2020 CHHSM 82nd Annual Gathering

Together We Create a Just, Caring and Compassionate World

Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 5:24

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About the Event

From March 3-5, 2020, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) of the United Church of Christ will hold its 82nd Annual Gathering in Memphis, TN. The Guest House at Graceland will serve as the conference site.

Event Theme

Justice and Grace—Together

The theme relates to our choice of site, both in terms the civil rights struggles for justice that have taken place in Memphis and the conference location at the Guest House at Graceland.

Join us as we think about the ways that the scriptures, the civil rights movement, and our ministries demand that we hold Justice and Grace—Together.

The focus scripture, Amos 5:24, was a favorite of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was killed at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968 and whose ministry embodied both justice and grace.


Attendees will have an opportunity to make a preconference visit on Monday, March 2, to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis and to reflect on their experience.

Key Dates

Dec. 16, 2019 - Conference Registration Opens

Jan. 17, 2020 - Early Bird Registration Closes

Feb. 10, 2020 5 p.m. EST - Hotel Reservation Cutoff

March 1, 2020 - Registration Closes


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