Health Ministries of the United Church of Christ

UCC Health and Human Service (HHS) Sunday is January, 26, 2014. 
Resources and information are now available, click HERE.

 

UCC Mission Statement on Health and Human Service Ministries [PDF]

 

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.

 

Healthcare Justice
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.

 

HIV/AIDS Ministries 
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
advocates for people with mental health concerns, networking families, friends, local congregations and others.

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer
Executive for Health and Wholeness Advocacy
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3217
schuenem@ucc.org

Ms. Barbara T. Baylor
Minister for Heathcare Justice
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3708
baylorb@ucc.org