Council for Health and Human Service Ministries

United Church Funds to Offer Free Cryptocurrency Exchange for UCC-Related Organizations

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

CHHSM partner United Church Funds (UCF) is branching into a new area of donations to assist UCC-related ministries, organizations, and local churches with their members’ charitable donations: cryptocurrency exchange. UCF has partnered with crypto asset exchange provider Coinbase to accept cryptocurrencies from donors who elect to use those types of assets to make an outright…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2022 Conference to Focus on Secondary Trauma, Resiliency in Older Adult Care

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s (PIA) 2022 Conference on secondary trauma and resiliency in caregivers of older adults will feature a keynote speech by noted trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The conference, schedule for April 28, 20222, will include virtual and in-person components. “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior…

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A Local Church is Reborn in Spirit through its Donation to Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | November 5, 2021

When the Congregational UCC of Deerfield, a northern suburb of Chicago, closed its doors in 2016, church members wanted their leftover funds to go to good use. Teaming up with United Church Funds (UCF), they decided to give back to local, UCC-affiliated nonprofit organizations, including those focused on affordable housing and senior health and wellness.…

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Harrity Award Given to Four Phoebe Volunteers for Exemplary Service

By CHHSM Staff | November 4, 2021

One highlight of the recent Phoebe Institute on Aging‘s Generations Un-gala event, held Sept., 23, 2021, was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrity Award for Exemplary Service. Recipients included Mitch and the Rev. Jami Possinger and Robert and Judy Miller. Together, these exceptional volunteers have served more than 50 years in leadership roles…

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Guest Column: Anti-Racism is a Goal

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 4, 2021

By Bruce Roller, executive director of United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) in Wyoming, Mich. Reprinted with permission. Yes, I am a racist. This is evidenced by the fact that I can’t even let that statement stand alone. I need to give a little definition so that you don’t think of me as being a “bad“…

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Lake Prince Woods Grants Anniversary Dream, Thanks to Special EveryAge Program

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 29, 2021

When Leslie Lunger mentioned to Lake Prince Woods’ healthcare staff that her anniversary with husband Randy was approaching, the staff worked together to create the perfect evening to honor their love, including an outdoor vow renewal ceremony and romantic anniversary dinner. Lake Prince Woods, part of CHHSM member EveryAge, held the celebration for the couple…

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St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System Names Holman New President and CEO

By CHHSM Staff | October 28, 2021

William ‘Bill’ Holman is the new president and CEO of St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, Inc., an older adults care organization offering residential and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home care and management services through 18 older adult living communities and programs across the St. Louis area. The announcement was made Oct. 26,…

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United Church Homes Restructures for Growth

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 21, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH) today (Oct. 21) announced a new leadership structure to support the organization’s strategic growth goals. The new structure realigns people and departments to create a robust and flexible organization — with fewer layers — that can quickly deploy talent and other resources to meet emerging opportunities.  Five new Centers of Leadership are…

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Executive Director: Christian Concern Communities

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 20, 2021

Christian Concern Communities in Douglassville Pa., has been providing mission driven affordable housing for the elderly and disabled for more than 50 years. Our mission is to provide service and accommodations which nurture older persons and enhance their quality of life. The Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director to carry out the goals…

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The Second Mountain

By Michael Readinger | October 14, 2021

In my September column, I wrote about the way I would approach the “one more times” in my career as I get closer to the final day in my role as president and CEO of CHHSM. I promised to be authentic and connected, inquisitive and introspective, and celebratory in honor of all I will meet…

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