Uni-Pres Kindercottage

Supporting an Early Childhood Development Center to Get Out of the Basement

By Guest Contributor | February 14, 2019

Reprinted with permission from the newsletter of the Cornerstone Fund. Some 50 years ago, Uni-Pres Kindercottage was founded to support working families with preschool and pre-adolescent age children in East St. Louis, a suburb of St. Louis, Mo. Once a hub for industry, this town was immediately affected by the deindustrialization of the region. Having…

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Unexpected Gift Connects Two United Church of Christ Health and Human Service Ministries Through Love of Neighbor, Love of Children

By Barb Powell | December 20, 2017

Sometimes the best Christmas present arrives in the form of a small gift from the heart. For two United Church of Christ-related partners, such gifts also exemplify God’s call to love one another, and neighbor as self. When Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nursing Ministry in St. Louis, visited a developmentally-disabled woman in November…

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