Emmaus Homes

Inspired CHHSM Annual Gathering Focuses on Justice and Grace — Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2020

From a pre-conference visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel — where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — to the Rev. Traci Blackmon’s stirring words during the closing worship, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 82nd Annual Gathering left attendees moved, inspired, and recommitted…

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Emmaus Employee Recognized with Award from St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 26, 2019

UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., has announced that Azeez Bada, a direct support professional, is a recipient of the 2019 Direct Support Professional Award given by the Coalition of Service Providers of St. Charles County. The St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers is a network of agencies that serve people with disabilities.…

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CHHSM Members Reap Benefits of Generous UCC Ohio Conference Grants

By Barb Powell | August 8, 2019

At Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., a Defiance (Ohio) College student is gaining hands-on experience and assisting staff in her chosen field. Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., is advancing a program to strengthen relationships between clients and volunteers. United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, is holding workshops featuring narrative…

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Clients, Community Learn About Native American Culture During UCC-related Emmaus Homes’ Festival

By Barb Powell | July 30, 2019

A Native American Cultural Festival held June 23 at UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., celebrated the culmination of a 5-week course in Native American culture. The course, part of the EmmausLink program, was open to Emmaus clients and the wider community, and focused on various aspects of Native American culture. EmmausLink, a social…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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UCC-related Emmaus Homes Celebrates 125 Years of Service to Persons with Disabilities

By CHHSM Staff | March 23, 2019

In an evening filled with history and special tributes, the 125th anniversary celebration of UCC-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., culminated Feb. 23 with a special gala event enjoyed by more than 200 attendees. From the start, the evening focused on the unique history of Emmaus Homes. “As soon as guests walked in, they…

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UCC-related Emmaus Homes Celebrates 125 Years at February 23 Gala

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 4, 2019

Emmaus Homes will celebrate its 125th anniversary at a special 125th Gala Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and a short program and dancing. The Gala is the culmination of 125 days…

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UCC’s Emmaus Homes Celebrates Legacy Via Social Media Campaigns

By Barb Powell | November 28, 2018

UCC-related Emmaus Homes, a CHHSM-member ministry that serves persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities, is in the middle of a year-long celebration of its 125-year history, and it’s doing so in the best way possible, says Steven Amrhein, Emmaus’ brand manager: through social media. “We decided social media would be a good platform to celebrate…

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UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference, CHHSM Ministries Partnership Works to Create Just World for All

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2018

Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, sees little difference when talking about her work and that of Deaconess’ partner, the United Church of Christ’s regional Missouri Mid-South Conference. “We partner with the conference because we are a part of the conference,” Smith-Pupillo says. “We are not a separate entity, but…

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United Church of Christ’s Emmaus Homes Boost Wages of Direct Support Professionals to $12/Hour

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 16, 2018

Did you know that each year the staff at Emmaus provides more than 1,000,000 hours of service for individuals with developmental disabilities? Did you also know that over the past 5 years, more than 100 new clients have chosen Emmaus as their service provider? Annually, Emmaus hires and trains more than 300 direct support professionals…

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