Uplands Village

Updated ‘Passport To Travel’ Program Provides Affordable Travel for Residents of Participating CHHSM Older Adult Communities

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

The United States is filled with many awe-inspiring sites, from such human-made wonders as the St. Louis Arch and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Arizona, to the natural beauty found in all 50 U.S. states. For residents of 16 CHHSM member older adult communities, the opportunity to visit these various locales has an added…

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CHHSM Agencies Create Safe Homes for LGBTQ+ Elders

By Guest Contributor | April 11, 2024

By Renee DeLuca, multimedia content specialist, UCC Office of Marketing Communications. Originally appeared in UCC News April 2, 2024. Used by permission. Imagine spending your life with a partner, and when the time came for seeking a place to live during retirement years, the homes and assisted living neighborhoods you found made living with that partner uneasy…

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CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

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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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