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CHHSM Agencies Create Safe Homes for LGBTQ+ Elders

By Guest Contributor | April 11, 2024

By Renee DeLuca, multimedia content specialist, UCC Office of Marketing Communications. Originally appeared in UCC News April 2, 2024. Used by permission. Imagine spending your life with a partner, and when the time came for seeking a place to live during retirement years, the homes and assisted living neighborhoods you found made living with that partner uneasy…

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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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Multiple Workshop Options Guarantee Meaningful Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2024

Among the highlights of CHHSM’s Annual Gathering — to be held March 12-14, 2024, in St Louis — are the inspired and educational workshops offered by CHHSM members, friends, and partners. This year is no exception, as workshop leaders explore innovative avenues of collaboration through a variety of topics, from restorative racial justice to financial…

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An Advent Reflection: Holiday Angst

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 11, 2023

By the Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, vice president of engagement, director fo the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission. These holidays from the end of November through the new year stress me out. This is not related to any past trauma or grief around this time of year, but…

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Save Me from Ableism and Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 13, 2023

By Kim Moeller, M.Div., Abundant Aging Education & Program Specialist at the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes Parker Center blog. I am handicapped. There … I said it. As a result of a runaway infection, I have had a prosthetic left leg for…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center to Host Symposium Addressing Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 12, 2023

By Catherine West. Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2023 issue of United Church Homes’ Spirit magazine. The theme for the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 8th annual symposium — slated for Oct. 6 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Lewis Center — is “Dismantling Ageism:…

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CHHSM Brings Multitude of Gifts to UCC General Synod this Summer

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

Beginning with the opening worship and concluding with closing worship, the UCC’s General Synod — which takes place June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis — will feature many of the gifts of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and its members. The theme of this year’s Synod is “Making All Things New,” based…

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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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Closing Worship Renews Commitment to Working Together for Justice in Health and Human Service Ministries

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

After a week filled with meaningful worship, learning, networking, and reconnecting with colleagues and friends, attendees to CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering in Denver met for closing worship March 9 in the special space of the Denver Art Museum. Prior to the service beginning, Jamar Doyle, CHHSM’s president and CEO, thanked Archway Communities in Denver, one…

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