Strengthening the Ties that Bind: CHHSM Affinity Groups Foster Innovative Connections


One hallmark of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is the extent to which its members offer support to, with, and for one another — both professionally and personally. And CHHSM’s established Affinity Groups provide the vehicle for this relationship-building among member ministries. “Affinity Groups meet either quarterly or semiannually,” says Mary […]

‘In Their Own Words’ — a Labor of Love for UCC’s Retirement Housing Foundation that Keeps Giving


“I now have a home, not just an apartment.” That phrase sums up Frankie Corrella’s experience at Anciano Tower, a UCC Retirement Housing Foundation community in Montrose, Colo. Corrella’s reflections comprise one of many offered by residents, volunteers and staff from RHF communities across the country in the publication In Their Own Words. Though published […]

CHHSM’s Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar Program Focuses on Opportunities for Health and Human Service Career Paths for Seminarians

Emily Howard is the current CHHSM Scholar.

More than 20 years ago, The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries quietly started a scholarship program to foster seminarians’ interest in faith-based health and human service ministries. Today, that program — now known as the Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar Program — continues to thrive, and has helped form career choices for many […]

Creating a Movement

Michael J. Readinger

There is a season, turn, turn, turn. — Pete Seeger It looks like summer is finally here in the Midwest. May days will soon lead to June, July and August. As I am writing this, we have an upper 80-degree day with sunny skies! For some odd reason, Peter Seeger’s lyrics from The Byrds’ 1965 […]