Cornerstone Fund

‘Collaborating to Flourish’ Retreat Creates Renewal, Reflection in Participants

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2022

In a time that often feels splintered — from COVID, from ideological divides — clergy and lay leaders of the UCC’s Heartland Conference recently were able to pause and examine how deeper connections, conversations, and collective action might be more effectively accomplished. “Collaborating to Flourish,” a one-day leadership retreat offered Aug. 29 by the UCC…

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CHHSM Members and Partners Help Annual Gathering Move ‘Forward Together’ Via Sponsorships

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2022

Forward Together is the theme of CHHSM’s 2022 Annual Gathering, to be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. Taking that theme to heart are a number of partners and CHHSM members who are stepping up this year to serve as sponsors of the event. One such organization is Ziegler, the Gathering’s Platinum sponsor for the…

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Cornerstone Fund Rolls Out Creation Care Investment and Loan Program, Racial Equity Giving Bonus

By CHHSM Staff | September 10, 2021

In keeping its mission and values of helping meet the needs of local churches and other faith-based organizations in serving their communities, the UCC Cornerstone Fund has released two new projects: a Racial Equity Giving Bonus and a Creation Care Investment and Loan Program. The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) is one…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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Investments or Loans: UCC Cornerstone Fund Programs can Benefit CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

A common dilemma faced by many nonprofit organizations — including CHHSM members — is how to invest funds in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the organization. CHHSM partner the UCC Cornerstone Fund is one option to consider. The Cornerstone Fund is unique in that an organization’s investments earn competitive interest…

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United Church Funds and UCC Cornerstone Fund Create Online Videos for Church Leaders

By Guest Contributor | April 6, 2020

The Rev. Charles Buck, president and CEO of United Church Funds (UCF), has announced a new series of 10-minute video resources produced in conjunction with the UCC’s Cornerstone Fund. The two financial ministries have created the videos specifically for church leaders and members dealing with financial matters: 10 Best Practices for a Financially Healthy Congregation…

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CHHSM Sponsors to Celebrate ‘Justice and Grace — Together’ at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2020

The mission of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries — to create a just, caring, and compassionate world — is lived out every day in health and human service ministries across the country. But at this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held in Memphis from March 2 through 5, many partner organizations…

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UCC Cornerstone Fund Webinar Helps Local Church Leadership Match Property to Ministry

By CHHSM Staff | September 5, 2019

A free two-part webinar on better matching church properties with mission and ministry from the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund is coming up this fall. Matching Property with Mission & Ministry is split into two free, one-hour webinars: Designing It and Building It. Both will include expert discussion and information on such topics as…

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Facing Homelessness, Citizens Seek out a CHAMP

By Guest Contributor | February 14, 2019

Reprinted with permission from the Cornerstone Fund. Housing insecurity is a big problem in America. While homelessness has declined, there are still millions of families that teeter on the edge between housing and homelessness. The U.S. Census Department recently revealed that one in every four renting households (roughly 19 million families) spend more than half…

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Supporting an Early Childhood Development Center to Get Out of the Basement

By Guest Contributor | February 14, 2019

Reprinted with permission from the newsletter of the Cornerstone Fund. Some 50 years ago, Uni-Pres Kindercottage was founded to support working families with preschool and pre-adolescent age children in East St. Louis, a suburb of St. Louis, Mo. Once a hub for industry, this town was immediately affected by the deindustrialization of the region. Having…

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