Love of Neighbor

The UCC’s Renewed Elon Homes Gives Foster Youth a Safe Space to Grow

By Barb Powell | January 4, 2018

A 65-cent donation has come a long way. That’s how much a young girl put in the offering plate at a church meeting in 1892, saying she’d like it to grow into an orphanage for children. Her dream was realized 15 years later and, today, the United Church of Christ’s Elon Homes of North Carolina…

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Unexpected Gift Connects Two United Church of Christ Health and Human Service Ministries Through Love of Neighbor, Love of Children

By Barb Powell | December 20, 2017

Sometimes the best Christmas present arrives in the form of a small gift from the heart. For two United Church of Christ-related partners, such gifts also exemplify God’s call to love one another, and neighbor as self. When Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nursing Ministry in St. Louis, visited a developmentally-disabled woman in November…

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UCC ‘Love of Neighbor’ Initiative Spurs Month of Service for North Carolina Senior Community

By Barb Powell | November 27, 2017

Nothing says love like hundreds of pounds of food! Staff and participants at the United Church Homes and Service’s Carolina SeniorCare PACE Community in Lexington, N.C., discovered that over a two-week stretch in early November when they collected and then delivered 200 pounds of food to an area animal shelter and 100 pounds of food…

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