Every Child’s Hope

Annual Gathering: Faith Keeps Us Striving for Innovation and Collaboration

By Barb Powell | March 19, 2024

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) 86th Annual Gathering, held March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis, explored its theme of Innovation and Collaboration through meaningful worship, inspiring workshops and keynotes, and joyful conversations. This year’s Gathering was based on an Ecclesiastes Bible passage, and its meaning was a thread running throughout the…

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Every Child’s Hope Celebrates 165 Years of Serving Children

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 12, 2024

In 2023, Every Child’s Hope (ECH) in St. Louis celebrated 165 years ministering to the local children and youth. ECH is one of the many area UCC-related nonprofits that was begun by the Rev. Louis Nollau, namesake of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute. Here is an overview timeline, from ECH’s Fall 2023 newsletter, of some of…

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Panel Discussion During CHHSM Annual Gathering to Discuss Innovative Collaborations that Foster Community Sustainability

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

A more recent tradition at the CHHSM Annual Gathering — which takes place March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis — is a plenary panel discussion on the gathering’s theme. This year, the panel takes place the afternoon of March 13, and will be a thought-provoking discussion on Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration, where attendees…

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Various Open Positions: Every Child’s Hope

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2024

At Every Child’s Hope in St. Louis, we are currently expanding our team and have several rewarding positions available for individuals with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children. If you have experience working with children and are eager to contribute to their well-being, we encourage you to explore the…

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CHHSM Members and Friends Ensure Success, Innovation, and Collaboration at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration is the theme of this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14 at the Live! by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. Indeed, the Annual Gathering itself is a product of collaboration, thanks to the partners and members who serve as sponsors of the many keynotes, plenaries, meals, workshops,…

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Early Bird Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering is Open!

By Barb Powell | December 14, 2023

Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, at the Live by Loews Hotel in St. Louis — opened Monday, Dec. 18. The hotel is located in downtown St. Louis’ Ballpark Village, adjacent to Busch Stadium and within walking distance of the new Arch riverfront, museums, and eateries. The theme…

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Johnson-Javois, Wilson to Highlight Opening Events at CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | November 13, 2023

Inspiration will be the operative word during the opening events of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14, 2024, at the Live by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. On Tuesday morning, March 12, the Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis,…

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Every Child’s Hope Names Julia Adami as New CEO

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 11, 2023

New energy, new ideas, new hope: this is just some of what Julia Adami, MS, LPC, brings to Every Child’s Hope in St. Louis. Adami began July 24 as the CHHSM member’s new CEO. She succeeds recently retire long-time CEO, Michael Brennan. “We are excited to welcome Julia as the next leader of Every Child’s…

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“We Have an Orphan”

By Jamar Doyle | April 16, 2023

“We Have an Orphan” – Edward Nollau  As I write this month’s column, my heart is still filled with joy from Easter celebrations this year. Just last week a friend and I were in the office reflecting on how good it was to see church pews filled with families after several years of muted and…

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CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

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