Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

Near the end of Synod, CHHSM member ministries pose in the selfie booth.

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the […]

Blessings Abound During Health and Rehab Center Dedication Held at UCC-related Abernethy Laurels

The Rev. Don Flick speaks at the dedication ceremony.

Abernethy Laurels, an older adult community in Newton, N.C., recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Health and Rehabilitation Center, marketed as North and South Manor. Area clergy, team members, community leaders, residents and their families participated in the service to bless the buildings and the many hands of healthcare providers who will deliver […]

Special Worship Services and Sermons Highlight United Church Homes and Services’ Celebration of UCC Health and Human Service Sunday

Chaplain Gary Newsome of Lake Prince Woods Community will preach on health and human services on Sunday, Jan. 27.

United Church Homes and Services knows an opportunity to celebrate its faith-based ministries when it sees it. In this case, the opportunity is the UCC’s Health and Human Service Sunday — honoring the work of CHHSM members — which will be recognized Jan. 27 in local churches across the country. Comprised of 11 communities that […]

United Church Homes and Services Practices Love of Neighbor in Response to Hurricane Florence

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When partners need help, United Church Homes and Services responds. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the United Church of Christ’s regional Southern Conference and its Disaster Ministries sent out an all-church call for 500 Emergency Clean-up Buckets. The Newton, N.C., CHHSM member quickly organized efforts within its communities. “United Church Homes and Services is […]

United Church of Christ’s ‘3 Great Loves’ Initiative Inspires Two Senior Communities in North Carolina to ‘Reach Out and Read’ and ‘Share the Warmth’

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When two United Church Homes and Services senior communities in North Carolina read about the UCC’s ‘3 Great Loves’ initiative, they knew they had to participate. Piedmont Crossing, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Thomasville, decided to show its love of children through a book purchasing fund raiser sponsored by a local pediatrics office. Each […]

United Church of Christ’s Lake Prince Woods contributes over 10,000 volunteer hours in 2017

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United Church of Christ-affiliated Lake Prince Woods Senior Community in Suffolk, Va., takes time to give back to their community through volunteering. Over 10,000 volunteer hours were served by Lake Prince Woods volunteers in 2017. Fifty-eight residents at Lake Prince Woods volunteer within as well as outside of the community. The community volunteers take on […]