MOLO Village Documentary Screening and Discussion Takes Place June 7

By CHHSM Staff | June 1, 2023

Join the UCC Church Building & Loan Fund (CBLF) for a virtual film screening and discussion with the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, the Rev. Dr. Patrick Duggan, and Sandra Acosta — moderated by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray — of the movie “It Takes A Village.” Produced by the CBLF, “It Takes A Village” tells…

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Deaconess Foundation Launches Institute for Black Liberation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 30, 2023

CHHSM-member Deaconess Foundation, based in St. Louis, announced May 30 the launch of its Institute for Black Liberation (the Institute), a novel approach to developing liberatory consciousness through healing the hurts of internalized racism. With an emphasis on developing liberatory consciousness, the Institute gives Black leaders in the Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois region the…

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Celebrating 100 Years of Making Good Trouble

By Jamar Doyle | May 13, 2023

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of being in Biloxi, Miss., to attend the “Making Good Trouble” conference to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Back Bay Mission. From Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7, people from across the Gulf and around the country gathered for the four-day celebration, which was filled with…

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UCC’s Volunteer Ministries and CHHSM’s Berry Partner for ‘Surviving to Thriving’ Retreat

By Brian Browne | May 13, 2023

The Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry, associate for advocacy and leadership development at the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently partnered with the UCC’s Volunteer Ministries of the Global H.O.P.E Team to host a Leaders Circle event April 3-5, 2023, at the UCC’s National Offices in Cleveland. The program, titled “Surviving to…

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UCC Continues Antiracism Journey through Upcoming All Church Read and Book Club Events

By Brian Browne | May 13, 2023

At the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 24, hosted in July 2003 in Minneapolis, Minn., the UCC adopted a resolution calling for it to become an antiracist church and create antiracist policies, thus beginning a challenging journey all settings of the church continue today. The importance of this commitment and this work have only…

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CHHSM Joins National Call for Better Care for Older Adults

By CHHSM Staff | May 12, 2023
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UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) joined LeadingAge and 11 other national faith-based organizations that serve older adults in a call for President Biden to create a White House Office on Aging Policy to deliver focused, effective coordination of the country’s many aging-related federal programs. CHHSM President and CEO Jamar Doyle signed…

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Back Bay Mission Hosts ‘Make Good Trouble’ Conference

By CHHSM Staff | May 11, 2023

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss., takes seriously its mission to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice and transform lives through programs in education, empowerment, housing rehabilitation, and more. Continuing the spirit of celebration that marked the 100th anniversary of the organization in 2022, the ‘Making Good Trouble’ Conference was held May 4-7, 2023. The conference brought local and…

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Donation to Support Unleashing Potential’s Track Record of Academic and Socio-emotional Success and Expand STEAM Programming

By CHHSM Staff | May 8, 2023

Unleashing Potential, based in St. Louis, recently received a $6,000 Neighbors in Need (NIN) grant from the UCC’s Justice and Local Church Ministries. The funds will be used to support Unleashing Potential’s track record of academic and socio-emotional success, as well as expand Science, Technology, Engineering, Cultural Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming. NIN grants support…

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United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Announce Strategic Alliance

By CHHSM Staff | April 30, 2023

Ohio-based United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice recently announced a new strategic alliance, pairing UCH’s national multisite network of residential, healthcare and support services for older adults with Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare’s palliative and hospice care services.  This alliance will bring together resources, collaborative networks, geographic coverage, and capabilities to design and implement…

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Enroll by April 28 To Be Part of Nollau’s Next Cohort

By Brian Browne | April 16, 2023

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recognizes the importance of cultivating leaders in the realization of its mission to advance the work of the UCC’s health and human service ministries in creating a just, caring, and compassionate world. This belief is why, for more than 20 years, CHHSM has hosted a program…

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