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Pension Boards and CHHSM to Host Webinar on Programs for CHHSM Member Employees

By CHHSM Staff | July 13, 2022

The Pension Boards — United Church of Christ is hosting a special webinar exclusively for CHHSM member ministries Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. ET. The presentation will examine the many ways CHHSM agencies and their employees can benefit from participation in the programs and services of the Pension Boards. The idea was born after…

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CHHSM Members and Partners Help Annual Gathering Move ‘Forward Together’ Via Sponsorships

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2022

Forward Together is the theme of CHHSM’s 2022 Annual Gathering, to be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. Taking that theme to heart are a number of partners and CHHSM members who are stepping up this year to serve as sponsors of the event. One such organization is Ziegler, the Gathering’s Platinum sponsor for the…

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Inaugural Fellowship Proving Fruitful for UCC Fellow Essence Ellis and Her UCC Colleagues

By Barb Powell | December 13, 2021

In her first six months as the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM)/Justice and Local Church Ministries (JLCM) UCC Fellow, Essence Ellis has attended meetings, networked with a variety of UCC people across the denomination, worked with experts from various CHHSM member organizations, and found the time to author articles and resources for…

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Crossroad Finds Solution to Employee Health Care Coverage through UCC Pension Boards

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

Continually increasing health care costs have meant increasing health insurance premiums for many CHHSM members. Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., found a solution for its employees through the Pensions Boards — United Church of Christ. Several years ago, Crossroad had been faced with the difficult decision of removing spousal coverage and…

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Pension Boards UCC: Retirement and Benefits Plans that Work for CHHSM Members

By CHHSM Staff | July 11, 2019

Many faith-based service organizations struggle with how to offer benefits and retirement pensions to their employees in an effective, just way. Sometimes, it’s difficult to find providers that understand church-related organizations’ priorities. For CHHSM members, the Pension Boards United Church of Christ (PBUCC) offers both understanding and multiple solutions. “PBUCC has been in existence and…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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