Emmaus Homes

Disabilities Advocate ‘Deane’ Ruppert Dies at 86

By CHHSM Staff | September 29, 2017

Naomi “Deane” Ruppert, long-time UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries supporter and former CEO of the United Church of Christ’s Emmaus Homes in Missouri, died Sept. 14, 2017, at her home in the Cambridge Independent Living Center in Springfield, Mo. She was 86. Ruppert spent her career advocating for and helping people with…

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Nollau To You: Bringing Servant Leadership to CHHSM-Member Ministries

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2017

When Grace Congregational UCC in Two Rivers, Wis., sent a financial gift to United Church of Christ-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., the hope was for one home manager at Emmaus to attend the Nollau Leadership Institute, a servant leadership training program from the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. Instead, the…

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Unified presence at Synod to bolster CHHSM-member ministries’ visibility

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries will elevate its visibility in the exhibit hall of the denomination’s General Synod this summer in Baltimore, Md., through two unique approaches: a 12-table exhibit area for member ministries and subsequent unified approach to reaching out to attendees. The CHHSM Exhibit Hall space…

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One-of-a-kind auction fosters the partnerships that provide ‘Emmaus Difference’

By Barb Powell | May 31, 2017

When United Church of Christ-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., held its first-ever quilt and silent auction May 21, it found that combining the good works of local business and church partners reaped extra benefits. The event — part live oral quilt auction and part silent auction — was held at Parkway UCC, an…

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Like Fine Wine: Emmaus Homes Benefits From Unique Valentine’s Day Cheer

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2017
Emmaus Wine

A unique partnership is being uncorked this month for United Church of Christ-related Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo. In a one-of-a-kind fundraiser, Emmaus and two local businesses are providing area residents with the opportunity to increase their giving this Valentine’s Day. “Just for You” invites area neighbors to purchase their Valentine’s flowers at Hillermann…

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Emmaus Embarks on Employment Branding Initiative

By CHHSM Staff | July 13, 2016

Stacy Olson saw the writing on the wall: Industry-wide staffing shortages were set to pose a substantial challenge to Emmaus Homes. “Our industry, like a lot of health care and home health industries, has very high turnover,” says Olson, chief human resources officer of the CHHSM member organization, which provides care to people with disabilities.…

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Theological Reflection Keeps Minds, Spirits Alive

By CHHSM Staff | April 15, 2016

When Beatitudes Campus opened its doors for a theologian to move in this January, it also opened the doors to a new way of addressing individual needs. Dr. Harvey Cox, an American Baptist minister and acclaimed research professor at Harvard Divinity School, spent a month as the Phoenix continuing care retirement community’s first theologian-in-residence. In…

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Faith Heritage Unites Ministries

By CHHSM Staff | February 16, 2016

When Hoyleton Ministries wanted to revamp its onboarding process for new staff, it turned to Emmaus Homes. Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton, a ministry serving families and youth in Hoyleton, Illinois, connected with Cindy Clark, president and CEO of Emmaus, at a meeting of CHHSM members from the Missouri Mid-South and Illinois South…

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