Healthy Connections Resource Guide

Healthy Connections Resource Guide

*New resource coming in 2011! Fill out the form below to be included!*

Healthy Connections - Repairing the Breach, Restoring the Gap:
A Resource Guide of innovative UCC Church and UCC church-related ministries in Health, Health Care, Welfare and Human Service

We invite all UCC congregations and UCC church-related ministries to submit an entry for the Spring edition of the 2011 Resource Guide of innovative UCC church ministries related to health and human services.

The Resource Guide will highlight congregational approaches to addressing health, health welfare and human service issues faced by individuals.  By identifying innovative ministries, programs and projects, building partnerships, sharing information, and replicating efforts, congregations will be able to forge stronger partnerships with other UCC congregations, ecumenical/interfaith groups, faith-based and community organizations, and health and human service agencies that will lead to improved and increased health and wholeness.


  • Health Ministry/Committee          
  • Parish Nurse Ministry
  • Food Bank
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Church-based Health Clinic
  • After School Program
  • Partnerships with Health Agencies
  • Prevention/Health Promotion programs
  • Teen pregnancy Prevention programs
  • Fatherhood programs
  • Hunger and poverty programs     
  • Meals on Wheels
  • HIV/AIDS programs
  • Substance Abuse programs
  • Mental Health/Illness programs
  • Counseling programs
  • Violence prevention programs
  • Health Care programs
  • Diet, Nutrition, Exercise programs
  • Health Disparities
  • Senior Ministries
  • Cancer Support programs
  • Tobacco prevention/control programs
  • Children/Youth Programs


General Synod Resolution Twenty-One calls upon local UCC congregations, conferences and associations to "Reclaim The Church's Ministry of Health and Healing" by establishing or designating a body to address health and human service issues confronting members and their communities.

In order to be listed in this resource guide, please submit your ministry/program/project using the attached electronic form. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2010

We ask that you submit your information electronically using the form below. If you need a hard copy, you can download the form here.



Healthy Connection Survey

Ministry/Program/Project Title:
Name of Church:
Name of Pastor:
Name of Conference or Conference Minister:
Name of Association:
Contact Person and Title:
Phone Number (Cell):
Project Web site:


Please write a brief abstract/summary of your ministry/project/program.  It should be singled-space and no more than 300 words.  Include the following content in your Abstract.  1. How did the ministry/program begin? 2.  Mission Statement; 3. Vision Statement;  4. How does this ministry/program improve health and wholeness?  5. How does this program "Repair the Breach and Restore the Gaps? 6. How is this ministry/program/project institutionalized and sustained in the congregation and community? 

What is the faith statment or scripture reference that guides your work?
Services provided and/or activities undertaken:
Populations served:
Partnerships with other congregations and/or health and human service agencies:

Contact Info

Barbara T. Baylor
Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE,Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002