Ohio groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) older adults are joining efforts for the Columbus premier of “Gen Silent,” a film that explores the unique challenges faced by LGBT seniors as they navigate healthcare and housing needs, at North Congregational UCC. The documentary by award-winning director and filmmaker Stu Maddux will…

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This interview was conducted by Sabine Damaschke, part of the German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia Lippe (RWL), during the delegation’s attendance at CHHSM’s Annual Gathering in St. Louis. At this year’s annual gathering of our U.S. partner deaconry, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), a German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia…

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The United Church Funds’ (UCF) fourth quarter 2017 Performance Webinar is now available for viewing. In this webinar, Michael de Guzman, Portfolio Manager and Donald G. Hart, President discuss fund performance, global markets, investment strategy and positioning. UCF apologizes for the delay in sharing this information, but they experienced a technical malfunction that prevented them from recording the performance webinar…

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By Carly Hanson “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” We all know this quote that makes us feel close to Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and impact, but not many of us get to experience the place where he became the “Father of the Nation.” Anthony “Tony” Green, a UCAN youth…

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Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital have added a new, state-of-the-art simulation center to the Oak Lawn medical campus that is changing the way physicians and associates train and learn. The simulation center features multiple simulation rooms set to mimic various medical settings, such as birthing suites, intensive care units and surgical settings. Hospital officials…

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Michael J. Readinger

It has been a couple of years since the United Church of Christ migrated away from the branding and marketing language that included Extravagant Welcome. But, as we finalize our preparations for the CHHSM Annual Gathering in St. Louis from March 1-3, 2018, it is clear that this language still applies whenever we gather as…

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