Isaiah 58 Ministries

Isaiah 58 Ministries Connects Guests and Community Members through Wellness Fair

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 11, 2023

After almost three years of focusing primarily on essential services, Isaiah 58 Ministries in St. Louis hosted a Health and Wellness Fair for guests and community members. On Oct. 25, 2023, eight area agencies gathered in Isaiah 58 Ministries’ fellowship hall to provide an abundance of information and resources to attendees. Throughout the day, speakers…

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Local Program Brings New Meaning to ‘Farm to Table’ for Isaiah 58 Ministries

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 13, 2023

Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger.…

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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Isaiah 58 Ministries is Church … and Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 6, 2022

By the Rev. Brenda Booth, executive director. Reprinted from the Isaiah 58 Ministries website blog. Isaiah 58 Ministries is based in South St. Louis, Mo. Every Friday morning around 9 a.m., people begin to gather on the back parking pad at 2149 South Grand Blvd. in St. Louis. Tables are set out, volunteers arrive, and…

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Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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CHHSM Gathering Votes Clay Street Table into Membership

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 16, 2022

By the Rev. Dr. Paul Davis, director of Clay Street Table Last week in Louisville, Kentucky, at its 84th Annual Gathering (and first in person since the pandemic), members of The Council of Health & Human Services Ministries of the United Church of Christ (CHHSM) — vaccinated, boosted, and health-screened daily for COVID — heard about our…

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Food Insecurity is July Focus of ‘Be A Voice Advocacy Toolkit’

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2020

Social injustices are becoming more obvious and recognizable during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, and CHHSM’s faith-based health and human service ministries are continuing and strengthening their outreach in their local communities. One main area of focus is food insecurity, the topic of the July installment of the Be A Voice Health and Human…

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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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Isaiah 58 Ministries’ Christmas Store Outreach Helps Provide Joy to St. Louis-area Families

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2019

Each December in communities across the United States, local churches and agencies hold “adopt-a-family” events to help provide Christmas gifts to low-income families. For many years, UCC-related Isaiah 58 Ministries in St. Louis partnered with one such program, but saw the need to serve even more families. So six years ago, it expanded the idea.…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Provides Meaningful Focus on Learning and Growing Ministry Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2019

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 81st Annual Gathering, held March 5-7 in Chicago, sent CHHSM members home filled with inspiration and hope, and armed with new information and renewed partnerships. “The Annual Gathering was a wonderful event that provided me the opportunity to see long-time friends and make new ones,” says Lee…

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