UMA News

Fall Risk Management Workshop

UMA has a New Address

We would like to thank Asbury Communities in Frederick and Mississippi Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo for allowing us to work from their campuses. Both EAGLE Gold Accredited UMA members have gone above and beyond in their support of UMA, in an effort to help ALL of our ministries on the pathway to excellence.

UMA Calls for Proposals

The Conference Audience The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries annual meeting audience is comprised of CEOs, senior management, chaplains, board members and other professionals in nonprofit organizations providing housing, healthcare and human services to children, youth, families, older adults, and persons with developmental disabilities, using the EAGLE Standards as their guide. (see […]

EAGLE Launched Peer Partnership Pilot Program

EAGLE Commissioner and Asbury COO Sue DaCamara, announced plans for an EAGLE Peer Partnership Pilot program during the May UMA Annual Conference. “We are incredibly excited to offer interested communities this strong collegial expertise to support as a way to guide them on the path to EAGLE,” said DaCamara. The new UMA strategic plan, adopted […]

Then & Now: Heritage Series

Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services Then: In the late 1800s and early 1900s the Methodist Church in Louisiana became concerned with the large number of children who were without parents or homes. Their desire to provide food, clothing, shelter, and the love of Christ for these orphaned children led to the creation of […]

Principles in Practice

By Debi Armstrong Principle 5: Commitment to Excellence An EAGLE accredited organization strives for service excellence through structured, on-going methodologies for assuring and improving the quality of its programs, services, facilities, and leadership. It also has formal internal processes in place to assure ethical and legal behavior in the governance system, throughout the organization, and […]

Summer Reading

What are your peers reading for work and pleasure? Tom Peters Essentials Leadership inspire, liberate, achieve by Thomas J. Peters -A must read…… 155 pages of pure leadership gold! Marlin Livingston, President & CEO, Cunningham Children ‘s Home Gray Rhino By Michele Wucker -reminds us to address obvious dangers before they occur Doug Leidig, President […]

United Methodist Children’s Home Undergoes Rebranding and Name Change

Mt. Vernon, IL: The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) formally announced its new name today at the ‘Breakfast with a View’ event. The agency will now be known as SPERO FAMILY SERVICES. For over one hundred years this agency has operated children’s homes. However, in recent years, the organization has expanded to include nine other […]

Intergenerational Communities Award

Is your community a great place to grow up and grow old? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Intergenerational Award. The Generations United/ MetLife Foundation Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program is the United States’ only recognition program exclusively focused on communities that are serving, empowering, and engaging residents of all ages. Awardees […]

Matthew Clean-up and Recovery

October 10, 2016 — Two UMA member organizations praised the response of their staff and residents as they work to recover from damages sustained from severe weather over the weekend as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The preliminary assessment to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home revealed that residential cottages, staff buildings and service areas […]