UCC Health and Human Service (HHS) Sunday is January, 31, 2016.
- Resources for Health and Human Service Ministry Sunday 2016
- Resources from previous years are available HERE.
The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries
(CHHSM) is a non-profit association of more than 350 UCC-related ministries and programs engaged in primary and acute health care; services to persons with disabilities; children, youth and families; and the aging (continuing care and retirement housing). CHHSM offers a variety of services and products to enhance the ministries of its members and their relationships within the UCC.
works with the various settings of the church, other UCC health-related and national organizations on advocating for a just health care system, promoting an understanding of health and wellness in a wholistic way, and encouraging churches to reclaim its ministry of health and healing through a certified lay minister of health training program.
work with the various settings of the church and society on HIV education and prevention, treatment and care, engages in various forms of advocacy, including public policy, works cooperatively with the United Church of Christ HIV and AIDS Network (UCAN), the area offices of Global Ministries, and with ecumenically and interfaith organizations on HIV and AIDS concerns.
Human Sexuality Ministries
promotes sexual health through age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education link "comprehensive sexuality education" grounded in the values of self worth, responsibility, justice, love and inclusivity. We encourage churches to offer this life-saving and life-affirming education to everyone – children, youth and adults.
UCC Disabilities Ministries
(UCCDM) supports people with all kinds of disabilities, for full participation and inclusion in Christ's Church. UCCDM calls upon the whole church to recognize and receive the gifts persons with disabilities and provides resources for persons with disabilities, their families, and local congregations.
UCC Faith Community Nurse Network
The UCC Faith Community Nurse Network, formerly the Parish Nurse Network, aims to promote health ministry and parish nursing in congregations and communities, as the visible presence and voice of parish nurses in the United Church of Christ.
UCC Mental Health Network
The United Church of Christ Mental Health Network works to reduce stigma and promote the inclusion of people with mental illnesses/brain disorders and their families in the life, leadership and work of congregations. They provide resources and assistance to for congregations with to join the mission of being WISE congregations - Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged in the Mental Health of the community and the wider world.