MOLO Village

Levity, Poignancy Highlight First Nollau Class Retreat

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2024

CHHSM’s 2024-2025 Nollau Leadership Institute class experienced its first retreat as it embarked on the year-long journey in leadership development. The retreat took place May 20-24, 2024, at Bellwether Farm in Wakeman, Ohio. For participants, the five days held insights, laughter, surprises, and wonder. “The Nollau Leadership Institute retreat experience is an introduction to the…

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Clay Street Table Student Editor Interviews Doyle at Annual Gathering

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 11, 2024

By Audrey Farrimond, editor, Clay Street Table Newsletter Audrey Farrimond is a sophomore at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore. As a freshman, she joined the school’s FlockFeast service club and immediately fell in love with the sense of community at Clay Street Table. Volunteering at Clay Street Table allows her to have an impact in…

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Annual Gathering: Faith Keeps Us Striving for Innovation and Collaboration

By Barb Powell | March 19, 2024

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ (CHHSM) 86th Annual Gathering, held March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis, explored its theme of Innovation and Collaboration through meaningful worship, inspiring workshops and keynotes, and joyful conversations. This year’s Gathering was based on an Ecclesiastes Bible passage, and its meaning was a thread running throughout the…

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CHHSM, United Church Homes, CBLF Share Spotlight on Collaboration Presentation

By Barb Powell | March 14, 2024

A recent meeting of UCC ministries illustrated how much collaboration can create community engagement and benefit everyone. The UCC’s Living Water (Ohio NorthEast) Spire Center, which assists the association’s churches in ministry, in late January brought together the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CBLF), UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), and…

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Panel Discussion During CHHSM Annual Gathering to Discuss Innovative Collaborations that Foster Community Sustainability

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

A more recent tradition at the CHHSM Annual Gathering — which takes place March 12-14, 2024, in St. Louis — is a plenary panel discussion on the gathering’s theme. This year, the panel takes place the afternoon of March 13, and will be a thought-provoking discussion on Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration, where attendees…

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CHHSM Members and Friends Ensure Success, Innovation, and Collaboration at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration is the theme of this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14 at the Live! by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. Indeed, the Annual Gathering itself is a product of collaboration, thanks to the partners and members who serve as sponsors of the many keynotes, plenaries, meals, workshops,…

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Early Bird Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering is Open!

By Barb Powell | December 14, 2023

Registration for CHHSM’s 86th Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, at the Live by Loews Hotel in St. Louis — opened Monday, Dec. 18. The hotel is located in downtown St. Louis’ Ballpark Village, adjacent to Busch Stadium and within walking distance of the new Arch riverfront, museums, and eateries. The theme…

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MOLO Village Documentary Screening and Discussion Takes Place June 7

By CHHSM Staff | June 1, 2023

Join the UCC Church Building & Loan Fund (CBLF) for a virtual film screening and discussion with the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, the Rev. Dr. Patrick Duggan, and Sandra Acosta — moderated by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray — of the movie “It Takes A Village.” Produced by the CBLF, “It Takes A Village” tells…

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CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

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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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