United Church Homes and Services

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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Carolina SeniorCare Staff Work Together to Fill Need for Masks

By Barb Powell | July 29, 2020

Unusual times often help people to step up, band together, and accomplish tasks they wouldn’t have tried alone. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be one of those times. For staff at Carolina SeniorCare — a Lexington, N.C., nonprofit provider of PACE services sponsored by United Church Homes and Services, a Newton, N.C.-based ministry providing older…

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Lake Prince Woods Chaplain Gary Newsome Moderates Historic Clergy Meeting

By CHHSM Staff | July 24, 2020

The Rev. Gary Newsome, chaplain at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community in Suffolk, Va. — part of UCC-related United Church Homes and Services — held an historic meeting of area clergy July 14 on the Lake Prince Woods grounds. In attendance were white pastors from prominent historical churches from varying denominations and prominent African-American clergy…

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United Church Homes and Services Announces New Additions to Senior Leadership Team

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 12, 2020

United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, N.C., announced today (May 12) the appointment of two new members to the organization’s senior leadership team. Joining the organization are John White and Tina McLeod. White, formerly of Kettering, Ohio, will serve as the organization’s chief financial officer (CFO). McLeod, of Durham, N.C., will hold…

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CHHSM Member Organizations Find Creative Ways to Serve During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Barb Powell | April 13, 2020

From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients. “The world changes overnight,” says Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill. “Plans…

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Lake Prince Woods Resident Sews to Serve

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 1, 2020

By Joy Cline A lifetime of sewing has led resident Mildred Hall to fulfilling a purpose at Lake Prince Woods, a continuing care community of United Church Homes and Services in Suffolk, Va. In a short period of time, Hall has sewn more than 50 face masks and donated them to the community. The spread…

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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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United Church Homes and Services Celebrates Visionary Leadership Award Recipients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 5, 2020

Former Abernethy Laurels CEO the Rev. Donald and his wife, Jo Anne Flick, were honored Feb. 27, 2020, at a special luncheon celebrating their visionary leadership and service to United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, N.C. The Rev. Don Flick came to United Church Homes and Services in 1980 as administrative assistant…

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With Age Comes Adventure-Filled Bucket List for Abernethy Laurels Octogenarian

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2020

By Shaylyn Ladd, director of community engagement, United Church Homes and Services Mickey Glickman craves real adventure. At the top of her adventure list is ziplining. Glickman, 82, has always considered herself daring. In late summer, the retirement community where she lives had a trip planned to the coast, but when a hurricane was expected…

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Partnership Creates Blessing Box to Benefit Local North Carolina Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 3, 2020

With the rise in the homeless population, and indigent persons, within the Davidson County (N.C.) area, the staff and participants at Carolina SeniorCare wanted to find a way to give back, and provide support, to the less fortunate in the community.  The idea of a Blessing Box placed on the grounds of Carolina SeniorCare with…

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