MIT’s Coughlin to Keynote Fourth Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center Symposium on Abundant Aging

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Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will keynote the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 2019 Annual Symposium. The event takes place Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. Registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m. Coughlin, who teaches in MIT’s […]

From Resolution to Resolve

Michael J. Readinger

The lack of affordable housing (2013), gun violence as a health issue (2017), the opioid crisis (2019). All of these are critical issues that the CHHSM Board, membership and staff have addressed via the UCC General Synod resolution process. Well, it is time to put the pedal to the metal, to walk the talk, and […]

CHHSM-Local Church Collaboration Helps Community Gain Understanding of Issues Faced by LGBTQ+ Older Adults

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When CHHSM members team up with local UCC churches, extraordinary things can happen. A recent presentation of the critically-acclaimed film Gen Silent in Westlake, Ohio, highlights just how much a local community can benefit. The free showing Aug. 25 of the documentary about LGBTQ+ older adults deciding whether to go back into the closet to […]

CHHSM 2018 Annual Report Reflects Unique Ways Members Work Together in Ministry to Create a Just, Caring, and Compassionate World for All

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (Aug. 6) released its 2018 Annual Report, Together in Ministry. Available online, the report offers a combination of facts, financial data, and stories that paint a broad picture of the many ways CHHSM members across the country are engaged in inspirational and life-changing health and […]

Educational Future is Bright, Thanks to UCC-Related Unleashing Potential’s Scholarship Grants

UP President and CEO Darlene Sowell (right) with, from left: Brayneisha Edwards, Tyneisha Chatman, Asia Ward, Kevon Chambers, LaShonda Givens, Ashley Lewis, and Rahel Kasay. Not pictured: Darius Harris.

Some 25 years ago, St. Louis-based Unleashing Potential (UP) started the William Diersing Scholarship Fund to help lower-income youth and families in St. Louis further their academic goals. In June, eight UP program participants were honored as this year’s fund recipients. At an awards ceremony June 10, Darlene Sowell, president and CEO, presented the $1,500 […]