crisis. The resolution calls the…

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UCC Rocky Mountain Conference Releases Video on Partnership with Archway Housing and Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 9, 2021

The UCC’s Rocky Mountain Conference, a strong supporter of its mission partner, Archway Housing & Services, recently produced a moving video of Archway’s work. Based in Lakewood, Colo., CHHSM member Archway works to change lives by providing housing and related supportive services that engender a safe environment and teach community skills for families with very…

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‘Dr. Ruth’ Brings Stories and Solid Advice to Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Baby Boomers and Aging Conference

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2021

“I did not know that I was going to talk about sex all day … I did not know I was going to be ‘Dr. Ruth’ — but I love it!” “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer — world-renowned sex therapist, author, lecturer, and professor — alternately shared anecdotes from her childhood and advice on sexuality for older…

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Phoebe Ministries’ Pastoral Education Program Seeks Summer 2021 Applicants to Serve Older Adults

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 9, 2021

Phoebe Ministries seeks applicants for the 2021 Summer CPE Program for those seeking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) certification. The 2021 Summer CPE program is full-time, 40-hours per week and runs ten weeks beginning May 24, 2021 through July 30, 2021. Three and a half days are spent in clinical assignments available at Phoebe Berks in Wernersville, Pa., and Phoebe…

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‘The Play’s the Thing’ for Residents of EdenHill Communities in Texas

By Barb Powell | April 8, 2021

Last July, in the midst of the pandemic’s summer surge, Marcie Murfield — EdenHill Community’s new lifestyle director — surveyed members of the New Braunfels, Texas, older adult community to see what kinds of new activities they might like. Encouraged by the survey, two residents approached Murfield about starting a Reader’s Theatre group. After some…

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What’s New at Care Purchasing Services?

By CHHSM Staff | April 6, 2021

Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store, has several new partnerships and programs. Here are excerpts from a recent newsletter: NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Meals for All Moen Blue Team BonaFide If you have any questions, please contact your CPS Client Account Manager directly. NEW PROGRAMS: Indoor Air Quality Improve Safety &…

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‘Love Notes’ Virtual Program from Hoyleton Youth & Family Services to Help Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Barb Powell | April 5, 2021

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, based in Fairview Heights, Ill., has been partnering with area schools since September to bring the “Love Notes” evidence-based healthy relationship curriculum to teens. This April and May, it launches “Love Notes” as a 14-week virtual program aimed at teens age 14-19 whose schools have not been able to participate…

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United Church Homes Forms New Educational Partnership with Marion Technical College

By CHHSM Staff | April 5, 2021

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, and Marion Technical College have announced a new educational partnership that offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our team,” said the…

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Unleashing Potential Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund for Youth STEM Activities

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

UCC-related Unleashing Potential (UP) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund to support Experience STEM Program activities for youth enrolled in after school and summer enrichment programs sites located in Missouri’s St. Louis, Ferguson/Florissant and University City School Districts. The grant will fund weekly hands-on activities, including Quirkles science experiments, LEGO WeDo robotics,…

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