Plans to Action

David Waltemeyer

By David Waltemeyer, Chair, CHHSM Board It says in James 1 to be doers of the word and not hearers only. Conversely, when questioned by the religious leaders of his day, Jesus himself replied that the two greatest commandments, if followed, would fulfill all the commandments: we are to love God and we are to […]

Peppermint Ridge Celebrates 60 Years of Empowering Persons with Disabilities

Ridgers Rudy M. and John R. along with mascot Heartbeat, greeted guests as they arrived at "Peppermint Possibilities."

UCC-related Peppermint Ridge in Corona, Calif., kicked off its 60th Anniversary celebration Feb. 2 with “60 Years of Dreams Realized,” an evening of music, dinner, heartfelt speeches, and an auction held at nearby Hidden Valley Golf Club in Norco, Calif. The Ridge, which helps empower persons with disabilities through a variety of activities and types […]

New Activity/Community Center at Peppermint Ridge to Provide Programming for Ridgers, Community

The new Activity Center will expand Peppermint Ridge's programming.

Residents and staff at UCC-related Peppermint Ridge in Corona, Calif., are preparing for the grand opening of a new Activity/Community Center later this winter. The center is the result of nearly three years of planning, preparation, and fundraising and will benefit not only the “Ridgers,” as residents are called, but the wider Corona community. “We […]

For Residents of UCC-related Peppermint Ridge, Helping Others is a Blessing

Ridger Rudy M. and Activities Assistant Julian delivered 100 of the blessing bags to Lorena (center) at the Corona (Calif.) Norco Settlement House.

At UCC-related Peppermint Ridge — a residential community for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Corona, Calif. — the Volunteer Club meets regularly to find new ways of giving back to its neighbors. This past Christmas season, the “Ridgers” decided to make “blessing bags” for homeless persons. The bags are filled with snacks, toiletries, […]

Nollau Institute Registration Opens


David Waltemeyer felt drawn to the Nollau Institute immediately after hearing about it. Now halfway through his experience as a member of the 2014 class, he’s thankful he made the decision to apply. “I have lifelong friends that before 2014 I didn’t know who they were,” he says. “That’s been amazing.” Waltemeyer, who serves as […]