Nollau To You

Nollau To You ‘Emergent Strategy: Ecological Leadership’ Retreats Offer Cedar Community Staff New Ways to Frame Work

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

Mid-level managers and other team members of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., had the opportunity April 24 and 25, 2024, to participate in one-day CHHSM on-site Nollau To You retreats. Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry, CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, and Dr. Zaria Davis, CHHSM’s engagement coordinator, each retreat included…

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CHHSM’s Day-Long Retreat Hosted by UCC Heartland Conference Offers Unique Leadership Training Experience

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2023

During a recent one-day leadership retreat led by the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and hosted by the Heartland Conference, participants gained resources for becoming better leaders. But one of the most unexpected outcomes was leaving the day feeling centered and closer to God. “Water in Desert Places,” held Aug. 30,…

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Year in Review

By Jamar Doyle | December 14, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I cannot believe that I have now been a part of the CHHSM family for almost a year. My, how time flies! To me, it seems like yesterday that I nervously stood in front of those gathered at the CHHSM Annual Gathering to hear my inaugural welcome address. That…

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Contribute to CHHSM’s Legacy Fund on Giving Tuesday and Help Cultivate Current and Future Church and Community Leaders

By Barb Powell | November 21, 2022

Friends and members of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) have a unique opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 29, as the world celebrates the power of generosity on Giving Tuesday. Contributions to CHHSM’s Legacy Fund on Giving Tuesday — and the other 364 days of the year — help support leadership formation through…

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CHHSM Retreat Sept. 8 Offers UCC Heartland Conference Chance to Explore Emerging Leadership and Change in the Context of Racial Justice

By Barb Powell | August 10, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and regional Heartland Conference is sponsoring “Emerging Leadership,” a one-day virtual retreat Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The free, online retreat is open to all conference staff, local church ministers and church members, and Conference Designated Ministries employees, who can register online.…

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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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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’s Nollau To You Helps Brewster Place Staff Nurture Serving Leaders

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2019

For UCC-related Brewster Place, an older adult life plan community in Topeka, Kan., CHHSM’s Nollau To You one-day serving leader seminars are gifts that keep giving. In fact, the staff who have participated like the event so much that Joe Ewert, Brewster’s president and CEO, keeps asking the faculty back for more. The most recent…

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Nollau To You Expands to Introduce ‘Serving Leadership’ to Larger Audience

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2019

Surprises are always at the forefront when UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries faculty lead Nollau To You seminars. Two recent versions of the one-day, serving leadership training sessions were no exception, particularly because both included new ways of bringing the event to UCC-related constituencies. From July 31 to Aug. 2, CHHSM held…

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The Rev. Elyse Berry Named CHHSM Associate for Advocacy and Leadership Development

By Barb Powell | September 3, 2019

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has announced that the Rev. Elyse Berry, D. Min., has been hired to serve as associate for advocacy and leadership development. She begins her new role with CHHSM today (Sept. 3). Berry, who comes to CHHSM with more than 11 years of experience…

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