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United Church Funds Co-Files Shareholder Resolutions on Racial Equity

By Guest Contributor | January 19, 2021
United Church Funds

On Jan. 19, United Church Funds released these updates: All of us at United Church Funds wish you a happy and healthy New Year! Thank you for your continued trust in us as your partners in financial stewardship. Your partnership allows us to have a collective economic voice making a positive impact on people’s lives,…

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Resilience, NOT Resolutions

By Michael Readinger | January 13, 2021

Generally, this New Year’s column would be about resolutions for the year ahead. However, after all that has transpired in the last 10 months (and on January 6th especially), resilience is foremost in my mind as we look ahead to whatever 2021 might bring. I am not suggesting resilience works or is even possible for…

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Registration is Open for the 2021 CHHSM 83rd Annual Gathering, to be Held Virtually and Free of Charge

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

Registration for CHHSM’s 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, opens today and is free for all who wish to attend. In lieu of a fee, registrants will have the option to help support the work of CHHSM in leadership formation and racial equity and inclusion. “Due to the extraordinary circumstances this year,…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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Ministry and Dementia: United Church Homes to Offer Three-Part Series in February

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes is offering its annual Wisdom Conversations series on Ministry and Dementia, Feb. 2, 9, and 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The three webinars will be presented by the Rev. John and Dr. Susan McFadden, authors of Aging Together:…

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Investments or Loans: UCC Cornerstone Fund Programs can Benefit CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

A common dilemma faced by many nonprofit organizations — including CHHSM members — is how to invest funds in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the organization. CHHSM partner the UCC Cornerstone Fund is one option to consider. The Cornerstone Fund is unique in that an organization’s investments earn competitive interest…

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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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Getting to the Root of It

By Guest Contributor | January 11, 2021

A Fraying Rope: Steps to Repairing Democracy There are few words that can cover the violent attack we collectively witnessed last Wednesday at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. What we can say is that immediate steps must be taken to strengthen and repair our democracy. For this month’s Getting to the Root, UCC Justice…

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Prayer as an Act of Resistance

By CHHSM Staff | January 7, 2021

The staff members of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (Jan. 7) released this statement regarding yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol building: Yesterday was the feast day of the Epiphany, when we celebrate how folks were wise not just because of their ability to read the stars and the times,…

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Celebrating the Past: Looking to the Future

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 5, 2021

By the Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Joseph Reprinted with permission from RHF Today. As many of you have heard, I will be retiring at the end of February. I have worked well beyond what is considered normal retirement because I have enjoyed it and observed the difference that the RHF mission makes in the lives…

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