United Church Homes

Members Celebrate the Past, Look to the Future

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2016

A century ago, Matthew and Jane Smith donated 168 acres in Holland, Ohio, which were sold to fund a retirement home launched by German Reformed congregations in Toledo. The churches had purchased one small home, but knew many more people needed care. Over the decades, that one home with seven residents has expanded to the…

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CHHSM Members Partner to Sustain Pilgrim Manor’s Tradition of Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 30, 2016

UCC-related Pilgrim Manor has announced that it is integrating into United Church Homes, a national, faith-based, nonprofit senior living services provider based in Marion, Ohio. Pilgrim Manor was conceived in 1955 by 12 Grand Rapids area Congregational churches, most now affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It opened in 1963 as an assisted living…

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United Church Homes CEO Named United Seminary’s Distinguished Alum

By CHHSM Staff | May 26, 2016

The Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes, Inc., was honored on May 19 as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alum Award at UCC-related United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Daniel, who graduated from United in 1981, has served in local congregations, seminary settings, retirement community administration and has acted…

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Spiritual Care Offers New Life

By CHHSM Staff | September 13, 2015

When Connie Rochester moved into Fairhaven Community, she didn’t have clothes, shoes or eyeglasses. Her heart was ailing both physically and spiritually. “When I got here it was kind of a rough part of my life, but I thank God for my life because it turned out beautiful,” Rochester says. On Rochester’s second day at…

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ONA Covenant Strengthens Communities

By CHHSM Staff | May 12, 2015

John Rainey and Gene Finnegan didn’t worry about discrimination based on their sexual orientation when they moved to Parkvue Community in 1999. “We didn’t specifically mention our sexual orientation when we joined, but it was clear that we were accepted by everyone,” says Finnegan, a resident at the United Church Homes retirement community and CHHSM…

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CHHSM Ministries Offer Valuable Clinical Pastoral Education

By CHHSM Staff | August 1, 2014

Alex Anklan felt called to complete his clinical pastoral education (CPE) unit at United Church Homes’ Trinity Community in Beavercreek, Ohio, from the moment he walked through the door. “This is a community where people live,” says Anklan, a student who attends Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. “I can develop relationships with residents throughout…

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