Phoebe Ministries

CHHSM Creates Fact-Based Information Campaign to Support Members’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programs

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2021

In order to support CHHSM members’ efforts to help their employees and residents understand the risks and rewards of the COVID-19 vaccines, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has launched a “Myth vs. Facts” campaign. Created by the Rev. Elyse Berry, D.Min., CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, the campaign aims…

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‘Dr. Ruth’ Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Virtual Spring Conference

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2021

The renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, “Dr Ruth” Westheimer, is the keynote speaker for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s virtual spring conference, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The conference, postponed last year due to COVID-19, is slated for March 18, from 8 a.m. to…

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Racial Equity, COVID-19 Ramifications to Focus Workshop Topics for CHHSM’s Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is planning a variety of meaningful workshops during its virtual Annual Gathering — Together in Hope — which takes place online March 2-4, 2021. The workshops, offered by several CHHSM members and partners, are designed to include presentations as well as real-time discussion on topics affecting…

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Advocacy Toolkit: June Release Features Needs and Care of Older Adults

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2020

The role of the church and its ministries in serving and advocating for the needs of older adults is the focus of the June installment of the Be A Voice Advocacy Health and Human Services Toolkit. A project of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM)…

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Two Phoebe Allentown Employees Receive LeadingAge PA Statewide Service Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 5, 2020

Emmanuel “Manny” Njamfon, a licensed practical nurse at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown (Pa.), has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Caregiver of the Year for licensed caregivers, and Sharon Bender, a housekeeper at Phoebe Allentown, has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Staff Member of the Year. The Distinguished Service Awards Program,…

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Phoebe Kicks off National Skilled Nursing Care Week with ‘Connecting Hearts’ Matching Campaign

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 12, 2020

UCC-related Phoebe Ministries — based in Allentown, Pa. — has just launched “Connecting Hearts,” a matching fundraising campaign in celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week. The CHHSM ministry hopes to raise $50,000 by May 31. Since COVID is hitting nursing homes and long-term care facilities particularly hard, Phoebe is asking potential donors to contribute…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference to Feature Ruth Westheimer as Keynoter

By Barb Powell | January 29, 2020

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging” is coming to the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. The spring conference of UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging takes place Thursday, April 23, from 7:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. In addition to keynoter Westheimer, the day…

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West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging Conference Presented by Phoebe Institute on Aging

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 5, 2019

UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) presents “West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. This day-long conference offered to aging services professionals and family caregivers asks — as our aging population increases…

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Ruth Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 9, 2019

Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, will be the keynote speaker on April 23, 2020, at the Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference — “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The 91-year-old author, professor, and subject of the recent documentary — “Ask Dr. Ruth”…

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A Lifetime of Music: Retirement Doesn’t Mean Stopping for These Phoebe Residents

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 6, 2019

Music is a language that speaks to everyone in different ways; as we age, it becomes an integral part of our identities and forms of expression to ourselves and others. For some Phoebe residents of Phoebe Ministries, based in Allentown, Pa., music remains part of a daily pursuit of happiness and involvement in their community.…

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Good morning! Today is the final day of the CHHSM 83rd Annual Gathering! As with the first two days, today is packed with speakers, preachers, and workshops you won’t want to miss, including the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, who brings us the Word during closing worship this afternoon!The virtual doors open today at 10:30 a.m. and the day begins with a Grounding at 11 with the Rev. Julie Jennings and the Rev. Susan Drake, who will give us time to center through music and song.Today’s three Workshop options, from 11:30am-12:30pm Eastern, include:What Will Stewardship and Fundraising Look Like Post-Covid? with Charles Buck, Kent Siladi, Matt Wagner, Jacqueline Owen, and Andrew Warner; Escaping Martyrdom: Avoiding Burnout While Heeding the Call with the Rev. Brandyn Simmons; and There is Reason to Have Hope: A Public Health Response to Racism with the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry.This afternoon’s closing plenary features a keynote from community organizer, chaplain, and educator the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker at 1:30 p.m..Closing Worship follows at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, as we bring our three days of healing, teaching, inspiring, and sharing to a close. ... See MoreSee Less
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