Health and Human Service Sunday

Bring the Message of Collective Care to Your Local Church on Health and Human Service Sunday

By Barb Powell | January 10, 2022

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ resources for UCC Health and Human Service Sunday, which takes place Jan. 30, is one way CHHSM members and friends can bring the message of serving leadership and collective care to their own local churches. Especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Health and Human Service Sunday can…

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Resources Now Online for UCC Health and Human Service Sunday Resources, Jan. 30

By Barb Powell | December 8, 2021

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries recently released resources for Health and Human Service Sunday, which takes place Jan. 30, the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. The resources include liturgical elements and prayers written by the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry, CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, along with suggested readings for the…

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Special Worship Liturgy and Prayers Included in Resources for Health and Human Service Sunday, Jan. 31

By Barb Powell | December 11, 2020

Each year, the United Church of Christ designates a Sunday in January as the time to lift up the rich history and gifts of Health and Human Service ministries across the church. This year, Health and Human Service Sunday takes place on the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Jan. 31. A special liturgy designed by the…

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Health and Human Service Sunday Connects CHHSM, Church

By CHHSM Staff | January 16, 2017
Kyle Zanker

It wasn’t long after Kyle Zanker spoke at a local United Church of Christ congregation that a call from a concerned church member came in. “He said, ’I understand your beds are full and waiting lists are full, what can our church do to help?’ Those things happen all the time,” says Zanker, chief development…

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Health and Human Service Sunday Is Jan. 31

By CHHSM Staff | January 14, 2016

What is Health and Human Service Sunday? Each year, the United Church of Christ designates one Sunday – usually the last Sunday in January – as a day to recognize the ministries in health and human services provided by the members of CHHSM as well as those supported by local churches. The Sunday is an…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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