CHHSM Members Reap Benefits of Generous UCC Ohio Conference Grants
At Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., a Defiance (Ohio) College student is gaining hands-on experience and assisting staff in her chosen field. Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., is advancing a program to strengthen relationships between clients and volunteers. United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, is holding workshops featuring narrative gerontology. In Northwest Ohio, lay persons, pastors, and CHHSM members will have the opportunity to learn the basics of serving leadership. And all of these programs are thanks to Designated Ministry Partner grants from the United Church of Christ’s Ohio Conference. Read more »
UW-Whitewater Project GREY Students Learn from their Fairhaven Senior Services Elders
This past spring, images started appearing across the Whitewater campus of the University of Wisconsin. But these weren’t the normal fare of athletic events and other student pursuits. Instead, they were large posters featuring older adults from the local community, including some former university professors.
CHHSM Scholar Experience Provides Valuable Insights that Help Discern Seminarians’ Call to Ministry
The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is searching for its next Rev. Jerry Paul Scholar. The CHHSM Scholar program is open to seminary students who want to learn more about ministry in a faith-based health and human service nonprofit organization.
For Megan Culbertson Hoxhalli, who was a CHHSM Scholar from 2012 to 2015, the experience was lifechanging. Read more »
An open pastoral letter to those seeking employment, to those seeking degrees, to those in discernment mode, to those seeking a path to fulfill their vocation and call and to anyone else looking to make a change in their lives:
Never forget that you are amazing! Let me tell you why . . . Read more »
I look to the Bible to find my examples of serving leadership. While there are many examples, the life of Christ was by far the best example. He was humble, kind to all, helpful and serving, caring, loving, unselfish, eager to serve, inclusive, giving, happy, teaching and training others, etc., and yet he was able to be bold, enthusiastic and eager for God, willing to face a sinful world that eventually crucified him. The way to become a truly great and noble serving leader is to be like Jesus, pure, holy, and undefiled. Inviting the spirit of God to live within us will create in us the ultimate serving leader.
William Meert West Coast Regional Nurse Consultant
Retirement Housing Foundation
Long Beach, California