United Church of Christ’s Deaconess Nurse Ministry Making a Difference in Lives of Marginalized Seniors in Jefferson County, Mo.

By Barb Powell | February 5, 2018

A small group of health professionals in the United Church of Christ’s Deaconess Nurse Ministry are changing life for the better for senior citizens in Jefferson County, Mo. Through its Community Outreach Program, Deaconess Nurse Ministry is able to offer innovative programs at area food pantries that help seniors stay healthy. Thanks to a grant…

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CHHSM Ministries to Witness Benefits of Nollau Institute During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2018

Nineteen Nollau Institute graduates will be consecrated as Diakonal Ministers during CHHSM’s Annual Gathering, March 1-3 in in St. Louis. The Nollau Institute is a year-long program of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries that focuses on spiritual formation and preparation for servant leadership. During the year, class members discern their call as…

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Advocacy and Ministry: United Church of Christ’s Servant Leaders to Explore the Voice of Faith at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2018

The United Church of Christ’s health and human service ministries vary greatly in size, scope, and populations they are called to serve. But they all have one thing in common: searching for solutions to how best to minister to the people they serve. In March, the role of advocacy in ministry takes center stage at…

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United Church of Christ’s ‘3 Great Loves’ Initiative Inspires Two Senior Communities in North Carolina to ‘Reach Out and Read’ and ‘Share the Warmth’

By Barb Powell | January 10, 2018

When two United Church Homes and Services senior communities in North Carolina read about the UCC’s ‘3 Great Loves’ initiative, they knew they had to participate. Piedmont Crossing, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Thomasville, decided to show its love of children through a book purchasing fund raiser sponsored by a local pediatrics office. Each…

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United Church Homes Earns Platinum Certification in LGBT Cultural Competency Training

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 5, 2018

United Church Homes, a national senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, and four of its regional communities have individually earned Platinum certification in SAGECare, cultural competency training for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The certification, which will be valid for the remainder of 2017 and the 2018 calendar year, comes from…

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Listening to Teens: Conversations Lead to Renewed Partnerships Between United Church of Christ-related Organizations in Chicago

By Barb Powell | January 5, 2018

When a group of executives from United Church of Christ-related Advocate Healthcare recently sat down with youth from the UCC’s UCAN in Chicago, the outcome was beyond the average “let us give you advice” results. “Our purpose was to help our senior leaders experience UCAN firsthand through a visit to its new facility, and to…

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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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The Intersection of Faith, Healing and Public Policy Advocacy

By Guest Contributor | December 13, 2017

By Sandy Sorensen, Director, Washington Office, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries; CHHSM Board Member Healing and public policy advocacy go hand-in-hand. That may seem to be a surprising combination to many people, but after years of working as a faith-based public policy advocate for the UCC, I have found it to be…

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What are you waiting for?

By Michael Readinger | December 13, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

Maybe it’s me just getting older, but recently I find myself thinking of all the things I have to do — NOW! Of course, it’s only natural for me to then want everyone to march to the same tune as me so that I don’t have to wait for others to catch up. And then…

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Leader of CHHSM-Member Embrace Living Communities One of 50 recognized by AARP and Crain’s Communications

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 6, 2017

Fair housing education, helping employees find balance and residents find purpose in their lives is more than Susan Sinderson’s profession, it’s her passion. Sinderson, executive vice president of CHHSM-member Embrace Living Communities based in Oak Brook, Ill., was one of just 50 people over 50 recognized by AARP Illinois and Crain’s Communications for creating opportunities…

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