Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

After Pandemic-Induced Hiatus, Deaconess Foundation CDF Freedom Schools Return to St. Louis

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2022

After a two-year hiatus caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis welcomed back students to its Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools, held this past summer. The seven-week enrichment program took place at four locations throughout the Greater St. Louis area: Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Mo.; Peace UCC in…

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From Foster Child to Ministry: DiPina to Bring Powerful Message to CHHSM Opening Worship and Consecration of UCC’s Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in St. Louis

By Barb Powell | February 5, 2018

When the Rev. Toni DiPina begins her sermon during the service consecrating the United Church of Christ-related Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in St. Louis, she will be — in one sense — coming full circle. But, as she often stresses, it will be the beginning of a new important phase, not only for her,…

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Beloved Community, Love of Children to Highlight Opening Worship of CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 5, 2018

Attendees gathered for the opening service of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Annual Gathering will experience a celebration and affirmation of CHHSM work in a particularly unique way. The service, to be held March 1 at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in St. Louis, will include a consecration of the…

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