Uplands Village

Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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Uplands Village Celebrates 100 Years of Service and Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 2, 2021

This story originally appeared on the Uplands’ website Aug. 15, 2021. It is reprinted here with permission. The last section is by Uplands resident Jean Nelson. On August 4, 1921, Elizabeth Fletcher and Dr. May Cravath Wharton rented a small two-story building that formerly served as a store to a local farmer. On the top…

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CHHSM Member United Church Homes Helps Others Develop Servant Leaders and Long-Term Sustainability

By Barb Powell | May 10, 2019

What happens when smaller single-site organizations come to UCC CHHSM members for help? Help arrives in a variety of ways. For United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, those services arrive via its United Church Homes Management division. Created in 2001 following the purchase of a management group, UCHM is a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of…

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Uplands Village a Community ‘Gone Wild’ in Caring for Environment

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2019

On the Cumberland Plateau in the eastern Tennessee town of Pleasant Hill, the strong-willed residents of the United Church of Christ’s Uplands Village have a long tradition of social justice activism. But theirs is not an abstract participation: close to home, Uplanders are passionate about saving the environment for the benefit of all God’s creatures.…

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Murner Named Executive Director of United Church of Christ’s Uplands Village

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 30, 2018

United Church Homes Management (UCHM) and the Board of Directors of Uplands Village are pleased to announce Herschel Murner has been selected as the new executive director of Uplands Village. Murner brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Uplands Village after having previously served in the information technology department and as chief operating officer.…

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Uplands Village Announces Affiliation with United Church Homes

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 31, 2017

Uplands Village announces its new affiliation with United Church Homes (UCH), a national provider of senior living services, and the engagement of UCH’s management services company United Church Homes Management (UCHM) to operate its retirement community in Pleasant Hill, Tenn. The Uplands Village Board of Directors approved a three-year management agreement with UCHM on Aug.…

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Town, Church, and Retirement Community Blend Together, Benefit All

By Barb Powell | August 17, 2017

At the United Church of Christ’s Uplands Village, a continuing care, affordable retirement community in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., it’s often hard to tell where the CHHSM-member ministry ends and the community begins. And that’s just the way everyone likes it. Uplands is a community within a community. Its 300 residents, including many retired UCC pastors,…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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