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‘Collaborating to Flourish’ Retreat Creates Renewal, Reflection in Participants

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2022

In a time that often feels splintered — from COVID, from ideological divides — clergy and lay leaders of the UCC’s Heartland Conference recently were able to pause and examine how deeper connections, conversations, and collective action might be more effectively accomplished. “Collaborating to Flourish,” a one-day leadership retreat offered Aug. 29 by the UCC…

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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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