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Registration is Open for the 2021 CHHSM 83rd Annual Gathering, to be Held Virtually and Free of Charge

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

Registration for CHHSM’s 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, opens today and is free for all who wish to attend. In lieu of a fee, registrants will have the option to help support the work of CHHSM in leadership formation and racial equity and inclusion. “Due to the extraordinary circumstances this year,…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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Nollau Graduate Watson One of Three Tapped for Leadership Roles at Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2020

UCC-related Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., announced in November the appointment of three new leadership team members. Leading the list is Greg Watson, former director of plant operations, who has been promoted to vice president of operations. Watson is a 2018-2019 graduate of CHHSM’s year-long Nollau Leadership Institute and was consecrated as…

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Virtual Nollau To You Seminar Creates Renewed Approach to Ministry

By Barb Powell | November 12, 2020

Developing personal purpose statements, examining similarities and differences between personal and organizational core values, taking time to focus on one’s ministry: these were just some of the many benefits cited by attendees of a recent Nollau To You serving leader seminar. The one-day virtual CHHSM event, held Oct. 28, was sponsored by the UCC’s Heartland…

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Kathryn O’Connor Kuhn, UCC Pastor Known for Health and Human Service Ministry, Dies at 50

By CHHSM Staff | November 3, 2020
Rev. Kathryn Kuhn

Former CHHSM Board member and Nollau Leadership Institute (2015-2016) graduate Kathryn O’Connor Kuhn, 50, of Kiel, Wis., died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at home, surrounded in love by her immediately family. Known for her local church ministry and health and human service ministries work, Kuhn pastored local Wisconsin churches for many years, including Our Saviour’s…

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CHHSM Annual Report Highlights Member Ministries ‘Making a Difference Together’

By Barb Powell | June 24, 2020

Member organizations’ accomplishments are among the many highlights contained in “Making a Difference Together,” the 2019 Annual Report from the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. Released June 24, the report is available online, and offers inspirational stories from CHHSM members across the United States, which point to flourishing ministries in their own…

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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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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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Book Review: It’s the Manager

By Guest Contributor | February 13, 2020

“It’s the Manager,” released in 2019 by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, is one of the books used in the Nollau Leadership Institute. This review was written by Leslie Yerkes. One of the most important contributions of a manager is not what he/she accomplishes from their ‘to do’ list each day but how they support…

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Applications Being Accepted for Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | February 7, 2020

Although applications are coming in quickly, there is still time to apply for the Nollau Leadership Institute’s class of 2020-2021. The unique, year-long program offers participants a highly-interactive opportunity to focus on how their faith provides the context of being a successful serving leader. It also helps them examine how their faith heritage and spiritual…

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