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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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For Indiana Pastor, CHHSM Individual Membership is One More Way to Follow God’s Call

By Barb Powell | May 12, 2019

Among the first things one notices about the Rev. Teri Lynn Stackhouse are her thirst for learning and passion for justice. Stackhouse is pastor of First UCC in Rising Sun, Ind., one of six Just Peace congregations in the UCC’s Indiana-Kentucky Conference. For her, following God’s call also involves caring deeply for those needing health…

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Youth make new friends at St. John’s Community Care Adult Day Program in Illinois

By CHHSM Staff | November 10, 2018

Junior and Senior High youth group members from St. John Evangelical UCC in Collinsville, Ind., recently made lasting memories with participants in nearby St. John’s Community Care Adult Day program. When St. John associate pastor the Rev. Katie Jo Bielke found out the youth group members had a day off of school, she invited them…

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UCC Congregation Awards CHHSM Member Crossroad $20,000 Grant for Needed Upgrades

By Barb Powell | October 3, 2018

Crossroad Child & Family Services, a CHHSM-member ministry in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been awarded a $20,000 Capacity Building Grant from Plymouth Congregational UCC, also in Fort Wayne. The grant will be used to improve the chapel and create a new computer room. “Crossroad Child and Family Services was selected to receive the 2018 $20,000…

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