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In Countless Ways, CHHSM’s Presence Adds to Richness of General Synod Experience

By Barb Powell | July 19, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) played an important role throughout the denomination’s Thirty-Third General Synod, which closed Sunday evening, July 18. Sometimes prominent and sometimes behind the scenes, CHHSM’s presence and advocacy for health equity remained at the forefront of many Synod-related conversations — beginning with a Resolution of Witness…

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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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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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Interactive Course Offers New Ways to Examine Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2021

This summer, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries and Council on Racial and Ethnic Ministries is bringing a Synod Resolution of Witness to delegates of the biennial meeting calling on the church to declare and respond to racism as a public health crisis. But even before delegates debate and vote on the…

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CHHSM and COREM Submit Resolution to the UCC General Synod Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

By Barb Powell | January 5, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), in collaboration with the UCC’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries (COREM), has submitted “A Resolution to Declare and Respond to Racism as a Public Health Crisis” for consideration at the denomination’s Thirty-Third General Synod in July 2021. “The upcoming General Synod is an opportunity…

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Finding new staff members for leadership and ordained roles can be a difficult and long process, but CHHSM and the UCC have two free services to assist our organizations in those searches. As most people affiliated with CHHSM agencies know, each month, Diakonie publishes current opportunities that CHHSM members have sent in. But there is an even wider net open to all CHHSM agencies: the UCC Ministry Opportunities Listing. Learn more about both options. #BeAVoiceCHHSM www.chhsm.org/news/ucc-ministry-opportunities-listing-provides-additional-avenue-for-chhsm-agenci... ... See MoreSee Less
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